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I wanted to see how different the shapes of my gendaito are. So i put them together in a picture. It is very interesting for me to see the difference between the wartime swords.

I never notice that when i have them in hand.

 

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From left to right:
 
1. (Kinoshita) Yoshitada 吉忠
2. (Kosaka) Masayoshi 正義
3. (Yuki) Munemitsu  宗光
4. (Fukuoka) Morimitsu 盛 光
5. (Yamagami) Akihisa  昭久
6. (Taguchi) Masatsugu 正次
7. (Tamijo) Hisakuni  久國
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Good thinking Chris, it's an enlightening photograph....perhaps another photo comparing only the tang forms and details.

 

Cheers,

   -S-

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No Hamfish. I have unfortunately not such a sword in my collection. 

 

Edit: I wrote the names under the picture.

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Good thinking Chris, it's an enlightening photograph....perhaps another photo comparing only the tang forms and details.

 

And maybe another with just the kissaki?

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Chris, great subject. In each of my photos from the top down.....

1. Masanao (Minatowgawa) Sept 1942.

2. Kotani Yasunori (Yasukuni) June 1942.

3. Kanetoki 1937. 

4. Hoke Saburo Nobufusa.

5. Star Stamped  Kanetoshi July 1944. 

 

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 I notice that the star stamped Kanetoshi (Seki?) sword at the bottom is in Rinji Seishiki Gunto (Contingency Standard Army Sword ) Type mounts with a steel scabbard.

I am interested as I have a star stamped blade in the same steel scabbard mounts and made by Seki Kanehide (a very good maker).

I know steel scabbards on this type of mount is usually a sign of containing a showato blade, but I wonder if this steel scabbard mount is a Seki thing for RJT blades also?

Just wondering...

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Very good Neil. Top swords.

I wonder too that such a good sword is in that showa-to koshirae. Great find.

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I notice that the star stamped Kanetoshi (Seki?) sword at the bottom is in Rinji Seishiki Gunto (Contingency Standard Army Sword ) Type mounts with a steel scabbard.

I am interested as I have a star stamped blade in the same steel scabbard mounts and made by Seki Kanehide (a very good maker).

I know steel scabbards on this type of mount is usually a sign of containing a showato blade, but I wonder if this steel scabbard mount is a Seki thing for RJT blades also?

Just wondering...

George I had a Star stamped Kanetoshi(Noshu ju Kanetoshi) with the miniature Seki stamp which I presume is the same Kanetoshi. It could very well be a Seki thing indeed as I’ve seen Gendaito from Seki smiths in this type of mounts before... However what differs from the usual low quality Type 3 mounts with steel scabbards and poorly done Ito-Maki in most cases unlaquered is that the low quality mounts containing a Gendaito blade always had the double button relese. I have never encountered a Showato in the higher end Type 3 mounts or in the low quality WITH double button release.

 

Regards

Daniel

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Neil the tsuka of the type 3 with iron scabbard looks well made and fitted. Not like that of showa-to. I like that koshirae. It looks very cool, with that bamboo colored saya. I think that is a very tough Koshirae and feels undestroyable.

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George I had a Star stamped Kanetoshi(Noshu ju Kanetoshi) with the miniature Seki stamp which I presume is the same Kanetoshi. It could very well be a Seki thing indeed as I’ve seen Gendaito from Seki smiths in this type of mounts before... However what differs from the usual low quality Type 3 mounts with steel scabbards and poorly done Ito-Maki in most cases unlaquered is that the low quality mounts containing a Gendaito blade always had the double button relese. I have never encountered a Showato in the higher end Type 3 mounts or in the low quality WITH double button release.

 

Regards

Daniel

 

Thanks Daniel.

Yes, my Kanehide also has the double button...must be a "step higher" type fitting, not as basic as the non-double button showato fittings but quicker, easier, stronger than the lacquered tsuka and scabbard type.

Thanks,

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