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  1. Here are a few more pictures from the seller , after much thought i have took the plunge and bought the sword , i might post some new pics once it arrives
  2. Hi bruce , i managed to get a picture of the serial number and ive sent you a pm also ,thanks
  3. Hi everyone , im very much a novice and im looking to buy a mantetsu sword which i have my eye on , i dont doubt the seller but im looking for a second opinion as such , i hope you dont mind me putting a few pictures up of the signature just to see what you think. thanks
  4. Hi all, just wondered if anyone could id this signature please , the sword is not in the best condition ,pitting in areas scabbard very worn , im unsure about its age as i cant see any arsenal stamps , Thanks for any help you give me .
  5. Thanks for your reply , I'm by far an expert on Japanese swords and to a degree go by other peoples knowledge , ive allways been looking for a ww2 sword that has a traditionally made blade , this sword hasn't any arsenal stamps and so I think it must be a traditional ,but then theres a lot to learn about Japanese swords , hopefully I havnt made a mistake. kind regards matthew
  6. I believe its a gendaito or hope it is, here is the write up for when I bought it . This is a great opportunity to purchase genuine hand forged and smith signed Japanese sword from WW2 . This is not a mass produced wartime sword. It is one of only 10% of Japanese Officers swords that were hand forged by skilled sword-smiths. That this weapon has certainly seen action is evident from the service wear to the finish of the scabbard and the sun faded sword knot. It would have broken it's officer owners heart to surrender the prized sword that he had carried throughout many years of conflict and deprivation. This is a Company Officers sword, either a Lieutenant or Captain, but most probably a Captain as he would have been very unlucky indeed to end the war as a Lieutenant. The sword is pre-WW2 so he was almost certainly a regular career Officer too, probably seeing service in China during the 1930's. A fantastic original pre-war early 1930’s Japanese Officers sword (shingunto), Showa era gendaito (Smith hand forged blade) blade 26.5 in., shinogi-zukuri with large kissaki, notare hamon becoming suguha at the boshi, gilt copper habaki, long nakago with two mekugi ana, signed 'Minamoto Masauji Kore Saku', high quality pre- war regulation officer's mountings, the pierced tsuba and the seppa with matching assembly number 0207, tsuka secured with two mekugi, sarute formed as two clasped hands with brown and blue sword knot, regulation steel saya. Hawley notes a Masauji working in 1931. This is a great opportunity to purchase genuine hand forged and smith signed Japanese sword from WW2 . This is not a mass produced wartime sword. It is one of only 10% of Japanese Officers swords that were hand forged by skilled sword-smiths. That this weapon has certainly seen action is evident from the service wear to the finish of the scabbard and the sun faded sword knot. It would have broken it's officer owners heart to surrender the prized sword that he had carried throughout many years of conflict and deprivation. This is a Company Officers sword, either a Lieutenant or Captain, but most probably a Captain as he would have been very unlucky indeed to end the war as a Lieutenant. The sword is pre-WW2 so he was almost certainly a regular career Officer too, probably seeing service in China during the 1930's.
  7. Thanks for all your replies , for now I think I will leave it alone , the green build up is very stubborn and wont shift with a tooth pick , someone I know said maybe try limescale remover , but theres no way I'm going to give anything a try like this ,I don't want to end up with shiny brass fittings !
  8. yes maybe be best to leave it alone , I havnt touched it with anything yet as I only received it today , the black marks look like stains not rust , if I could find some high grade uchiko I would probably be tempted. thanks
  9. Thanks for the advice , and don't worry I will leave the wire wool in the cupboard ! I will try an old toothbrush maybe ,in some places the green build up is quite thick and might come off with a toothpick , the appearance doesn't bother me its just that I don't want it to make the brass deteriorate , many thanks
  10. Ive recently bought his showa era gendaito as you may have seen in my last post I was asking you guys for your opinion, well its arrived today and looking at it you can see most of the brass work has turned green ,is it best to leave it like this or maybe give it a light clean maybe with a soft wire wool , I don't mind the appearance as long as its not going to get worse or slowly make the brass deteriorate , also when looking at the blade there a just a few black stains that maybe came from the saya ? , I don't expect these can be removed without a full polish? I have also pointed out a patch where it looks rubbed whether someone has had a go at getting a stain out , I'm going to keep this sword and would like to make sure its well looked after ,ive attached a few pictures to see what you think, thanks for your help matthew
  11. Thanks for all your replies and advice, I have bought it and hopefully it turn up this week
  12. thanks for your reply bruce , maybe I should get it while I can
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