Yoshichika katana with REALLY Odd Stamp in English!
Posted 05 March 2011 - 12:20 PM
How remarkably similar to the one we have been discussing...even the background cloth and the description in English matches this post...amazing.
Posted 05 March 2011 - 02:38 PM
Pretty neat, thanks for showing all the stamp - perhaps it should be added to the thread on "stamps". I had seen it in the book as well and it reminded of the trojan helmet stamp on German blades from an arms maker in Solingen if I remember correctly.
I think possibly many folks were not aware that as you had just "acquired" the blade you were in the process of listing it on the "Bay", not that it bothers me but some may possibly be put off, especially if the questions were to increase the value in bidding.
You did note Mr. Hallems comment that it was not real Nihonto and Mr. Bowens that it is oil quenched I gather.
Good luck in the bidding.
Dr. Brian Barrett,
Posted 05 March 2011 - 02:46 PM
Posted 17 December 2016 - 08:24 PM
Is a Kanehisa signed blade with a kokuin considered Showato or Gendaito? Thanks, Steve
Posted 17 December 2016 - 09:06 PM
Thanks for the reply, I think I confused myself and asked the question on the "wrong" thread. Blade I asked about is under consideration for purchase and not in possession. So Kanehisa hot stamped showato and gendaito? Sword has a Seki stamp and is signed Noshu ju Ozawa Kanehisa saku.
Posted 17 December 2016 - 09:44 PM
Long but educational discussion about this here: http://www.militaria...sword-markings/
Answer is still the same - Could be either! In that discussion the claim was made about the Seki stamp that only 1 of 100 Seki stamped blades will be gendaito. Examination is the only way to find out.
Posted 17 December 2016 - 09:51 PM
Thanks Joe and Bruce!
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