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#1 Gilles

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 10:53 AM

Dear all,

 

I am looking for any information and oshigata of a bakumatsu swordsmith whose name was NOBUREN 信 蓮 who was active in the Bunkyu era (1861-1864) in the settsu province (Osaka). I only found this swordmith referenced on the NIHONTO CLUB site and it is also referenced on the HAWLEY as NOB413.

 

He was used to sign as follow :

 

浪花金城辺岩井源徴司信蓮作之 : naniwa kinjō-hen iwai genkanshi noburen saku kore
 
If you can help me on this one, I will really appreciate.

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 11:30 AM

Not in Markus' voluminous "Swordsmiths A to Z."


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Posted 28 March 2020 - 11:34 AM

I have him too in a French book, but without more info than you have.


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Posted 28 March 2020 - 11:49 AM

Dear Ken and Jean-Pierre,

 

I also have the Markus books and I could not find this swordmith. I saw it on the french book "les sabres shin-shinto" (Serge Degore) but like you said JP, no additional information.

 

Thank you for your assitance gentlemen,


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Posted 28 March 2020 - 12:59 PM

Hi Gilles, match Shin Shinto Taikan single blue version page: 399image.jpeg
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Posted 28 March 2020 - 01:08 PM

Maybe Markus will see this, & add him in after some research.


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#7 Gilles

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 01:18 PM

Dear Peter,

 

Thanks to you I have at least one oshigata of this smith :clap: .

 

Best regards,


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Posted 28 March 2020 - 01:24 PM

Dear Ken,

 

Hopefully Markus may find some info on that swordsmith.


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Posted 28 March 2020 - 01:30 PM

Hi Gilles there is one more oshigata theme page..image.jpeg
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Posted 28 March 2020 - 02:07 PM

Is it Noburen 信, or Nobutsura 信?

 

Look in Markus's index under "Nobutsura". (example below)

 

http://www.nipponto....s4/KT329595.htm


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Posted 28 March 2020 - 02:10 PM

Ref. http://www.sword-auc...kanji-nobutsura


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#12 Gilles

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 02:38 PM

Dear Moriyama san and Steve.

 

Thank you very much. You are right, NOBUTSURA seems to be the right reading :thumbsup:


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#13 Peter Bleed

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 05:42 PM

Indeed, NOBUTSURA and a corrected rendering of the kanji seem to clarify the situation. Thank you all. In addition to the oshigara Peter showed us, Shinshinto Taikan lists this smith as a student of Kurihara Nobuhide who worked in Osaka during the Bunkyu times.

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 05:55 PM

I was going to grab the Shinshinto Taikan the check but you fine gentlemen beat me to it.

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