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Odd Stamp + Masazane

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I know about Minatogawa Shrine and Chrysanthemum / Cherry Blossom markings on blades, but I have never come across this one before, and can find no example of it elsewhere.

Anyone recognize it?
Also, the signature is very hard for me to read; I have tried several books to find a match.

Masazane? Masayoshi?

:bang:

Thanks in anticipation

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Aoi-mon, or Hollyhock crest of the Shogunate. Certain smiths were given permission to use it if they worked for the Tokugawa family, perhaps a little like Holland & Holland made pieces for the Royal family.

 

 

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Hi Mark.

 

Well, have a look here, https://www.nihonto.com/the-yasutsugu-school-康継系/

 

This is a case where the normal order of the signature does not apply.

 

Would love to be able to say that this is is genuine but.............

 

This mark is not a stamp like the WWII ones but a carving.

 

Can we see the whole blade?

 

All the best.

 

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Yep,

 

”康継於越前作之“ (Yasutsugu oite Echizen kore wo tsukuru).

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27 minutes ago, uwe said:

Yep,

 

”康継於越前作之“ (Yasutsugu oite Echizen kore wo tsukuru).

Strewth, thanks Uwe. Maybe I can afford the extension now after all :)

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