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Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 02-17-2020, 09:18 AM
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Posted By BruceP
Adjusted for inflation, in today's dollars: ...

Adjusted for inflation, in today's dollars:

Hourly: $ 9.20
Bed: $93.24
Sex: $24.00

I bet a bunch of G.I.s went without the bed!
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 02-17-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By BruceP
From a NY Times article: "Before World War II,...

From a NY Times article: "Before World War II, the yen traded at roughly 3.6 to the dollar. Then in 1945, the occupation forces landed and adopted a 15-to-1 conversion rate for their transactions...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 02-17-2020, 12:49 AM
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Posted By BruceP
What was the Yen/Dollar exchange rate in WWII?

What was the Yen/Dollar exchange rate in WWII?
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 02-16-2020, 12:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By BruceP
Thanks for the better pics. Agree with Guy -...

Thanks for the better pics. Agree with Guy - 190.

We'll just have to hope some of the nihonto guys chime in on the blade. It's just something I don't study and can't really help you with.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 02-15-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By BruceP
One of the guys more familiar with nihonto may...

One of the guys more familiar with nihonto may correct me on this, but I think it's a blade made during WWII, but for the civilian market, that was later refitted for the war. Saya and tsuka look...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 02-14-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By BruceP
Sold!

Sold!
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 02-14-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By BruceP
Shameless Plug for a Sale - Nikka Whiskey

Got a new bottle of Nikka "Samurai" Whiskey for sale on the Bazaar Forum: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8644984#post8644984

New, unopened.

(Don't know if it's...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 02-12-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By BruceP
I use extensively both Dawson's book and the...

I use extensively both Dawson's book and the Fuller & Gregory book "Japanese Military Swords and Dirks". Their older version is smaller and a little outdated compared to their updated one, but it...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 02-10-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By BruceP
You can read about tassel specifications on the...

You can read about tassel specifications on the last page or 2 of the following thread at Warrelics. But, like all things WWII (at least in the sword world) you'll find lots of exceptions to the...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 02-09-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By BruceP
Might be worth polishing. They charge by the...

Might be worth polishing. They charge by the inch, so around $2,200. But the blade looks to be in good enough shape.

Other guys more experienced with that may have a thought on it.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 02-06-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By BruceP
Agree with Jareth - Damascus steel and writing on...

Agree with Jareth - Damascus steel and writing on the blade - both classic Chinese knock-off style.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 02-03-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By BruceP
Nice condition! I’ve always had trouble...

Nice condition! I’ve always had trouble determining the difference between the navy and the all-brown army tassel. Your picture makes this look orange. Could you get a bright pic showing the color...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 02-02-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By BruceP
I've gotten mine from a combination of ebay,...

I've gotten mine from a combination of ebay, dealers, and auction sites. The auction sites can be the cheapest ( not always!), but it can be iffy with the poor pictures provided at some of them. ...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 02-01-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By BruceP
I'll PM you. I have a couple coming in than I...

I'll PM you. I have a couple coming in than I intend to sell. Don't have them yet, but should be arriving within a week.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 02-01-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By BruceP
Thanks Aster! From left to right: Iijiman...

Thanks Aster!
From left to right:
Iijiman Token Sword contractor
Tokyo Arsenal inspector stamp
Kokura Arsenal stamp

The forth stamp in the center underneath the Tokyo inspector stamp is the...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 01-31-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By BruceP
Don't know how much you know about your gunto. ...

Don't know how much you know about your gunto. I'ts a Type 95 NCO sword. If you post good pics of the fuchi stamps just above the handguard (tsuba) I can tell you who made the sword and for which...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 01-30-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By BruceP
Ah, now we have something! The Seki stamp! ...

Ah, now we have something! The Seki stamp! Ohmura says that the Seki guild was using the stamp prior to 1939, when they switched to the Showa stamp, and the Nagoya arsenal begain using it. But so...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 01-30-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By BruceP
Ian, It is a nice gunto, thanks for sharing! ...

Ian,
It is a nice gunto, thanks for sharing! Just some minor correction to your description - there was no Seki Arsenal. Seki was an area, and a swordsmith guild. In your case it is refering to...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 01-23-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By BruceP
Ok, understand. Interesting topic, thanks...

Ok, understand.

Interesting topic, thanks for sharing!
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 01-23-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By BruceP
Never heard of such a thing! Is it ivory? or...

Never heard of such a thing! Is it ivory? or like the name - bone (of what?). Have you taken the handle off? Looks like there is a mekugi around the top third of the handle. Would love to see...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 01-19-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By BruceP
Will, thanks for pointing that out! I have...

Will, thanks for pointing that out! I have always had an issue with mixing the 5 and 6. When I see the kanji for 6, my mind sees a 5-pointed star - so it's 5 in my head!.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 01-18-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By BruceP
Now Larry ..... you KNOW I REALLY NEED to see...

Now Larry ..... you KNOW I REALLY NEED to see pics of that '37 Mantetsu, with serial number!!!

And your idea is an interesting one. Rail steel was known to be good stuff. From the description of...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 01-14-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By BruceP
Hey, no worries! Yours is showing the full...

Hey, no worries! Yours is showing the full serial number without taking it off.

Yours is "Te" 599, which puts it in the middle of the 1943 production line. I THINK their year was counted on...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 01-14-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By BruceP
Brad, On the contrary my good buddy! You've...

Brad,

On the contrary my good buddy! You've got a high quality fighting weapon there! I'ts in the last 2 years of full production (they made some in '45) of the South Manchurain Railway (SMR)...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 01-03-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 761
Posted By BruceP
Thanks for sharing Leo! If you don't already...

Thanks for sharing Leo! If you don't already know, the sword is a Type 95 NCO gunto, made by the Kobe Shoten Co (left stamp), for the Tokyo Army arsenal (center inspection stamp) oversight provided...
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