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  1. Greetings - I was given this by a family member about 35 years ago and know nothing about it. Can someone help translate it and explain more about what it is and where it came from? Thanks in advanced! Shane
  2. Dear NMB Members, my Name is Tim and I bought a Kogatana from the Edo period. Unfortunately I don't know the accurate year, but it is signed and I need help with the translation. Because of the polishing process or just the time the kanji are not that easy to see. I tried to reconstruct them, but I am not sure, if they are correct. In the photos you can see the blade from two diffrent angles and the kanji I reconstructed. Regretfully the third character is nearly completely gone. I would be happy about any thoughts and help with the translation, with best regards Tim
  3. Hello. This is my 1st post and my 1st purchase of a fine wakizashi with kogatana. The main reason for the purchase of this nihonto was the scabbard? which appears to be a bronze/copper inlay showing a running horse. The sword only arrived yesterday and I hope to show more images however when I opened the packing and looked at the kogatana it was signed. Please can anyone assist with the translation, I have began to search through various website of nihonto translation assistance, it is a very difficult learning curve? I have attached the image showing the text, and thank everyone who views and can help/assist with a beginners journey. Thank you. John
  4. Dear NMB members: I just listed an iron kozuka with kogatana on Ebay with dog and abalone motif. The menuki and tanto tsuba sold. This is the remaining item in the grouping.. The auction link is: https://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-Japanese-IRON-DOG-KOZUKA-WITH-KOGATANA-BLADE/273076735509?hash=item3f94a44e15:g:ZfkAAOSw8W5ai1Zp Thanks for looking. Regards, Bill E. Sheehan (Yoshimichi)
  5. Dear NMB Members: Yoshimichi Collectors. I am going to be listing a signed Tamba no kami Yoshimichi kogatana with what looks like sudare-ba and kikusui floating on water hamon for sale on Ebay, but I want to give NMB members first shot before doing so. Most Yoshimichi blades we encounter seem to be wakizashis, so if you have one with koshirae and need a Yoshimichi kogatana to round it out, here you go. The mei is very light, but you can make out the kanji in the light. My pictures are pretty poor of the mei, but it is there. The kogatana is in decent polish with a floating kikusui in the hamon. It comes with an iron kozuka with some surface rust wirh a gold metal cat playing with maybe a yarn motif. It looks like part of the metal on the yarn ball is missing. I will throw in the kozuka box with the deal. PRICE: $425.00 net to me, payable by Paypal ("friends"), plus buyer pays shipping and insurance costs. I also have a set of cat menuki with a similar motif with a padded box. These are small and appear to be tanto size. They look like shibuichi and gold.They are in useable condition and would look nice on a tanto. PRICE: $175.00 net to me, payable by Paypal ("friends"), plus buyer pays shipping and insurance costs. If someone wants both items, the package price is $575 net to me, payable by Paypal ("friends"), plus buyer pays shipping and insurance costs. If you have any questions, send me an email at besheehan@aol.com or through NMB. Thanks for looking. Regards, Bill E. Sheehan (Yoshimichi)
  6. Kozuka with kogatana Full length: 207mm Kozuka motif: Daikoku's mallet and rats Material: shakudo, gold Length: 96mm Width: 13mm Kogatana signature: Senshu Sakai Kanuchinotsukasa Kore-wo-tsukuru Price: USD 150 + pp & shipping
  7. I can't decide which one of these two sword I should buy: Wakizashi #676 http://www.juwelier-strebel.de/asien-kunst/Japan/wakizashi-tanto.html Katana #713 http://www.juwelier-strebel.de/asien-kunst/Japan/katana.html
  8. Hello, Can somebody please help me with the translation of the text on the kogatana in the photo? Regards, Marius G
  9. Hello, Can somebody please help me with the identification of the Kogatana in the attached photos? Regards, Marius
  10. Hello, The Kozuka handle insert was missing when I obtained it from my uncle. The mon can be duplicated, but I need a plain, finely punched nanako ground background it can be applied to. The attached photos show the type (quality) of the nanako I need, and the temporary replacement that is on the kozuka now. This is a long term search. Thank You, Mark
