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  1. Kuniie - Yoshihara Soji is the older brother Another blade he made https://www.toukenkomachi.com/index_en_tachi&katana_A090818.html He is also the swordsmith in the "The last Samurai" movie. I dont know much about Seto Yoshihiro but i read that thread yesterday For the price i think the year when he became a mukansa wont mean much, some (dealers?) say they put more effort in the blades for the contests to become mukansa.
  2. What i also think is always a usefull information but not visible on most pictures is if the shinogi is low or high. The first examples here show one with low and the 2nd with high shinogi.http://www.ksky.ne.jp/~sumie99/styles.html This can help attribution to a school but i would say you check the "Connoisseurs Book" on that subject. Also check out the kantei series of sesko if you dont have already https://markussesko.com/kantei/. I think Useful could be a picture of the kissaki with the yokote visible. I think your blade has a kanbun shinto sugata and from sesko "a Kanbun-shintô-sugata is one of the more easier recognizable sugata". https://markussesko.com/2015/04/03/kantei-1-sugata-6/ Without the blade in hand i would say it is easier to show hada and hamon for more than the time frame.
  3. Hi, nice blade, I think there is no signature on the tang because the blade is shortened. The blade is from mino province and maybe from the late Muromachi - early edo period. The hamon pattern looks like sanbonsugi but I would like to see more pictures Pictures of the whole naked blade and the tang. Also a close up picture of where the hamon starts and what it looks like in the tip. Thanks Edit: I added pictures that show what we need to see (not the best ones but That’s what I have on my phone now). Play a little with the lightning, it’s not easy to photograph nihonto.
  4. Looks like nobody has a clue or is too afraid to be wrong. Maybe you can post a little more pictures to get the ball rolling.
  5. Yokoyama Sukenaga Edit: after some time i would change to shinto kozuke no daijo sukesada.
  6. I would say you ask them for a new one.
  7. Back in feudal Japan Mino was a own province in southern todays gifu prefecture. So i think Hawley just uses the old provinces for his reference while others uses the "new provinces" from 1896 but im not sure about the date. Also Gifu is a city and was part of mino province back then. And yes Mino town is today part of gifu prefecture. I hope i can help with this.
  8. I don’t think this Style should be much more expensive. It is less polishing work in the lower layers and polishing is ~90% of the laquer work. EDIT: i added the "much", because different color pigments change the behavior of the lacqer so every difference in color can make it take longer. I compared only with the examples in this thread. I think all of them are very nice and took a lot of work but my favorite is the first one.
  9. I think tip up is the right way
  10. As always the easiest would be to send an email and ask the seller.
  11. I have read that the whole akamatsu taro group is involved in the Restauration.
  12. I don’t think the Blade got polished recently.
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