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#1 Soshin

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 12:14 PM

I have this new shinshintō tantō that picked up at the Tampa show last weekend.  I think the nakago read 'Sashū Mikawa Tensaido'.  The reading of the signature is based upon the previous owners notes.   The tantō is also dated on the reverse side.

 

Please note I am a professional Japanese fine art and antiques dealer and have studied Japanese language myself.  I often don't need help with these type of things but i can't find any information about this swordsmith.  I will at some point down the line use this information to help sell the Tantō.   

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 03:23 PM

Have to wonder why the patina was filed and cleaned around some of the kanji. Very curious tanto.
 


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#3 Soshin

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 03:39 PM

Have to wonder why the patina was filed and cleaned around some of the kanji. Very curious tanto.
 

Good question.  I have no clue. 


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Posted 13 March 2019 - 04:59 PM

I can't find reference to 天生土, but, I would posit it as being Amatsu, possibly Amato. John


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Posted 13 March 2019 - 05:11 PM

I can't find reference to 天生土, but, I would posit it as being Amatsu, possibly Amato. John

 

Looking up the Kanji some more and these are also possible readings on the artist name.  Thank you John.   


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Posted 13 March 2019 - 05:26 PM

Date seems Meiji 2 second month! (no warranty 😉 )
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Posted 13 March 2019 - 05:37 PM

Date seems Meiji 2 second month! (no warranty )

 

Uwe, Yes I agree in terms of the date.  Thank you.   


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