Images of Japanese swords and fittings

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View Details, Picture shows owner (Back row, Right side) and family? with writing on back of picture
View Details, Image of tsuka & tassle with star
View Details, Image of Mei for Yoshitake
- Heianjo ju Fujiwara Yoshitake
Is this a good mei? What is writting on back of picture? And why is there a silver star on the tassle?


View Details, Masamitsu image with some kanji
View Details, Masamitsu image showing part of blade
Can you translate the rest of the signature for this O-tanto?
So far I have
Echigo ? da(ta) ju ? ? ? ? Masamitsu
View Details, Soten ? tsuba omote
View Details, Soten? tsuba ura
Is this tsuba Soten school? what age might it be?
View Details, Tsuba with rim
View Details, Tsuba with rim
The tsuba height is 8.2 cm and width is 8.2 cm - inner thickness is 4 mm and rim thickness is 8 mm.
View Details, turtle tsuba omote
View Details, turtle tsuba ura
View Details, turtle tsuba ura signature
The tsuba is signed Hoku Chikuzen Jo Takakuni.
He is listed as H09281.0 in Haynes books.
He worked in Chikuzen castle (hence the word "Jo" in his title).
He signed his name and titles in Chinese style kanji.
View Details, Hayashi tsuba ura
View Details, Hayashi tsuba omote
View Details, Kaneyoshi saya top
View Details, Kaneyoshi saya bottom
View Details, Kaneyoshi saya top large
View Details, Kaneyoshi saya bottom large
Thanks Cary for this information -
for Cary's web site see
http://www.ikkyudo.com
View Details, Oshigata of three signed katana
View Details, Signed and dated Shoami tsuba
View Details, Katana signed Omi (no) Kami Minamoto Rai
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Katana - Omote signed Yamato (no) Kami Fujiwara Ason Masa katsu
This Masakatsu is from Higo. Enju line.
Ason is not a family or group but rather literally means a high ranking noble or courtier. A smith would sometimes use this title to express his allegiance to the Imperial court.
Thanks Cary for this information - for Cary's web site see
http://www.ikkyudo.com
View Details, Katana - Ura signed
Right hand column
- Roku ju hachi Ou saku (Venerable old man of 68 made this sword).
Left hand column
- Tempo ku Inu Mofuyu (Date is 1838 Year of the dog in early winter)
Tempo 9 is tsuchinoe inu (the year of the dog)
Mofuyu - I think is early winter
View Details, Katana hamon, You can see sunagashi but what are the lines of nioi w/some nio above the main hamon called?
David McDonald
jswords@mcn.net

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