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Hello

 

I'm new in this passion. I would like to show you my New acquisition and I hope that you can give me more informations on this one ! 

 

In advance, thank you !

 

Nagasa : 62,2cm

Sori : 18mm

Moto-haba : 28,3

Saki-haba : 18mm

Moto-gasane : 6mm

saki-gasane : 3,5mm

 

school : mino ? 

period : 16th ? 

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Steiner, you’ll need to post a full length picture of the naked blade plus some detail pics of hada, hamon and boshi. The better the input you can give the better your chance of an accurate answer. 
 

Also, I’d be wary of resting the blade on its tip or putting it on hard surfaces in case it causes damage. Welcome to NMB! 

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OK it is just about a katana as its over 60cm.

Its been shortened and the finish on the Nakago jiri and the two mekugi ana back this theory up. 

It does not appear to be signed. 

There is no way anyone can see the hada or hamon in those current images and I worry its been sanded over so all detail is lost. 

The fitting (and I mean no disrespect) are very mediocre and of relatively low quality when new. 

I am not convinced that the tsuba is not cast iron hand finished. 

It's really important you take a picture of the blade on a towel on the floor at midpoint so people can see the sugata. 

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3 minutes ago, Babu said:

OK it is just about a katana as its over 60cm.

Its been shortened and the finish on the Nakago jiri and the two mekugi ana back this theory up. 

It does not appear to be signed. 

There is no way anyone can see the hada or hamon in those current images and I worry its been sanded over so all detail is lost. 

The fitting (and I mean no disrespect) are very mediocre and of relatively low quality when new. 

I am not convinced that the tsuba is not cast iron hand finished. 

It's really important you take a picture of the blade on a towel on the floor at midpoint so people can see the sugata. 

I'll do better pics 

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13 hours ago, Babu said:

OK it is just about a katana as its over 60cm.

Its been shortened and the finish on the Nakago jiri and the two mekugi ana back this theory up. 

It does not appear to be signed. 

There is no way anyone can see the hada or hamon in those current images and I worry its been sanded over so all detail is lost. 

The fitting (and I mean no disrespect) are very mediocre and of relatively low quality when new. 

I am not convinced that the tsuba is not cast iron hand finished. 

It's really important you take a picture of the blade on a towel on the floor at midpoint so people can see the sugata. 

I'll do better pics 

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It's still pretty hard to make out any detail. For me, the blade looks like it might have something of a Kanbun sugata (straightish, smallish point, some taper) so that would put it mid 17th century. Beyond that, hard to tell as someone has used an abrasive to "clean" the blade and obscured the detail in the hamon and hada and removed the patina from the tang. That there is no obvious loose grain visible in the pictures might point to a later rather than earllier attribution.

 

 

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My initial impression. Koto because of the smallish kissaki, what appears to be o suriage (greatly shortened), and straightness at the top of the blade. The handguard looks like Kamakura bori, although the design is atypical. It is cast - maybe?

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Steiner, seeing a shiny finish doesn't really allow any detail. Take a look at Ray's photography on

Can you see how he controls the lighting to show the blade's hada?

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It looks like a midare but it's really hard to see. 

Hada you won't see until polish and even then not always. 

 

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