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  1. 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
  2. For me its my katana made by Shigetsugu in 1938
  3. Hi i also collect military rifles.
  4. 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
  5. Thank you Moriyama san my reading abilities are not the best.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. Hi guys thank you for the information cheers Chris H
  10. Hi Bruce if you could post it on Warrelics that would be great. ChrisH
  11. 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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    Boys swords

    Hi guys here is some pictures of a boys sword i have.
  13. Hi John the blade is elegant, the dimensions are as follows. Nagasa 562mm Sori 13mm Kissaki 25mm Motohaba 25mm Sakihaba 17mm Kasane 5mm Sakikasane 4mm Nakago 185mm Cheers Chris H
  14. Hi guys here is another wakizashi for you in shirasaya Godai [ 5th gen ] Kaminari Yoke Iga No Kami Fujiwara No Kinmich
  15. Many thanks Pier will have to sit down and do some reading i'm half way through making boudin noir so a job for later😀
  16. Thanks piers my Japanese is bad is the smith masaoki?
  17. Hi guys a mate recently aquired this katana i was wondering if anyone could help with the translation. Thanks Chris H
  18. Cheers Geraint, I have another four Kinmichi's my Dad likes the Mishina School I prefer the ishido school but I'm sure I can suffer a bit longer 🤣
  19. Hi Jacques I have some doubt myself seeing that it has the old paper, it was bought from a well known dealer but that means nothing. I have seen similar Mei on line, will need to give it more study. My dad bought this sword, I personally would not have as it's not to my taste although it has a nice koshirae. Cheers Chris H
  20. Hi guys thanks for the kind words it has old tokubetsu kicho paper, we have owned it for about twenty years, bit more expensive to resubmit to shinsa when you live in New Zealand.
  21. Hi guys was taking some photos of this kinmichi wakizashi and its koshire the other day so i thought i'd share some pics. Igar no kami fujiwara kinmichi 2nd generation cheers Chris H
  22. I had a message from paypal to say the automatic payment had gone through.
  23. Hi guys here is another tsuba the same as Dale posted earlier mounted on a wakizashi with matching fushi-kas hira.
  24. Hi John here's some pics of the tsuba mounted.
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