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Good evening everyone.  

 

This is my first posting in this section, and definitely not the last (my command of languages is awful), so please could someone help with this translation of the attribution column in a TH paper?  I've  only got as far as s "Shizu", so I'm interested to know the rest of it!

 

Many thanks in advance.

 

Jon

 

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I am guessing I might know what item you are looking at if it is currently for sale with Japanese dealer. Very nice and wide profile but it could have lot of wear and condition might be iffy, the pictures are not the best but it is very interesting item.

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Hi Jussi,

 

Yes, you're right, but I'm not looking to buy it.  

 

I'm very interested in military history, so future purchases for me will include earlier blades, i.e. less focus on art and more on a nice looking blade that was (potentially) used as a weapon.  I haven't yet got my first sword yet (an Edo period Katana, still waiting for the export license) , but I'm using the intervening time to research older blades, so lots of searching NMB for "tired blade", etc to get some examples!

 

I am useless at languages, so I "get by" with most translations by using Markus' Swordsmiths book (in PDF) and the DeepL free translation App, but when the kanji is part of an image, I'm stuck! :laughing:

This time it was the  kinzogan mei and Naoe  parts that had me stumped, hence needing to be rescued by Kyle!

 

Cheers,

 

Jon

 

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Same for me, looking at items is just so fun :) That particular wakizashi is far above my current budget but I find it interesting. NBTHK made the specification towards Naoe Shizu in brackets. Sometimes the differences between Shizu and Naoe Shizu attribution might be small sometimes big.

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20 minutes ago, Jussi Ekholm said:

Sometimes the differences between Shizu and Naoe Shizu attribution might be small sometimes big.

 

Thanks for the advice Jussi, all good learning material for me! 

 

With all my collecting experiences (current and past), I find that research is a great way of enjoying the subject without having to spend money!

 

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