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Jon MB

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  1. 1 hour ago, lonely panet said:

    so you had 1 example, and that allows you to form a informative opinion. question

     

    if a type 32  ko saya fits a otsu but the numbers arnt matching is that correct??? its happened about 10,000 times but its not correct.  get my notion 

    Colonial officials' swords were probably not stored and refurbished in arsenals like other ranks' cavalry sabres, so swopping scabbards seems less likely.

  2. 50 minutes ago, lonely panet said:

    so you had 1 example, and that allows you to form a informative opinion. question

     

    if a type 32  ko saya fits a otsu but the numbers arnt matching is that correct??? its happened about 10,000 times but its not correct.  get my notion 

    Charmingly put, minus the punctuation. So let's hear your assumptions regarding the mismatch.

     

     

  3. Nagasa: 39.5 cm

    Sori: 1.3 cm

    Motohaba: 2.3 cm

    Motokasane: 1.8 cm

     

    Hi Folks,

    Do you think this wakizashi is made as such, or is it a cut down earlier piece that is thin from many polishes? Or something else..

     

    I don't see fumbari, and the nakago patination looks not too old, so I am assuming it has been shortened.

     

    I know it's not a treasure, just want to understand it a little better.

     

    Many thanks in advance,

     

    Warm regards,

     

    Jon B

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  4. There is patch on the scabbard where there has been a bad repaint over corrosion from where the sword was carried.

    Overall, the fittings and saya are of fairly good quality.

     

    With regard to the partial removal of the railroad company logo: Maybe the NCR / Kwantung army officer was sent south and removed the NCR logo at that point.

     

    Thanks for looking.

     

    Jon MB

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  5. Thank you Geraint, much appreciated. Grey has already suggested that he thinks this piece is better left as is. In the long run I would have been been tempted to try have it polished, but it would be tough with the deep pitting and intricate horimono. 

  6. Yes, very interesting. Thank you Geraint.

     

    So is the piece I have shown an imitator or the imitated then...

     

    The Christie's example is appears directly related conceptually, with the habaki and the nakago clearly being of very similar forms.

     

    I don't know enough of the evolution of Ken over time to evaluate further.

  7. Hi Geraint, thank you for that. I am pleased you say that as that was my feeling also, Shinshinto.

     

    Much appreciated, as are the other comments here.

  8. An old Ken, for your examination folks.

     

    Total length 84 cm. Nagasa 65 cm.

     

    Any insights appreciated.

     

    Hope everyone is well.

     

    Jon B

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