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1 hour ago, Bruce Pennington said:

While running through my files on Showa-stamped blades, I have 10 smiths that I cannot find prefectures for.  Any help?!?!  They are all WWII era smiths.

 

Jumyo

Kanekado

Kanematsu

Kanemichi

Kanesada

Kanetada

Ujifusa

Ujinaga

Yasutsuna

Yukiharu

Could the Kanesada be from the Gifu prefecture ?

I could be totally lost on this one.

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46 minutes ago, Steven Edmund said:

Could the Kanesada be from the Gifu prefecture

Do you have a source?  The odds are good that all of them are from Gifu.  But I have found nine smiths with Showa stamps in my files that are from other prefectures.  So I need to be sure on these if possible.

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8 minutes ago, Bruce Pennington said:

Do you have a source?  The odds are good that all of them are from Gifu.  But I have found nine smiths with Showa stamps in my files that are from other prefectures.  So I need to be sure on these if possible.

THE LAST OF THE KANESADA

by Markus Sesko 

i hope this helps a little 

I'm very new when it comes to modern blades

 

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No Steven, That is not a waste of time...but I can say that the Kanesada of the "Last of the Kanesada" article/booklet is about Aizu Izumi no Kami Kanesada 1837-1903 of Fukushima Prefecture.

I think (guess)  all the above J,K,U's on Bruces list are likely Seki/Gifu...don't know about the Y's.

Regards,

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Jumyo (Kato) Gifu *Source: Japanese SWORDSMITHS IN GIFU 1937 by Malcolm Cox 2021
 

Kanekado (Yoshida) Gifu *Source: John Scott Slough Oshigata Book
 

Kanematsu (Niwa) Gifu *Source: Japanese SWORDSMITHS IN GIFU 1937 by Malcolm Cox 2021
 

Kanemichi (Kojima) Gifu *Source: John Scott Slough Oshigata Book
 

Kanesada (Furukawa) Iwashiro (Fukushima) *Source: John Scott Slough Oshigata Book
 

Kanetada student of (Asano Shinichi Kanezane) Gifu? *Source: Japanese SWORDSMITHS IN GIFU 1937 by Malcolm Cox 2021
 

Ujifusa (Shinoda) student of Kato Jumyo Gifu? *Source: Japanese SWORDSMITHS IN GIFU 1937 by Malcolm Cox 2021
 

Ujinaga (Miwa) Seki (Takayama) Source: Japanese NAVAL SWORDS Swordsmiths & Workshops Part 2 by Malcolm Cox 2021

 

Yasutsuna (Asai) Gifu *Source: John Scott Slough Oshigata Book
 

Yukiharu

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Peter, excellent detective work, thank you! (small typo on "Fukushima").  I found 2 Yukiharu smiths in the Nihonto Club database, one from Miyaki and one from Hyugo, so unless this one is a third, he's not from Gifu.

 

Thanks guys!  I'll post the Showa survey results on the Arsenal Stamps thread.

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6 hours ago, Itomagoi said:

 


 

Kanesada (Furukawa) Iwashiro (Fukushima) *Source: John Scott Slough Oshigata Book
 

 

Hi Peter,

This smith you list  is not a showa stamped Seki/Gifu WWII smith as Bruce quoted.

He is a late shinshinto-early gendai smith 1837-1903. He is listed in Slough as you say (p.62) but not as a Showa/Seki smith - he is given as a smith of the Kaei-Meiji eras.

Regards,

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Ok @Itomagoi, ready to work your magic on another list?  I've been through my Seki-stamped blades - 61 smtihs, 124 blades - and need the prefectures of the following:

 

Kanehide

Kanetake

Kanetsuna

Munechika

Naotane

Suketsugu

Tadakatsu

Tadayuki

Toshiharu

Yoshifusa

Yoshiharo

Yoshimichi

Yoshishige

Yoshisada

Yoshimitsu

Yoshitada

 

Thanks in advance!

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Hi Bruce,

I found two Yoshifusa, but found nothing about Yoshiharo. Perhaps do you mean Yoshiharu!?

 

Kanehide (Kanematsu Akira) Gifu *Source Markus Sesko

Kanetake (Iwata Isao) Gifu *Source Markus Sesko

Kanetsuna (Ikeda Tsutomu) Gifu *Source Markus Sesko

Munechika (Sanjo Koyata) Gifu *Source Markus Sesko

Naotane (Ishihara Kan'ichi) Gifu *Source Markus Sesko

Suketsugu (Inoue Seiji) Gifu *Source Markus Sesko

Tadakatsu (Hanabusa Minoru) Gifu *Source Markus Sesko

Tadayuki (Kawamura Ichizo) Gifu *Source Markus Sesko

Toshiharu (Yabunaka Toshio) Gifu *Source Markus Sesko

Yoshifusa (Sugimoto Fusao) Gifu *Source Markus Sesko

Yoshifusa (Yoshida Sadao) Gifu *Source Markus Sesko

Yoshiharo -> Yoshiharu?
Yoshiharu (Ando Hiroshi) Gifu *Source Markus Sesko

Yoshimichi (Kojima Yukiyoshi) Gifu *Source Markus Sesko

Yoshishige (Komiyama Ryozo) Gifu *Source Markus Sesko

Yoshisada ?

Yoshimitsu (Yabushita Fujio) Gifu *Source Markus Sesko

Yoshitada ?

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