I'd certainly like to see the full blade!
The blade is in bad shape, I wonder if ist worth to give it a new polish
The only way we can tell you that is.....if we can See it...
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Is that rust on the shinogi or bonji?
No rust, just staining and a few chips in cutting edge
Minamoto kanemori , something , im not 100% sure.
The mei reads Kikumon Izumi no Kami Kanesada. The swwordsmith worked in Musashi Provence(Tokyo area) and was most productive in the Kyoho era which ran from 1716 to 1736. The kikumon indicates that this swordsmith received some financial support from the Imperial Houselhold.
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Thanks Bob, is it worth to restore??