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Help with Old Tanto and Papers

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    Hello all,I have acquired this piece from a friend with a set of older papers and could use some help with the translation of the papers and any information about the smith or possible school. I would welcome any other info or comments anyone would care to share.I am quite the novice when it comes to art swords but I am enjoying taking my first shaky steps into the next level so I welcome all comments, Regards,Geoff
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    Just in case anyone is worried I can read the English parts I just want to confirm they are correct! G.

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    Quote by Geoff Ward View Post
    Just in case anyone is worried I can read the English parts I just want to confirm they are correct! G.
    Hell I thought you missed the English translation.
    Nice kashira for the blade.

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    鑑定証
    Kantei-shō
    Appraisal Certificate

    日本刀研究白水会
    Nihontō Kenkyū Hakusuikai
    ===
    駿州島田義助
    Shunshū Shimada Yoshisuke

    無銘
    Mumei
    Without a signature

    時代元禄次

    Jidai Genroku tsugi
    Close to the Genroku Era

    長 ? 八寸九分有る
    Nagasa/ length "...It is 8 sun, 9 bu "

    正真也
    Shoshin-nari
    It is Authentic
    [鑑定白水]
    seal: Kantei Hakusui

    代金子五拾枚
    Dai Kaneko Go-ju Mai [I have no idea what this means]

    方鑑?白水 花押
    Hokan ? Hakusui [signature seal]

    昭和二拾七年二月九日
    Showa 27 (1952) year, February 9th

    日本刀研究白水会
    Japan Sword Research Hakusui Association

    会長 伊波白水
    Kaicho Inami Hakusui

    Sunshu is Suruga Province

    Swordsmith Shimada Yoshisuke.


    --Guy
    Last edited by ghp95134; 04-10-2016 at 08:36 AM. Reason: Deleted "Itou" for Inami

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    Inami Hakusui


    "American ambassador to Japan,
    Mr. Douglas MacArthur Ⅱ with our 2nd president Inami Hakusui
    (Tomijiro) at the American embassy in 1959. "


    --Guy

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