Posted 04 March 2017 - 10:30 PM
Posted 05 March 2017 - 12:41 AM
The other side is dated August of 1663 (寛文三年八月). The name on the tang of the sword is a rather important maker, can you provide some additional photos of the blade overall shape and the temperline as well as the point? During the 17th century there very skilled craftsman with the intent to reproduce the work of others. The calligraphic deftness of the signature and date, tells us that it is either a genuine signature or a very good forgery. It would be great to see some photographs of the blade. Depending on the blade and its condition, you should seriously consider having it formally evaluated in a process called shinsa. These events take place here in the US as well as in Japan.
Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:13 AM
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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:15 AM
Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:35 AM
As it happens, yes. http://www.bushidoja....com/index.html And of course he can get it properly polished for you if he thinks the sword is worth it.
Whatever you do do not do anything more than wipe with light oil or let anyone who is not properly qualified do anything, if in doubt as for recommendations here.
This looks interesting, worth the effort to follow up.
All the best.
Posted 10 March 2017 - 01:26 PM
Posted 10 March 2017 - 01:46 PM
You are lucky in that you have multiple members, collectors, polishers and resources in Hawaii.
Even an association. Am sure you will be given further info soon.
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