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  1. Hello. I picked up a Kaei period wall gun. I could use help translating the signature. Hopefully someone here can assist. Thank you in advance! —Matt Brice
  2. Hello to all. Long time collector of nihonto but new to teppo. I found this at an antique shop while on vacation in Tennessee. Thanks to some Facebook friends, I know the signature is Goshu Kunitomo Tayosuke Katsumasa. It also contains Niju makibari. Would really enjoy learning more about Tayosuke Katsumasa such as time period he worked, how he is viewed as a smith compared to other Smith's of the time. Any information is greatly appreciated! https://i.imgur.com/caJc0US.jpg https://i.imgur.com/3sjGU9d.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ahkZe9x.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Beft3Bg.jpg https://i.imgur.com/dn4vjjW.jpg
  3. I'm looking for help in translating the signature on an interesting matchlock I will have up for sale soon. The signature is a little hard to make out as you will see, but I did take photos from different angles and with different lighting to try to get a translator enough to see. By the way, this matchlock carbine has a feature I find intriguing. The barrel features a fluer-de-lis. The French sent 15 military advisors to Japan to teach the Satsuma samurai Western methods of warfare. Any help in translating the maker's signature would be appreciated. Thank you. --Matthew Brice
  4. I am looking for some help with my matchlock carbine. It has barrel designs that I haven't seen before. Members--please, reply via private message. Thank you! The barrel designs are in gold wire. The design which I am intriqued by is a fleur-de-lis. The French sent 15 military advisors to teach the Satsuma samurai Western methods. That's why I am curious about this matchlock carbine. The dragon is done in gold and silver. And help would be appreciated. Thank you. --Matthew Brice
  5. Hey guys, just checking to see if my translation is accurate on this tanzutsu on my site. www.nihontocollection.com Should be 大和守 yamatonokami, 飾之 kazayuki, tensho year 1. Please note that this is not a weapon and was never made to fire. It is an original reproduction gift item.
  6. Does anyone have any pics or links of PERIOD lead pouring ladles? I think I've come across one in bronze, but can't find any period Japanese examples. Thanks much, Yamabiru
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