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  1. These are photo's I have on file Bruce, I can take others if you would like. Yes, there is a number 2 also stamped on the nakago. Dave M.
  2. Yes, definitely a beautiful sword Volker. I also find these swords quite interesting as their lack of decoration on the back strap as well as a removable sakura blossum menuki/mekugi. The back strap and D guard in the photo below is quite plain without decoration yet exhibits a simple elegance... Dave M.
  3. They don't appear to be modern copies or fakes. I would definitely gamble 200 euros on them... Dave M.
  4. Auction ended early with 29 bids ? Dave M.
  5. Over $2400 US with almost 2 days remaining ...Geez! Dave M.
  6. Your thinking Gimei due to o suriage nakago Hamfish ? Could very well be the case... highly likely ! Dave M.
  7. The sword appears to possibly be one of the Sadamune sword smiths. If so, he may be one of the Sadamune smiths listed below in Mister Robert Cole's recently published guide " Sho-shin Index of Swordsmiths & Price Guide." Dave M.
  8. I suspected the possibility of the situation you mentioned. However, as John (PNSSHOGUN) suggested, it may have never been in mountings. Although, it definitely would be prudent to watch closely while sorting through items. I'm a militaria collector also, and am sure there will be many interesting things... Best regards and good luck, Dave M.
  9. There surely had to have been a high end koshirae for this sword ? Would it happen to be stored away among his possessions also ? It would certainly add to significance and value! Dave M.
  10. Frank, My father was also in the Philippines during wwll. I would encourage you to consider a modest restoration, and to keep your fathers momento of his time during wwll. Below is an example of a sword which was in close to the same condition as yours, the handle (tsuka) was in the same condition, and was restored by Fred Lohman, the blade unlike yours is a poorly polished bar stock (showato). The leather covered scabbard (saya) was left as is. Fred has unfortunately passed away, however David McDonald and Ted Tenold both in Montana would excellent people for restoration. I would also suggest a darker Same' for tsuka, pearl white would not go well. You have a sword and a legacy worth keeping... Dave M.
  11. Hi Blaze, You have a Type 95 NCO sword, which appears to be in fairly nice condition. Your post should probably be listed in the Military Swords of Japan section. Congratulations, nice inheritance. There are many Type 95 enthusiast which will hopefully provide you with excellent advice and basic information. Your fellow Australian board member "Shamsy" being one of the foremost ! The site below is a good starting point. Non-commissioned officers Gunto 1935 (Type 95 Guntō)/title> (ohmura-study.net) Dave M.
  12. Spoke and dealt with Fred on several occasions, was looking forward to visiting his shop post covid , my sincere condolences...RIP Dave M.
  13. dwmc

    Type 19 Menuki

    Was able to locate a five petal Sakura blossom menuki/mekugi. Although incorrect for my (Army) cavalry sword, will have to do until I can locate the proper 10 petal variant. Still looking........Please contact should you happen to have one ! Dave M.
  14. Michael, Your tsuka is almost, if not exactly the same as mine, I actually thought at first it was mine. Have photo's, but am having difficulty loading them. Dave M.
  15. Hi Bruce, The only kanji on the nakago is Kyomichi saku , the Anchor stamp, and black paint I suspect are assembly numbers. No date that I'm aware of... Dave M.
  16. I'm not quite sure Mike. My guess would be leather or some type of material resembling leather. Definitely not same'. Dave M.
  17. This sword is an example of late war kai gunto regulation change. It has the single hanger, unadorned ishizuki and kashira , although the fuchi and koiguchi are adorned they were painted black along with all the fittings as per late war regulations. Kind of interesting how there were mixed variations depending on fittings available at the time... Dave M.
  18. Thank you also Steve !! Dave M.
  19. Excellent...Thank You Matt ! Dave M.
  20. I was recently shown the document below and am thinking it is some type of official document from the WWll era. The owner of the document was told it was either a promotion or award document. I'm not looking for a full translation , but just a basic idea of what it is, and of what potential historical significance it may be. Any information will be greatly appreciated ! As always, Thank you in advance, Dave M.
  21. Green paint beneath the black ??? Hummmm... Dave M.
  22. Either way Chris, real or not, I think I would look for a better one. Even if the cost is a bit higher! Dave M.
  23. No offense intended Stephen, not accusing you of anything...simply have heard many opinions about these particular dealers and was just curious if anyone knew them personally. May very well be decent folks simply trying to make a living... Dave M.
  24. This is kind of what I'm curious about Stephen ? Hell of a nice guys until they get it over on you ??? Dave M.
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    Type 19 Menuki

    Correction: My sword is actually a company a company grade cavalry sword, not a field grade. However, still looking for screw type Sakura blossom mekugi/menuki. Dave M.
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