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    信光
    Nobumitsu

    昭和十八年十月
    Showa 18th Year [1943], October

    Seki swordsmith list after 1939:
    信光 佐光信一 S14.10.26
    • Smithing name: Nobumitsu
    • Real name: Sakō Shin'ichi
    • Licensed on: Showa 14, October 26



    From Markus Sesko's Japanese Swordsmiths:

    NOBUMITSU (信光), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Gifu – “Nobumitsu” (信光), real name Sakō Shin´ichi (佐光信一), born June 24th 1905, student of Kojima Katsumasa (小島勝正), he worked as guntō smith and died July 21st 1993, ryōkō no retsu (Akihide)

    Also from Sesko about rankings:
    When it comes to gendaitō and especially WWII-era smiths, this publication includes the ranking of about 300 contemporary smiths carried out by Kurihara Akihide (栗原昭秀) in 1942 under the title Seidai Tōshō Iretsu Ichiran (聖代刀匠位列一覧). He introduced seven ranks:
    • shinpin no retsu (神品の列) Supreme masterworks
    • kihin-jōi (貴品上位) Superior precious works
    • kihin no retsu (貴品の列) Precious works
    • jōko no jōi (上工の上位) Superior master
    • jōkō no retsu (上工の列) Master
    • ryōkō no jōi (良工の上位) Superior skilled artisan
    ryōkō no retsu (良工の列) Skilled artisan

    Cheers,
    -- Guy

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