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Michael T

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  • Birthday 12/07/1962

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  1. Thank you - I also think it's the general's personal kao and that makes identification almost impossible. Maybe he signs with his kao or he uses a hanko / stamp for it. It would be a great coincidence to find such a signed document. Your "Stamps Of The Japanese Sword" is a very helpful compendium that I have already used! The book you mention is likely to be “Shosankenshu” by Henry L. Joly - it is helpful for Nihonto collectors. The blade is a simple chrome-plated blade, as it is mounted in many dress swords. It has no other marks. Michael
  2. Hello everyone! For several years I have owned this Type 19 general grade dress sword. The guard is marked (early ?) Suya and a stamp unknown to me. Where the kamon is attached to some swords, there is a kao or kakihan - a mark that may be the owner's seal/signature or monogram (I hope my interpretation is correct). There are books and a lot of information on the web about kamon, but I've found very little about kao/kakihan. My questions: Who has seen this kao before and recognizes it? Who has ever tried to identify a kao - how can it resolved? I would also be very interested to see other Japanese military swords with kao. Thank you Michael
  3. Hello, it's a Type 19 field grade court style army sword. Unfortunately the scabbard tip is missing.
  4. Real and new - Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Michael
  5. Hello Peter, here are some photos of another sword, being the same like yours. J.E. Culbertson describes it in “Chinese Swords Vol. III - Nationalist / P.R.C” p. 24 as a Nationalist Chinese Police Sword (photos by Richard Fuller). Regards Michael
  6. Hello and SURPRISE ! - the next generals tassel from the same seller : http://www.egun.de/market/item.php?id=5142011 Michael
  7. Hello - Thailand is correct http://hajuekai.de/THAI1.HTM regards Michael
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