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#1 Ruggliff

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 11:49 PM

My father recently bought this sword thinking it was a gunto but its vastly different from our other swords.

 

 

Would like to know anything we can about it i can provide more pictures if needed but due to poor storage its fairly hard to get pictures with detail.

 

Thank you

Doug K

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#2 Dave R

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 12:26 AM

 It looks like a traditional Samurai era sword taken to war, World War 2 in fact. Not exactly common, but far from unknown.

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#3 Stephen

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 12:36 AM

Like that tsuba!
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#4 Ruggliff

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 12:37 AM

We figured it was cut down for the war, what really got his attention was the field repair done to the scabbard with a piece of boot leather, and once he got it home he realized it wasn't machine made and that's about as far as we got. Honestly as long as its not a fake he's doing good paid about half the going rate for a shin gunto.



#5 Ed

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 12:42 AM

It is signed Mino Kaneshige.


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