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#1 Bruce Pennington

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:51 PM

This koiguchi is on a mumei gunto being discussed on Warrelics

http://www.warrelics...-2/#post1957514

Any ideas what this is on the koiguchi where the cherry blossom should be?

The blade is nothing special, an unsigned WWII factory blade, and fittings normal except for this and an extra thin tsuba.

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#2 vajo

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 08:11 PM

I can't see it really. Its very unsharp.

 

Looks like a cherry pit?

 

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#3 Bruce Pennington

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:03 PM

Nick Komiya says it’s a cherry blossom. I can see it now, but it’s crafted in a way I’ve never seen.1D74B732-43B8-4624-851F-98E253679CB0.png 013FF5B1-2D9D-4EFE-98BF-9BE11F99FC43.png

#4 TETSUGENDO

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 10:49 PM

It is leaves and Cherry blossoms Bruce.  Not an area I follow in detail, I have seen a lot of different Gunto mount designs over the years....this is a new one to me as well.

 

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