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  1. This is a really cool piece. Nice find.
  2. Hey guys, As usual thanks for all of your input! I figured there wouldn't be any simple answer, but this is an area I want to start investigating more. I've searched this forum for info on Takehisa but haven't been able to find out too much more about him. Interestingly, it seems like anytime his swords come up they are from 1943. At least from what I've seen. JP that book you mentioned seems like a good read and kinda what I'm looking for, I'll have to pick up a copy in not too long here.
  3. Hey there guys, I've been kind of curious about something. Some of you may have seen my post about my 1943 Takehisa Type 98 I picked up recently. Looking at the sword and reading on this forum has got we wondering about something... What kind of environment would a sword like mine have been forged in? Would a sword smith like Takehisa have likely owned his own small shop or would he have more likely just been one worker in a larger shop with other sword smiths? And do we know what sort of manufacturing method were used for most war time Type 98's? Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
  4. Thanks for all the info Bruce. As usual I appreciate it!
  5. Hey Bruce! So is that what that back paint is, a number? 107? also the sarute is not the clasped hand type, just plain curved bar. I think when the pervious owner added it when he added the tassel. two questions. What are our thoughts on the use of the W stamp? And also, do we know of any more information about Takehisa of the methods he used for making his swords? thanks!
  6. Hey there, I posted about this Type 98 a while back as I was looking at purchasing it. Well, I did purchase it and after almost getting lost by the postal service it has finally arrived! Made by Takehisa in Autumn 1943, a pretty classic looking Type 98 to my eyes. I’ve decided to take some of my own pictures and post them here, though I’ve included some of the older pics of it apart... since I have yet to take it apart myself... perhaps a little nervous haha.
  7. Oh man. That is one beautiful Kia Gunto. Wish I had seen this post earlier 🙃
  8. I’ve really appreciated all your feedback. I thought I’d let you all know that it looks like Im likely gonna get the Takehisa. ...also it has matching numbers
  9. Awesome, thanks for this information. Would we expect to find any serial number on any of the fittings of a blade like this?
  10. Thanks for your opinions guys, I was already leading to the Takehisa as well. Do we have any suspicions as to what kind of manufacturing method was used to make it?
  11. I’m not sure, as I don’t have that book. But I did post more info about that sword and another one in my other post.
  12. Hey there, I’m eyeing up these two Type 98s and I wanted to see what you guys think of them and what other information you guys may have. The first one has a combat cover and is signed by Kiyo Nobu and the asking is 1900 USD. The second is a 1943 piece made by Takehisa. The lock button on this one is broken. Asking is 1500 USD Im pretty new to these guys, so your feedback is greatly appreciated. Even if I don’t buy either its good learning experience. https://imgur.com/a/HR92hHA And, I did an Imgur link because the way the photos were shaped meant they got horribly cropped when I uploaded them directly onto the post.
  13. Hey there everyone, In my quest to find a good example of Type 98 to go along with my Type 95 NCO I've come across a sword made by Takehisa in Autumn 1943. I was wondering if any of you are familiar with this maker and the types of techniques he used and the quality of his work. Thanks!
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