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  1. dkirkpatricks prices are more in line with the market —and more the higher end of his range estimate.
  2. Yes, you are always free to consider my listings. www.StCroixBlades.com Let me know if you have any questions. I have so many more not listed yet, so I can likely fill any request. —Matt
  3. Ah. Could fit really. Early Naval Sword with part of the inscription reading Katsuki. I wonder if the rest of the inscription will give more definition. Thanks John. 👍🏻 —Matt
  4. Yes, all good. —Matt www.StCroixBlades.com
  5. Oh boy. I had that wrong, Ray. Thank you! Now to the reference books. Interested to hear what the Presentation says. This might prove to be as difficult as my grass writing requests! Thanks again, Ray! —Matt
  6. I am looking for help translating a Presentation on a sword I have. I suppose I might as well ask for comments on the Mei as well. I have it as Fujiwara Kuni Tadamichi. The gentleman who read it commented that the Fujiwara should not be before kuni, and the michi kanji is nonstandard. Those who can help, I kindly thank you in advance! —Matt
  7. Hello! I have posted 3 Japanese swords for sale on eBay. Here are the links as well as a few photos. https://www.ebay.com/itm/115006782324 https://www.ebay.com/itm/115006782321 https://www.ebay.com/itm/363553455027 Thanks for taking a look! —Matt Brice www.StCroixBlades.com
  8. Hi John. Would this be the sword you are looking for? —Matt
  9. 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
  10. Hello. I have a daisho myochin abalone tsuba set available. —Matt
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Thank you Matt and Thomas! Thomas—yes, I’ll post photos of the sword and horimono tomorrow! Thanks again, gentlemen! —Matt
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. An update—I have priced the sword. Message me privately if interested. —Matthew Brice St. Croix Blades
  18. The Special Order ca.1890 sword with early mounts has sold.
  19. 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
  20. I have one. $1650. Here are the photos. —Matt www.StCroixBlades.com
  21. Thank you for the recommendation, Stephen! —Matt
  22. BTW—message me directly, so that I see your message. —Matt
  23. I can sell you a fine gendai for under your $2500 budget from the U.S. There will be no Customs duty. Let me know. I have 10 fine gendai in stock. —Matt www.StCroixBlades.com
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