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#1 Ryan

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 08:36 AM

I was lucky enough to acquire a blade forged by Kurihara Nobuhide dating to 1864. I happened on it purely by luck and all opinions so far have been that it is authentic but more eyes can't hurt. The blade has been hidden in a closet for more than half a century but a good finish polish should get it well again. I was told the horimono is similar to the deity Marishiten's name but wasn't an exact match, any ideas? Thanks!

edit: I have more photos if anyone is interested

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 11:14 AM

Hi Klaus, it looks pretty close to the root Ma for Marishiten.

 

This might shed some light:

 

http://www.onmarkpro...html#marishiten

 

 

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 03:44 PM

fate should be so kind to me, great looking sword.


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 04:00 PM

Looks well made and well signed. No obvious warning signs. Congrats, looks like a beauty.

 

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#5 Ryan

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 05:24 PM

Hi Klaus, it looks pretty close to the root Ma for Marishiten.
 
This might shed some light:
 
http://www.onmarkpro...html#marishiten
 
 
Cheers


I think you're right, thanks for verifying that :)

 

edit: I have included a few examples of authentic signed nagako by Nobuhide

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 02:59 AM

It passed shinsa in Tampa today with 78 points. I entered the hobby around 6 months ago when I found this blade and want to sincerely thank everyone on this forum for sharing so much valuable information on a daily basis. I wouldn't even consider myself a novice yet but I am learning more every day. Thank you!

 

PS: Check your closets thoroughly people! 

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 05:30 AM

78!!!! OUTSTANDING!!!!!!


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#8 Hamfish

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 06:55 AM

you lucky bugger, congratulations on such a excellent start


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Posted 28 February 2016 - 10:22 AM

:clap: :clap: :clap:

 

Awesome news! Congrats. That is a fantastic find and result. :thumbsup:


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Posted 28 February 2016 - 11:20 AM

Congrats Ryan,

http://www.militaria...hs/#entry188385

Jean is right...a rare find !

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 02:16 PM

I enjoyed hearing about this Nobuhide at the lecture Saturday night. Congratulations Ryan!

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 03:53 PM

I got to look over shoulders and see this blade. VERY nice!
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#13 Kronos

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 04:48 PM

Congrats Ryan, that's very lucky, many people can try for years to find a sword by such an accomplished smith and still fail. Did you find it in your own closet or?


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#14 Ryan

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 05:52 PM

Congrats Ryan, that's very lucky, many people can try for years to find a sword by such an accomplished smith and still fail. Did you find it in your own closet or?

 

I found this in a hollowed out hidden compartment along a doorframe while helping a relative clean out their house. I informed them of it's potential value, but they insisted I keep it as they wouldn't have ever found it otherwise and knew I would care for it. 


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#15 Greg F

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 02:26 AM

Hi Ryan, Congratulations on a great find.

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 07:31 AM

That's a wonderful find!  :clap: Lots to like in that blade, and by a terrific smith. Super jealous…







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