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    Klaus Schicker

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  1. Hello Manuel, Hello Didier, ah of course you are right!!!! Many thanks for advice!
  2. Hello, currently there a great blade from Ono Yoshimitsu here http://www.touken-matsumoto.jp/en/product/shousai/KA-0278 But I have never seen such Hamon. I am sure that this was intentional, but....?! Any comment would be highly appreciated. many thanks Klaus
  3. Daniel, see also: https://nihontoclub.com/view/smiths/meisearch?type=All&mei_op=contains&mei=Iwami%Kunisuke
  4. Richard, I guess you blade has been made from one of these two smith (form Markus book): KANETSUGU (兼継), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Gifu – “Kanetsugu” (兼継), real name Maekawa Gen´ichi (前川源一), born January 15th 1904, he worked as guntō smith and died March 9th 1951 KANETSUGU (兼継), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Gifu – “Kanetsugu” (兼継), real name Maekawa Yoshiki (前川喜儀), born March 5th 1913, he worked as guntō smith and died September 9th 1964
  5. Hi Bruce, here you are: KANEHISA (兼久), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Gifu – “Kanehisa” (兼久), real name Niwa Kihachi (丹羽喜八), his family name Niwa is sometimes also quoted with the characters (丹波), born December 6th 1908, younger brother of Murayama Kanetoshi (村山兼俊), he worked as a rikugun-jumei-tōshō and died January 1st 1989, jōkō no retsu (Akihide), Third Seat at the 6th Shinsaku Nihontō Denrankai (新作日本刀展覧会, 1941)
  6. Hello, from Markus book: KANEMOTO (兼元), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Saga – “Hizen no Kuni Nagase-jū Kanemoto saku” (肥前国長瀬住兼元作), “Higo no Kuni Kanemoto” (肥前国兼元), real name Motomura Kensaku (元村兼作), born 1907, he studied from 1924 under the 3rd gen. Mutō Hisahiro (武藤久広) and worked as a rikugun-jumei-tōshō, jōko no jōi (Akihide) , Fifth Seat at the 6th Shinsaku Nihontō Denrankai (新作日本刀展覧会, 1941)
  7. Hello, from Markus book: MASAYUKI (正行), 1st gen., Keian (慶安, 1648-1652), Bungo – “Hōshū-jū Fujiwara Masayuki” (豊州住藤原正行), he was a descendant of the kotō-era Bungo Masayuki lineage and according to tradition the son of Saneyuki (実行), he changed his name later to Mitsuhiro (光広) and belonged to the Aizawa family (藍沢), dense ko-itame, suguha mixed with ko-ashi, some interpretations remind of Hizen-tō, chū-saku
  8. What a great blade!!!! Would like to have the money...
  9. Also bought one, and awaiting to get it... :-)
  10. Hello Barry, it seems I am too late Are all sold now? Would be interesting to buy one copy. regards Klaus
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