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  1. Price limit is around 3k usd. Looking for something with a blade length of 35-40cm and a sori of 1.1-1.4cm
  2. There are no numbers on the tsuba or seppa. On second look the bottom of the tang has these lines on both sides
  3. https://www.ebay.ca/itm/265498070990?hash=item3dd0eb0fce:g:x0oAAOSwXBBh2gd1 some Koshiere with battle damage
  4. Wak in type 98 mounts are less common than standard length Katanas, however not horrible uncommon in my experience. I have found that shorter Wak, that measure less than 60cm to be "rare". I think this has to do with the measurement regulations for acceptable lengths. I believe it is discussed in another thread, but I am not sure what one. As for the Waks in non military mounts, but still had a combat saya on them, these were used mostly by non military personal that were contracted to work for the military, and if their contract position was similar to an officer rank, they would be permitted to carry. I have found many Waks in full type 98 mounts often are fancier than their full length counterparts, however this might just be due to fewer examples of waks than full length. Here are some pictures of Waks in my collection. The general tassel is not original to the sword, I have 2 more Wak gunto, however, they are just mounts, no blades.
  5. Most surrender tags are made out of cloth attached to a hanger.
  6. Sorry about the mix up the Nagasa is 15 inches ,not cm
  7. This thread reminds me of the short gunto thread that was active a while ago. There are some good examples posted there that have not been posted here yet. I am also looking for a blade for a short gunto koshirae that I purchased, more information in the wanted to buy section.
  8. I'll double check but I believe you are correct. Thank you
  9. Hello everyone. I recently bought a small gunto Koshiere from Matt J. We are now working on finding a blade for it that will make the piece complete! The measurements required are: The Blade length must be 14-16 inches (35.5cm-40.6cm The mihaba on the tsunagi is 1 1/4 inches to 1 3/8 inches (3.2cm - 3.5cm) The Nagasa is 15 inches the distance from the hamachi / munemachi to the mekugi-ana in the nakago is 5.5cm Placement of the mekugi-ana in the nakago is 2 1/4 inches below the machi (5.5cm below the machi) My price is 1-3k USD. Any questions please post here or DM me. Look forward to seeing if anyone can help!
  10. Bruce this sword is in Dawsons. It really is one of a kind.
  11. Only one individual thinks its a repaint, another person posted their copper nco with the number 393.
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