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Old 12-10-2019, 01:18 PM   #1
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Guy's I collect Imperial Spiked helmets and that is where my knowledge is. My brother who also collected recently passed away and I am now figuring out what to do with his Japanese swords, blades and Kubuto's(helmets) Looking for knowledge on what they are and if possible fair values.

I know much better pics of the blades would be needed for exact values, but thought I would start here with markings etc.

Any help would be appreciated.

James
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Old 12-10-2019, 01:21 PM   #2
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Last picture from previous post and 1st one here are of the full sword with scabbard, believe this is a wartime sword?

keeping going from top to bottom

second sword has scabbard with leather wrap, no handle or markings

3rr, 4th and 5th are all blades only, showing the markings if any.

6th one is a short sword, fancier with markings
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Old 12-10-2019, 01:41 PM   #3
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All genuine fantastic items! Congrats!
The second sword and the wakizashi seem to be more valuable than the first kaigunto ,,,,The Kabuto it's awesome..

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Old 12-10-2019, 02:29 PM   #4
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Not all genuine there’s a Chinese fake sword
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Old 12-10-2019, 04:20 PM   #5
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Can't comment on age of blades but Gunto on top is army
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Old 12-10-2019, 04:31 PM   #6
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No one can see the fake???
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Old 12-10-2019, 04:35 PM   #7
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Thanks for comments, assume you mean the bottom one is the Chinese copy, that one looks different then the others.

This is why I am asking for help.

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Old 12-10-2019, 05:05 PM   #8
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Sorry James
Yes number 6 the wakizashi
From the photos the blades date from the 1700’s to ww2
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Old 12-10-2019, 09:05 PM   #9
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1st signature:

貞治
Sadaharu

2nd signature:
備前国長船宗光
Bishū [no] Kuni Osafune Munemitsu

弘化二年五月 道俊上之
Kōka Ni-nen Tsuchinoto [element: earth] Go-gatsu Michitoshi Kami No [or?? Doshun / Ueno??]

May, 1846

Not certain of the kanji in green! I've seen elements & zodiac signs to indicate years, but not for months. Maybe I'm reading this wrong?


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Old 12-11-2019, 11:38 PM   #10
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The last sword posted is a chinese fake.


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Old 12-16-2019, 11:22 AM   #11
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The last sword posted is a chinese fake.


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not so sure ,,,
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Old 12-16-2019, 11:29 AM   #12
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not so sure ,,,
The mei on the last sword looks like it was heavily etched with acid and not cut with a chisel. Of course this is just my opinion.
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The last sword is a Chinese fake
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