elfshadow14

Is this a fake?

Recommended Posts

I can tell fake from real when it comes to Japanese swords but the one looks like it has a real hamon but I can't tell?I don't know if its a fake hamon on a really bad polish job.

eBay: 19th SHARP BLADE JAPANESE COWSKIN SHORT WAKIZASHI SWORD (item 290048661183 end time Nov-18-06 17:19:23 PST)


Update Sorry it's fake I look at the top of the blade and it not real.Gota hate sword sellers on ebay.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well technically a sharpened aluminum yardstick can kill or maim someone if swung like a sword, much the same as a cheap-O 304 stainless steel wallhanger "ninja sword" could kill or maim. So I guess you could call this a "real sword". But is it Nihonto? heck no ! This is probably a antiqued copy of a supposed samurai sword made in mainland China or elsewhere. The Horrible rough finish work on the fittings and furniture is a dead giveaway. I've never seen true Nihonto that was carelessly finished in any way what so ever!!!

Jens

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I have only found maybe 2-3 real nbthk sword.But I have seen a naginata put on a pizza box with nbthk papers so sometimes I check to make sure some moron cleaned a real one with steel wool or sand paper.But yeah I didn't see the kissaki was all wrong.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The "buy it now" price makes it a copy, end of story.
Ask JPH to make you a fair dinkum copy of one of these things for the same price.:o

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.