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#1 Fumei

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 01:10 PM

Hi All.

What do you think about this one?
Photos of only this quality, unfortunately.

Thanks in advance.

 

Vladimir.

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#2 Fuuten

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 01:24 PM



Fwiw, Looks like.. how to be subtle, junk.

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#3 16k

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 01:56 PM

Can’t say I like it. Genuine blade badly remounted. I don’t know if the blade is any good but out of polish and I don’t think it’s worth having it polished.
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#4 PNSSHOGUN

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 02:36 PM

Junk blade remounted in garbage fittings, avoid like the plague!


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#5 ROKUJURO

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 03:25 PM

The signature was probably made with a screwdriver. Not Japanese! The KOJIRI might be the only item of interest. FUCHI and SEPPA look like over-cleaned with sandpaper or a steel-wire brush.


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#6 Ganko

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 06:13 PM

It has little merit except for the kojiri.


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#7 Moley

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 07:16 PM

Indian made fake ??


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#8 Ken-Hawaii

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 12:35 AM

Vladimir, if you're only looking at local blades, you really need to expand your searches!


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#9 Fumei

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 01:48 PM

Thank you All for your opinion and for your experience.
A few more questions. Is this blade original or is it a Chinese fake?

How is the signature read?


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#10 SteveM

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 02:00 PM

The signature is a very, very poor rendering of 正宗 (Masamune).


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#11 16k

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 04:20 PM

The signature is a very, very poor rendering of 正宗 (Masamune).

Yes, I noticed that yesterday when looking through a Meikan. I thought “damn! That’s what they were going at!” Somewhere in the great void, Masamune must be rolling on the floor, laughing.

To reply to the question, I personally believe the blade is genuine, but one of those project piece that’s actually not worth the project. It’s probably a low grade, real blade, but I’m not the best qualified here to reply. However, it doesn’t look like a Chinese blade to me, and I have seen many.
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#12 Fumei

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 10:45 PM

Steve and Jean-Pierre, thank you very much for your reply. You helped me a lot.


Vladimir

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