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  1. Yoj is offline
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    It's not a wall hanger, wall hangers are usually made from crap quality materials, so you can hang it on the wall and it will look like an antique katana, of course most are so gaudy it's hard to think people believe it but hey.

    Just because it isn't wallhanger spec, doesnt make it anything special. Machetes are sturdy too.

    I don't know how its assembled, but it's clearly not held together with a mekugi, it looks like the tsuka is either glued on, or the end cap is threaded inside, perhaps thats what the hole is for, not a tassle, but a means of tightening it
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    Oh you do score points for trying to do a destruction test against concrete before wondering if it had value. Good thing it doesn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W. Rabbit View Post
    Let me ask you...what other elements would make it a "wall hanger" aside from relatively weak construction? That doesn't seem the be the case here.
    I'm like 90% sure it's what I said it is, because I had one. In fact, it is a stout, thick blade but if its got a crappy rat tail tang it doesn't matter- it'll fail along its weakest point. Get yourself some vice grips or something, clamp on to that thing on the end, and turn it left. One of the telltale signs of a wallhanger is the skinny rat tailed tang (a tang with threads that's held on with a bolt. A proper sword will have a tang like this:

    Now here's a crappy rat tail tang, that serendipitously enough seems to be the exact sword you've got.

    Note: have a look at the guard sitting on the right side of this pic...
    Some of those style of ninja swords have two pieces of wood separated by brass "washers", while others have one piece like yours, but they're otherwise identical.
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    What he said^ but try a phillips screwdriver or other rod slid through that hole to unscrew it, most likely revealing the rat-tail tang.
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    If you want some pictures of a "sturdy" fake, I'll take some of Big Bertha, my tameshigiri blade, made by some australian guy, I forgot his name, but hes well know for them, maybe Dave will know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoj View Post
    Oh you do score points for trying to do a destruction test against concrete before wondering if it had value. Good thing it doesn't.
    As is typical for me, I was 100% sure it was worthless right before I became 50% sure.

    Thanks for the feedback gentlemen...if I'm able to actually remove the pommel I'll let you know what I find there....I love a good mystery especially when ninja crap is involved.
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    Pretty much all the bases have been covered with people's posts thus far, I'll reiterate however that it's not Japanese.
    "To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".

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    When I was in Japan, the touristy gift shops had tons of these for sale. Ironically they were imported from China.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugeisha View Post
    When I was in Japan, the touristy gift shops had tons of these for sale. Ironically they were imported from China.
    Not ironic at all, they are illegal to produce in japan.
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