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While attempting to squeeze a donation for the troops from a neighbor I asked about the sword he had. The blade is 21 1/2' tip to habaki, very low profile temper line. I took it apart but didn't see any writing on the tang. Unfortunately my picture came out less than I wanted. Is it possible to tell anything for these photos?

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I believe that is a Kyu Gunto sword dating to around 1900.


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Thanks Vern.
Bill Rannow has given me reason enough to go back and get better photos.
"It is a wakizashi (medium length blade) in Russo Japanese war mounts.
The blade is self looks to be from the Koto period (1500s) and has
been shortened."
I never knew they made them in the shorter version.

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Very nice and Bill would know wink


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hi nataguru
nice early naval short sword i agree with every thing bill rannow says about this blade mounted in 1905 russo war mounts he knows his japanese swords . and true the japanese shortned many long blades the japanese didnt throw anything away used it all especially this 1500s-1550 blade nice sword a real keeper thanks for showing it god bless andy militarynut

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Hello Militarynut,

With respect I suggest that blade is in Army mounts not Navy mounts. Have another look at the backstrap and let me now what you think.

Regards,
Stu


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