Samurai swords

Mar 04, 2021. 19:09 UTC
Samurai swords
United States of America

Antique swords

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Steel blade, one has writing on the blade. 29inches blade to the bottom of the handle, by 1.25 in wide.



Answered within about 23 hours
Mar 05, 17:54 UTC
By Leah I.

Fair Market Value

$200 - $300 USD

Insurance Value

$500 USD
What does this mean?

Thank you for contacting Mearto. These are a pair of Japanese katanas with sheaths, probably made for export. The etched characters read:

石 stone
川 river
松 pine
二 two

These characters are not related to a specific craftsman. I was able to find the same string of characters on two other swords, that I will put a link to below. Both are being sold as new.

The brass koi motifs decorating one sheath represent perseverance. The other sheath bears a cow, representing healing.

Katana blades are made using a folded steel process, which makes them valuable to buyers.

Based on sales of similar items, the Fair Market Value of this pair of swords is between $200 and $300.


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