Aging mumei wak?
Posted 22 July 2013 - 09:42 PM
Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:00 PM
Also you may want to add your real first name and initial per the board rules. If not me someone else would have brought it to your attention.
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:05 PM
Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:33 AM
Posted 23 July 2013 - 03:36 AM
I've got a wakizashi that I believe was used in WW2 and is some what new. I posted a few pics of this sword last year for some help with the translation. I think it is signed by "SukeKuni". The blade appears to be oil quenched and is mounted in antique fittings. The saya looks like its wrapped in burlap and is painted (lacquered?) black. My photography skills are poor at best, so I apologize for the low quality photos. The gentleman that I purchased this from claimed that this wakizashi was indeed brought back from WW2. Just wish I could offer some better pictures.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:33 AM
If I were guessing age, I'd guess shinshinto, so that would point me to the first listed, but given the second - from Kanbun - is of some repute, gimei is not out of the question. Also, the guess is just that, Kanbun is not completely out of the picture.
I'm sure someone more versed in Shinto/shinshinto could be of more assistance.
Edit: Also, I doubt oil quenched, but looks like its just out of polish - and may be a beauty when in polish.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:35 PM
Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:56 PM
Thank you for your input, Joe. I haven't researched this blade much at all since I've had it. You are probably right. I'll start looking into it.
Even with your wakizashi being in a poor state of polish, if you post a pic of the entire blade, a close up of the nakago and one of the kissaki, some of the members here might be able to give you a general idea of what you have there. Depending on the condition of the blade, someone may be able to pin down what period it was made in anyway. Good luck.
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