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  1. For Sale - WWII era Kai Gunto Naval Sword - Teruhide. Japanese Kai Gunto - mei translation: Ishi Do Teru Hide Saku . Teruhide p.171 Slough - Medium to High Grade Showato. Sword and fittings are in fine to excellent condition. The blade has no structural flaws although there are areas highlighted for attention. The polish on the sword appears to be original and does show some fine detail. Fittings retain much of their original finish and present very nicely. http://www.japaneseswordindex.com/teruhide.htm Located in NJ USA. Asking $3500 USD. PM or email pg@pgcollectibles.com for further details. Photos located here https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipO4mfGoPkjvT65tEIcdh2XDrOCG1D4p2gNLJjTR
  2. Hello, if you have not found anyone to share the cost. I will split it with you.



  3. I need to restore the sarute for one of my swords. It requires brown Kumihimo 4mm for the sarute that was on my Shin Gunto. Is anyone interested in a bulk buy - or - does anyone have a some I can buy? I have located a source from Japan. They indicated that they can supply 4mm diameter in color BG3 which is pretty close. https://www.etsy.com/listing/782536560/silk-round-cord-kumihimo-5mm-Japanese?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=Silk+round+cord+kumihimo+4mm&ref=sr_gallery-1-2&organic_search_click=1&col=1&variation0=1357281118 Here is a pic of the remnants of the original sarute.
  4. It can be purchased in Japan for $66 USD plus shipping - for 3 meters length. I was hoping for a cheaper solution!
  5. I need a small length of brown Kumihimo 4mm for the sarute that was on my Shin Gunto. Here is a pic of the remnants of the original sarute. Does anyone have a 4"-6" length? Note how the two sections were stitched together
  6. This mei (right image) is from a Type 94 late war officers gunto. The first character I translated to "yoshi". It is the second character that I am having difficulty with. Looked through Slough without success... Translation of the mei left image dated the sword to October 1944 (sho - wa - ju - ku - nen - ju - gatsu). Thank you!
  7. Added pic of nakago... 1 - hide? 2 - gami? 3 - ? 4 - hisa? Other side, I think, is sho - wa - ju - ku - nen - ? - hi which is showa 19 Thank you! This one was difficult for me.
  8. I got it! Googled takayama-to sword smith and lucked upon a translated mei with the exact same first 4 characters - shin bu fusa tsu Now to check the hidden text.... so the characters are shin bu fu satsu - ah ha! Interestingly enough, this sword is mounted in standard army mounts Thanks to all!
  9. I spent a good deal of time trying to decipher this one! Here is my best guess... 1- shin? 2- ? 3- ? 4- toshi 5- taka 6- yama 7- to 8- nen? 9- ko /nobu ? 10- kitau 11- kore Thank you for your time. Will add pics of sword if interested, let me know!
  10. Does go gatsu hi mean 5 day 5 month? SwordGuy Joe - thank you very much... Will send pics... Took a few pics - if you'd like the higher res versions let me know
  11. I have translated partially - need assistance to complete the translation. First pic - sho - wa - ju - hachi - nen - ? - gatsu - hi Second pic - my guess is ... Tsugu? - Masa? - saku As always, thank you for your time and help!
  12. Thank you very much Steve M. The sword is unsigned and I thought the shira saya would have details of its maker...but doesnt seem to be the case.
  13. This is an inscription on both sides of shira saya. Thank you for any assistance. First pic, left, seems to be a date inscription. I see "month", "two" and "ten" symbols.
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