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#1 rebcannonshooter

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 04:50 AM

Greetings all,

 

 I translated most of the sayagaki but the name of the person who made the attribution is too much for me.  Please help!!!!! 

 

Thanks,Tom M.

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#2 Guido Schiller

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 06:45 AM

It's a reference to the owner of the blade. I'm not sure about the third kanji, but I thinks it reads "rakutenka shujin shoji", i.e. belonging to the master of Rakutenka (whatever that may be, a shop, restaurant, mountain retreat etc.). Or maye it's 荘, which would make more sense.

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#3 rebcannonshooter

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 01:39 AM

Thanks for your help Guido,

 

These kanji were at the bottom of the saya and I guess I just assumed (????) that they were the name of the appraiser who wrote the saya gaki.  

 

Thank you again for your quick response and expertise!

 

Tom M.



#4 Surfson

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 05:54 AM

This sword just sold on eBay right?  Did you buy it?  


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#5 rebcannonshooter

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 05:57 AM

Hello Surfson, Actually my friend bought it !



#6 Surfson

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 06:22 AM

It's a nice nagamaki naoshi with an Okissaki.  I also bid on it.  Is it nice and healthy and does he plan to have it polished?  I hope you can post some photos and give some information on attribution once it's done!  B


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#7 rebcannonshooter

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 10:05 PM

Hello Robert S.,

 

   I haven't seen the sword yet!   My friend has contacted Jimmy Hayashi  to do the polish.  He is on the list, but  it will be a while before Mr. Hayashi can get to it.  I can't wait to see the finished and post some photos!



#8 Surfson

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 04:27 AM

From what I hear, Jimmy's wait is over five years, so it may be a while until you see it polished!   I have one blade polished by him, and the work is wonderful.  Cheers, Bob


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