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  1. Does the mei look funny to anyone or is it just me? Tom
  2. https://www.ebay.com/itm/234534657756?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=1cqLZpPhR4y&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=&widget_ver=artemis&media=EMAIL Since this auction is over I’m posting the link. I’m wondering what the consensus is, original Minatogawa? Thank you for any information. Tom
  3. Hi Bruno, here are the pictures you requested. The nagasa is 26.25 inches
  4. Can't wait to see them Mike! Tom
  5. Yes Tbone it turns out this same dirk was already posted. See the thread above posted by Manuel. What goes around comes around! Tom
  6. Thank you all very much, great information! It's very interesting how some smiths had aliases. As far as the date goes I thought those two little ticks were part of the next kanji. Thanks again for everyone's help. Tom
  7. Hi everyone, this is a new gendaito that I just picked up in shirasaya. I have the date as December 1935, but am having trouble as in lost when it comes to the swordsmith. Can someone please translate the mei? Thank you very much, Tom
  8. Thank you very much Manuel. I really appreciate your help and the extra information. Tom
  9. Hi All, I’m hoping for help translating this mei. Thank you all very much in advance. Tom
  10. I just saw this terrible news and am posting a picture of the announcement. Tom
  11. I have purchased several items from him over the years and have always been dealt with honestly. He is a reputable seller. Tom
  12. You're very welcome Carson. Don is a true gentleman and has helped me out in the past. Tom
  13. Here are some pictures of the hamon. Moderators please move this thread to another forum if desired. Thanks again guys for your help. Tom
  14. Thank you very much Stephen and Mal. I really appreciate your fast responses. I’ll get some pictures of the blade posted in a few days when I get a chance. Tom
  15. The date I believe is May 1945, but I’m hoping for a full translation of the other side. I recognize the last name is Masa but that’s all I could figure out. Thanks in advance, Tom
  16. Hi Kiipu, the machi is actually level, it’s just distorted in the picture. I have attached another picture to show this. It’s definitely an unusual habaki. Yes Mike, I’ll bring it next time we meet up. Tom
  17. Here’s a recent pickup that I couldn’t resist. It’s in desperate need of a polish, but you can still appreciate the beauty of this sword. It looks like clouds billowing down the shinogi. I’ll attach more pictures in a follow up. Please let me know what you all think. Thank you, Tom
  18. The gentleman you need to contact is Don Schlickman. email dfsjpn@aol.com. He's a great guy and a pleasure to do business with. He should have in stock what you need. He makes reproduction parts for many Japanese items. Tom
  19. Sorry Elissa, it's a really bad reproduction. I hope you didn't pay too much. Tom
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