Peter, negative or suspicious comments are your words not mine I was merely pointing out the contradictory comment on here as in my above missive of the 11 th August.Being a mere mortal and not having reached the god like status of Japanese sword guru from my first post I asked if anyone could point me in the direction of a genuine signature of Tomonari as an exercise in which I could compare and probably work out for myself that I was not correct, It would be interesting to know what you would have done had you come across this blade in you very early sword collecting days , would you have walked away from it I wonder ?
With regard to my various messages, I come from a profession where one doesn't give an opinion unless it can be backed up with hard documentary fact and is in fact objective not subjective so perhaps that is a discipline that is not observed in sword collecting world !
You were very quick to decry the blade when others on here took a little more time and effort to arrive at a judgement and clearly see it in a different light than yourself, are you saying that these people are wrong I wonder ?is their ability to look at a sword inferior to your own ?because they are looking at exactly the same information as you and are coming to a different conclusion.
The sword whether right or wrong will always form a part of my collection to be as I feel it has taught me quite a lot about Japanese swords but I feel that it has taught me even more about people and their opinions.
I have accepted an offer to attend a Token meeting in September so will gladly report back on their findings