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I saw this one on gunbroker last week with terrible pictures with a low BIN price and I just couldn't say no. It's pretty crusty and will need a lot of work, but I love it. 112th series. Rectangular guard, straight rectangular grips and an oval locking piece. I'll also need to make the wire wrap. Does anyone have a good picture in how they tied it? I assume it's just bare steel wire?
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These actual real bamboo scabbards are quite rare. Mine has what looks like three wraps of thin steel wire that is soldered across the top
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Thank you so much! Without a frog and no wire wrap there is nothing that keeps the halves together and they just flop about. It's good to know that the halves are not clamped together tightly. If I hold them together tightly the blade just binds up in the slot.
 

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Yeah, the frog is important to keeping this scabbard together. Congratulations on getting a rare scabbard!
 

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Just to verify, there is no arsenal logo on the blade?
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No, it's a Toyoda. The stamps were just light and it doesn't show up well in the photos because I slathered the blade in oil since it was pretty crusty. If you open the photo up in another tab and zoom all the way in you can see the Nagoya mark.
 
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