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1200 swords

Discussion in 'Sword Discussion' started by John A. Larsen, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. John A. Larsen

    John A. Larsen

    Jan 15, 2001
    There is an article out there on 1400 rifles and 1200 swords found buried at a Japanese school in Tokyo, of course in bad shape after all these years. Google "1400 rifles 1200 swords found in Japanese school. John
  2. gadunz


    Dec 4, 2012
    The non-dormant nature of ferrous oxide.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2018
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  3. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    That was back when school was still fun ! ;)
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  4. BlackKnight86

    BlackKnight86 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2003
    This just breaks my heart......
  5. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
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  6. gadunz


    Dec 4, 2012
    Post WW2, were most katanas bulldozed into the ground?
  7. gadunz


    Dec 4, 2012
  8. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    As the country was under new administration, Japanese traditional swords were ordered dumped in the sea en masse as per the orders of Dugout Doug.
    A crying shame.
  9. gadunz


    Dec 4, 2012
    Well, they did have a history of being used to chop up unarmed civilians & POWs, so ever since its been smallswords on parade for the JSDF.
    And kendo was banned '46-'52.
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