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#1 Yuradneprov

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 12:02 AM

Please translate this mei

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#2 raymondsinger

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 12:06 AM

出羽大掾藤原國路 - Dewa Daijo Fujiwara Kunimichi



#3 Surfson

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 01:14 AM

Very highly regarded smith.  I haven't studied the mei, but looks worth investigating if you have a chance to purchase.


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#4 Yuradneprov

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 10:32 AM

Thank you for the advice and the translation does the signature look like it's legit?
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#5 SteveM

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 12:13 AM

More importantly, does the sword look like a Kunimichi sword? 

 

Because even if the signature matches existing signatures, it doesn't mean anything if the sword is inconsistent with a Kunimichi sword. Likewise, if the signature looks strange for Kunimichi, but the sword is everything a Kunimichi sword should be, it makes one more confident that one has a real Kunimichi sword. So this is a not-so-subtle way of encouraging you to avoid chasing signatures, and start looking at the sword itself. Find out what kind of swords Kunimichi made, what kind of shape, hamon, tip, nakago, hataraki, etc. Then, if you think your sword stands up to that standard, see if the signatures are close. 


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#6 Yuradneprov

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 12:44 AM

Yes your absolutely right Steve looks like I have a lot of research to do. Pretty much new at this so have a lot to learn. Thank you for the advice
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#7 Tom Darling

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 12:50 AM

Three mekugi-ana?  Like to see a pic. of the mune-machi (notch) area.  Peace.

 

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#8 Yuradneprov

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 01:00 AM

Only other pic I got showing blade

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#9 Tom Darling

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 02:06 AM

Yura,

 

It looks like a very nice sword.  Thank you.

 

 

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#10 ChrisW

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 08:30 AM

Those are some interesting mounts!


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#11 Jacques D.

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 12:06 PM

I don't like the way of engraving and i can't find a shoshin mei without a dot on left side of the upper horizontal stroke on the ji wara 

 

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