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#1 IJASWORDS

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 02:43 AM

Reading the literature on WW2 tsubas, the one pictured is often referred to as a Showa period tsuba. This is mounted on an old family blade, with a standard combat '98 tzuka, with the exception that the fuchi is plain un-decorated copper under the retention strap. 

Were these tsubas an option on military swords of the time?    

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#2 PNSSHOGUN

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 03:59 AM

Virtually all the examples I've seen have been on civilian swords or late war type swords, has anyone seen one on a Type 98 with otherwise completely regular fittings?


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#3 Peter Bleed

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 04:21 AM

Yesterday I saw (and was NOT at all tempted by) a late War shin-gunto wearing this types of tsuba. The blade was dated 1945. It had a "last ditch" look to it but as I recall, the tsuba was the only "odd" fitting.

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#4 IJASWORDS

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 04:26 AM

So Peter, you are saying that this type of tsuba was also on a sword with otherwise regulation gunto fittings?  


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#5 Dave R

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 05:48 PM

Ohmura has these down as being Gunzoku tsuba. 


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