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#1 drbvac

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 01:00 AM

This is the second blade I ever purchased and in hindsight probably paid too much - It is the only non- koto blade I still have and am letting it go to a collector of these. The Tsuba,Koshi,Fuchira,Kojiri are all carved dragons and the menuki are bunches of arrows. There is a horimono on both sides - one a dragon and this is a pretty nice all in blade. 

 

I paid nearly $4000 for this but will let it go for  $3500 and the good thing for you southern friends is that is about $2500.00 US which you have no hope of getting one of these for that price - maybe in a shirasaya .  I am heading south for a month but wanted to put the message out there - I can;t take pictures worth a damn but have these and will upload some more later if I can get them ready.  Will ship FED-EX you pay - about 50 bucks - will accept pay pal

 

 

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 01:18 AM

Damn about two weeks to late...nakago pix??..if u have time...on phone internet down...oh guess its there but i cant see it...nevermind
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Posted 26 February 2016 - 01:48 AM

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 01:49 AM

Sorry Stephen !!!

 


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Posted 26 February 2016 - 02:26 PM

So to clarify, that's $3500 CAD, $2500 USD?

Excellent deal! Those wartime horimono are not badly done at all, and it will be a great item for anyone interested in wartime blades with a bit of wow.


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Posted 26 February 2016 - 07:24 PM

YES SIR - 2500 US plus shipping = PAY PAL - I had some questions from a member and to be fair to all buyers will answer them in this post along with some requested pictures:

No flaws or cracks - polish a little rough in spots - don't see any stamps but could have been removed - signature is for sure = 23 gen Kanefusa - no cost for pay pal - will ship courier for 75 as stated and I am in Canada for 2 more days then driving to florida for a Month !! Can either do it fast - today tomorrow or can wait till april for a buyer. It is the Canadian / US money exchange rate that is working for you guys this time

On the other hand the one I picked up for 15 us is now worth nearly 21G Canadian !

The blade is 27 3/4 "

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 07:42 PM

does it or did it have a showa/seki stamp at one time.....looks like something going on in that area, could be me old eyes.


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Posted 26 February 2016 - 09:15 PM

I had some pictures taken before I bought it and asked the same thing and the guy said that it could be removed but as I didnt care and didn't want it arsed up I said leave it - my eyes are bad as yours even in my hand and no stamp but it looks beat up there

= then he sold it to a second fella who I got if from and it sure looks like there was a stamp above the mei on the right side of the nakago as it is rough looking and the file marks are scratchy . The buyer wanted the stamp gone and Gendaito or Showata we couldnt decide at the time so I didnt care again as the price was not too awful and as a package it was still pretty impressive - that said = not koto so I dont want it so letting it go -

if that was a half arsed removal I am sure someone better than he can touch it up but for what it is - not made in china- still not a bad price and its never going to shinsa - has what certainly appears to be water quenched hamon but again then you get into Gendaito with acceptance stamp?

Nother reason but it is a Japanese Katana made in the pre-war years with a half decent total set of mounts by some fella who thought it worth the effort

I found a picture from 03 with a stamp but I have no picture from then of the entire tang - could be same one
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Posted 28 February 2016 - 12:41 AM

kato KANEFUSA won the 1941 exhibition, he made showato aswell and gendai, with a stamp removed it must be judged as showato.

 

the mandatory stamping of non traditional made blades became law approx. 1940. so very safe to say this was made during the war


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Posted 28 February 2016 - 02:57 AM

No doubt it was made during the war - the argument is that there ARE some blades made in the traditional way AND stamped - the acceptance stamp meant they could be taken into war by the holder. There are pages of discussion on these stamps and there are some believe it or not like this one that has hamon that really looks like it is made and quenched ;)
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Posted 28 February 2016 - 06:53 AM

- the acceptance stamp meant they could be taken into war by the holder.

 

iv never heard that, and I disagree completely. were did you read that!

 

there is some discussion on which stamps having different meaning, but the STAR stamp is the only one im aware of that was placed on what can 100% be confirmed as a water quenched gendai


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