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Posted 6 years ago

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BillyHell
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We bought this sword around 1976. I have never had an appraiser look at it but there are good markings on the tang. I would love to know if I have a WWII sword or hopefully something older.

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  1. Sean, 5 years ago
    Here is the site I would use if trying to do some research. http://quanonline.com/military/military_reference/japanese/japanese.html
    I find the evaluations on the low side for some items but a great resource.
  2. Pacificus Pacificus, 2 years ago
    This sword is in WWII fittings however it is not an issued sword, a lot of the officers would remove the issued sword and replace it with a family sword that their ancestors would have used in battle. It's hard to read the signature from your drawing, perhaps doing a charcoal rubbing on a piece of onion paper or a photo with a soft directional light could make it more legible.
  3. papa papa, 20 days ago
    Bitchu School is the last symbol the rest unknown.
  4. Master Master, 19 days ago
    Amazing piece some thing that I have all ways won't for my collection.fingers crossed

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