Re: Swords on Ebay
- There are some genuine hand forged blades and fittings on ebay, both
in the antiques and wwII sections. A quality blade of course can
run upwards of $1000.
Mass produced blades were made during the war to meet demand and are
technically not samurai swords. Although some family heirlooms were
also put into modern fittings and carried. Most gunto (Meiji era)
blades are marked with the little meiji flower.
For a guide to real katana see http://www.ncjsc.org If you happen
to be in California, their sword show and sale is in two weeks
The sword collecting list is nihonto@yahoogroups
--- In sca-jml@y..., Park McKellop <squire009@y...> wrote:
> I've been looking at some "ancient" Japanese style swords on ebay.
These may date way back to WWII! ;) I'm just curious as to what the
labels say. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?
ViewItem&item=897251600 is one example. There is some difference in
the fittings, and scabbards, but the numbers are pretty much all the
same. 40127 or 46127. The rising sun flags go in either
direction. "Made by the Sucker Tourist Finding Sword Company"?
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