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  1. A recent acquisition.... All the fittings have a Japanese number 9, even the locking clip.
  2. Dawson page 301, Tokyo Police Lieutenant.
  3. Bryce, some other suspension mounts. With variations. Gunto nerds really love this stuff.
  4. Answering George's question on the dome headed hanger, they show up occasionally. This is on a KANESANE.
  5. If the bride allowed it, my whole house would look like Tim's. I make do with shop fittings display cases, and PERSPEX stands I designed and had LASER cut and fabricated.
  6. Tim, I wouldn't call that humble, more like a museum display! What swordsmiths are in the collection?
  7. This 1939 Mantetsu has many of the attributes of a model 94, centre lock etc, it even looks like a second hanger was evident from the paint damage.
  8. This one of mine, ticked a few boxes. Wavy Hamon, fairly clean Nakago, Green painted Saya, early mounts, Spring 1939. Bruce has the Mune numbers.
  9. It is heartening to find a sword where the painted assembly number on the nakago matches all the numbers on the fittings. Ohmura describes these swords as a "last stage type" and not a "normalized form". He explains how mixed fittings were used late in the war due to shortages. Some fittings are plain pressed metal, or from a parts bin of left overs. Even the ray skin "same" is replaced by a painted adhesive tape. This example is a 1944 NORINAGA. Due to years of wear and tear, the tzuka was re-wrapped in the original colour in Ohmura's Study. These swords are not as beautiful as the 98 or normalized RS, but are non the less interesting as a much needed WW2 sword for an officer at the front, added to this is their relative rarity.
  10. I will put a tassel on if required.
  11. John, I find this interesting as well, no blossoms, no patent, nothing at all.
  12. Just noticed on other photos, different characters and different number of characters above the Arabic nunbers. Could some one translate the various examples, please.
  13. Stegel, I have seen that loop on quite a few swords without the Iida latch. Pictured is one of my Iida latches with the number, 147, which matches the other fittings. I think that the individual components had to fit precisely, so I am sure they were made in individually fitted sets. Love the Kai with the latch (and the red toe nails!).
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