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  1. Oct 4, 2019 #1

    Tom A Hawk

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    Have just returned from two weeks in Japan and was able to snap a few pics of museum pieces.

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  2. Oct 6, 2019 #2

    russellshaffer

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    Very nice indeed - the weapons and the photos. What, exactly, is the short gun in the third photo?
     
  3. Oct 7, 2019 #3

    Tom A Hawk

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    Some sort of early hand gun I presume. Handle wrapped with ray skin as was done with katana.
     
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  4. Oct 7, 2019 #4

    russellshaffer

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    I wondered about that handle. So that is a short serpentine. It looks like it could be a hammer for a side lock.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2019 #5

    Smokey Plainsman

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    The japs used matchlocks longer than most.
     
  6. Oct 13, 2019 #6

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    It is in the form of the jitte or Edo-era police truncheon. This served as a "badge" so people knew the person so-equipped was an officer, and it could be used to disarm a sword-armed miscreant. The side prong may be used to "catch" the blade like the so-called "sword breaker."

    Thanks for the photos!
     

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