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#1 GrozaB

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 12:21 AM

Picked up another wakizashi on the gunshow yesterday.  So-so shinshinto blade with old pained saya and cheap Chinese tsuka. But tsuba looks good. Can someone tell me what school/period it is? Read the mai?

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#2 MauroP

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 01:00 AM

Signed Shōami (正阿弥).
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#3 GrozaB

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 01:05 AM

Thank you, Mauro!


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Posted 16 February 2016 - 11:14 PM

One more tsuba for comments. Really small one 58x54mm Late copy? Or just fake?

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#5 Grey Doffin

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 12:38 AM

Hi Oleg,

Look closely inside the sukashi openings.  If you see a flange of metal, that is from casting and this is a fake.  If that's just accumulated dirt this may be a real tsuba, but one of relatively low quality and value.

Unless someone else knows better.  Grey



#6 GrozaB

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 12:57 AM

I inspected it very close and it is not cast one

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#7 MauroP

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 08:19 PM

Hi Oleg, the aesthetics of your second tsuba reminds me Futagoyama, Yamakichibei or Myōchin school. I suppose the most important issue in judging such kind of tsuba is the quality of iron, which is almost impossible from a picture. The sloppy, rounded appearance of nakago-ana make me a little suspicious, but who can say...
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#8 GrozaB

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 10:13 PM

Steel quality looks very good, at least "feel" in hand and sound like a good bell. And the best part - fit my new waki perfectly :)


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