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For Sale: Kojima Kanemichi Gendaito In Good Polish W/ Original Top Quality Shirasaya.

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For sale is a very nice gendaito made by Kojima kanemichi in good state of polish (minor surface scratches) and original top quality Japanese shirasaya. Signed and dated October 15, 1940.


KANEMICHI (兼道), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Gifu – “Nōshū Seki-jū Kanemichi kore o saku” (濃州関住兼道作之), “Nōshū Seki-jū Kojima Kanemichi kore o saku” (濃州関住 小島兼道作之), real name Kojima Tokijirō (小島時次郎), born July 1st 1902, he first studied under the Zenjō Kaneyoshi-student Kojima Katsumasa (小島勝正) and later also under Watanabe Kanenaga (渡辺兼永), later he trained many swordsmiths himself (including the well known smith kanezane) he signed first with Kanetoki (兼時) and worked during World War II as a rikugun-jumei-tōshō, he died on February 15th 1983, kihin no retsu (Akihide), Special Honor Seat at the 6th Shinsaku Nihontō Denrankai (新作日本刀展覧会, 1941) He is rated jo saku.


Looking for $4000 obo. Open to any reasonable offers. Open to partial trades (looking for koto/early shinto katana or wakizashi). 2 day inspection period.











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You know what? I'm going to let this go super cheap. I have my eyes on something else and would really like to free up the funds. If it will motivate a buyer to come foreward, I will accept $2250. That's my bottom price.

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Hello there,


Do you have more high res photos on the blade? To my eyes there is a lot of scratches blade lenghtwise (like sandpapering or poor quality uchiko) and tameshigiri scratches as well. Might give better understanding on the condition and needed attention. It might be the flash also that is causing it though.





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