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#1 Lukas

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 09:58 AM

Hello everyone,

Hope all is well. I'm writing regarding a signed nihonto. I noticed that most people here a very knowledgeable and helpful.

Basically, I'm looking for any information the mei. I know that is very very hard to give credible information just by looking at a picture, but I though I'd give it a try (received a lot help on my last post).
The tang has A mitsu-momi, which I read is rather rare.

Thank you very much!

Happy easter or/and have a great weekend

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#2 Lukas

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 10:01 AM

Maybe a better pic?

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#3 ROKUJURO

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 10:14 AM

Lukas,

you are right: It is not easy to make a statement just from photos, but in this case I am quite sure this sword is not Japanese but a copy from elsewhere. The KANJI are not a MEI but a date (probably HEISEI  平成), punched in obviously with a kind of screwdriver, and the blade - although the photo shows no details - differs a lot from authentic blades. KISSAKI is wrong, and the MACHI do not line up. These are give-aways for cheap fakes.

I hope you did not pay much!  


Regards,

Jean C.

#4 Lukas

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 10:20 AM

Thank you for the quick response. No didn't pay anything, was just curious.
Thanks you for clearing that up.

Best regards.

#5 Brian

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 10:21 AM

Agree, this screams blatant fake.


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