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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th February 2023, 08:57 PM
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Before the Meiji, after which they were...

Before the Meiji, after which they were irrelevant with the end of the Han system and creation of a national army. Otherwise, Ghd knows, these have been found with Heian era blades in them, they just...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th February 2023, 09:10 PM
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Posted By David R
Your third example is from what's known as an...

Your third example is from what's known as an Okashi-To, aka a "loan sword", also referred to erroneously as a "Satsuma sword". Basically a castle arsenal back in the day would recycle worn out...
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