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  1. Late Sue Koto. Sugata is neither Kanbun, Keicho, Keian, Genroku or what so ever. The nakago is sligjtly machi okuri, please see the nakogo funbari by example. Hamon, Looks like the typical Sue-Mino mixture, but not the typical Kanemoto-Style.
  2. Bad news first. the blade is gimei. the shape is wrong, the horimono is not in the Kotetsu manner. The hori is of no good quality. -Atobori ? I do not konw. Signature looks also bad. Goode news : The F.K are realy good, i would think early hamano.
  3. Rai utsuri is mostly nie-utsuri, not only bo. I never seen a copy by Kanesada etrc with nie utsuri, only with shirake or simple bo.
  4. Hm Looks like an very late Shinto or early Shinshintio blade. All the other things I can not tell. I can see nor the hamon or the Jihada. There is a hardend portion, but the real hamon, nie / nio , i can not see. If You want to know what Yo do have, madoake, openeing a window. Means polishing a small section of the sword. This way is much cheaper than a full polish for the whole sword. Stefan
  5. Stefan

    Very odd mune

    It is Kamuri Otoshi. Blade quality is pretty low. .Slight scratches, O.K, it is out of any polish. To discuss any signatures in this state...no. By the way, i am not sure if the boshi is there. The polish is to crude.
  6. Wow, how did the great polish ? The uzumaki is jumping in my eye. Stefan
  7. Well, I am the last candle on the cake, my big brother is much older. Therefore, no family to give it. My library as my collection I will give to a museum. The Samurai Art Museum in Berlin. Why ? It is a private collection, open to the public. I do think, fine pieces of art should not be hidden. The other possessions, well they go another way. Well, if I become pretty ill bevor my death, it will take a lot of money, than i am forced to sell. But I hope, that god has mercy and let me go in peace. At the moment, i am in good health. I do hope that will be the future for a long time.
  8. Stefan

    Iron KOZUKA

    A fine piece, no doubt. Stefan
  9. I am sorry, but I am smiling. In my beginnings I ve been taught "Do not buy signatures, do not buy papers, jugde the sword itself" Well now, I am sitting here at my writing desk and i see that we will go back to the beginnings. Last time we reached this point in the eighties, after all the fuss about the Yakuza papers. I am pretty sure in the not to far future, the paper game will start again. So dear friends, one more round and cheerio to the believe in authoritarians
  10. Just a few Moments ago I saw a Naoe-Shizu Ko-Katana witrh Koshirae, Blade TH . Price ? 5000 $. Severral days ago a Satsuma Shinto Katana with Koshirae for 6000, also TH The normal Price for Wakizashi with T.H. 4000-5500 etc. Tanto even less. Nobody will pay your prices at the moment Peter. The Prices are in the cellar, buisness is down. God time for buying, hard times for sellers.
  11. Goto Mitsu ? 19 th century. the text deals with the history of this man which began, fas as i understand in 1816 ( Bunka 13 ). Stefan
  12. Shinshinto, not good quality. Yasutsugu, no. Masamune, never ever. Deki does not match. I do hope it was not to expensive. Stefan
  13. Verry good books, and a verry good price ! Unfortunately I do own them already, otherwise I would by. Stefan
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