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picked up three japanese swords,this being the first i will post here,came with a single ring metal scabbard,,,,need id on time frame/era this was used or issued,,,thanks,,Robert

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My guess would be WWII Army Police.Is the scabbard Chromed?

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scabbard is steel and covered with light rust,,,

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sword 2,,need id if possible

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leather wrapped handle seems immovable,,round iron guard

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sword 3

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signature,,can anyone translate these?... Confused

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other side..

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Sorry cant help with translation.Sword three looks like it was pretty strong to being close to intact as it was made originally.{Civilian mounts?) with newer military combat cover??Perhaps new scabbard? With my limited knowledge,The motif for the fittings appears to be the dragon chasing the sacred treasure motif.I believe this was very popular in the 1800s.To me this appears to be an older civilian sword but without pictures of the blade it makes it hard to tell.This is just a novices shot in the dark.I would love to hear form those who koow. Thanks Geoff.

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The first sword is a Type 1 Police sword for Patrolmen and Sergeants. It should have a plain chrome or nickeled steel scabbard with either one or two rings depending upon the time period.

I agree with Geoff that the other two swords are civilian with leather military covers.

I hope this helps.


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SWORD#3 IS SIGNED "YAMATO DAIJO FUJIWARA MASANORI" AND ON THE BACKSIDE OR URA "HIGO NO KAMI FUJIWARA MASAKATSU." THE BLADE OS A JOINT WORK OF MASANORI AND MASAKATSU. THESE TWO SMITHS COLLABERATED ON MAKING A NUMBER OF SWORDS. THEY WORKED IN THE MID 17TH CENTURY.


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Originally posted by Bob Coleman:
SWORD#3 IS SIGNED "YAMATO DAIJO FUJIWARA MASANORI" AND ON THE BACKSIDE OR URA "HIGO NO KAMI FUJIWARA MASAKATSU." THE BLADE IS A JOINT WORK OF MASANORI AND MASAKATSU. THESE TWO SMITHS COLLABERATED ON MAKING A NUMBER OF SWORDS. THEY WORKED IN THE MID 17TH CENTURY.


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thanks so much for all the replies,,,RObert


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