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#1 PNSSHOGUN

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:05 AM

Thought I'd share this on a rainy day: two Mantetsu swords with two different conditions, one in very good condition with almost no wear, the other has a real "Campaign" look to it, complete with nicks in the edge. The first is signed Koa Isshin Mantetsu with Company grade tassel & the second Mantetsu Kore o Tanzō with good condition mountings. For me the campaign sword is the most interesting, especially as it still has the original tassel and signs of long use in the field. Please share your own "Two Tales" examples if possible.

 

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#2 IJASWORDS

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:11 AM

Wow, nice "tale".


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:31 AM

I imagine you have some real crackers on either end of condition, Neil! Better detail pictures:

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 11:13 AM

Well I only have a single mantetsu and it's in great campaign condition.

95s...well I've got mint and I've got shot-up, rusty and clean. Not really much of a story though.
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#5 Bruce Pennington

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 07:33 PM

Well I only have a single mantetsu and it's in great campaign condition.

95s...well I've got mint and I've got shot-up, rusty and clean. Not really much of a story though.

Steve, I don't think John is just talking Mantetsu - it's the comparison of any two of a type.

John,

Here's 2 Navy gunto. One almost pristine, lived the easy life obviously! The other with combat leather, shows considerable wear to the sharkskin-covered saya, all the gilding is worn away, the black laquer of the same' is worn off. Additionally, the blade is a 4-600 yr old family blade that has a reshaped kissaki, a nick in the edge and centuries of aging.image1.jpeg image3.jpeg image2.jpeg image4.jpeg 1544462692006_image2.jpeg 1544462695169_image1.jpeg 1544462696436_image3.jpeg
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Posted 15 December 2018 - 03:35 AM

Thanks for Sharing guys!!


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