Opinions On Nagamaki
Posted 28 January 2019 - 07:23 PM
Posted 28 January 2019 - 08:44 PM
So far I would agree with the thought that this is not an older blade (at this time), my guess would be shinshinto. With a chipped tip and a chip at the yokote it will be important that the polisher has excellent foundation polishing skills, especially when considering the importance of the o-kissaki to this sword, not to mention the chunk of change that will be invested (new habaki, new shirasaya, origami).
Posted 28 January 2019 - 08:52 PM
Also only came with one menuki on the old tsuka.. wondering what it says?
Posted 28 January 2019 - 10:26 PM
Posted 28 January 2019 - 11:26 PM
Approximatly 2.7k for the sword and another4k
Posted 28 January 2019 - 11:49 PM
Posted 29 January 2019 - 12:21 AM
I have already emailed Bob to see if I can send it his way..
Can't get over how formidable of a sword this is a. Understanding that I would be underwater in the restoration I still am having a hard time with the idea of not restoring it. For me these blades fall into categories of elegance and formidability. I recently bought a kozori daito from Bob that handles the elegant side of things and I'm super excited for this one to hopefully handle the formidable side.
Again I very much appreciate you guys for the wealth of knowledge!
Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:41 AM
Maybe those of US Who think it to be Shinshinto are wrong.
Posted 29 January 2019 - 03:43 PM
But again I totally understand the point of view and understand that you disagree with mine. Of course I would have been happier if everyone said it was koto but again beautiful things are beautiful And I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder as they say.
Good luck with the supra!
Posted 29 January 2019 - 03:56 PM
For me I do not really get into this for monetary gain as much as I do for the collecting idea. I have been called something of a black hole in that once I get something I pretty much keep it.. I will have a nice estate sale one day..
Posted 29 January 2019 - 04:21 PM
Nick, looking closely at the photos, the hamon doesn't really change shape going into the boshi, which indicates a Koto blade to me. I can't tell if the ana are chiseled or drilled, but I really don't think this is Shinshinto. What is the nagasa?
I was thinking the same thing
Posted 29 January 2019 - 04:28 PM
Posted 29 January 2019 - 04:34 PM
Either way I like this blade! Im biased towards Koto, so I guess I jump to conclusions. But I honestly wouldn't think it was that new.
Posted 29 January 2019 - 05:15 PM
Beg to differ as i have Shinshinto Masayuki that is exactly like this but zaimei, ubu. It is with Tanobe sensei but looks to be Seki Shinshinto at the moment (the Masayuki that is)
I appreciate the replies and would love to see some pics of the masayuki if you have any for comparisons sake
Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:11 PM
Does menuki say Tadahide? You need to reorient it by rotating it to the right.
Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:20 PM
Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:24 PM
Top kanji looks like Tada to me. Can't tell about the rest.
Posted 29 January 2019 - 08:30 PM
Posted 29 January 2019 - 08:54 PM
Posted 30 January 2019 - 04:45 AM
Nick, please don't try to extrapolate anything about any blade from its koshirae & tosogu. The chance that anything is original is almost zero. Even the Samurai changed things on & off, & today's dealers think nothing about selling off parts to make a profit.
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Posted 30 January 2019 - 05:02 AM
Posted 30 January 2019 - 06:37 AM
The reading for 忠 is "tada" if it is used in a name. However, if it is used as anything other than a pronoun the reading is "chu" (long u... for some reason I can't input diacritical marks on this keyboard).
(Actually, the reading can also be "chu" even if the word is a pronoun.)
Posted 30 January 2019 - 04:28 PM
Thanks Steve. What is the meaning of that phrase?
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