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Antique Samurai Sword REAL

 
 
example420
 
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Reply Fri 23 Mar, 2012 10:28 pm
@High Seas,
Well i checked the link that exposes fakes, so far so good it seems legit, no acid etched designs and everything seems right, im still waiting on a camera but i will have pictures of the inscriptions on the tang tomorrow later in the day, thanks high seas, your input has helped alot
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Fri 23 Mar, 2012 10:38 pm
@example420,
example420 wrote:

Well i checked the link that exposes fakes, so far so good it seems legit, no acid etched designs and everything seems right, im still waiting on a camera but i will have pictures of the inscriptions on the tang tomorrow later in the day, thanks high seas, your input has helped alot


I dunno, man - I've seen these a lot in antique dealerships here in CA, due to people bringing them back from the war, and they never seem to go for more than a hundred bucks or so.

Cycloptichorn
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example420
 
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Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2012 04:15 pm
@High Seas,
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u410/Example420/P3240098.jpg theres the inscriptions on the tang, i used soap so i could get a clear reading on the camera, there are also two inscriptions in kanji on the back of the tang but i couldnt get a reading on the camera, i used a black background and sunlight and tried using a lamp without a shade, so what can you guys tell me?
example420
 
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Reply Sun 25 Mar, 2012 01:47 pm
@example420,
no one can help?
roger
 
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Reply Sun 25 Mar, 2012 02:42 pm
@example420,
Doesn't look like it. My guess would be that a real counterfeit or reproduction would not have the markings on the tang, but that doesn't rule out production in the last hundred years.
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JTT
 
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Reply Sun 25 Mar, 2012 04:23 pm
@example420,
Would you like me to find Yoshida Minoru or his descendants so you can return it?
example420
 
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Reply Sun 25 Mar, 2012 05:34 pm
@JTT,
who is Yoshida Minoru?
example420
 
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Reply Sun 25 Mar, 2012 05:37 pm
@example420,
is there anyone on the forum that may know enough kanji to translate?
Green Witch
 
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Reply Mon 26 Mar, 2012 05:49 pm
@example420,
The only way you are going to get the real value is to pay for an appraisal from someone who knows about swords and can look at the thing in person. No one here is really qualified to tell you from these pictures what the sword is worth. I've seen real 17th-18th century Samurai swords and this one does not show the quality, detail and workmanship I would expect in an authentic piece. Based on these images I think it was made for the souvenir market sometime between 1890-1935 and would worth maybe $100 if it was cleaned up, but you are welcome to prove me wrong.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 26 Mar, 2012 05:52 pm
@Green Witch,
There were many produced for officers in the 2nd World War. While they are no where up to the earlier standards, they were neither junk nor souvenirs. Also, not priceless antiques.
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