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Sword I.D. and possible valuation

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by bunnyblatter, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. bunnyblatter

    bunnyblatter Pro Poster

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    Hi all I am I need of a favour from those in the know
    My sister in law is wanting info and valuation on this sword

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    I have no idea at all on these types of thing and neither does she
    It was her ex husbands (waste of skin) so it'll be going up for sale

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    It has etchings on on the blade and also some pitting

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    Comes in like a bamboo sheath with brass bits on it

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    Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. dave goodall

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    The pitting is a shame bry Makes it look like some sort of replica
     
  3. bunnyblatter

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    It might well be Dave mate
    I've sent you pics. See what you think mate
     
  4. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    its not a real one that's for sure
     
  5. Greg1983

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    Does the hilt come off? Maybe it has a I'd/makers name or date under it.
    Also does the "what looks to be shark skin" feel real or plastic/rubber?
     
  6. mark.177

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    will go out on a limb here but... from the type of corrosion/pitting i'de say it was chrome plated?... chrome plated what? probably a cheap alloy or mild steel.
    looks like a cheap reproduction so value wise... as a wall hanger to the right sort of person not much

    edit... another give away, rough finished casting marks on all the fittings doesnt indicate any care in construction
     
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  7. Titchgamer

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    Ime going out on a limb here also and ide say its suposed to be some kind of Samurai reproduction sword.
    The logo is similar to the Ghost Dog (Film) Logo so may be something to do with that? Allthough I have seen that logo in other samurai related things but I have no idea what it means.

    Allthough I think it would be generally worthless I dont think you are allowed to sell reproduction swords anymore anyways.

    Ide just hang it somewhere where it looks pretty LOL
     
  8. bunnyblatter

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    Feels quite hard from what I remember but couldn't say for sure I only took it out to take the pics and wasn't really taking much notice
     
  9. mattyts

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    As said above,its probably a folded steel,chrome plated mass produced replica.
     
  10. bunnyblatter

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    Like round her ex's neck lol
     
  11. Beater

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    It is a replica of a tachi, which is a slung sword of the type carried by mounted samurai.
    If the blade is over 50cms and is curved (hard to tell from pictures) then it is essentially worthless, as it's illegal to sell.

    Loads of info on the net, but here's a starter for ten, if you are interested in the legislation:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/gds/New-UK-Sword-Legislation-FAQ-/10000000006500890/g.html
     
  12. bunnyblatter

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    Thanks for that mate. I'll pass on the info
     

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