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#1 The_ozzy_samurai

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 10:45 AM

Hey guys i have this sword its in pretty good shape,has a few minor marks,nice mounts, has a nice colonel tassel not attached in images,also its funny stamps on tang im sure this subject has been mentioned before but here we go again it has 2 W stamps on tang,both seem to be odd places? one is actually above the file marks on tang, what does this mean as i have not seen this stamp before its beyond me,cheer's

 

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#2 Greg F

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 12:08 PM

Gday Julien, I hope its not but is that a crack at the top of the Nakago?

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#3 The_ozzy_samurai

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 12:54 PM

Hey mate no crack,it had so much gunk built under hibaki i could hardly get it off i wiped it down to get it back on easy and thats the result,its like a water like stain slightly pitted where it ate in a bit,but no cracks thats for sure its solid


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:34 PM

Glad to hear it mate. Cheers.

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:35 PM

Should be some bits here if you search W stamp, Takehisa used it as did a few others.

 

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http://www.militaria...erious-w-stamp/


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#6 Bruce Pennington

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 08:35 PM

Julian, that's fabulous!  No other stamps, like a Nanman or anything?  Also, what is the date on the other side?



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 06:20 AM

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that's pne nice lookng Mantetsu.

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#8 The_ozzy_samurai

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 01:00 PM

Cheers Trystan its a fairly nice piece :) and Bruce there is no other stamps apart from the 2 W stamps,it has the kanji style numbers on mune,i dont think i have seen any other Koa sword with stamps either,im sure there is some out there no doubt,cheer's

 

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