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Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 04-05-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Bob Coleman
a worthless attribution to a known lineage of...

a worthless attribution to a known lineage of sword smiths.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 01-20-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By Bob Coleman
Those without proper knowledge hear that a...

Those without proper knowledge hear that a Japanese sword sold for big money and immediately equate that value with theirs. I once met a vet who wanted $70,000 for a stainless Kaigunto he had picked...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 01-07-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,296
Posted By Bob Coleman
The wakizashi appears to be a naginata naoshi. ...

The wakizashi appears to be a naginata naoshi. The katana also appears to be an older piece. Do you have any information on it?
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 01-03-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By Bob Coleman
I will be there in my usual location.

I will be there in my usual location.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 12-31-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 765
Posted By Bob Coleman
I have seen a lot of gunto over the years and...

I have seen a lot of gunto over the years and never encountered a serial numbered habaki. The Minatagawa Jinja swords should only bear the jinga kikusui mon.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 12-13-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Bob Coleman
The blade ha had a great deal of steel taken off...

The blade ha had a great deal of steel taken off the cutting edge likely to remove nicks in the blade. In it's present condition, little can be seen in the blade. Any purchase should proceed with...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 12-06-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By Bob Coleman
It is totally impossible to relate a mon on a...

It is totally impossible to relate a mon on a tsuka to a particular family. Following the Meiji revolution, nearly every family in Japan adopted a mon. They were no longer restricted to the noble...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 12-05-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 779
Posted By Bob Coleman
A very valid comment with which I totally agree. ...

A very valid comment with which I totally agree. There is no valid comparison between the two.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-28-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 890
Posted By Bob Coleman
The nakago looks to be well preserved and not...

The nakago looks to be well preserved and not cleaned as the yasurimei or file marks are untouched. Nakago patina is not always a way of determining age. I recall a mid 17th c. wakizashi I should...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-26-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 890
Posted By Bob Coleman
As to authenticity, it is definitely a Japanese...

As to authenticity, it is definitely a Japanese tanto. Any other authenticity would only be if it was signed and a genuine mei. We would need to see the entire blade stripped of it's mounts to even...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-21-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By Bob Coleman
These did exist in the period as I have owned a...

These did exist in the period as I have owned a few bought directly from veterans.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-20-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By Bob Coleman
The sayagaki is difficult to read as you have it...

The sayagaki is difficult to read as you have it posted sideways and the kanji are badly faded-possibly due to flash photography. Please reshoot with the area with the red thread at the bottom and...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-18-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,134
Posted By Bob Coleman
If they allow you to remove the handle, take and...

If they allow you to remove the handle, take and post a picture of the entire tang. If not, check the edge just above the habaki(collar between the blade and tsuba)and see if the first inch is dull....
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-18-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,134
Posted By Bob Coleman
That is impossible to answer based on the current...

That is impossible to answer based on the current information. It is like saying I want to buy this car but I co not know the age, the make, model, number of miles or condition. Japanese swords are...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-10-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By Bob Coleman
The piece is in relic condition. The blade...

The piece is in relic condition. The blade nakago has been butchered . It is not worth even 1'3 of his asking price. This is not a collectable item.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 09-06-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By Bob Coleman
Hi Bryan- Well done. There is apinned thread...

Hi Bryan-
Well done. There is apinned thread in this section regarding that: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=217287
Best regards,
Bob
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 09-06-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By Bob Coleman
Well said Guy. Another insensitive individual...

Well said Guy. Another insensitive individual who does not deserve any assistance with his hinomaru.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 08-27-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 659
Posted By Bob Coleman
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Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 08-27-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 659
Posted By Bob Coleman
First define what you mean by old. That is very...

First define what you mean by old. That is very subjective when it comes to Japanese swords. This appears to be a Taisho era(1906-1926) copy of an older form of tachi koshirae used from Kamakura...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 08-25-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,214
Posted By Bob Coleman
Total trash including the item and the story.

Total trash including the item and the story.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 08-25-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Bob Coleman
This is not a Japanese sword. It is a very poor...

This is not a Japanese sword. It is a very poor attempt to imitate one. The handle is very poor quality work with a pseudo habaki attached to the bottom which was never done. The habaki was always...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 08-22-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Bob Coleman
Some form of Asian made souvenir. Not even close...

Some form of Asian made souvenir. Not even close to anything made by a Japanese smith.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 08-17-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 800
Posted By Bob Coleman
You will need much clearer pictures of the...

You will need much clearer pictures of the signature as they are too blurry for me to read. Also you have the signature posted upside down and sideways which complicates matters. The nakago should be...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 08-15-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Bob Coleman
oil and a little work with a antler will loosen...

oil and a little work with a antler will loosen some of the excess red rust on this showato. It has the Seki arsenal stamp malomg it a non traditional factory made blade. The kanji is difficult to...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 08-14-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 596
Posted By Bob Coleman
These are not wood block prints but copies of...

These are not wood block prints but copies of wood block prints that were sold commercially. They are likely furushka, a cloth used to wrap and carry a gift. Genuine wood block prints are printed...
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