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#1 Ddeeken27

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 02:04 AM

The information is used here will not be used in any kind of sale of this piece this piece is not for sale.

This was given to me by my grandfather who died several years back. I was always told that it was real. My grandfather was in World War II. I'm just trying to find out more information on this piece regardless of whether it's real or not it will be cherished. This is more for my curiosity than anything.

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#2 Stephen

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 02:13 AM

its a copy of shin gunto most likely made in china


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#3 Ddeeken27

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 02:22 AM

How can you tell?

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 05:49 AM

http://www.japaneses...com/nihonto.htm


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#5 Geraint

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 03:00 PM

Hi Dale.

 

(Please put your name on you posts as we all do here)

 

To amplify a little, compare your sword with the one here, http://yakiba.com/Kat_Mantetsu.htm You will need to scroll down a little to get to the mountings.  Look at the shape and quality of the fittings, the shape of the habaki, the shape and finish of the tang, the material used to bind the hilt.  That and the stamp on the blade all add up.  Not to suggest that your grandfather thought anything other than that it was genuine, if you had seen them in combat this would certainly seem to match, it's just that after a while you get to recognise the signs.  Keep it for what it is, a gift that connects you to your grandfather and his service.

 

All the best.


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#6 Ddeeken27

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 03:52 PM

Thank you for your help. It does t matter to me if it is real or not. Just wanted to know. I have a few real katana and couldn't tell because the lack of signature and other things.





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