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Hi everyone, 

I am toying with the idea of selling a gendaito but I forgot/lost translation. I think this is late 1930’s but maybe I’m mixing it up. I don’t think the Smith was in John sloughs book and I think one character could be a seki version or Kane? I need to figure it out if it’s a keeper or seller, any and all opinions welcome. Thanks for your time in advance.

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I think that might be it, Seki Ju Kanetomo Saku. Here is a Kanetomo gendaito that was on sold yakiba website. The signature is pretty close but the saku looks pretty different to me.  Does anyone know if he had this much variation in the signature, could it be that the yakiba one is just a fancier carving style like for a better sword maybe? I think I see some style similarities in the hamon. Thank you guys so much.

http://yakiba.com/Kat_Kanetomo_Gendaito.htm

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Hi Moriyama San, I am finding it difficult to see Fuji, number of strokes etc. You of course will be correct, but can you explain how the Mei kanji compares to the script. 

 

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Hello,

 

from Markus´s book:

KANEFUJI (兼藤), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Gifu – “Kanefuji” (兼藤), real name Fujii Torao (藤井虎夫), born April 17th 1917, he worked as a guntō smith and died Februar 21st 1967, ryōkō no jōi (Akihide), Fifth Seat at the 6th Shinsaku Nihontō Denrankai (新作日本刀展覧会, 1941)

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