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Attention Mantetsu Owners: A Survey

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3 hours ago, Stephen said:

Only 3 2s Bruce look closer to bottom one. It has a v under it

 

Sharp eyes you have.  The markings on the tsuba are as follows.

Suya logo.

H二二二マ = H222MA.

Katakana character マ = MA

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Bruce

Here is 7 more for you.

4 昭和辛巳春 1941 Spring,2 昭和癸未春 1943 Spring,1 昭和甲申春 1944 Spring.These photos are all I have.

1.ネ 三四七 1941

2.ヨ 二三四(Only has one photo) 1941

3.タ 三0五 1941

4.ツ 一九八 1941

5.ユ 一一五 1943

6.ヱ 六五 1943

7.(イ)五二六 1944

 

 

 

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1943 ユ 一一五 b.jpeg

1943 ユ 一一五 a.jpeg

1943 ヱ 六五 a.jpeg

1943 ヱ 六五 b.jpeg

1943 ヱ 六五 c.jpeg

1944 (イ)五二六.jpeg

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21 minutes ago, Bruce Pennington said:

That's great Trystan!  I had two of these, but not the rest.  And that's our first recorded "KO" number!

Bruce

Do you have ヨ 一一?

 

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42 minutes ago, Bruce Pennington said:

That's a new one too!  Any more pictures of that one?  It should be Spring 41, but it's always good to have a full set of pics.

You know I will post all photos if I have it😃

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2 hours ago, Stephen said:

So all the ones i posted were yesterday news?

 I know Bill's was.

I’m glad you asked me, Stephen, because I see that I missed the one for sale on eBay!  I don’t have that one! I sent an email to the seller asking for a picture of the character under the habaki.  It looks like a HI  ヒ

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2 hours ago, Stephen said:

Hope this is rare...dont think ive seen just one number.

 

 

Nakago is close to mint, very nice. Is it yours Stephen?

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12 minutes ago, Stephen said:

I wish posted on Facebook

 

reported gun store find for $1100

These Mantetstu-to with fresh nakago free of any sign of use, are really nice. Yasurime are much more visible so as the inscriptions. I wish mine would be like that.

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2 hours ago, Stephen said:

just one number.

That’s a good one, Stephen!  Didn’t have that one in the database. But now I do!

 

I only have two other blades with single numbers -  1941 ナ 5, and 1942.ラ 7

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32 minutes ago, Stephen said:

Thank you Trystan.

Bruno id love to own one before its over.

Can't agree more Stephen.

 

Also, there are also those special orders Mantestu-to with extra inscriptions or Konan Issei Mantetsu-to. They are holy grails too! 

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1 hour ago, Bruno said:

Can't agree more Stephen.

 

Also, there are also those special orders Mantestu-to with extra inscriptions or Konan Issei Mantetsu-to. They are holy grails too! 

Or the one with Wavy hamon😃

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This one of mine, ticked a few boxes. Wavy Hamon, fairly clean Nakago, Green painted Saya, early mounts, Spring 1939. Bruce has the Mune numbers.

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6 hours ago, Bruce Pennington said:

 

Got both, but thanks for your help!

Hey Bruce,

 

How many Mantetsu-to have you referenced so far? 

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