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About waynes

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    PA. USA
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  1. Yeah that's the katana I'm talking about. It was done before I got it, but I meet John before this to discuss another project. He is a great guy, he took the morning for me to go to his shop and talk about nihonto. When you get it back I would love to see some pics.
  2. I'm glad to hear that it's getting redone. It's kind of funny because Louis polished my katana and John did the shira saya and habaki on it. You will be very happy with the outcome.
  3. On the sho shin web site there is an earlier smith listed by this name. Here's the link. http://www.sho-shin.com/hoku9.htm
  4. Thank you very much everyone. This is very helpful, although I was really hoping it would have helped place it to a certain smith instead of a line. Especially because I don't have any Kaga books.
  5. Hi, I just got my papers back for a katana I submit that came back with hozon attributed to Kashu Ietsugu. If somebody would translate this for me it would be very helpful. I am including both sides even though I assume the info on the back isn't important I'd still like to know what it says. Thank you in advance.
  6. Thanks for the response. I didn't realize untill recently that the name could be spelled either way. So now it's time to put my nose back in the books.
  7. Yes, this was from the July shinsa. Best of luck with the tanto.
  8. I just got the results today. It came back with a Hozon to Kashu Iyetsugu. That's all I know for now. I've found a few smiths working by this name in Kaga around early Muromachi, but not to much info. If anyone knows of anything else I'd appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
  9. Hi guys, I hate to bring up such an old post but I just shipped it out to Mr. Bob Benson today to go to shinsa. I'm dying to see how it goes.
  10. Hi, thanks for the responses. Unfortunately I don't know anyone going to the London show, and as far as sending it to Japan that's a little more then I can justify right now since I bought my first home and am restoring it.
  11. Hi, I'm trying to find a shinsa in the US preferably on the east coast to get my katana to. If anybody knows where I can find out where they will be it would be appreciated. Here's a link to the katana I want to take. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1766&p=12091#p12091
  12. Hi, I am more then a beginner so my observations may be way off ,and I'm sure some of the more knowledgeable members will help correct me . That being said, the mei does look off. Of the Sukenaga's I found most signed with a different version of naga. The one I found who used this one is suk347 who's style, as you already stated, doesn't match. Also I didn't see any examples of these smiths signing so high (above mekugi-ana). The sugata does match the late nambokucho period. Also from what could be seen and what you stated such as the masame and the activity in the hamon I believe it could be Yamato influenced. All in all to me it looks like it has some serious potential. Definitely wouldn't mind adding it to my collection. Best of luck with it.
  13. Unfortunately they'll end up as authentic on ebay. Honestly I never would have been able to tell that they're not from the pics. What are the tell tail sighs that these are repro's? I know nothing about tosogu so any pointers would be appreciated.
  14. Sorry about the confusion. I read and wrote star but was thinking Seki. That'll teach me to post before that first cup of coffee. As for the polish Fred Lohman comes to mind. I've personally not used him yet, but have never heard a bad thing. Here is the link. http://www.Japanese-swords.com/pages/polish.htm
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