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While transferring files after a computer melt down, i came across these, i'm sure i've posted them before, but thought i'd add them here also.

It seems there this latch method was not reserved just for Army use, the Navy got to use these aswell.

I found these posted on a forum some 5 years ago 

 

Edit- found the forum , it was Gunboards.

 

 

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Stegel, I have seen that loop on quite a few swords without the Iida latch. Pictured is one of my Iida latches with the number, 147, which matches the other fittings. I think that the individual components had to fit precisely, so I am sure they were made in individually fitted sets. Love the Kai with the latch (and the red toe nails!).  

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1 hour ago, Stegel said:

Last one, an ordinary 'Normal' tsuba, but with the same loop 'appendage' added

It has the first seppa moulded as part of the tsuba, so perhaps it was intended, but never got to be used in the Iida latch set up

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Look closely at the Fuchi, it has the same unique blossom design as the other Iida swords, this is quite interesting.

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On 11/10/2020 at 1:54 AM, PNSSHOGUN said:

Look closely at the Fuchi, it has the same unique blossom design as the other Iida swords, this is quite interesting.

Those are my pics from one I used to own. It was a wakizashi.

 

from the lock mounts I’ve seen, the blades tend to be Imai Sadashige. Is that what others have observed as well?

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