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#1 Guntoguy05

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:24 AM

What do you guys think of my late War last draft Officer Sword? I also read in Dawsons book that it could have possibly been a emergency home defense sword as well. Does anyone have any late War parts? I’m looking for a plane black fuchi with or without button, iron oval tsuba and brass habaki.

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#2 David Flynn

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:45 AM

I think it's just a mumei blade in a put together mount.


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#3 Guntoguy05

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:00 AM

It looks an awful lot like the one in the book.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:01 AM

It looks an awful lot like the one in the book. It even mentions the blue wrapping.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:01 AM

Did you get this from ebay?


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:06 AM

No
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#7 PNSSHOGUN

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:09 AM

Majority of these Last Type swords have had Mantetsu blades in them.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:20 AM

These normally come with Mantetsu or Dalian Railway Factory blades. These outfits are pretty rare, and there is debate about about their time of issue. They are one of my favorite WW2 swords. 

Due to their rarity finding original parts would be like winning the lottery!  

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:12 PM

I like the canvas same’ and the blue ito.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:22 PM

Very good Neil



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:23 PM

I noticed something of this type sword(I had 2)。The tang has 2 holes like normal type 3,but the tsuka only has one hole.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:24 PM

Some came with yellow or ivory color ito. I like that kind of koshirae. Had none and look for a very mint condition. These are extreme rare.



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:27 PM

Looks as if my is ivory color.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:11 PM

Guntoguy05,

please sign all posts as is requested here.

Your black TSUKA-ITO is new, and newly bound, I think.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:03 AM

Looks as if my is ivory color.

Do you have photo for the scabbard drag?


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:13 AM

Looks as if my is ivory color.

 

This bound is very ugly. Non Japanese. I would go for a rewarp. The ito color is not genuine for a gunto. 

 

Compare it with this from Ohmura Study

 

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:37 AM

Here are pics of tsuka and the drag.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:54 AM

If you had this professionally rewrapped it would look great. It's unfortunate the original binding is gone on such a rare sword but you may as well have it done nicely now. 


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 06:25 PM

John is right. Spent the sword a new rewrap. 

 

For example here: http://www.tsukamaki.net/services.htm






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