Help With New Purchase
Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:27 AM
Maybe the last pictures are better.
Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:36 AM
Hi Michaeir, if that's your name (if not please sign with it),
Bishu Osafune something but probably doesn't matter. A 12 1/2" shinogi zukuri tanto is most likely the broken end of something longer with a gimei (forged signature). Real tanto are never this sugata (configuration: shinogi and yokote).
Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:27 AM
I assume it is Michael R.
Can we see an overall shot of the whole blade, maybe with something for scale. Agree with Grey, and this sugata is only genuine if on a scaled down sword usually.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:51 AM
this signature may read as BISHU OSAFUNE NOBUUJI, but as said before, it looks quite strange. The length of more than 32 cm is WAKIZASHI, and so is the SUGATA (TANTO is up to 30.3 cm). SHINOGI-ZUKURI is very rare in TANTO.
But that does not mean that you couldn't enjoy the blade!
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:50 PM
Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:20 PM
Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:35 PM
Note To All: I mean no disrespect when I ask my questions. I am in the very early stages of learning and all the members here seem to be very helpful. Sometimes as a beginner I will ask a follow up question just to get it so that I can understand it. Please don't think that I am doubting anyone's advice or trying to argue. I hope you all understand.
I will try and post some good measurements and better pictures if that will make any difference. Thank you all again
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