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reeder last won the day on January 18 2016

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  1. I’ve had a few but mine looked like they were scratched in.
  2. Glad it turned up safely. 50 hours dealing with USPS is some real dedication.
  3. This eBay seller is a junk blade seller. Nothing he’s posted in the last decade I’ve seen at least had been worth pursuing.
  4. You are in the military swords section so you’re going to mostly get folks telling you to keep it together. It’s viewed here like someone sporterizing a nice matching wwii k98. i personally like to keep them together and know other military collectors do as well. At the end of the day it’s your sword and you can do whatever you please with it.
  5. I have a brass guard NCO sword fs. http://www.ebay.com/itm/264810719526
  6. Yup, I have a more desired brass guard that's matching, has more paint remaining than this example for less than $1000 and no bites or offers so far. Pre-COVID it would have been sold for my list price the night I listed it. I thought I saw the grouping from the OP on eBay or GB or something for a pretty high price. I've had mint iron guards when NCOs were hot and they never brought more than $700-$800. The NCO collectors want the early brass guards. I had an iron guard NCO that was a bring back from one of the first recipients of the Navy cross and it took 6 months to sell for $800 a year or two ago. It was 95%+ condition...
  7. Gassan Sadakatsu x2 Imai Sadashige - couldn’t find nakago pics Kawano Sadashige
  8. Oops, mixed up Akihiro with akihide. Akihide ran the NTD, where most of the smiths’ names started with “Aki”. Akihiro and Shigetsugu were BDS.
  9. Akihide was top gendai Smith. Taught all of the Aki smiths in the “black dragon society”. Iirc a lot of the other top gendai smiths studied under him as well.
  10. I just got one that the OAL was 41”. Nagasa was 25”. ????????????
  11. He’s had this garbage posted forever. Even has a very nice YouTube video on it.
  12. I have quite a few in that range +/- a few hundred. Won’t really be able to get to them for a few weeks though. I’ll reach out when I get some breathing room.
  13. It happens from time to time when you buy groups of swords. The saya and tsuka don’t look good either.
  14. Still looking. Also looking for koto & shinshinto blades. Prefer stuff that’s stateside with all that’s going on for now.
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