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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2021, 03:14 AM
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Posted By Bryce
G'day Norman, The new photos of the blade you...

G'day Norman,
The new photos of the blade you posted don't prove the blade is Japanese, but on the other hand they don't rule it out either. If you can see a hamon then that makes it more likely to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 12:30 AM
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Posted By Bryce
G'day Norman, A Japanese sword which has had...

G'day Norman,
A Japanese sword which has had this hard a life will have grain openings in the blade, which are evidence of folding during manufacture. If there aren't any openings on your blade than...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 10:25 PM
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Posted By Bryce
G'day Norman, It is a sword which was made in...

G'day Norman,
It is a sword which was made in an Asian country other than Japan, in imitation of a Japanese sword. Whether it was made 10 years ago or 80 years ago is hard to judge from the photos....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 01:55 AM
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Posted By Bryce
G'day Norman, Unfortunately this isn't Japanese...

G'day Norman,
Unfortunately this isn't Japanese and is probably a Chinese fake. Nothing about the tsuka (handle) is Japanese, the tsuba is crudely cast, the nakago is very crudely finished, blade...
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