Type 98 Shin Gunto
Posted 30 March 2017 - 03:54 AM
First question, what does the marking translate to?
Second, can any one help tell how the blade was made from looking at it?
Third, the tang pin and hand guard parts are missing, are these okay to replace, or is it taboo?
I appreciate the expertise, this peace means a lot to me and I would love to know where it came from.
Posted 30 March 2017 - 04:07 AM
Posted 30 March 2017 - 04:10 AM
Thanks, hoping to bring a lot of blades to the table!
Posted 30 March 2017 - 04:15 AM
looks like Kanenori. hard to be positive but most likely it is "showato" meaning not made in the traditional way, it may be oil tempered or made with western or processed steel. you can, and should, replace the "tang pin", you can get guard parts if you can find ones that make a good fit
Posted 30 March 2017 - 04:29 AM
Posted 30 March 2017 - 05:48 AM
Edit to add: Take a look at this and compare to your sword: http://www.japaneses...ta/kaneaki2.jpg
This guy would be my guess for your smith, but tough with the pics and nijimei (From Markus' index):
Kaneaki (兼明), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Gifu – „Nōshū-jū Kuriyama Kaneaki saku“ (濃州栗山住兼明作), civilian name „Kuriyama
Kenjirō“ (栗山鍵次郎), born in December 1888, student of Watanabe Kanenaga (渡辺兼永), Niwa Kanenobu (丹羽兼信) and Fujiwara
Kanezumi (藤原兼住), he worked as guntō smith and died on August 23rd 1966
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Posted 31 March 2017 - 06:21 AM
ouch should have hit that one that was my Kaneaki that Dr Rich used
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USMC DEC 63 APR 73
Posted 02 April 2017 - 03:54 AM
Posted 02 April 2017 - 05:54 AM
The Hanazawa Tanrenjo was opened in the late Meiji period and operated until the late Taisho period. The following list includes smiths from the Hanazawa Tanrenjo and their students: 1. Horii Taneyoshi (胤吉) / Yoshiaki (吉文) 1.1. Horii Taneaki (胤明) 1.1.1. Horii Toshihide (俊秀) / Kaneaki (兼明) / Hideaki (秀明)
USMC DEC 63 APR 73
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