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  1. Hi all just used an old japanse worn out butchers table to display love seeing all you pictures, great initiatives have a great day erwin
  2. Dear both, Thank you very much and always so impressed by the knowledge and responsiveness of the members. Amazing and much appreciated I have decided to purchase the sword as well Best regards Erwin
  3. Dear all, In general, I post more in the WW2 shin gunto section but I came across a Katana today, mumei but with some marking on the Koiguchi. I am not to familiar with these types of Katana ( my interest is more in the WW2 executions) but as it is stated by the owner that it originates from the 18th century, I promissed to help and see if someone can help with the translation of the text. What are your thoughts on this? this would be highly appreciated and thank you for your time to do this with kindest regards Erwin
  4. Thank you all for your input, extremely helpful. I was most set off by the replacement of the retention screws, looks indeed like a replacement of some kind. Reason for asking is that it is for sale and I am still missing this Initial type NCO but will pass on this one. best regards and thank you Erwin
  5. Hi to all Recently came across the NCO type 95 as shown in the attachment pictures. Although the marking points to a Nagoya Arsenal Kokura version, there is something strange on the connection of the tsuka. Only the blade has the classification production number, not the saya. Done my best to find a reference with the same front mounting and I read about prototypes being made that served as references for production on other locations. Could also be just an imitation and plane fake. does this look familiar to anyone? Thank you and best regards Erwin
  6. Hi Steve, Attached a couple of more pictures I took of some details and Bruce, also took the Saya throat of for some additional pictures. It is much similar to the pictures you shared Best regards Erwin
  7. Hi Bruce Thanks for your reply and I have not done this so far but for sure will give it a try in the next day or so and provide you with some pictures. Best regards Erwin
  8. The black NCO version I have, just some pictures to show you all, I have no evidence the black is applied post war, nor if it is applied during production. Indeed, book references state that black is rare as shown in the picture. Best regards Erwin
  9. Dear All, Regarding the NCO Black colour discussion, this is the version I have. I understand these are rare as discribed in various books (see attached) but have no evidence this Black is applied post production. Best regards Erwin
  10. Hi Stephan, Still working on the full description of the sword but thought I would share at least the first 2 which I finished today. Thanks again for the help, more details will follow when I have these ready Best regards Erwin
  11. Hi Stephen, I will certainly share photos in due time. Still strugling a bit to get the locking mechanism to work properly but will get it fixed. Once done I will document it properly and will share the pictures. Thank you for the interest and have a great day Best regards Erwin
  12. Thank you very much for your help, great and sorry I had the picture displayed upside down Best regards Erwin
  13. Dear all, Today I was able to buy a Shin Gunto and you were so very helpful in translating the Mei to Mishina Yoshiaki. While picking up the sword today, the seller showed me a Naval dagger which had a signing as well and wonder what you think of this. The blade is in a pretty poor condition unfortunately Thank you for any assistance you can provide Best regards and have a great day Erwin
  14. Thank you Trystan, today I was able to purchase this. Many thanks for your help Best regards Erwin
  15. Dear Geraint, Thank you very much for the lead, very much appreciated. Have a great weekend Erwin
  16. Dear all, Can someone help me with the ranslation of the Mei in the picture attached Your help is greatly appreciated Best regards Erwin
  17. Hi Timothy, No idea how the blade is, probably spray-painted green as well. The Katana is for sale at a local trade site in the Netherlands. Just sad Thansk Erwin
  18. Sometimes you come across horrible things , like people emptying a spray cap with green paint over what seems to be an OK shin gunto and damage it beyond restoration - what are they thinking ! Have you ever seen something like this before? Erwin
  19. Dear All, Let me contribute to the archive with the version I have. Best regards and have a great day Erwin
  20. Dear all, Thank you for the great discussion reading through all the responses. Interesting to see that a post without any intention triggers so many of you to write something which most of all shows your passion and knowledge. Appreciate all the thoughts and have a great day Erwin
  21. Thank you Klaus, that was sort of the what I found as well and thank you for the efforts. Best regards Erwin
  22. Hi Neil, Thank you for the excitment & passion you always bring to the table and the impressive pictures of your collection. Do not get me wrong, I still love to see the Kai from Sukenori and from all the versiosn I had this one still feels as one with quality, great fitting & stirdy. The fact the hammon is only visible at roughly 25% of the blade is a bit of a pitty but this also is a result of history, as to where it has been and in which conditions. thanks again and have a great day Erwin
  23. Thank you for your advise Chris and will take this into account In the end of the day, and in the future, I will most likely sell it further if I see an opportunity. No rush in that respect. Best regards Erwin
  24. Thank you for your comments and was my understanding as well that the term: with the aid of machines, does more right to the work and craftmanship going into producing the blade. Of course, with the Seki stamp applied, it is certainly not traditionally made but believe the overal set-up is nice and indeed, the sun ray Tsuba assembly is also my fav set-up and love the details. With best regards and have a lovely day Erwin
  25. Hi Jean, Why do you think it is mostly mchine made? Just trying to understand the rationale behind it. Thank you Erwin
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