  11. Dear Members: Rather than waiting for the S.F. Token Kai in August, I have decided to offer a few things for sale now, at some real bargain prices. The sword show season is starting and some members/dealers may be looking for a few pieces to add to their inventory or collections. I offered this incredible kogatana for sale for about a week last year, and then withdrew it from sale. At that time, I offered the piece for $3,100. I acquired the piece right, so I am able to pass that good fortune onto someone interested in acquiring a piece by a great modern sword smith, with horimono by a Mukansa level horimono carver. I have reduced the price to $2,500. The buyer will have to pay the shipping and insurance costs in addition to the purchase price. Below is the description from the last time I offered it for sale: "I was fortunate to recently acquire a number of great items from a private collector who purchased the pieces between about 1978-1981, and who has kept them stored away since then. This includes some really fine tsuba, kozuka, and other items. This rare kogatana was purchased in 1981 directly from Masamine-san by the person I acquired it from, and while that person was visiting Masamine-san's home/shop in Japan with John Yumoto and a few other collectors. Also included as an added bonus is the white silk cloth personally signed by Masamine-san and given to the original owner as a gift at the time. I believe Sumitani Masamine was elevated to the status of Living National Treasure in 1981, the year this was purchased. I believe the horimono dragon on this piece was carved by Mukansa horimono carver Kokeguchi Sensyu. I understand that Masamine-san and Kokeguchi Sensyu have both unfortunately passed. A kogatana by Sumitani Masamine with horimono (not a dragon motif) carved by Kokeguchi Sensyu sold on an Aoi-Art auction (I believe around June) for around $3777." This great piece has been in a private collection for 34 years. I am offering this package for a brief period of time to the NMB community for $2,500. In addition, the buyer must pay shipping and insurance costs. If it sells, I will donate $100 to the NMB. Payment by Cashier's check or money order, but I will consider PayPal, if the buyer pays the PayPal fees.This is a rare opportunity to add a Living National Treasure piece to your collection, without having to spend $15,000-$25,000 for one. If seriously interested, or if you have questions, please email me at besheehan@aol.com. Best regards, Bill E. Sheehan (Yoshimichi)
  12. This is the first time I have offered anything for sale on the NMB. I was fortunate to recently acquire a number of great items from a private collector who purchased the pieces between about 1978-1981, and who has kept them stored away since then. This includes some really fine tsuba, kozuka, and other items. This rare kogatana was purchased in 1981 directly from Masamine-san by the person I acquired it from, and while that person was visiting Masamine-san's home/shop in Japan with John Yumoto and a few other collectors. Also included as an added bonus is the white silk cloth personally signed by Masamine-san and given to the original owner as a gift at the time. I believe Sumitani Masamine was elevated to the status of Living National Treasure in 1981, the year this was purchased. I believe the horimono dragon on this piece was carved by Mukansa horimono carver Kokeguchi Sensyu. I understand that Masamine-san and Kokeguchi Sensyu have both unfortunately passed. A kogatana by Sumitani Masamine with horimono (not a dragon motif) carved by Kokeguchi Sensyu sold on an Aoi-Art auction (I believe around June) for around $3777. This great piece has been in a private collection for 34 years and it has never been offered for sale until now. I am offering this package for a brief period of time to the NMB community for $3,100. In addition, the buyer must pay shipping and insurance costs. If it sells, I will donate $100 to the NMB. This is a rare opportunity to add a Living National Treasure piece to your collection, without having to spend $15,000-$25,000 for one. If seriously interested, or if you have questions, please email me at besheehan@aol.com. Best regards, Bill E. Sheehan (Yoshimichi)
  13. I have recently acquired an old Wakizashi Blade confiscated at the end of WWII. The featured piece was one of 5 Salvaged from a pile of swords and other weapons at the Japanese surrender to the Pacific Fleet. As it happened the sailors were each given their pick of 5 and this was one of the five chosen by one such sailor. I have always had a passion for Japanese Fuedal history and the cultural that was developed around the Samurai Sword. Now I own a piece of such history and would like to learn more about where this piece fits in. I have attempted to translate the signature but with little success. the most I could determine was that it was from Yamato Province. I do not wish to sell it. I simply wish to increase my knowledge of it. It was reputed to belong to a Japanese officer but it seems to pre-date the war so I wonder if it is a family blade that was passed down. Can anyone help me to learn who might have made it and how old it is. It will help me decide whether to restore it for myself as a show piece or whether to have it proffessionally restored. https://imageshack.com/i/eyh75Mmwj https://imageshack.com/i/f0fSltdqj https://imageshack.com/i/f0ltUKJ4j https://imageshack.com/i/exX0cvcYj https://imageshack.com/i/pdj3I4tdj I can take other pics if necessary to clarify a particular image. It should be noted that I have done nothing to it. The first 2 pics were an attempt to enhance the images using contrast and various filters. The orange coloration seems to be wax or possibly crayon in another's attempt to decipher the writing of the signature. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
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