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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 05:51 PM
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Tubular rivets for a sword knot are a very...

Tubular rivets for a sword knot are a very Chinese (authentic) feature. Not always present but seen often enough.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2021, 04:41 PM
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Posted By David R
I suspect that the reason for the offset "machi"...

I suspect that the reason for the offset "machi" is to get the look of the traditional habaki, which is a more complicated piece of work than people realise, without all the fiddling around.....
I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2021, 07:13 PM
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Posted By David R
I had this one down as an "Island Sword" dating...

I had this one down as an "Island Sword" dating from WW2 with a repurposed genuine Japanese blade. The yokote is notorious for disappearing with a bad or worn polish, and not all blade styles had...
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