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#1 acoyauh

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 09:33 PM

Hello,

This sword does not seem to have gunto koshirae; however, it does bear the seki mark.

I will appreciate your help with the signature, I would like to lookup the swordsmith if possible. Will also appreciate any opinions and feedback you wish to share.

Thank you!

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#2 DRDave

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:03 AM

I think this is your smith.


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#3 Peter Bleed

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:51 AM

Dave got it

At least this is certainly signed by Kanekado. I can't read those middle characters, but I am quite sure they do NOT say Mino ju.

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#4 SteveM

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 02:25 AM

I think the third one is a very stylized form of 関, while the fourth one is 住.


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#5 Hamfish

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 03:18 AM

The change in yasuri near the habaki area is concerning
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#6 acoyauh

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 09:14 PM

The change in yasuri near the habaki area is concerning

Sorry, what does that mean?

 

For all, thank you so much for your guidance!


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#7 Bruce Pennington

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 07:22 AM

Just an FYI: the stamp is a "Showa" stamp. Used between mid '40 to early '42, so if the other side isn't dated that will give you a ballpark.
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