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#181 Stephen

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 08:55 PM

Selling?

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#182 raymondsinger

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 09:08 PM

Not for sale Stephen.

#183 Bruce Pennington

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 03:02 AM

Bernard and Ray - both fabulous, thanks for sharing!!!

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 03:06 AM

I sure like the shape and jihanda of Bernard's, and Ray's needs a sharpening after that Forged in Fire type testing.
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Posted 02 October 2018 - 04:35 PM

I was playing with my camera to learn how to shoot nice close up pictures. So some shots of my army sword just to keep this thread going. Hope you like the quality of the pictures.

Best regards,

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 06:06 PM

Nice Fittings Ed. I like it.


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 08:59 PM

Thanks Chris!

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 11:31 AM

I am still taken by the minute detail found on some Gunto. This a 1943 "98 MASAYUKI showing clearly the gilt highlighted components, and clearly the two metals (brass and copper applique) on the Kabutogane and Sarute. Probably not high class, but high quality and workmanship for WW2. 

Gunto stuff took years to be appreciated for what it is, and I for one am thankful some beautiful stuff is being preserved and cared for.  

Neil,did you got my message/Email?


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Posted 03 October 2018 - 12:56 PM

Hi Trystan, I got your message and the link. Very much appreciated, Neil. 


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Posted 03 October 2018 - 09:29 PM

Hi Trystan, I got your message and the link. Very much appreciated, Neil. 

Sorry for not reply your message sooner,I was out of country and very busy for about 2 month.


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Posted 21 December 2018 - 11:53 AM

Here is a Kai Gunto in very good condition by Showa Jo-Jo Saku smith Komiya Kunimitsu. The gilding is almost completely intact, the Saya is done in an lacquered Ishime fashion

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:02 PM

Very nice gunto which appeared at a local gun show this past weekend. Togari-gonome hamon, signed Kanemoto (suriage). The hand-carved kamon is interesting to me (compared with what is typically pre-made kamon that are soldered to the kabutogane). This may be a typical thing for less common kamon, but I do not recall having seen before. Hamon is very similar to a friend's Magoroku, a more naturalistic togari-gonome with much sunagashi in the tani of each gonome. The mei does not follow the typical style for the early Kanemoto, however there was another Mino smith who used this format of MOTO around late Muromachi / Keicho. 

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#193 PNSSHOGUN

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:50 AM

Any plans to sell this one Ray?


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#194 raymondsinger

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:57 AM

Unfortunately no John, this was bought for my collection.

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#195 PNSSHOGUN

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:09 AM

Good eye, I wouldn't let that one go either.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:08 AM

Nice blade Ray. 

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:38 AM

So very jealous of anyone who possesses a traditionally made kyu-gunto! I've very much wanted one, but they always slip out of my grasp. :(


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:24 AM

Here is a Kai Gunto in very good condition by Showa Jo-Jo Saku smith Komiya Kunimitsu. The gilding is almost completely intact, the Saya is done in an lacquered Ishime fashion

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John, Nice naval blade by Kunimitsu...I've always liked his work, but never had one in hand. I notice yours is in hadori polish? My initial liking came from this oshigata done c.1941. (see pic below from 'Dai Nihon Token Shoko Meikan' 1942). I always keep an eye out...the closest I've come is an almost identical hamon by Okishiba Heianjo Yoshisada, an RJT from Osaka.

As a matter of interest, what would you call this hamon and the activities in the pic?

Regards,

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 06:16 AM

To my eyes it would be a "complex" Gunome with lots of Ara Nie, the polish isn't fantastic but enough to see most of the activity. Added some pictures of the rare retaining lanyard:

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 08:39 AM

I had never seen the retaining lanyard before. Is it restricted for Kai-gunto use only? Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 09:04 AM

It seems to be unique to the Kai Gunto due to the common press fit saya as opposed to the normal locking type or leather strap retention on Shin Gunto. There is a bit more information and examples in this thread: http://www.militaria...al-dirk-tassel/


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Posted 20 February 2019 - 05:39 AM

Blackened gunto fittings on a Tachi and a Wak. 

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 06:02 AM

Another

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 09:48 AM

How interesting Neil, I haven't seen a double boar's eye seppa before.Screenshot_20190222-004639_Gallery.jpg

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 10:19 AM

No, a single seppa, must be a photographic aberration, or shadow, but certainly made me check it. 


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#206 Bruce Pennington

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 10:24 AM

Yes, I see now. A shadow between the seppa and the tsuba gave the appearance of the double.

Quite a beautiful Rinji, thanks for sharing!

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 10:34 PM

Neil thats a very rare binding on a type98. Thanks for showing.






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