Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited


95 Good

Profile Information

  • Location:
    Charleston, SC

Profile Fields

  • Name
    Dan C

Recent Profile Visitors

405 profile views
  1. It looks alot like the Murata sword from Meiji but those were signed Kunimasa or Tsunatoshi. This does not seem to be legit. @Bruce Pennington
  2. 藤 = Fugi 原 = Wara 吉 = Yoshi 國 = Kuni 作 = Saku
  3. I appreciate you wanting to attend. In the past, I would have said you can attend, in spirit. Now I would say to you, we will get pics and vids so you can attend virtually. Seeing how many posts appeared for the pics and vids taken during the San Francisco show, I think it would be great (with permission of course) to video each vendors set-up and announce who they are, and an email or phone number. That way, if someone sees that particular do-dad they have been looking for since you was knee high to a grasshopper, they will know who to contact. If that vendor is getting sales after the show from a simple video, that would be an added benefit to being a vendor. Good for the vendor, good for the customer. Thanks Again Stephen.
  4. I added the last two characters as that is usually what follows Bishu Osa 備 = Bi 州 = Shu 長 = Osa 船 = fune 住 - Ju Vege mite Sand wich
  5. Just had a great weekend of networking with others at our regional gun show. I now have multiple antique gun dealers, a couple American Revolutionary war and Civil War dealers, a few WWI & WWII dealers, and last but not least, 3 local Japanese sword collectors who would like to have a table for the first time ever. We have one last gun & knife show to attend at Myrtle Beach, SC in October. I will continue to recruit exhibitors there for the show. Now it is down to nailing down a spring show or fall show. I do NOT want to set a date too close to the very well established and awesome Chicago show, which by the way is April 22-24, 2022. http://www.chicagoswordshow.com/ Middle of March 2022 is a possibility, and November is a possibility too. Please chime in! Dan
  6. Looks like 肥 = HI 後 = GO 守 = KAMI 國 = KUNI ? It looks like someone cut the end of the blade off, as well as the second part of the smiths name. Higo is a province, Kami is a title, Kuni is part of the smiths name, like Kunimasa, Kunitomo, Kuniyoshi, etc.
  7. Would you believe this is Chinese?
  8. This video just happened to pop up as a suggestion to watch. I felt compelled to see a "rare 1 million dollar katana". At first glance of the cover picture, I was already thinking that the fittings looked like junk, but was hoping to be surprised when watching the video. It took me to the 14 second mark to know this sword was junk. Gotta give props to Mike Yamasaki for being kind to the gentlemen. lol
  9. I received my hardcover copy yesterday. I have not had a chance to look at it closely yet. I appreciate all of your efforts!
  10. This may be your guy. https://nihontoclub.com/smiths/NOR173
  11. Well, I guess I ran my mouth too much and was honest with him about what he has. He started researching at what other perfect examples have sold for at auction. Now he wants $3000 for it. Guess he is going to keep it for that price.
  12. Next show is Feb 23-27th. I plan on coming from Charleston, SC just for this show. If you plan on coming, let me know. Would like to meet a fellow collector.
  13. If he is willing to sell it, I think he is, what would this be worth? it is mounted in WWII gunto mounts, and they appear to be a decent quality version with pierced tsuba. I don't want to short change him, but I don't want to blow a hole into my bank account. lol
  14. Could the signature possibly be 包定 (Kanesada) but just a very stylized version?
  15. As far as I know, there are no other numbers, Arabic or otherwise, stamped on the nakago.
  • Create New...