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hobnails last won the day on September 7 2020

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  1. Thank you very much for your help K Morita.
  2. Thank you Steve it seems i was way off on the date😕
  3. Just realised my picture is crap here is a clearer view.
  4. HI guys trying to translate this sword for a mate and struggling, any assistance is much appreciated i believe the smith is Sada Nori although i carn't find anyone signing this way in my books or online. The other side is in Grass script and i have no clue again many thanks in advance Chris H
  5. For me its my katana made by Shigetsugu in 1938
  6. Hi i also collect military rifles.
  7. Thanks guys for the replies it confirms my thoughts, it doesn't owe me anything and i shall continue to enjoy it as Geraint surgested. Cheers Chris H
  8. Thank you Moriyama san my reading abilities are not the best.
  9. Hi Steve life been pretty normal very lucky with the whole covid thing, you guys in Hawaii?. Im leaning to gimei as well, i can not find a matching mei in my reference books but nice to have other opinions as im no expert.
  10. Hi guys i wouild like to get your opinion on this tanto, i Know the tsuka has been reconstructed i belive it says chounsai tsunatoshi, Bunkyu gannen san gatsu (1861) if I'm reading it right. many thanks in advance Chris H
  11. Although i am a total novice i will go with Akasaka, i have seen a very similar one recently on a Japanese site With NBTHK papers as well. The hitsu-anna was also the same shape.
  12. Hi guys thank you for the information cheers Chris H
  13. Hi Bruce if you could post it on Warrelics that would be great. ChrisH
  14. Hi guys just doing some research on a gunto that a mate picked up recently, it has an old blade and is in pretty in rough condition all round. I was looking at the tsuba and noticed that it has four stamps on it, i was wondering if anyone could tell me the meaning of them. many thanks Chris H
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