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#1 DocR

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 03:50 AM

Greetings to all and Merry Christmas!!!

 

I have come into possession of a sword that my grandfather brought home from Japan after WWII.  He never discussed where he got it or how.  If anyone has information it would be greatly appreciated!  Photos are attached.  I have a Japanese exchange student that thought the Japanese inscription said Matsushima.

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#2 PNSSHOGUN

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 06:20 AM

Hi Docr, please sign with your real name when posting.

Your sword is an officers parade saber or "Kyu Gunto" pattern. The blades on these are ornamental and not for combat use. Your example has a fully decorated handle which signifies it's a Field Grade model for ranks Major to Colonel. It also has a silver family Mon, a nice addition.

John


#3 Malcolm

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 08:17 AM

Good morning DocR

 

I believe the Kamon is known as Maruni Hitotsu Biki   まるにひとつびき.


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#4 DocR

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:02 PM

Thank you so much for your responses!  I appreciate your time and thoughts!

 

John R.






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