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  1. 五条忠助作 Gojo Tadasuke saku Shimada school swordsmith fo mid-Edo
  2. Thank you, i think technically this is called alloy banding lines
  3. Not sure i'd define them sunagashi, but the effect is similar. This is a wakizashi i made from 1070, water quenched
  4. For sale Tsuba signed Naoaki (直鏡) + kao, full name Hata Naoaki (畑直鏡), who was also a swordsmith and the son of the 1st gen. Shōji Naokatsu (荘司直勝, 1805-1858) and grandson of Taikei Naotane (大慶直胤). All the swordsmiths of the Naokatsu line also produced tsuba, mainly in the Nobuie style, and these tsuba are often characterized by a "melted" surface with a dark smooth patina. This tsuba presents all the classic elements of Naoaki's works, it represents a wheel cart (partally in sukashi) and paulownia crests in vines by engraving. The mimi on left and right sides are engraved with kikko pattern, the typical turtle shell pattern of Nobuie. The patina is dark and smooth and overall the aspect of the tsuba is very "organic" due the melted appearance. Dimensions: 76x72 mm Thickness at seppa dai: 3 mm Thickness at mimi: 5.5 mm Price 850€ plus shipping and Paypal
  5. It's in chinese 大清康熙年製 Made in the Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign
  6. Roger, are you still looking for this kind of tsuba? I might get my hands on one
  7. Chōshū Hagi-jū Naka Tomomitsu(長州萩住中智光) http://www.sword-auction.jp/ja/content/af18414-鍔:長州萩住中智光-tsuba-choshu-hagi-ju-tomomitsu
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    Tsuba translation

    Usually the only reason to remove a mei on a tsuba is because it's gimei
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    Tsuba translation

    It seems there was a mei and was removed
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    Tsuba translation

    寛延三年八月吉日 Kan'en 3 (1751) August, a lucky day
  11. Would be more interested to know if NBTHK would judge it as mumei or not
  12. Did you try this procedure before?
  13. The sayagaki says "Ichimonji Yoshifusa katana 2 shaku 1 sun"
  14. Seiryoken Hagiya Katsuhira
  15. 三位有功 (Arikoto, bearer of the third court rank) court noble, lived from 1796 to 1854, it is said that he started to forge blades by his own because he was dissatisfied with the sword collection of his family, he was trained by the swordsmiths Ozaki Masataka (尾崎正隆) and Nankai Tarō Tomotaka (南海太郎朝尊)
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    It's a kurikara (倶梨伽羅) horimono, more info about it here https://markussesko.com/2015/03/18/kantei-1-sugata-4/
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    A gift

    It's a mochi pounding mortar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmSrULDVRPc
  18. Kojima Norimichi, Seki stamp. Gendaito Seki swordsmith
  19. Of course i might be wrong, but from what i see the blade isn't tamahagane for sure and most likely not even steel. The hamon is drawn and the nakago is been badly adapted (most likely to fit the tsuka). Usually this kind of blades are called "mogito" in Japan, and can be wall hangers for tourists or iaito for practice. Tosogu are all modern cast and the koshirae is "wall hanger quality". At least is probably made in Japan, since usually China ones are steel
  20. This is a mogito, a practice sword with blade in aluminium alloy and modern cast fittings
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