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Wakizashi attributed to an Akihiro(秋広作)?


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I just happened to stumble across a well mounted wakizashi that I know next to nothing about save for a surrender tag and was hoping someone hero might give me a bit more information about it. The tag's spelling of 秋広作 does not seem to match an Akihiro on nihontoclub.com's database so I was wondering if anyone else has heard of someone going by that name. The blade is unsigned as well. Is the tag even worth trusting?

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Late Muromachi 1520- waki, maybe in Soshu or Seki, Sengo or other related style (nakago will tell more). Today Muromachi attributions to Akihiro are not supported, though for earlier Muromachi periods they are not outright rejected.

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Well the tag is just something for convenience and I think board opinion is no one knows until shinsa/papering process. And even then, with mumei blades the result won't be cut in stone (so it could paper with different results between organisations or even with the same one). It's a real Japanese antique so no matter what you did good:thumbsup:

 

Also swordsmiths tend to have the same names for multiple generations with differences in between.

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5 hours ago, Rivkin said:

For some reason attributing Muromachi blades specifically to Akihiro was a common thing in Edo period. I had quite a few Honami attributions like that. Go figure. 

That's bizarre but not surprising. It makes sense that that would happen out of a sense of convenience or simply "that's how it's done". Even if it is probably a run of the mill Muromachi blade, it's still quite pretty with a beautiful tsuba. Well worth the $100 I paid for it.

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It's probably always a good idea to try to learn more. :) 

 

I really like this blade and the saya. If you decide to sell down-the-road, please let me know. 

 

I am just a new collector and find it interesting and appealing; I am not a reseller; or really know a heck of a lot about it. It just talks to me, warts and all.

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