Just after some help with this partial mei.
末 Sue or Matsu?
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Posted 17 March 2017 - 01:06 PM
? shu (as in province)
住 Ju? (yes)
末 Sue or Matsu?
Posted 17 March 2017 - 02:07 PM
Thanks Bazza. I haven't seen shu written that way before, do you have any other examples where the Kanji is written that way?
I wonder if it could be..
Posted 17 March 2017 - 02:14 PM
Yes, I think Geishû gets the Guernsey. I didn't look at it closely before as it seemed a real mess of strokes. Good call Ben.
Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:13 AM
Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:46 AM
刕 instead of 州 isn't that uncommon, IIRC (and my memory isn't what it used to be anymore ) it's often used in Mino.
Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:41 PM
Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:28 AM
Thanks. I can't find any smiths so far signing Geishû ju sue? (藝刕住末?) so far in my search.
The sword appears to be koto based on the usual kantei.
I guess it could be gimei though would have thought a suriage nakago with a cut off signature that doesn't represent any well known smiths may be at odds with gimei?
Posted 19 March 2017 - 10:03 PM
If the following character (cut off) belongs to it, this kanji might have had a diffrent pronunciation....
Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:11 AM
Posted 23 March 2017 - 11:13 AM
Is Fujiwara or Fuyuhiro ever written using the Kanji 末 for Fu?
Theoretically it's possible, but highly unlikekly. Usually it's Fujii-Wara 藤原 and Fuyu-Hiro 冬広 (i.e. fuji and fuyu, not only fu and then something + something)
Posted 23 March 2017 - 12:20 PM
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