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  1. Thank you very much for posting this Volker. You do take great photos of an amazing sword! Tom
  2. Thanks Thomas for posting the regulations diagrams. The sonin level swords show a different scabbard fitting pattern i.e. Not a boars eye cutout. The sword pictured also has the correct sonin level colonial knot although it's damaged. In my humble opinion I believe the scabbard is correct. Tom
  3. This is a rare Tsingtao sonin level colonial sword! Tom
  4. I was just visiting the UDT/SEAL museum in Fort Pierce FL. Here is another one of his swords! Sorry for the poor pictures. They were taken with my phone camera in poor lighting and behind a glass case. Tom
  5. Charlie, how can you resist with the tigers all over it! Tom
  6. I believe this was one of those special order items for winter/artic excursions!😉 Tom
  7. I missed out on this one due to the time difference. I also would have bought it immediately! Tom
  8. Hi Neil, it's Tom Foster in New Jersey, USA. Would you consider $1600 for the parade sword?

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  9. Thank you very much Kirill, for now I’m just trying to get an approximate age and not interested in selling. Thank you again for your expertise. Tom
  10. Thank you very much Dwayne and Steve. Would you guys have an approximate time period for this? Tom
  11. I’m hoping for help in determining the approximate age of this tanto. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you all very much, Tom
  12. I agree with Chris, the tang definitely looks like it was welded from another sword. Tom
  13. I bought a copy also. Tom
  14. Thank you very much Thomas for this information! Tom
  15. Here’s some pictures of a Murata that I picked up several years ago. I know bad polish! Tom
  16. Yes, John, there is a nice star stamped gendaito by Kaneshige. 1944 Tom
  17. Here you go Bruce, mon on a Rinji-seishiki. Tom
  18. It actually looks like one of the Chinese reproduction swords to me. I would walk away! Tom
  19. Thank you both for your help. The pictured dirk by Ohmura looks to me to have the same backstrap/pommel as the forestry dirk. The dirk that Jareth posted is definitely different. The post by Nick is excellent! Thanks again, Tom
  20. Hi Bruce, Yes, the forestry dirks you pictured look just like the Cadet dirk that Ohmura has pictured. Is it possible that Ohmura is mistaken or are they extremely similar? Inquiring minds would like to know! Thank you all very much, Tom
  21. Hi All, I was looking at Ohmura’s website and he has this listed as a naval cadet’s dirk. I always thought this was a forestry dirk. Can someone please help explain what is correct? Thank you very much for any clarification. Tom
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