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  1. How does an 80 year old blade retain such condition? Or has it been re-polished?
  2. An old blade mounted for ww2. Returned from PNG. Probably acquired in Rabaul. Some suggestions from another thread in here that it could be, “kazu uchi mono” close inspection of nakago, shows file marks end between mekugi-ana. The bottom section shows much older patina. The “new”section, from end of file marks to ha shows a hammered surface and younger patina. The “balance” of the blade seems too thin at the machi. The suggestion that it has been shortened seems to be supported.
  3. Yes, in the process. Have a letter from my grandpa to my nana, in which he mentions a bit of his time in Rabaul in September, 45. “70,000 Japs (pows) just down the road”.
  4. Many thanks for the information and feedback.
  5. Length from Kissaki to Mune-machi = 66.5cm Total length of steel = 85.3cm
  6. Thanks Dave, I posted fewer pics in Nihonto because I assume that the Koshira are ww2 and not what the Nihonto guys want to see. thanks for your input too Bruce.
  7. This is a family heirloom and not for sale. Just seeking information to add to its story - heirlooms without stories are just objects.
  8. One mekugi-ana used with wooden peg, in the tsuka
  9. I posted this in military swords. It was suggested that this forum might be able to provide more information. It was brought back from PNG. My Grandpa fought on Kokoda, sanananda, gona, buna, & Boganville, then to Rabaul and repatriation of pows through to 47. Provenance is solid but place of acquisition is obscure. My uncle (my grandpa’s son) doesn’t remember but thinks they were handed out to officers in Rabaul (my pa by that stage was battlefield promoted to lieutenant colonel) my childhood recollection of my grandma’s story is that it was presented to him on surrender somewhere. The Rabaul version is probs more likely. Expert feedback would be greatly appreciated. many thanks in advance total length 93.5cm
  10. One mekugi-ana used with wooden peg.
  11. It was brought back from PNG. My Grandpa fought on Kokoda, sanananda, gona, buna, & Boganville, then to Rabaul and repatriation of pows through to 47. Provenance is solid but place of acquisition is obscure. My uncle doesn’t remember but thinks they were handed out to officers in Rabaul (my pa by that stage was battlefield promoted to lieutenant colonel) my childhood recollection of my grandma’s story is that it was presented to him on surrender somewhere. The Rabaul version is probs more likely. Expert feedback would be greatly appreciated. many thanks in advance total length 93.5cm
  12. Soooo what does that mean???
  13. Could someone identify the mei/markings on this? many thanks
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