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  1. Hi Geraint i was lucky mine came with a very nice pole with nice brass / bronze mounts and the counter weight is iron and heavy and would have been just as deadly in the right hands. i have always liked pole arms, I have owned 5 up until now . as per other comments under rated IMHO. Ray
  2. just to jump in , here is a few pics if my one . no saya cover unfortunately . very nice tapering Oak pole 7ft long counter weight - 7" long -weight ? blade - 7" x 5" signed -Fujiwara Hisayuki saku .
  3. Brian just google the Token society of Ireland . you can also try there face book page ,
  4. Hi Brian , there are a few Irish members here on the NMB , I take it you know about the Irish Token Society ?
  5. hi Craig the photos are not good , but the grain pattern you are looking for " Masame Hada " looks more like scratches from an abrasive clean on the surface to me , i hope i am wrong ! sorry just my two pence worth , but it may be the magnification that is causing it to look like that ?
  6. Hi Nobody , many thanks for the link , a very interesting read about the Suya Company . Bruce, the info on the other swords with the lions apart from the star shaped Mon , looks nothing like mine, i am still convinced it is in the Japanese style , but we might never know , but thanks to all for there input. as previously said i have seen this sword before on eBay , copied the info , just now need to find it !
  7. I was always convinced it is Japanese , could it have been made or commisioned for another country's arm forces ? somewhere i have copy from a few years ago , of the duplicate Kyu-Gunto sword that was sold on eBay , i am going from memory i am sure they suggested it was for the Korean or Sino -Russian campaign ? But it looks like it is an interesting and Rare model ! also i see there is in the translation section, An excellent reply about the Japanese company and the company history that made these parade sabers.
  8. Bruce I edited my last post , but not sure if you seen the comments , shishi / Lion Dog is on the back strap , as i said you see them on many sword fittings .
  9. Hi Bruce the only other one i have seen and it had an identical Kyu Gunto hilt , was on eBay 2/3 years ago it sold for $1800.00 ! if i remember correctly,. which surprised me at the time . it was supposed to have been used during the Korean campaign ?? but who can believe everything you see or read on eBay . as you can tell i could not get a good clear pic of the Kanji which is presumably the manufacturer of the sword guard ! maybe someone will recognize it on here . shishi as in Lion Dog , just as you see in many menuki and sword fittings .
  10. Hi Bruce the only other one i have seen and it had an identical Kyu Gunto hilt , was on eBay 2/3 years ago it sold for $1800.00 ! if i remember correctly,. which surprised me at the time . it was supposed to have been used during the Korean campaign ?? but who can believe everything you see or read on eBay . as you can tell i could not get a good clear pic of the Kanji which is presumably the manufacturer of the sword guard ! maybe someone will recognize it on here .
  11. And one from me . A rare one i think ! i have only seen one other with a shi-shi as part of the back strap , also i am not sure what this Mon is if purely a military issue sword , cutting edge - 27 & 3/4" gold bullion sword knot Ray
  12. just to be flippant , i see a running man carrying a triangle under his arm
  13. Mark if you live in the UK and have been collecting Japanese swords for sometime , it is easy to recognize that type of lemon juice / acid polish , i believe he has retired now .
  14. Hi Mark , if you are not a member of the Token Society yet , that would be my advice , as you will get all the advice and more.
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