How to Identify Antique Swords?

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The best way to identify a sword, especially an antique sword, is to examine it closely. You will need to pay attention to all detail. Taking quality photographs of the swords can also help you to compare them with other antique swords to get an idea of the worth of a particular sword.
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1. Take your Japanese swords to a professional sword association to be evaluated. Japanese sword associations like the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (NBTHK) Society for Preservation
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A Roman sword is also known as the Gladius. There are two main types of Roman swords: the Roman short swords and the Roman long swords. It is said that the Roman short sword is one
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You should take good pictures of the entire sword and scabbard, and closeups of every marking you have described as well as the hilt. Post the pictures on: http://www.swordforum.com
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