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paul griff

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paul griff last won the day on October 16 2018

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    Japanese military swords...Swords in general...Napoleonic militaria.

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  1. Hello, For comparison here are two I picked up lately...The one without the knot was unwanted by the family of a veteran of the Burma campaign who served with South Wales Borderers and found the sword in the luggage compartment of a train during the conflict....The one with the knot was bought at a Militaria fair recently...Both have matching numbers... Regards, Paul..
  2. Hello , Nice display Thomas... Regards, Paul...
  3. Hello Gareth, Very nice sword and a nice find ,well done....I have a similar shin gunto with fish skin saya and custom fittings including a bronze tsuba that looks very similar to the one on your sword.... Regards, Paul...
  4. Lucky opportunity for you Geoff and a fantastic sword....thanks for sharing.. Regards, Paul..
  5. Hello, Sword is now sold and thank you to the new custodian for prompt payment.. Regards, Paul...
  6. Some very nice items.....keeps the mind active and the wallet empty.. Regards, Paul..
  7. Michael,your wife has impeccable taste...Charles Lancaster...very nice....Luger artillery also nice... Regards, Paul.
  8. Hello Bruce, Pleasure, Yes I greed my guess was late 30’s when comparing to dated swords from the past... Hello Chris, It did go fast and hope the new owner gets pleasure from owning it... Regards, Paul..
  9. Hello Bruce, have added some photo's as requested...not the best but hopefully should suffice ... 1.original lining paper visible under ashi.. 2.saya is correct colour with textured paint.. 3.matching numbers on seppa and tsuka ( tsuba has the original leather washer / seppa either side and left undisturbed ). Sword is now on hold pending payment but thank's to everyone who showed interest.. Regards, Paul..
  10. Hello Bruce, Thank you....Yes,will take some photo’s when I get home.....It’s only when you look closely you see the attention to detail on the earlier swords ie thin leather washers the same shape as seppa either side of the tsuba and on the saya fine paper under the ashi.... Regards, Paul...
  11. Hello, Paint on saya is all original....I'm not the best photographer but have added a few more photo's....IF anyone want's clearer pics send me your email address and will try the I-pad Paul
  12. Type 98 Japanese officers sword in superb condition....Hilt with original binding has a lovely patina, nice quality fittings as used early on in production with a locking clip working perfectly...Blade is undamaged with undulating ( o-notare ) hamon , nakago has a Showa stamp and signed Seki Ju Ishihara Kanenao Saku . Overall a very nice sword that displays well and ideal to start off any collection...U.K mainland only £950 plus postage....Regards Paul ...
  13. Hello Volker, Very nice acquisition.....well done and thank you for sharing.. Regards, Paul..
  14. Hello, As above.....100% fake / reproduction.. Regards, Paul..
  15. Hello, Its a pleasure Thomas and still looking out Trystan....Bruce , all of the fittings have matching numbers including the locking catch....I only just noticed the nakago has two letters stamped on it as well as being numbered...The saya does not have any numbers or letters on it.. Regards, Paul..
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