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Shelley Balderson
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You might try these folks  https://www.facebook.com/groups/779807495836515

 

Or these guys  https://www.facebook.com/groups/94801431982

It seems to have some age to it, and the furniture are nice and detailed

 

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"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."

 

I said that.

 

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

- - -G. K. Chesterton

 

So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.

 

Grant Sarver

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8 hours ago, Shelley Balderson said:

or can anyone here help identifying a sword?

Yup, definitely a sword :D. Seriously though, you could also try myarmoury.com. In any case, please let us know what you find out. It will be very interesting to know.

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Nos, qui libertate donati sumus, nes cimus quid constet.

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Looks real to me, and so the most important thing to do is nothing. Do not try to clean any part of it, not at all.  Especially don't try to remove the rust on the tang, half the value is there. Seriously. Hopefully the guys Geoff suggest can help.  There is a Nihonto (Japanese sword) forum, but they're ruthless if you aren't an insider. 

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This guy might also be someone to reach out to

https://www.facebook.com/artur.drogamiecza.5

I want to reiterate 

CLEAN NOTHING, NOT THE PIECES AND ESPECIALY NOT THE TANG.  FOR A COLLECTOR, ALL OF THE VALUE IS THERE

"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."

 

I said that.

 

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

- - -G. K. Chesterton

 

So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.

 

Grant Sarver

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This looks to be a nice sword from Japan. 
 

my kanji-fu is not what it should be, but the first signature pic I get “resident of”, then second character would be the province or village, like Bishu or Osafune. I couldn’t figure it out.

 

The other side looks like “Kane” then “shige” maybe? This would be the smiths name, Kaneshige.
 

reading sword kanji is a PITA, which is why I’m not so good at it. The other advice here is solid. 
 

I’d love to hear what comes from your research on this.

 

Dan

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