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#1 matthewbrice

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 06:25 AM

Collectors--here is an 8" tanto by the 2.8 Million Yen gendai smith, Toshihide.  One side of the nakago is full of kanji.  This fine tanto is available for $3000.  

 

 

 

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#2 SwordGuyJoe

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 02:03 PM

Wow! That is one heck of a deal! Good luck with your sale Matt.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 07:31 PM

Man, wish I had the funds!
Lovely tanto!


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#4 matthewbrice

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 07:16 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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#5 raymondsinger

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 07:58 PM

I may be wrong (I probably am), but wouldn't this refer to Masako (a woman) and therefore be a woman's mamorigatana? My apologies if I am giving an incorrect reading/interpretation.



#6 Peter Bleed

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 08:09 PM

I agree with Ray, the diminutive "Ko" seems appropriate for a female. This is a very interesting sword. I wish someone would just buy it so my temptation would end!

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#7 matthewbrice

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 09:07 PM

I will ask my Japanese/American friend who translated for me.  Then I will post his reply.  Thanks guys!

 

 

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#8 ROKUJURO

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 11:08 PM

I hope I don't go wrong, but to my very limited knowledge the MEI reads HIDEAKI. The smith is of course the later TOSHIHIDE.
  
Please correct me if I am wrong.


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#9 matthewbrice

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 11:41 PM

Yes, you are correct, Rokujuro!

 

 

 

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