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#1 jamesr

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:33 AM

Hello all,

had the chance to pickup another gunto sword locally and am having trouble with the translation.

I believe I have the first kanji but have several options on the second.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 Thekirsh

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:21 AM

James,

Might be  Kanetsuna

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#3 jamesr

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:55 PM

Thank you very much Simon, tsuna is not one I had considered. Toyo, nobu, and even michi looked like possibilities but nothing leapt out at me.

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#4 raymondsinger

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:38 PM

Looks like Kanetsugu to me.
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#5 cisco-san

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 03:42 PM

I would also go for Kanentsugu.

 

one of these two smiths:

KANETSUGU (兼継), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Gifu – “Kanetsugu” (兼継), real name Maekawa Gen´ichi (前川源一), born January 15th 1904, he worked as guntō smith and died March 9th 1951
KANETSUGU (兼継), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Gifu – “Kanetsugu” (兼継), real name Maekawa Yoshiki (前川喜儀), born March 5th 1913, he worked as guntō smith and died September 9th 1964


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#6 jamesr

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 06:09 PM

Thank you all for your expertise and research, it is very much appreciated.

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