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#1 JoJo

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 02:52 PM

Need translation and any info on this sword. Thanks.

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#2 Gunome

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 02:56 PM

Hello

It is signed yoshihara Kuniie 吉原國家

Would be good to rotate the pics in the correct sense


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#3 drjoe

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 06:08 PM

as stated, assuming the blade isn't gimei (fake signature), your blade appears to be a WWII era blade made by Yoshihara Kuniie, grandfather to famous living swordsmiths Yoshihara Yoshindo and Yoshihara Kuniie II, and great-grandfather to Yoshihara Yoshikazu.
 
Yoshihara Kuniie is a well known WWII era smith who was himself a student of Kasama Ikkansai Shigetsugu, one of the most acclaimed WWII era smiths.

for more information, see these links for similar blades:

http://yakiba.com/Kat_Kuniie.htm

http://www.nihontoan...archive/g51.htm

it would be nice to see pictures of the rest of the blade, in clear focus, but in any case your blade is "out of polish" deserving of proper restoration, by a credible polisher.  the fittings are dilapidated WWII mounts.
 
PM me if you're interested in selling.

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#4 Stephen

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 07:16 PM

LOL me thinks another Joe will be on the sniff on this one!....may the best Joe win!!!


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#5 drjoe

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 11:54 PM

yes, the two joes have similar collecting interests!


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#6 JoJo

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 12:58 AM

Yeah I'm not planning on selling this one. It's the only heirloom my family had and the only sword I own. However if I ever do I would let you guys know, since you helped me figure out the maker. I would like to get it restored though. Any suggestions? Also can anyone make out what else it says on the sword?
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#7 JoJo

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:07 AM

Are there any Tsukas out there for sale that will match this sword?
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#8 mywifesgunakillme

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:14 AM

I don't know what your financial situation is, but you would have to expect to spend a few thousand dollars getting it restored. 


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#9 Greg F

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:27 AM

Hi and welcome? Please sign all posts as is Nmb rules so we c an address you politely.
Congrats on the sword by a well respected smith. I think this blade deserves a polish and shirasaya if financially viable. All the best.

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#10 raymondsinger

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 01:27 AM

A few suggestions for polishing agents: Bob Benson, Paul Martin and Mike Yamasaki.

Yeah I'm not planning on selling this one. It's the only heirloom my family had and the only sword I own. However if I ever do I would let you guys know, since you helped me figure out the maker. I would like to get it restored though. Any suggestions? Also can anyone make out what else it says on the sword?


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#11 JoJo

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 01:52 AM

Thanks for the Swordsmith names Raymond.
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