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  1. And of course the homepage of the komiya family: http://www.siroukunimitu.com/?mode=pc
  2. Yes, knives and swords. https://youtu.be/xlK0rc-CkNs
  3. John, I saw your Kunimitsu in Kai Gunto Koshirae and added it to "my Oshigata database". You are right there are not many of his blades and sometimes I found unfortunately wrong information on the Internet about Kunimitsu. And google does not always translate the Japanese correctly. But it is fun to collect the information. :-)
  4. Hi John, thank you very much for your support, I appreciate it.
  5. I was able to get a few names with the help from R. Stein's site (http://www.japaneseswordindex.com/tosho.htm). I find such photos very interesting and always nice when you have a face to the blacksmith. I think others might also be interested in the translation.
  6. Please everything with the names. :-)))
  7. It would have to be at the Komiya family home. I recognize Muto Hidehiro.
  8. Hello, I am currently working on a summary about Komiya Shiro Kunimitsu. I hope someone can help me with the translation of the following two photos (Source: Kurihara Hikosaburo Akihide Zen Kiroku by Tsuchika Tameo). Thanks in advance.
  9. Thanks for the link, Ken. I have read that of course. I would have thought that there is a name when the Hamon before Yokote suddenly changes the line such as "Yakidashi" the start of the Hamon at Hamachi. But not everything always has to have a name. Yes, it is very sad about the Kissaki. This blade is a Gendaito of Hiromasa 1943.
  10. It is not easy to photograph. I have never seen this "sudden drop" of Hamon just before the Yokote.
  11. Hello, I would like to ask you if this course of the Hamon to the Boshi has a special name. Maybe someone of you can show me more examples.
  12. Hello Together, I would like to offer this Sakura Koshirae for sale for 450€. Tsunagi is not high quality, but holds everything together. Fuchi has a dent and the Ito is cracked (was glued). A donation goes to the NMB.
  13. Hello, because it just fits to this topic. A very rare tanto of Yoshichika in Shirasaya.
  14. From a welder's point of view, however, it makes no sense in this case. Cut the tang above the cross line, then weld it perfectly to another blade, grinding, perhaps then etch with acid, then cut a bohi and polish the blade. I can't imagine that. But I am not an expert.
  15. Sry, but I do not think that this sword has been welded together. This "cross line" is normal for a Koa Isshin Mantetsu. For example here:
  16. No, problem: https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/g1046370884?conversionType=service_page_search
  17. This is one of the most beautiful Koa Isshin Mantetsu I have seen and the first one with Hi.
  18. What a great sword for a good price, Stefan. I have also a blade made by Takahashi Yoshimune and I very happy with it. Good luck with the sale.
  19. Many thanks in helping the translation. I find it a historical interesting sword with great mei. But for a seki-to in shirasaya very expensive. Thank you!
  20. Hello, I need help with this Mei. According to the date it is from August 1945, so one of the last blades of WWII. Thank you in advice.
  21. Hi Simon, price is € or $US?
  22. Yes, there are really very beautiful habaki out there.
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