Translation Assistance If Possible
Posted 09 January 2019 - 05:32 PM
Posted 09 January 2019 - 07:59 PM
So! Road trip. Huh?
Look forward to the results.
All the best.
Posted 09 January 2019 - 08:41 PM
Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:22 PM
Bungo-no-kami ? rokusuke
But when I search for the above, or combinations of the above, I get no worthwhile hits.
I really wonder if this sword is worth the several hundred miles road trip. If the seller is unable or unwilling to provide pictures, particularly of the hamon, I wouldn't bother with making such a trip when there are so many other swords out there.
Edit: I think the 5th kanji is 大, as Ray said. So maybe 大助？Anyway, I still get no validation when I search on that.
Posted 10 January 2019 - 12:04 AM
Posted 10 January 2019 - 03:45 AM
Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:08 PM
Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:11 PM
I would still lean towards this being 大動 (Daidō). Looks like a nice piece. Jihada may be a bit coarse near the habaki-moto (difficult to make out in the photo).
Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:20 PM
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:44 PM
Hi Nick, please see attached. If this is the same smith, his working period would be around Kanbun 1661. Credit to Markus Sesko for this record.
Any idea as to age?
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:46 PM
You can find him listed in Hawleys as DAI 3. The fourth character is another form of ju. Hawley just calls it Shinto.
Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:39 PM
I have my doubts
1. I can't find any variation of 住 that resembles the 4th kanji on this sword.
2. 住 after 守 doesn't make any sense.
Edit: 大動 (Daidō) is the most likely candidate so far, but the 4th kanji bothers me (what is it?, and does it help confirm Daidō), and the left part of 動 looks weird. But I have no better name to offer. There seem to be no examples of Daidō on the internet. If anybody has one, I'd be interested to have a look. Seems to be a slightly obscure smith. This is the long way of saying, I'm still scratching my head over this one.
Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:40 PM
The TSUBA has obviously been "cleaned" and lost its patina and probably much of its value. Otherwise the KOSHIRAE looks nice and seems to be of good quality.
I am a little careful in buying when I see that the owner puts a blade in wrong position (on the cutting edge!) on the stand. Makes me feel dodgy.
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