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#1 Peter Bleed

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:24 AM

A friend showed me a sword this weekend that I hope will be of interest to some on the NMB.. It is a blade that rather looks like a Japanese parade sword. It has a habaki and a kesho hamon, BUT it is generally cruder than comparable Japanese swords. It also has what I read as a Plum blossom in a sprigs of grass on the back strap. I suppose that it may be Manchukoan, but I do not see a comparable koshirae in Dawson's book - - and I note that he says that " Plum Blossoms" are common on Chinese swords.

Any expert reactions?
Peter

PS. Yes Yes, I see that my image is slight out of focus. Please be assured that this thing didn' look very good in real life! Oh,  and that gunto laying on the table in the background was a vert ordinary Seki blade.

And a week ago I was in Tampa!

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#2 Hamfish

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 04:12 AM

Big problems with correctly IDing these type of swords can occur.

We await better photos
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#3 Peter Bleed

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 06:15 PM

Well, Okay, Hamfish. I'll try to get some better images.

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#4 Bruce Pennington

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 07:37 PM

It will help to see good pics of the hand guard basket as well.



#5 Stopper37

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 07:38 AM

According to  page 23 of Jan Culbertson's Chinese Sword: nationalist and communist, the logo is Nationalist Chinese Police.  

 

Edit: looks like its been answered in another post thread, nevermind


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#6 Brian

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 10:33 AM

Flipping hell Jon...where have you been? Been ages since I heard from you. Stopper 37 indeed. :laughing:
Hope you visit SA again sometime. Ok...will take it to pm..back to the subject at hand.


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 04:12 PM

:thumbsup:


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