Is there any way to determine if this mei is that of the Seki Ju Kanefuji who was awarded 5th Seat "Up-and-Coming" at the 6th Shinsaku Nihonto Denrankai in 1941? Were there any other contemporary smiths with this same name? Regards,Geoff
I was looking through the Rikugun Jumei Tosho swordsmiths list under the "Known From Literature Sources" compiled by Jinsoo Kim and found the name Fujii Kanefuji. ghp5134 stated earlier the swordsmith of my blade's Civil name was Fujii Torao and the name in the list also begins with Fujii. My question is "Would this also be where the Fugii in Fujii Kanefuji came from in the list?" or is that someone completely different?? (I sure hope that makes sense???) Regards,Geoff
Hopefully others with more knowledge will let us know.