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  1. My auto renewal notified me last week for membership, hopefully people have been keeping up with that too.
  2. Well I'm glad I got 'Kane' correct, feel like I was pretty close overall. Very artistic way of writing 'take' for sure. Thanks Steve for doing a step by step
  3. I'm taking a guess here, but does it say 昭和十九年 兼秀 I'm still learning so wait for Steve to correct me.
  4. Glad somebody from the board got this one, looks super nice Stephen! And even better the dust seal seppa isn't missing
  5. MarcoUdin

    Suke Kani

    Jimmy Hayashi?
  6. “Higo no Kami Kuniyasu” (肥後守国康) Maybe?? Only combo that came up with me in Sesko's book
  7. A while back I think Chris Bowen said that Hirokuni was actually a smith named Yasukuni and that he used Hirokuni as his RJT name.
  8. Don't quote me, but I believe Obi-tori as the leather loops from belts used on tachi mounts. Don't believe it has anything to do with the suspension ring. Either way, I use the term Ashi because it's the first thing that comes to mind. If you don't feel confident, just call them suspension rings. Nobody here will judge you.
  9. Here is the link in case you wanted to see their reasoning behind using Haikan. https://www.warrelics.eu/forum/Japanese-militaria/type-94-katana-711219-2/ Ohmura also uses Haikan.
  10. According to Nick Komiya from warrelics forum the correct terminology is Haikan. However, most English literature on the subject calls them Ashi. I wouldn't be too worried about it, every seasoned collector will understand both with no judgement.
  11. I'm not fond of posting links but for the sake of transparency, it's not mine and I'm not interested in buying it either. I was just curious as I've never seen one like this before. https://pre98.com/shop/thu-aug-26-Japanese-army-officers-shin-gunto-sword-very-old-ancestral-blade-from-the-late-1400s-with-family-crest-tassel/
  12. Anybody seen one like this? Not so much the design but how it's been applied.
  13. If I'm not mistaken, the blade is signed Kanenori 兼則
  14. Mark section as read isn't visible on mobile, at least for me anyways.
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