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Posted 7 years ago


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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, 6 years ago
    Here is the site I would use if trying to do some research.
    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, 9 months ago
    Bitchu School is the last symbol the rest unknown.
  4. Master Master, 9 months ago
    Amazing piece some thing that I have all ways won't for my collection.fingers crossed

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