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Unknown origin katana 3

Thank you for sending my mind to reality, I had forgotten the Meiji reform of the calendar in which Western style calendar became the official one when the Japanese one was maintained for" spiritual" reasons but was made to comply.
In disorder:
. There is no stamp nor credible marks which would lead to believe one as been removed.
. Sori is 17/18 mm, Tori sori.
. photos attached, I should have sand blasted glass to diffuse the light and work on my lighting.
. Temper line crisper than my photos taken with macro, hand held camera.

Unknown origin katana 3

Thank you for sending my mind to reality, I had forgotten the Meiji reform of the calendar in which Western style calendar became the official one when the Japanese one was maintained for" spiritual" reasons but was made to comply.
In disorder:
. There is no stamp nor credible marks which would lead to believe one as been removed.
. Sori is 17/18 mm, Tori sori.
. photos attached, I should have sand blasted glass to diffuse the light and work on my lighting.
. Temper line crisper than my photos taken with macro, hand held camera.

Unknown origin katana 2

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Unknown origin katana

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japanese jinbaori hat

Hello,

Can someone help to translate the writing on the inside of this hat?
thanks in advance
regards

William Wiltshire

wiltshirew@aol.com

help with translation with signature and date on tang of shinto wakizashi

Hello,

I have this shinto wakizashi that is signed and dated but don't have the translation for it, thanks in advance for help.
regards
Peter G.

identification de mei

bonjour à tous,
Je recherche des informations sur cette mei :
播磨守藤原輝廣作

2 unknown signed sword

Hello,

I was offered this 2 swords for sale from the U.K. but owner does not know what the signatures say, can someone help ?
regards
Peter G.

shobu zukuri katana with interesting tang

Hello all,

I acquired this shobu zukuri katana but I can not fully translate the tang, it was made in 1929? and used a special steel or so?

please someone tell me what the tang says on both sides, I aam very curious about it.
I think the hamon is etched, not real, or perhaps too weak to see it under the make up polish, the date makes it an intersting blade anyway.
regards
Peter Gajdos

registration card with interesting writing

Hello, I got a katana probalby from late Koto period, the tang is unshortened mumei but maybe there is a weak signature, not sure.
On the registration card it does not say mumei but something else I can not translate, also the first column on the left side which is usualy empty has writing, some with red. It is perhaps due to the sayagaki on the saya?
If someone could translate this 2 first column from left would be great.
regards
Peter

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