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#1 Kanenori

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Posted 05 March 2019 - 07:17 PM

Hi, have a Wak which might have been used by a person working for the goverment, due to Koshirae.

Blade is mumei with a very special Hamon. Anyone recognise region, potential smith/smiths?

Was thinking about Mino due to Hamon but I am not that experienced in this thing.

Blade lenght 31.3 cm

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance, Krister

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#2 Greg F

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 01:52 AM

Hi Krister,
For members to be able to help you easier you may want to take a pic of full naked blade and of nakago pic too. A close up of the boshi would probably help too.
All the best

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#3 Brian

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 02:31 PM

If you are basing the "working for the govt" part on it being covered in kiri mon, that is a false assumption. By those stages of history, fittings like these were unrestricted and a matter of personal taste. I don't think there is anything to be concluded from them.


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#4 SteveM

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 12:13 AM

I think its a Kanbun shinto wakizashi - late 1600s. 

I wouldn't guess Mino. I don't know where that hamon comes from, but it doesn't scream Mino to me. 

I don't know what to classify it as; maybe Hako-midare? So perhaps its from Kaga? Or maybe its somebody trying to copy Masamune?

I like the hamon. And the sword looks to be in good shape, so make sure you keep it well maintained. 


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#5 Kanenori

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 11:41 AM

I think its a Kanbun shinto wakizashi - late 1600s. 

I wouldn't guess Mino. I don't know where that hamon comes from, but it doesn't scream Mino to me. 

I don't know what to classify it as; maybe Hako-midare? So perhaps its from Kaga? Or maybe its somebody trying to copy Masamune?

I like the hamon. And the sword looks to be in good shape, so make sure you keep it well maintained. 

Thanks for your answer.

I looked at Mino because I thought the hamon was a kind of Sanbon sugu. I will for sure search further along your thoughts.

Any book/search succestions?

Thanks Krister



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Posted 07 March 2019 - 11:44 AM

Thanks for your answer.

I looked at Mino because I thought the hamon was a kind of Sanbon sugu. I will for sure search further along your thoughts.

Any book/search succestions?

Thanks Krister

the usual suspects : the connoisseurs book of Japanese swords and Fact and Fundamentals of Japanese swords


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