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#1 East London 1+

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:20 PM

Hi All

i am wondering if any of you good people can translate the attached pic.

I think it may say Kunihara but i could be totally wrong

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

John C

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:29 PM

maker (last 2 kanji) Nobuhide. Try some research (tip shinshinto) and see if you can find anything.  i think the mei is suspect,


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:59 PM

John,

is that a NAKAGO your are showing us? Please send some photos of the blade (full length and details like KISSAKI, HA MACHI, full NAKAGO etc.) so we can help you identify what looks a bit strange at first glance! 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:02 PM

Thanks Mark

I did what you said i referenced my Shin Shinto books

The Mei  i think says Kurihara Kenji Nobuhide.

A well known Shin shinto sword smith now i do think the mei is suspect.

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:08 PM

Hi Jean

yes the Mei is on a Nakago, its on a sword i picked up yesterday for Iaido use.

I will not be back at my house for a few days but i will post some pics of the sword when i return.

John C



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:11 PM

normally mei are not done on ridge line


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#7 East London 1+

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:16 PM

Hi Stephen 

That was my first thoughts.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:39 PM

John

 

great!  Good to look up some info as i think it helps you learn.


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:25 PM

John,

 

you are right, Mei reads Kurihara Kenji Nobuhide 栗原謙司信秀


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:09 PM

Sorry ,

 

but it looks like a possible Chinese fake !! but I could be wrong, but it does look unusual to say the least that the Mei is running down the centre  ?


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:08 PM

Hi Raaay

 

i have attached a few pics i had on my phone, not very good though.

I bought the blade for Iaido use and did not pay much for it.

It looks like someone has buffed up the blade and done a slight clean on the Nakago.

i must admit it looked like a genuine blade to me, but the level of fakes these days who knows.

 

John C

 

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:42 PM

Not just possibly, assuredly. John



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 12:03 AM

Thank you John and everyone else who took the time to assist.

We live and learn.

 

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 12:33 AM

John

 

and with the new pic of the tang  ,100% wrong you can still see the fire scale on the tang and the fresh drill marks and burr marks .

 

sorry,


Ray :)





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