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Not a knife......but a sword

Discussion in 'Knives' started by xring33, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. xring33

    xring33 Sharpshooter

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    Picked this up a little while ago. It’s the real deal. Wife’s dad served in occupation of Japan in ‘46 and ‘47. He passed in ‘53 from cancer. I thought mounting the 48 star flag above the Samurai sword would be a tribute to both combatants.


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    A real Katana! Have you taken the handle off to see the maker's mark? Is it preserved or rusted?

    Dad brought back the Nambu and an Arisaka bayonet. Congrats and nice display!
     
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    Very nice. Would you post some more pics of it, sheathed and unsheathed please? I'd also like to know more about the making of this, what is the handle made of for example?
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    man that is a item....the US destroyed so many heirloom swords. It is nice to see one saved and here in oklahoma. I would wonder if the man who owned it is still alive.. i would love to know what that says.
     
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    The blade is still razor sharp.


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    I have a Japanese flag I gave to my son with the gun and bayonet that has good luck sayings and symbols written all over it. I want to know what it says too.
    It looks like this one. Apparently they were given as a blessing and good luck to their soldiers going off to war.
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    If I'm not mistaken, the handle is made of Stingray.
     

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