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  1. Welcome Victor, I always find it interesting to see where these swords end up. I would expect to find more German WW2 items than Pacific WW2 items? Interesting sword, glad you shared it with us.
  2. What a way to enter into Nihonto, congrats on the new additions. Four swords all at once with different character, did the previous care taker have any stories for any of the swords?
  3. Wow, That is very interesting. I guess I learned something new again, every time I get on the board I seem to learn new interesting things about Nihonto. So does anyone have any ideas on why they would darken the fittings on these swords?
  4. I like the Hamon, looks like an interesting blade. Interesting engraving on it. You must of been good to get that in your stocking, congrats on the addition.
  5. So a family blade in military mounts? Either way I like it, looks to be in great condition.
  6. Hello Steve, Welcome to the forum, I would love to see more pictures of the whole sword. Glad you were able to get both the Nambu and the sword as a package. I'm right down the road in Summerville.
  7. Good point Mark, I have seen a one like that also.
  8. The cosmoline could of crept down into the handle area and then resolidified. You may need to place the sword in the sun for a while for it to warm up to get things loose?
  9. Cosmoline is the devils work lol. I have been cleaning it off of mil surplus weapons for years, it is slow going what ever you use but really protects everything its on. You may find another surprise when you remove the sword from the sheath each time. Be careful with goof off, it can wipe paint off of cabinets, ask me how I know.... I cant wait to see the blade once you get the blade disassembled and taken apart, $400 sounds like a great find.
  10. Looks like a nice clean example, congrats on the new addition. As for the tassel, good luck. They seem to be getting harder to find a good example.
  11. That is a good looking addition you have there. Congrats on the new addition to your collection and to the world of Type 95 swords. Yours looks real clean, did you add the tassel or did the sword come with it?
  12. Welcome to the forum, Nice example you picked up. Your sword has numbers that are close to mine 69022.
  13. Good looking sword you got, welcome. Your numbers on your sword are not to far from mine.
  14. And be sure to pass the history of the sword on, you could even put it to paper so it can go with the sword so the history of it is not lost. Once a family member passes you cant go back and ask again. Looks like an excellent example as said above.
  15. Wow, there are some good looking blades in this thread. Thanks everyone for sharing the pictures and knowledge, I learn something every time I log on.
  16. Hello, 

     

    I also am just outside Charleston in Summerville.

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    2. Smee78

      Smee78

      Wow,

       

      That's quite a bit of selling ya got going on there. You got any price ranges you looking at? Ya never know, you may have something cheap enough I can afford lol.

    3. DTM72

      DTM72

      One tanto is out for polish, but should be back at the end of October. Once I get it in the new saya, and new tsuka, that one will be around $1250. Another tanto is Late edo period (1850-1865), in good polish with tan and brown ratan tsuka and saya is $650. Another tanto is in full koshirae with good to very good polish. (Sorry no pics of that one). That will be $1000. Lastly, I have a O-tanto or small wakizashi in old polish, showing a lot of age but clear hamon and hada. It has is in a nice older saya with a new tsuka. That one is $600. I have a yari with a beautifully painted saya. I plan to make a pole for it, but without pole it is $450. After mounting on a pole, price will be higher. Lastly I have a NBTHK papered wakizashi in perfect polish and NBTHK papered koshirae as well. That one is $1500. 

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    4. Smee78

      Smee78

      Nices pieces your selling.

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      Wow,

       

      That's quite a bit of selling ya got going on there. You got any price ranges you looking at? Ya never know, you may have something cheap enough I can afford lol.

  17. Welcome to the board Dan. I don't know anything about the sword but look forward to hearing more about it.
  18. Those are some interesting looking blades, I hope you continue to take care of them. They were likely covered in cosmoline and that's why they were so protected all these years.
  19. Those are some interesting looking mon. Thanks to everyone who shared theirs, never seems to be and end to what you learn on this board.
  20. That is a good looking sword, I am guilty of paying a little to much for one item in a group if there is something in it I really want. I guess it all comes out in the wash.
  21. Wow, that is an interesting read Dave. Thanks for sharing, I must of missed it the first time it was posted.
  22. Wow, I was not familiar with the types 7 or 8 for the type 95 swords. Kiipu thanks for the link to that thread, great info on it. OP congrats on the new sword, looks like an excellent way start to your collection. Be sure to do a lot of reading and study up on the subject, there are a lot of fakes out there. Good Luck.
  23. Wow Bruce, sorry to hear ya got faked. Glad you were able to get some what of a deal worked out. I cant wait to see the good ones you did get. Thanks for sharing your lesson with us. I know I'm still learning a lot, even from mistakes of others.
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