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Translation help Mei wanted

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    Can anybody help me with this Mei and swordsmith please?

    Thank you.

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    I'd certainly like to see the full blade!

    Regards,
    Stu

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    The blade is in bad shape, I wonder if ist worth to give it a new polish

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    The only way we can tell you that is.....if we can See it...
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    This is the only Pic I have at this moment, just want to know who is the Smith and when its made.

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    Is that rust on the shinogi or bonji?

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    No rust, just staining and a few chips in cutting edge

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    Minamoto kanemori , something , im not 100% sure.

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    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.
    BOB

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

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    Thanks Bob, is it worth to restore??

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