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#1 Prewar70

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 05:54 PM

An unpapered,  mumei, ubu, wakizashi with a cutting test.  Doesn't seem like something you see everyday.  Does it look correct, and what are your thoughts on the blade.

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/...6IAAOSwImRYP9ks


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#2 Darcy

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 06:15 PM

Kanbun 7, Yamano Nagahisa (1667).

 

Authenticated one via my site:

 

http://nihonto.ca/hi...oshi/page-l.jpg

 

He was 66 or 67 when he made mine and that is Kanbun 3 (1663).

 

He died in 1667 according to Markus. 

 

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:05 PM

don't for get the blade has been x-rayed :laughing:


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#4 Prewar70

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:44 PM

so a gimei cutting test but they didn't bother to sign a smith's name?  The whole thing is odd.


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:05 PM

And oddly expensive...

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:58 PM

as is his Gunto description 

 

 

EXCEPTIONAL POLISH ON OVER 2 SHAKU KATANA,IN FULL GUNTO MOUNTS W/SEKI STAMP. SHIN SHINTO,..SEKI & OTHER ARSENAL & GOV.ACCEPTANCE STAMPINGS ON NAKAGO OF WW2 APPROVED KATANAS) DOES NOT MEAN THEY ARE NOT GENDAITO {TRADITIONALLY MADE SAMURAI SWORDS)..AS VERY,VERY MANY DID SLIP THRU..

 

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#7 Katsujinken

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 12:08 AM

When it comes to nihonto on eBay, the only thing you're bidding on (if you don't know the seller) is trouble.
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#8 Dr Fox

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 12:10 AM

Is that saya long enough???


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 12:22 AM

Refer to the June 3, 2015 post.

 

https://www.facebook...ch/?query=gore 

 

 

And oddly expensive...


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 01:17 AM

Well it's great that he has such an impressive opinion of the sword. He really sounds like he knows what he's talking about, so I am confident that I'm missing something.
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Posted 07 March 2017 - 01:35 AM

 

Refer to the June 3, 2015 post.

 

https://www.facebook...ch/?query=gore 

Id have to Join. sorry have me full of FB groups


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#12 Nickupero

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 01:42 AM

Yes Ray... I remember this piece, if my memory serves me correct I think the seller got a lot of heat not necessarily because of the piece itself but more his temperament and how he addressed peoples comments which may have overshadowed the sale of this piece. People more knowledgeable than him tried to educate him on his piece but he didn't want to hear it.

I've seen a couple Mumei Wakizashi in the past, I own a papered one (NBTHK Hozon) with 1 body Wakige test cut by Yamano Nagahisa. You can see a quick picture of the Nakago for comparison, sorry for the bad lighting.

 

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#13 chrstphr

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 10:20 AM

he says the tsuba is worth $4500 to 6000 by itself. Perhaps that is why the price is a bit high. 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 12:28 PM

he says the tsuba is worth $4500 to 6000 by itself. Perhaps that is why the price is a bit high. 

 

 

 

 

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