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  1. Thank you for making that clear. The one I compared it to, may have also made juyo. It mentioned in large strokes, if I remember ( in 1974) correctly, something,something '5000 years ------------ ------- ------ etc. A Japanese nihonto dealer bought it. It may be listed as a juyo?
  2. I have reservations on this one, mei is different from good Naotane I have seen.
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    It's similar to a Kotetsu.
  4. Luis, you do understand, it is only my opinion, doesn't mean it is correct. I am sure everyone has their doubts. I apologize for shaking up the world. I have nothing else to say about this sword. Good day.
  5. Luis, you got winner! It may be Yamato school? Early Koto period. Congratulations.
  6. Leave it as it is. As per the mei on all big name swords, whether good or bad, " The blade will tell you(before) if it's good or bad. Your blade is not near top quality. In fact, the mei is impressive, but gimei. The habaki is quite nice. It still is a complete attractive package.
  7. Tony, to get the true curvature, which is most important,if you hold the blade up right,holding the nakago so the mune of the nakago is vertical, this would determine the period. It appears to be saki-zori, muromachi period. The long nakago, also suggest that period. It is a nice sword, whatever the period it maybe.
  8. Hi Jeremy, Very intriguing and very nice blade. Thank you.
  9. Hi Jeremy, Am I correct it is momei?
  10. I am sure that is absolutely correct, but this is a well known upper tier mon illustrated in mon books. It was sealed on the tsuka and had a famous kaji.
  11. WOW! What a find in original box. Congratulations.
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