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Hi All,


my first post and new to the forum. I recently got interested in Japanese  swords and fittings. I can buy the following Kozuka with small knife locally for not that big amount of money.

Is it original Japanese or is it a reproduction? The backside of the handle also has a dot pattern, not sure if this is Nankoji?


Thanks for your help,

Sincerely yours,





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Dear Michel.


Save your money, even the little bi that this would cost.  Unless of course you need a letter opener?  This is a reproduction.


Have a look here, https://www.japaneseswordbooksandtsuba.com/store/Tsuba-&-Kodogu   And also, a bit closer to home, here,   https://nihonto.uk/      Take your time and give your eyes time to learn what to look for.




All the best.



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