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Old 23rd July 2007, 02:51 PM   #1
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Default Questions about Japanese Tanto

At least, I think it's called a tanto. Can anyone tell me about the maker, and what era it's from?

Thank you for looking.

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Old 23rd July 2007, 02:58 PM   #2
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The tsuba, or handguard, is attractive in an understated way. The edge was made with a textured finish. The polished copper has bright flecks in it.

I think the sleeve on the blade could be made of the same copper alloy, but the flecks are dark. I donít want to do anything to wreck the dagger, but if possible, Iíd like to bring back the bright copper flecks on the sleeve to match those on the hand guard.
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Old 23rd July 2007, 04:58 PM   #3
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I am not a Nihonto man, but....
Where did you get it from ? Hopefully, not from one of Chinese e-bay sites....

Hope other Forumites will prove me wrong.
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Old 23rd July 2007, 09:26 PM   #4
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Sorry, but IMHO, I think it's a Chinese fake. The blade shape is wrong
for a true tanto (it might (doubtful) be the point of a broken long sword).
The hamon (temperline) looks artificial. The tang patina is bad and the
Kanji don't make any sense - a bad attempt I think at Hiroyuki. The blade
is much too shiney. Overall it look very modernish to me.
I would certainly seek other informed opinions,
but I don't hold out much hope for it. Sorry.

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Old 23rd July 2007, 09:58 PM   #5
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Have to agree with Rich. Not right IMHO.
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Old 24th July 2007, 06:40 PM   #6
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Thank you for your assistance.
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Most certainly fake replica.

Almost everything is wrong, starting with the fake (etched) "hamon" and ending with the "signanure" (that is neither chinese characters, nor Japanese).
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