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Out of Japan, from a dealer of low level stuff, big name, no NBTHK paper. Draw your own conclusions :)

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Found this sword on ebay and was wondering if it really was a Nobukuni or gimei?

 

Since there is a lot of Nobukuni, it can be shoshin , in this case, the problem is : who ?

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Hirazukuri, late Muromachi... It can paper, its just not a pricy item. After Oei Nobukuni's are not that important.

 

P.S. I had better names from this smith papering. But what he sells is usually not in polish and has forging flaws.

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I'd suggest buy from the dealers here. Reputable, knowledgeable with proven track record and guaranteed quality. No offense to the Japanese dealer,  he had a Yosozaemon Sukesada Yari I missed few weeks back... most is out of polish considerably overpriced

 

Cheers

 

John

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19 hours ago, Darkcon said:

I'd suggest buy from the dealers here. Reputable, knowledgeable with proven track record and guaranteed quality. No offense to the Japanese dealer,  he had a Yosozaemon Sukesada Yari I missed few weeks back... most is out of polish considerably overpriced

 

Cheers

 

John

I can second this. I have only recently gotten into nihonto. I actually looked at this my blade... Definitely seems a bit overpriced for what it is. Daimyou54 has decent stuff pop up every once in awhile it seems. However, I recently bought from Rain Dragon (David Stiles) and Grey Doffin. They are listed under the dealer showcase on here. Transactions were smooth and I was very pleased with what I got from both of them. Absolute pleasure to work with!! I would stick with them or other dealers here. 

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If in the US, work with US dealers.

Unless you are buying at the Juyo or above level, you will do much better for your $ in the USA.

Also, no international mail or customs hassles and you can return it or be protected by USA law in a state to state transaction.

 

As far as Nobukuni works go, if it doesn't look like the attached examples= then what is in a name?

The first few generations of Nobukuni are great.

Nobukuni Naginata Juyo nidai 03.jpg

Nobukuni Naginata Juyo nidai 02.jpg

Nobukuni Otanto.jpg

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