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#1 rantoulpawn

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 01:21 AM

I have been working on identifying several swords in my collection. Once again after long periods of and on again trying to match kanji, A cry for help. I will post several pictures. The nagasa is 63.8 cm, the sori is 1.8 cm, and the nakago is 21.4 cm. Thank you for any help you can share, or site to read. I did notice that the hand that signed the mei seems different from the hand that dated it. PatIMG_11551.JPG IMG_11621.JPG IMG_11531.JPG IMG_11591.JPG IMG_11601.JPG


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 02:24 AM

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 02:53 AM

Thank you for the reply Raymond, did you have any feeling on the different style between one side and the other?


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#4 rantoulpawn

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:27 PM

I think the date ends with , the third month, but I can not find the first kanji, comments are welcome. Pat


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#5 raymondsinger

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:02 PM

Sorry I missed your comment Patrick. I am not certain of the full inscription, but the last two kanji are Sho Gatsu (first month).


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:21 PM

Might be Zodiac?! Second looks like "hitsuji"??
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#7 rantoulpawn

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:26 PM

Thank you Raymond, appreciate your time, whittling away at it. I have accumulated swords for some time, but have not been around knowledgeable people to converse with about them. Thanks again. Pat


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#8 raymondsinger

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:35 PM

I agree with Uwe. Looks like this may be Mizunoto Hitsuji (癸未). If that is correct, this would equate to 1943.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:49 PM

Thank you everyone, wonderful help. I had taken the sword for a bit older. Pat


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:31 AM

Ray is right.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:29 PM

Thank you one and all, for dissolving my mystery, very much appreciated. I can see how far I need to go, Taking in the overall look of a kanji, over the specific strokes. Practice. 


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