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  1. Everyone knows Ikkansai Kunimori swords to be gendai. Everyone who offers one for sale—all the names in the business state they are gendai. Here are even just a very few examples: http://www.nihonto.us/IKANSAI KUNIMORI TACHI JP.htm http://swordsworld.blogspot.com/2009/02/gendai-swordsmiths-papered-by-nbthk-or.html?m=1 https://japanesesword.com/archived-pages/2017/7/28/gendaito-bymiyaguchi-kunimori —Matt
  2. Hello. I have a daisho myochin abalone tsuba set available. —Matt
  3. I’ll compare to the signature references you dug up too, Matt. I appreciate your doing that digging. Those signature references will be very helpful! —Matt Brice
  4. I hear you, Ian. I haven’t checked the signature with Fujishiro yet. Haven’t had a chance to photograph the sword to post yet either. I’ll get to it soon. Thanks Ian! —Matt
  5. Thank you Matt and Thomas! Thomas—yes, I’ll post photos of the sword and horimono tomorrow! Thanks again, gentlemen! —Matt
  6. Hello. I could use some help translating this signature. Seems to be more on the nakago than usual. Thank you to anyone that can help! —Matt
  7. 1 traditionally-made Japanese WW2 gendai sword available. This fine antique Japanese sword would make an important acquisition for any collection. The blade measures 24 3/32” from blade tip to notch in the blade spine. The nakago is signed ‘Nagamitsu’. The hamon is complex. Condition: The blade has an occasional minor scratch. There are a couple of tiny nail-catcher type nicks in the edge—they are so small they are hard to see. The blade is in fair polish. The hamon and boshi are perfectly healthy. —Matt
  8. Hello. Could someone please assist with translation of the second kanji Aki_____? And if possible, a translation of his given name as well? Thank you! —Matt
  9. An update—I have priced the sword. Message me privately if interested. —Matthew Brice St. Croix Blades
  10. The Special Order ca.1890 sword with early mounts has sold.
  11. Hello. I have just listed for sale 5 swords. Here are the links: https://stcroixblades.com/shop/products/special-order-Japanese-ww2-army-sword-wwii-samurai-ca.1890-blade-early/ https://stcroixblades.com/shop/products/special-order-Japanese-ww2-army-sword-samurai-gendai-amahide-Tamahagane/ https://stcroixblades.com/shop/products/Japanese-ww2-army-sword-antique-old-wwii-samurai-gendai-Kunitoshi/ https://stcroixblades.com/shop/products/Japanese-ww2-mantetsu-army-sword-antique-wwii-ww-ii-samurai-exceptional/ https://stcroixblades.com/shop/products/ikkansai-kunimori-Japanese-ww2-army-sword-antiquewwii-samurai-yasuhiro/ Thank you! —Matt www.StCroixBlades.com
  12. I have one. $1650. Here are the photos. —Matt www.StCroixBlades.com
  13. Thank you for the recommendation, Stephen! —Matt
  14. Hi Matt, are you so kind and write me (photos) which 10 swords you have.  Thank you very much


    1. matthewbrice


      Hi Michael.  Yes, let’s see.  I have two Kunimori, a Nagamitsu, Kanezane, Akimitsu (as I recall), etc.  You can email me at mbrice@stcroixblades.com.  You can reach me more easily there.  

      Thanks Michael!




      —Matthew Brice




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