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  1. They specify this as work of Nanbokuchō period - 時代南北朝 (Jidai 時代 - Nanbokuchō 南北朝)
  2. I think my guess would be late Muromachi Mino - Sue-Seki, smith would be 兼X (some smith starting with Kane).
  3. Same for me, looking at items is just so fun That particular wakizashi is far above my current budget but I find it interesting. NBTHK made the specification towards Naoe Shizu in brackets. Sometimes the differences between Shizu and Naoe Shizu attribution might be small sometimes big.
  4. I think this might be the most interesting item of these Georg, do you have measurements for this sword? Few years ago at Samurai Art Expo in the Netherlands a Japanese dealer had a tachi signed Yoshitsugu (NBTHK stated unknown province and early Muromachi for it). Although the signature on that seems bit different to this one in style. There were many different Yoshitsugu smiths working during Muromachi and most likely some unknown ones too. I feel this is definately worth researching as it is interesting.
  5. Very interesting item Georg, I would think it might be late Muromachi Masatoshi 政俊 who has been listed as Odawara-Sōshū smith. I think the 2 generations worked roughly between 1550 and 1600. Here is one reference item: https://tokka.biz/sword/masatoshi2.html
  6. I am guessing I might know what item you are looking at if it is currently for sale with Japanese dealer. Very nice and wide profile but it could have lot of wear and condition might be iffy, the pictures are not the best but it is very interesting item.
  7. I would guess it reads - 文政十一年仲春 - Bunsei 11th year (1828) mid spring (I am bit uncertain of my translation of this end)
  8. This falls bit off my interest as I am into early swords, I don't have too much study material on these newer swords as they are not my focus. However I got intrested in this and took a look, and I am not exactly sure of the result. Someone more skilled in Japanese can make corrections. Here is history part of the Jūyō 42 katana entry - and my rough translation. 備中守康広は, 富田五郎左衛門といい, 紀州石堂派を代表する刀工で, のちに紀州から大坂に移り, 大坂石堂派の始祖となっている. 作風は, 御家芸ともいうべき備前伝で映りの立った鍛えに, 丁子乱れを得意としている. 銘文は, 初期には (於紀州康広), 或は (紀伊国康広) などときり, また (紀伊国當一康広) と當一を冠するものもある. 備中守を受領してからは, 表裏に銘をきり分けたり, この作に見られるように裏に菊紋を刻している Bitchū no Kami Yasuhiro was Tomita Gorōzaemon, swordsmith from Kishū Ishidō school. He later moved from Kishū to Ōsaka and founded Ōsaka Ishidō school. He is very skilled in Bizen style chōji midare and utsuri. Early signature styles were (於紀州康広) and (紀伊国康広) [This next part is relevant for the sword in question but I can't quite understand it], there is also style of signature (紀伊国當一康広). After receiving the title Bitchū no Kami, signature is now on both sides and Kikumon is engraved on to the back as seen in this work.
  9. Well as my collection will be 2 blades in shirasaya for unknown period into the future I don't really have need for these stands. This is sword stand made by Paul Chen (Chinese made). It has red felt lining and a small shelf in front. I've owned this for 10+ years, the condition is good but there is a crack in lacquer on one spot of the stand that can be seen in the picture it is at the same spot on both sides. I think it is due to quite harsh climate here in Finland, not really optimal for lacquerware. I am looking for 50€ for this + buyer pays the shipping costs (I am only limiting this sale to Europe as Finnish post office has very high rates at the moment). I think Paypal F&F or Wire transfer are the easiest methods for payment.
  10. Well as my collection will be 2 blades in shirasaya for unknown period into the future I don't really have need for these stands. I purchased these from Japan many years ago and displayed 2 replica tachi on these. I think these were deluxe models (made from possibly beech wood?) but I cannot remember what vendor I ordered these from as it has been almost 10 years I believe. These can be disassembled by taking out the pin on the bottom. I am looking for 150€ for the pair + buyer pays the shipping costs (I am only limiting this sale to Europe as Finnish post office has very high rates at the moment). I think Paypal F&F or Wire transfer are the easiest methods for payment.
  11. It is remarkable sword. However a small correction to Aoi Arts English description, NBTHK states in Tokubetsu Jūyō entry that it is Middle Kamakura Period. Unfortunately there is no clear and large picture of sayagaki but Aoi's English page state that Tanobe wrote it to Middle Heian, however their Japanese page has in description that Tanobe wrote Middle Kamakura Period in sayagaki.
  12. I think there are lot of good things going on this sword, that can be said even without seeing it in hand. I feel often on average swords passing Jūyō in early sessions have quite high overall quality on average. Bit of "bro science" but I think there is also bit of data to back it up. Also I just found out that it had good praise in sayagaki by Kanzan as there was a thread about it too, this is also interesting provenance, (translation provided by Moriyama-san) - 宇土藩細川家旧蔵之一 – One of the collection of Uto-han Hosokawa family. Unfortunately the text entries in the Jūyō books on earlier sessions are often lot shorter than in more modern sessions.
  13. Dont you just love it that they don't post a picture of the certificate, guess that serves a marketing purpose?... It should be NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho (I think it translates to that in English) Daishō koshirae attributed towards Omori Teruhide based on the information provided by the auction house. Seeing the certificate would be nice to see what specific info it provides.
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