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Old 29th October 2021, 08:57 AM   #1
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Default Re purposed Japanese Sword in Ethnic dress.

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I have the following coming to me in a few weeks.

looks to be a re purposed Japanese sword probably a Wakizashi

I think I see a Sepoa and a Habaki in the close up of the handle, what do you think? (labelled 1 and 2)

Blade looks to be warped and in terrible condition but it will be interesting to see in hand.

Do the cowrie shells on the handle tell us anything?

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Old 29th October 2021, 12:48 PM   #2
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Interesting looks like PNG ww2.
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Old 29th October 2021, 06:15 PM   #3
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Thanks Tim,

It will be interesting to see if the handle is removeable and if there are any markings on the tang, I probably don't want to find out it is 15th century blade as it looks in terrible condition.

A friends uncle was going to throw it in the bin but remembered me from a pub conversation and asked if it is of interest to me so at least it is saved now.

I will post better pictures when I have it in hand.

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Old 30th October 2021, 02:54 AM   #4
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The cowrie shell beads look like West Africa to me.
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