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Thanks guys. So that means the swordsmith's name was Kunihiro? When was he active? Can I assume the blade is from at least the early Meji period since Hizen stopped existing around the beginning of Meji?

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1 hour ago, ribendao said:

Thanks guys. So that means the swordsmith's name was Kunihiro? When was he active? Can I assume the blade is from at least the early Meji period since Hizen stopped existing around the beginning of Meji?

 

 

Around Keian jidai  (慶安) 1648-1652   

 

Only if the mei is legit.

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Yeah I think it might be Gimei. All of Kunihiro's other signatures are written as Hizen Ju Fujiwara Kunihiro. Plus this blade looks like someone cleaned the rust off the side of the nagako that has the signature.
This is the other side of the nagako...
JAPANESE WAKIZASHI SHORT SWORD WITH SIGNED TANG

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