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  1. I just found that this can be also used for 10: 拾 It does look very similar to the 2nd kajni, so 15 is matched now and all complete !
  2. Yes, I only found the second kanji different, as the 真十五枚太平伏 matches, except the 十 kanji is different greatly, which means 10 and after the 5 makes it 15 of course. I was trying to find a way that might not be 15 but maybe more, but no number kanji is similar to my 2nd kanji. Perhaps the smith was using this kanji for the common 10 ... ? or a greater number ending with 5 ??
  3. Great help, big thank you! the other side might says this? : Shin Ju Go Mai Kobuse Saku” (made with true 15 plate construction)
  4. Hello, I just bumped into your post about this smith, as I was just helped with the translation of my 57 cm nagasa blade which turned out to be like yours , Musashi Taro Yasukuni . Is it a valuable blade?
  5. Hello, I have this blade with a slightly more corroded tang than usual, with both sides full of kanji, I would like to get some help, at least the to find out the last 2 kanji of the signature to start with my research, or with help of the other side as it does not look like a dating (perhaps a memorial writing, or the second part of the long signature?) Regards Peter G.
  6. Seller agreed to submit it for new NBTHK papering and will try to verify the old paper before that. also sent me pictures of nakago. I will post what happened, but probably takes considerable time. regards Peter G.
  7. I just sent a message to Paul Martin for his assistance. I am still waiting for the reply from my Japanese partner, but I do not think he can be of help in this case. we will see, I have to see how it turns out.
  8. The sword is still in Japan, so I will try to arrange it for a new sumbission to nbthk before leaving Japan. No, it is not from a 15 year old person (hope it was a joke). I can give you his name privately if you need, he is a pensioner who deals with swords for minimum 20 years, with legal permit to do so. I know him from around 2013 and bought many sword before , he is no expert though just an average knowledged seller who visits local auctions and markets, also heritage auctions. This sword was bought with 2 other nbthk papers sword, all had old paper with old registration card, so the owner who passed away had them for long time. I will arrange it for nbthk shinsa as I can see it is important because it can be a highly prized sword if turns out to be real.
  9. On the official website there is only adress and phone, fax number. It is crazy they do not have email adress displayed or a link to send messages. The sword is still in Japan, Kyoto area. Is this person living in Japan? I might ask my Japanese partner in case he can help me with resubmitting for Shinsa. I understand for obviously reasons why the safe opinions, but about size and tang coloration it can not be determined, especialy that these pictures are not reflecting the true look of it.
  10. Not from ebay (please find the link on ebay for it then) , purchased from 15 year old Japanese partner in Japan. I hear many negative comment that sound very sure. I know there was problems with old papers in the past as many blank was stolen, but here everyone is certain it is a gimei? Can someone give me contact to NBTHK to confirm the authenticity of this paper? On their website I see no contact info.
  11. Hello, It has old paper and not repapered, the reason why it was left like this decades ago is unknown, but still I believe the NBTHK paper is trustworthy (or can they mistaken?) The tang has been pictured with strong flash but has deep color patination, no extended corrosion and ware like often seen, that's true, but looks like a very well preseved untouched blade which was kept safe from the elements, and thickness is pretty close to original : motohaba 10mm sakihaba 6mm I am not an expert but I think tachi can have below 70cm nagasa.
  12. Thank you, Jussi! I have not translated the nbthk yet (I can not read it myself), it is strange it is wrtiten as katana there. Perhaps with old paper they used katana term (as long sword) on any type of long sword including tachi, or it is still unusual? What you wrote about classification is scary, that these works are national treasures, but later this lifted. I hope it will get export permit without problems. I only just paid for it, and will be exported from Japan in a month (bought from a 15 year old partner who is registered to sell swords in Japan and has absolute trust). I paid high price for it, but it seems it is much more valuable and rare than I thought. Do you have any picture of similar picture, can we believe this is the smith who forged my blade: The Ten Students" O-KANEMITSU KEM-MU (f: KAGEMITSU): He was born in KO-AN period and died at the age of 83 in the EN-BUN. The long KANEMITSU career spans over 50 years from GEN-KYO 1321 era to O-AN 1368 era, and theory has long postulated two generations. Old writings claim one long career, but the accepted chronology finds O-KANEMITSU in KEM-MU 1334, followed by EN-BUN KANEMITSU. 1st period work should be attributed to O-KANEMITSU, 2nd period work to ENBUN KANEMITSU. KANEMITSU ITAME will seem soft and is famous for YOKOME-no-KITAE, a circular spreading, and running CHIKEI. There is BOTAN "Peony" UTSURI or DAN-DAN "Spotted" UTSURI. A comparison of the YAKI-IRE or hardening shows his UTSURI master work of the first rank. Best regards and greeting from Hungary Peter G.
  13. Bishu Osafune Kanemitsu Tachi 1335 February Submitted by petersan on Sat, 2019-03-16 00:06 Hello all, I recently purchased this sword and trying to pinpoint the exact smith or finding examples of his work over the internet. Any help or opinion would be greatly apreciated. tachi mei: Bishu Osafune Kanemitsu Date : 1335 February nagasa 69.7 cm NBTHK TOKUBETSU KICHYO paper I attached a picture with similar mei, this sword is called BUNKAZAI FUKUSHIMA O-KANEMITSU "The Ten Students" Best regards Peter G.
  14. Thank you for the comments to you all! regards Peter G.
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