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  1. Hi guys thanks everyone for the help nice to know I read it right, I also believe it's a seki stamp. Cheers Chris h
  2. Hi guys this kaigunto has come up for sale on a local auction,i have no interest in buying it but would like to know if i have translated the mei correctly i get Kanetatsu and the date Showa 1943 thanks in advance for your help. cheers Chris H
  3. Here's one off a yoroi doshi tanto I have
  4. Katana by Kasama Shigetsugu dated 1937
  5. Hi here is a link to a previous thread about saya colour and texture.
  6. Hi Guys shipping was very fast Sent by ups received it two days Before Christmas. Nice to have A Shigetsugu blade with horimono.
  7. Hi guys thought I would share this katana that arrived two days before Christmas. Signed Kasama Ikkansai Shigetsugu saku A day in August 1937 Merry Christmas
  8. Thank you guys for the help! Will let my mate know.
  9. Hi guys a friend has asked if I can help him translate the date and maker of this sword he is interested in buying l apologise in advance for the poor photos I think the date is 1943 and the second kanji is tomi. Regards Chris H
  10. Thank you very much for your help K Morita.
  11. Thank you Steve it seems i was way off on the date😕
  12. Just realised my picture is crap here is a clearer view.
  13. 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
  14. For me its my katana made by Shigetsugu in 1938
  15. 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
  16. Thank you Moriyama san my reading abilities are not the best.
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. Hi guys thank you for the information cheers Chris H
  21. Hi Bruce if you could post it on Warrelics that would be great. ChrisH
  22. 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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