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  1. Yes its at customs now in US it will come in the next 3-4 weeks if all goes well . We are now in stage 4 lockdown in Melbourne . We can not leave our home unless its for food and medical etc . Also we have a 8pm to 5am curfew must not leave our home at all . The bright side is that we can study swords more . I will post photos on sight when it arrives Thanks
  2. The family sent me this . My uncle's name was Gerald Rxxxxs (name removed). He was a hospital Navy Marine Corpsman so most likely assigned to a hospital ship that goes along with your scenario. I am not sure of his rank though. He passed away about 20 years ago. Good job researching this Steve M . Although the characters are some what crude Steve has done a great job connecting it to a hospital as he did not have any information to go with . Thank you Steve the family members were pleased that they received some information about the sword which had been in their attic for over 75 years. Cheers Geoff
  3. Would anyone have any idea what this may say ? Thanks
  4. Could I have some feedback on this mei please . I did find a mei on this site looked close, seems to be alot of copies around . 62.2 cm long small Katana in late war Kaigunto mounts Thank you Geoff
  5. I had an old Tsuka once when I changed the ito and opened the wood apart it had lead in it mabe it is this
  6. Found this the other week not in good polish O wakizashi any thoughts on what it may be the boshi is choji midare has a lot of activity in the Hamon very bright in good lighting . Seems old very wide Hamon Thanks Geoff
  7. Can anyone please tell me what this means please . Thanks Geoff
  8. Can someone tell me what the top Character is please bottom is Kane?or is it Hiro? Thanks Geoff
  9. Can I have some opinion on this new find please . Shin gunto mounted sword with old blade. Nagasa 66.7cm , Motohaba 30mm , Sakihaba 24mm ,Kasane 6mm . O-Suriage Ha- watari 18cm .The tang is very nice smooth dark brown/black colour its been shortened 15-20cm? Thanks Geoff
  10. The Hamon can be seen going to the end of the Tang , I think it has been reshaped at some stage also Nie lines can be seen rising up from the cutting edge, Would this indicate a Soshu blade? Thanks
  11. I just found a Kai gunto with an old blade . The blade is covered with Nie and is very bright when held correctly . I Think it may of been about 90cm when made , looks it may be a Kamakura sword . Any input about it would be helpful Thanks Geoff
  12. Does anyone have the fitting which goes on the bottom of a Kai gunto scabbard ? I am restoring the saya and the bottom one is missing . For sale or trade I have an army one to swap Thanks Geoff
  13. I have some characters on the kai gunto seppa Can anyone tell me what they are ? The right two may be the owners name? Thanks Geoff
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