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ChrisW

Early-Mid 1700's Katana, Translation Needed!

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Hey guys,

 

Been a while since I posted a blade, and while I am strapped for cash, this is a blade that I got in my trip to Arizona a while back from a gentleman by the name of Brian Quinn. A real stand-up guy and he sold this to me at a really fair price. Its fairly nice to look at and while the polish is not particularly great anymore, there's enough to enjoy. It measures 28.5" nagasa and has a mostly complete signature. I'll let the pictures do the talking since I am crap for words anyways.

 

What I'd like is a name attached to this blade and an opinion on the signature itself. Anything else is gravy!

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This filesize limit is a real pain in the rear also... is that a feature of the gold membership or just a site limitation? Here's more:

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Ah... probably gimei then?

 

 

Mmm big name like that, probably gimei.

 

But, I did buy it for the shape and the hamon pattern anyways, so no bother!

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In a darkened room, shine a single light down the length, Chris. If the edge of the hamon glows, you have a strong nioiguchi, & likely a top-notch blade. Not easy to photograph, though.

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I'll see what I can capture. Is there a particular angle where it might show up best at? Or just fiddle with it until I get it?

 

Thanks!

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BQ Knows his stuff suprised he didn't say smith.

If you have bright room hold at ceiling corner with a little bit of movement you should see the hamon pop out.

The more i look at the blade an not the ground the more im liking it. ;)

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