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Sei Sankaku Yari, Real Or Not?


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#1 ADonets


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 12:25 AM

Hi gays.

Can you help me with this yari? I found this on one of online auctions(sorry for bad photos).

Seller says that this is "19th century samurai police seisankaku yari". Is this real antiques or not?

55 cm long, blade is 9 cm.

Thanks for your help!

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#2 Bazza


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 02:37 AM

"Pillow spear"???



#3 raymondsinger



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Posted 27 August 2018 - 02:39 AM

My initial impression is that this is not authentic.
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#4 Ken-Hawaii



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Posted 27 August 2018 - 03:52 AM

I have a similarly-mounted te yari (javelin or hand-spear):




but it's in considerably-better shape. What looks unauthentic, Ray?

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#5 Gilles


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 06:43 AM

I agree with Ray,


The averall shape of the yari, its bohi and the round base of the nakago seems to be quite suspicious to my eyes.... No comparision with your blade Ken which is unmistakably a good one.


Just my personnal opinion,

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#6 Jon MB

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 08:47 AM

This piece looks to be either inauthentic or poorly restored. Note the apparent machining marks to the left of picture '3' (picture '5 of 11').

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#7 Malcolm


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 10:07 AM

Good morning all, the proportions are all over the place, suggesting a cobble together of various parts.


As for the suggestion of 19th Century Police Provenance.................


Still, it encouraged me to read up on the various levels of Edo period Police service.


PS Ken's Te - Yari or maybe Makura Yari is really fine.  :)


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 12:24 PM

The geometry of the blade appears wrong in all aspects. For example, look at the kerakubi (which strongly resembles a lug wrench). My feeling is that this entire assembly is modern.

What looks unauthentic, Ray?

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#9 ADonets


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Posted 03 October 2018 - 05:45 PM

My thanks to all for your help!


#10 SAS


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Posted 03 October 2018 - 10:15 PM

Maybe a poorly made tourist piece?

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