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I'm not sure if this is where to ask since this is a newly made blade, if its not feel free to move it to the proper

place. I could just ask Paul for the translation but I thought before I did that I would give it a try myself.

I read this as saying, " One lucky day in August 1991 "

Thank you

Kim

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I am at risk of sounding like a defensive seller here which is not my intention. Thsi is one of the blades I sold from my list. Now I accept that modern swords are not my thing but having held this blade and looked at it for a very long time I have to say of all the blades there this was one I would have been happy to keep.

to suggest this not an authentic Nohon-To is way off the mark. I have never seen a blade made specifically for Iado so I am not sure what Chris is refering to.

It was sold as gimei. The finish of the nakago when seen in hand is crisp and neat. The shape hada and hamon are all extremely healthy.

If this is not an authentic blade then I have wasted 30 years of my life studying swords and will call it a day.

Regards

Paul

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I have never seen a blade made specifically for Iado so I am not sure what Chris is refering to.

It was sold as gimei. The finish of the nakago when seen in hand is crisp and neat. The shape hada and hamon are all extremely healthy.

Regards

Paul

 

 

I think referring to a sword like this as being made for Iai-to it would/could still be considered true Nihonto, just not made and finished to the same level as Shinsakuto "art swords"

Regards,

Lance

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Think there is little doubt this is a Nihonto. Perhaps made pre-war, to be used for Iai as noted.....I think this was a common thing pre-war when this was one of the main reasons to have swords made?

Looks like a nice hamon, and the polish suggests someone cared about it a great deal. They sometimes don't finish the nakago as well on Iai swords, but this one really isn't badly done. Perhaps it had the original shoshin mei removed to add the gimei and then roughly refiled?

Either way, looks like a decent sword to me.

 

Brian

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The second nakago ana is a dead giveaway for a blade made for iaido.
This gendai-to with 2 mekugi-ana was built firstly to perform tameshigiri. The second mekugi-ana is drilled for the hikae mekugi, which should be manufactured of iron or steel, this for safety purpose... but it is of course suitable also for Iai-do.

 

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