Gunto Tsuba dug up in Russia?
Posted 18 April 2019 - 05:52 AM
Posted 18 April 2019 - 06:04 AM
The Russians invaded Manchuria and made it all the way to Korea, including taking Mukden, where there was an arsenal (thought to be making Mantetsu blades, or at least finishing them). So there were plenty of Japanese swords that were carried home by Russian soldiers. This tsuba was no doubt part of their war souvenirs brought home.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 06:14 AM
Posted 18 April 2019 - 06:35 AM
Posted 18 April 2019 - 05:04 PM
I kinda agree ...
I have had friends working in Russia and Ukraine on missions and these show up at Flea markets ... Far, far away from known conflict areas, but some definitely dug up (usually in worse condition from the photos of the 3 that I recall seeing).
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