I bought a "Hand made" Masahiro Samurai Sword

by Dayton
(Omaha,NE)

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QUESTION: I need to know if this is actually a Masahiro Sword. I bought from a place on the web called www.sharpimport.com and this is the item


15-MA001R
Item Name: HAND MADE MASAHIRO SAMURAI SWORD
Description: 41" OVERALL IN LENGTH WITH 27" BLADE AND 10 3/4" HANDLE. FEATURING EXTREMELY DURABLE HIGH CARBON STEEL BLADE THAT CAN CUT STEEL WIRE WITHOUT CHIPPING, AUTHENTIC RAY SKIN WRAP HANDLE & LACQUERED FINISH WOODEN SCABBARD. A HAND TAG AND SWORD BAG IS INCLUDED. A DECORATIVE TRIANGULAR BOX IS DESIGNED TO BE A DISPLAY STAND AS WELL
Unit: EACH
Price: 0 or more $ 48.95 EACH

I took apart the handle and there is nothing either etched or signed into the tang. Does Masahiro sign his swords? Can you find out about this for me please?

I guess I can only send 1 picture, I have others. It also has a clearly wire brushed hamon. They also say it is forged steel.

Thank you
Dayton Arthur

ANSWER: I don't think it is a genuine 'Masahiro' actually, at least not one that I have seen before...

My understanding is that most of them do have some signature on the nagako, though bear in mind that Masahiro swords are - on the whole - mass produced in a factory and there really isn't a whole lot going on in the way of forging if you know what I mean...

Still, for the price you paid - at least it isn't a stainless steel wall hanger. Just be careful with these cheapies, there are only a handful under US$100 that I trust.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news...

- Paul


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You wasted your money
by: Anonymous

save your money, don't waste it on sharpimport. They're a scam company, espeically to go into business with

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