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  1. Hi I agree I’m going to pass I also noticed a couple of chips after I asked if there were nicks he said there wasn’t any! Never got more pictures I asked for I think I will buy from someone on the forum Too many bad swords on EBAY You can list a piece of junk and some one will buy it! I have seen a couple that I really liked on the forum but a little pricey So I will keep looking for a good one There was one that was a special order that I really liked but a little pricey for my pocket Now that I can get good feed back from others on the forum I won’t make a huge mistake Thanks for your help steve
  2. Hi I’m trying to get more pictures including the Habaki what’s the Nakago and-asterisks 🤔 I should know that! hopefully will get more perspective I do have some doubts It has dark spots no nicks from what I was told I can always return if there’s issues what makes you think it’s not a Minatogawa Shrine sword thanks for your help steve
  3. Hi I have been reading this thread about this WW2 Japanese SWORD KATANA this ones SIGNED MASATADA 1943 DATE MINATOGAWA not the early 1941 I wanted help the blade it has no nicks some dark spots but seems not too bad orverall! any help ?! Is it a worthy sword thinking of buying it had to shrink pictures to get them so hopefully it’s enough steve
  4. I always thought traditional made was handmade or water quench but the star stamped added tamahagane however when I read John slough book it said it only signified traditional made I did not know they went together I know this sword was already mentioned in the thread But Thanks for helping to clear this up Steve
  5. I was concerned about the star stamped dose that means tamahagane or just traditional
  6. For got to mention about this smith He’s listed 5 the seat in the John slough book If he was 1st 2nd 3rd it would be more appealing but I already have a sword that’s 5 th seat but not star stamped All that really means is it’s a gendita according to the book
  7. Yes I saw that to my only concern was the tip has something pitted or other can’t be sure what or if its worth worrying about steve
  8. I would be interested can I get some pictures ?you dropped price 1000 ?? steve
  9. Hiyall I’m a WW2 Japanese collector mainly swords I don’t go to sword shows or know many people in the sword industry I have bought swords from others and haven’t had much luck finding one that I’m looking for! Not sure if this is is the correct place on the forum so here go’s Im looking for a nice ww2 even older is better by a known smith excellent condition know nicks but one or 2 tiny is ok would like military mounts 2000-3000 steve
  10. Really nice sword I saw pictures maybe one day I Will find a higher end sword like that steve
  11. Very nicely said great information thanks for that dr bob..,as far as it being a Gendaito that was in the description from the seller who I have to believe is honest and much more knowledgeable than I will ever be ! So I would have to believe that part is true! Yes the seller didn’t state in the description that this sword was the same one in the exhibition but that’s a story for another day As far as the nie and hataraki, I don’t feel confident to determine if it has tiny crystals or not But now it’s in the hands of a known polisher And should get all th answers I was looking for! So you can understand my concerns other wise I wasted a bunch of money! Steve
  12. Hi Brian Thanks for your help! I agree with you how ever how can they say most were not considered to be Gendaito , isn’t that contradictory ? as far as the list of 200 smiths were there more than one yoshikane using this name? steve
  13. Hi I don’t want to keep repeating my self but wanted to verify if , yoshikane is mentioned as one of the smiths on list of 200 smiths according to the book of John slough is he the same Taniguchi yoshikane? My concern is that he made Gendtaito or traditional swords however it is mentioned that most of theses smiths produced low grade Showato and were considered not to be Gendaito ?? So to me that contradicts him making traditional swords Also low grade can anyone shed some light on this?? Thanks Steve I thanks Steve
  14. Yes I appreciate your feedback I wanted to be sure and you answered all my questions I had another that said it wasn’t gendaito and needed more confirmation it was yoshikane is on the list is he the same Taniguchi yoshikane thanks Steve
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