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#1 matthewbrice

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 11:00 PM

Hello.  Could I get some help translation on this gendai tanto by Toshihide?  

 

I would very much appreciate your help!

 

 

 

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#2 Jean

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 11:05 PM

Matt,

Toshide used 3 different names during is life, you should find something :)

https://www.aoijapan...-toshihide-saku
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#3 matthewbrice

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 01:01 AM

Thank you, Jean.  That is a very helpful link!

 

I appreciate your help, Jean!

 

 

--Matt


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 05:01 AM

Does the spine of the nakago have a very distinct diagonal file mark towards the Mune machi? If so, then the blade is almost surely shoshin, as this is a kantei point for the Horii group.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 06:18 AM

Hi Joe.  Like this?

 

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--Matt

 

P.S. This tanto has been posted in the 'For Sale' section on the Board.  


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#6 SwordGuyJoe

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 02:00 PM

Yup. Nice tanto. You don’t see many early tanto from Horii Toshihide/Hideaki/Kaneaki.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 07:14 PM

I have heard from a friend who has translated for me.  The side of the nakago that is full of kanji reads 'Taisho nana nen nigatsu (Tisho 7th year 2nd

month)Masako (1st name) shyoji (who
possess)'.
 
So, this tanto was made in 'February, 1918'.  And was Special Order made for '(Mr.) Masako'.  
 
 
 
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#8 SteveM

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 12:29 AM

Masako 雅子 is a girl's name. Maybe a present for her?


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 01:15 AM

Ah, cool.  Thank you, Steve.

 

 

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#10 Bazza

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 01:17 AM

Maybe a mamorigatana???

 

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