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badly chipped blade sold as minty, what do you think, is it minty?

I bought this ww2 sword on ebay )item: 380762660383) and seller said the blade has no chips, he used out of focus pictures and not shown the part where the damages are.
I pictured the edge, it is full of nicks, one is so deep the cut out steel hangs partly on the side of the edge turned out. He is saying it is minty for its age, but there is a lot of ww2 sword in mint , undamaged conditions and surely these are bad chips, and he said there is none.
Do you think he is wrong and misleading?
I want to open an ebay dispute against him.
regards
Peter

Aoe sword hunt

While working on Sword Database I occasionally do deep dives into the works of a particular school or smith. Not too long ago I recorded 99 Awataguchi swords (the number may grow by the time you may be opening this link) in various books/magazines/internet articles. Recently I found a good number of swords of Osafune Kagemitsu - this is an interesting one because Kagemitsu left many signatures with dates.

My next target is Aoe school.

This is a placeholder page where I will be tracking my progress.

Unknown origin katana 3

Thank you for sending my mind to reality, I had forgotten the Meiji reform of the calendar in which Western style calendar became the official one when the Japanese one was maintained for" spiritual" reasons but was made to comply.
In disorder:
. There is no stamp nor credible marks which would lead to believe one as been removed.
. Sori is 17/18 mm, Tori sori.
. photos attached, I should have sand blasted glass to diffuse the light and work on my lighting.
. Temper line crisper than my photos taken with macro, hand held camera.

Unknown origin katana 3

Thank you for sending my mind to reality, I had forgotten the Meiji reform of the calendar in which Western style calendar became the official one when the Japanese one was maintained for" spiritual" reasons but was made to comply.
In disorder:
. There is no stamp nor credible marks which would lead to believe one as been removed.
. Sori is 17/18 mm, Tori sori.
. photos attached, I should have sand blasted glass to diffuse the light and work on my lighting.
. Temper line crisper than my photos taken with macro, hand held camera.

Unknown origin katana 3

Thank you for sending my mind to reality, I had forgotten the Meiji reform of the calendar in which Western style calendar became the official one when the Japanese one was maintained for" spiritual" reasons but was made to comply.
In disorder:
. There is no stamp nor credible marks which would lead to believe one as been removed.
. Sori is 17/18 mm, Tori sori.
. photos attached, I should have sand blasted glass to diffuse the light and work on my lighting.
. Temper line crisper than my photos taken with macro, hand held camera.

Unknown origin katana 2

Here are the photos

Unknown origin katana

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japanese jinbaori hat

Hello,

Can someone help to translate the writing on the inside of this hat?
thanks in advance
regards

William Wiltshire

wiltshirew@aol.com

help with translation with signature and date on tang of shinto wakizashi

Hello,

I have this shinto wakizashi that is signed and dated but don't have the translation for it, thanks in advance for help.
regards
Peter G.

identification de mei

bonjour à tous,
Je recherche des informations sur cette mei :
播磨守藤原輝廣作

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