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Article about: Hello, I'm a bit confused and i would like get some opinions for this sword, i no have idea about japanese characters, are these reals? I assume the sword could be repaired or modified but i

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    Hello,

    I'm a bit confused and i would like get some opinions for this sword, i no have idea about japanese characters, are these reals?
    I assume the sword could be repaired or modified but is a good one?

    Thanks

    Ed
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    A better picture of the nakago or tang is required. Presently, you have it upside down and sideways. Take good pictures of the tang with the butt down and the sword blade up. Kanji are read from top to bottom. It is a genuine Japanese sword blade.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    Thanks Bob, the sword not mine ( yet ) i will try to get better pics but i can't assure.


    Ed
    Last edited by Edmil; 11-10-2012 at 10:02 PM.

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    Hello Ed,

    Although this particular signature happens to be gimei (fake) it will serve to show what's required when photographing the kanji. As Bob says a photo of the entire nakago is also required. I'm looking forward to seeing more.

    Regards,
    Stu
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    Thanks Stu. I'm try to get some money, if i decide to buy it i promise better pics for review.

    Cheers

    Ed

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    Hi Ed
    Your sword is WW2 made and signed "Seki Fujiwara Yoshinao"
    Cheers Simon

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    I think this may be what it should look like. I'm going to post it and then try a visual comparison.

    関 藤原義尚 作 (Made by Fujiwara Yoshinao of Seki)

    Regards,
    Stu

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    Very interesting.
    Thanks for the info thekirsh.

    Cheers
    Ed

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