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#1 Renech

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:20 PM

Hi I have this imo really nice wakizashi sword that I bought from the WH forum: 

 

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=878177

 

I want to know if I should replace the handle for another similar military gunto or leave as is?  As you can see is missing the kashira only has partial Same and Ito.  I also need to get a seppa.  

 

Also almost forgot should I clean the blade?

 

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Rene Chavez



#2 EdWolf

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:25 PM

Hello Rene,
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#3 Renech

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:28 PM

Thanks I forgot let me see if I can download them here.

 

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Rene Chavez



#4 Renech

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:53 PM

OKay here are some of the images.

 

Rene ChavezWakizashiSword13.jpg

 

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#5 Renech

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:56 PM

some more.

 

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#6 Shamsy

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:30 PM

Oil the blades. As to the tsuka, I suppose that's up to you. I'd not throw the original away, but I would look for a replacement to display the sword. Tsuka are made for the blade though, so it'll be difficult if not impossible to get a match. I have a lovely spare tsuka, but it'll never fit anything else so it's really just display. You could also repair the original. Or what I mean is send it to a professional to restore, but that depends on time and bank balance.

Of those options I'd personally go with restore.
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#7 EdWolf

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:34 AM

Restoring the tsuka is the way to go. You can find more information and some before and after pictures on the following site:

 

http://www.tsukamaki.net/index.html


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#8 Renech

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:01 PM

Thank you gentlemen for the info.

 

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