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#1 Possumcop

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 09:34 AM

I need help with this mei please and can you point me in a direction to learn katakana/kanji.  Thank you.  I am looking at a possible purchase.

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#2 ChrisW

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 09:47 AM

This one looks like a fake or put-together to me. I'll let those with more experience chime in though. Give their opinions more weight.


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#3 Geraint

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:26 AM

Dear Sam.

 

I am loath to contradict Chris but I think this is genuine, though I would want to see more images before buying, especially the kissaki.  The soft metal fittings are a mass produced type that do occur around the war time.  It is not in great condition, I hope you have some more detailed shots of the blade.

 

All the best.


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#4 ChrisW

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 01:26 PM

Its fine to say otherwise to what I've said Geraint! It might not be an outright fake, but it looks odd to me.. wartime-style leatherbound saya, fittings that don't match with it. The hamon also looks odd to me too. But that's just my opinion.


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#5 ROKUJURO

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 02:31 PM

Looks like a WWII blade from MINO in partly civilian mounts, smith might be KANETSUGU, but may also be another KANE..... The photo has little contrast, so not easy to read.


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#6 Nobody

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 02:49 PM

関住兼茂作 - Seki ju Kaneshige saku


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#7 Peter Bleed

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 03:23 AM

Thank you Moriyama-san. I couldn't make the SHIGE.  Otheriwise it struck me as a completely legit Gunto.

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#8 Possumcop

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 07:30 AM

Moriyama

 

 

Thank you very much,  That matches with the example on the Japanese sword index. I never would have made that connection without your help.


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Posted 28 March 2020 - 02:14 PM

Is the nakago chevron file marks unusual?


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Posted 28 March 2020 - 02:31 PM

Hi.

 

The mei says Kanefuji (兼藤),not Kaneshige.

WWII seki smith.


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Posted 28 March 2020 - 03:19 PM

Hi.

 

The mei says Kanefuji (兼藤),not Kaneshige.

WWII seki smith.

 

You are right.

My reading may be wrong.


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