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#1 Peter Bleed

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 12:46 AM

I beg the wise guidance of this forum. I think I can read the first and third characters of this tsuba mei, but I am not sure about the middle character

Is it

Minamoto Hisa mitsu   ???

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 03:17 AM

If you say so, then I think I can see that too! 源久光 Some kind of Rorschach test!  :glee:


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 11:48 PM

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 08:49 AM

Stephen, is that a definitive answer, or something else to toss into the pot? :dunno:


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#5 Shugyosha

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:07 AM

If you say so, then I think I can see that too! 源久光 Some kind of Rorschach test!  :glee:

 

Can't you see the naked lady? :)


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:02 PM

Just what i see...right or wrong IDK

 

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#7 Peter Bleed

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 09:42 PM

well, gee! could see that, too. Hmmm

But I still see a MITSU at the bottom. Peter

PS. And maybe the naked lady is killing a snake...


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:46 PM

I see marks but not mitsu but then im blind in one and cant see out of other.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:29 PM

Peter, could we have a couple more shots in different lights, and upright for my neck, please? :laughing:

 

(If an iPhone, edit the photo in some way and click Done. It will stay oriented.)


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#10 Peter Bleed

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:21 PM

NMBers!

Thank you for this discussion.

Here is another image of the tsuba.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:17 AM

A further possibility for the middle character is 之, which could be Minamoto Yoshimitsu (源之光). In saying that, I had a quick search through Sesko's meikan, and couldn't find any tosogu smiths named 之光. I also searched for just 源, though no one comparable appeared. The closest match was Minamoto Yoshiyuki - I've included the image so you can see how '之' is written and hence my suggestion as the second kanji

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#12 Bugyotsuji

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:18 PM

Yes, I had a look at Yuki, Kyle, and like you found no record of such a smith in my Kinko book. That is not to say that such a person did not exist. Let's hope the pressure on this issue builds!

 

Lay your bets, Ladies and Gentlemen!  :laughing:


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