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    Default Need opinion on Authenticity/Style/Price of 2 Swords

    These belonged to my father and I am not sure of their authenticity or value.

    I also wondered if anyone could tell me the name or maker of these swords.

    Thanks in advance.

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    David Chang
    Last edited by Ragin; 1st August 2012 at 05:48.

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    Thumbs down Sword authenticity

    It is certainly a sword, David, but also definitely not a Nihonto (Japanese sword). Probably a Chinese shinken ("live" sharp blade) - there are tens of thousands of them floating around.

    Ken Goldstein
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    The Kanji on the first blade read: "Proudly machine-made in PRC".


    Sorry, but this one was just too good to pass up...

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