Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! These have been in my family for over 4 generations now and I have always been wondering how old they are and what they are worth. These have been used since there are wear marks on them. One of them is quite a bit thicker along the spine of the whole blade. Over the years one of the two tantos were stolen (it had gold and jems on the scabbard and grip.) But these three have otherwise been in our family's possession for quite some time. Sitting in humid Taiwanese tropical air for the last three generations of our family at least. Have a look and let me know what you think. One of the scabbards seem to have been wrapped in ray skin and then lacquered over. I have talked to a few sword and armor shops in Japan and they have told me the know how to achieve this has been lost. Wonder if that is true.