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  1. We can't see the Sugata properly, we can't see the Nakago properly, or the Hada. We are not magicians
  2. A bit of a fools errand without better pictures I'm afraid.
  3. That is fantastic! I would love to see the rest of the sword with the Mon that has most of the gold still in it.
  4. The fittings are normal for Zohei-To as nearly all examples are found in early style good quality mounts. Whta is most unusual are the Mons, not seen very often on Zohei-To.
  5. Many Yoshichika swords, Shodai & Nidai, are found in Suya mounts but I have never seen the stamp on a sword before. Could this mean they were making swords for Suya directly at some stage, or at least contracted? As Yoshichika made swords for the Imperial Guards as well perhaps they are all connected somehow.
  6. It is a Zohei-To - Arsenal made blade. I think the Tsuka has been rewrapped at some point but not too well.
  7. The Horimono looks quite well done, even after a few polishes. Nice enough piece to own on the cheap with new Koshirae.
  8. A better fake, but still a fake.
  9. The saya looks to be Aluminium, so most likely Type 98, highly irregular as Mon on the Fuchi are most associated with Type 94. Very interesting Mon, especially with one in silver and the other painted over or cast into the Fuchi.
  10. Very nice, it's not very often you see Mon placed on top of the Kabutogane. Where was this for sale?
  11. Absolutely not, even Yasukuni-To, Minatogawa-To etc can have flaws.
  12. Murayama Kanetoshi would be nicer but still a nice enough Seki-To. It is in very rare Type 98 mounts with Samegawa covered Saya.
  13. I think you're right on Kunitsugu, I found a similar Mei. He is also listed as an RJT smith.
  14. Thank you Steve, appreciate it! KANETOSHI (兼俊), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Gifu – “Kanetoshi” (兼俊), real name Murayama Kinokazu (村山喜之一), born August 3rd 1905, he worked as rikugun-jumei-tōshō and died February 23rd 1978, jōkō no retsu (Akihide), Second Seat at the 6th Shinsaku Nihontō Denrankai (新作日本刀展覧会, 1941)
  15. Require some help with this Mei, bit too stylised for my rudimentary reading skills:
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