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Which Smiths Made The Koa Isshin Blades?


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#1 Bruno

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 12:56 PM

Hi guys,

 

A part from the well known Takehisa and his w stamp, who else made the Koa Isshin blades? They are well made and finished for most of them, so I am tempted to believe they were made by decent smiths.

 

I am surprised there there is no to my knowledge any "Mantetsuto tosho list".

 

Maybe Morita sama could help?

 

Thanks


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Posted 06 July 2017 - 04:47 PM

Hi,

Link is the sword making factory in Dalian.

http://ohmura-study.net/223.html


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#3 Bruno

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 08:48 PM

Domo arigato Morita sama. 

 

I don't think I've seen this page before although I know well Ohmura's website.

 

From what I understand this article doesn't mention any smiths names. It says they could not hire top smiths but "swordsmen" to make the Koa Isshin blades. 

 

So they were just anonymous employees for the bigger part? I am surprised they made better swords than most of the numerous Seki Kaji tosho showa-to makers.

 

Why do we know that Takehisa made some of them? What is the source?

 

I found those swords very interesting. I like very much mine! 


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