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#1 Yuradneprov

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 01:27 PM

https://antikvariat....k-master/37811/


Here is the link gimei or authentic?
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Posted 09 October 2019 - 01:36 PM

the link? you mean the seller fake or the mei not muramasa, im not qualified to make that call. items for sale seem to be the real deal...sword in question...id kill for that tsuba. 


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#3 raymondsinger

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 01:41 PM

Gimei.
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#4 Geraint

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 01:44 PM

Dear Yura.

 

Well it's a katana in very ordinary koshirae, the yasurime in the area of the mei look suspect, the condition of the nakago also raises concerns.  All of that is before we start examining the mei and I don't think that is going to change my opinion.

This would not be a sword I would buy, certainly not as a Muramasa.

 

Others may have different opinions.

 

All the best.

 

And just to add Google translate has turned the shopping basket icon into one that says, "In Garbage".   :laughing:


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Posted 09 October 2019 - 02:22 PM

Can’t tell you who the maker is, Yura, but everything is wrong, from the nakago, the Hamon, even the sugata. Nothing suggests Muramasa here, so Gimei. Looks to be a very ordinary katana here.
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#6 Jacques D.

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 06:29 PM

Strongly gimei..



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Posted 10 October 2019 - 03:22 AM

Without seeing the details I would just argue that the probability of this one papering to Muramasa is below 5%.

Otherwise, for myself Muramasa is one of those invented biographies, which correspondingly makes it difficult to argue in substance on such issues as where to draw the line between "real" and "fake".

 

There are suguha, hitatsura and "conventional" Muramasa of a wide range in quality and sugata all accepted as the second generation, but you either have a "paperable" conventional type, or an unconventional type verifiably from a very old collection, and thus also accepted as the original.

 

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#8 Yuradneprov

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 07:34 AM

Yes i thought that the same, but they do have some very nice pieces. Just don't know if Russia is allowed to ship swords to America. They have a beautiful tanto in high end koshirae pretty cheap, along with couple other nice things.
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#9 Rivkin

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 08:04 AM

Leibstandarte, a very famous store (politically).

That's where Igor Strelkov, "Bad soldier" and I think Viper-NS are from.

 

They don't ship abroad, and aside from one person I think high class blade collectors from Russia have a tendency to prefer more southern climates for convinience of polishing.

 

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 08:49 AM

So, they can send a blade off for polishing, but don't export them?


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#11 Rivkin

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 02:30 AM

Theoretically, it can be exported temporary, but it is a seldom (if ever?) used option. Storing it in Japan can be more efficient by comparison, and offers a pathway to unusually classified items.

 

Kirill R.






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