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#49508 05/24/2009 03:01 PM
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Two views....need translation....
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#49509 05/24/2009 03:01 PM
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#49510 06/16/2009 06:25 PM
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Can anyone ID this maker for me???

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#49511 06/18/2009 01:49 AM
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THE SIGNATURE READS YORIMASA. THERE ARE ONLY TWO SWORDSMITHS THAT ARE RECORDED TO HAVE SIGNED IN THIS MANNER. BOTH MEN WORKED IN THE LATE KAMAKURA PERIOD, LATE 13TH CENTURY TO VERY EARLY 14TH CENTURY. YOUR BLADE IS DEFINITELY NOT THAT OLD. IT IS LIKELY THE SIGNATURE WAS ADDED AT A LATER DATE. THE LACQUER WRITING ON THE SHIRASAYA IS THE NAME OF THE OWNER, WHICH IS WRITTEN IN KATAKANA, A PHOENETIC ALPHABET USED FOR FOREIGN WORDS AND NAMES. THESE CAN BE VERY DIFFICULT TO TRANSLATE PROPERLY. IT APPEARS TO READ KENNETH PERCHAM, AND IN KANJI, JAPAN YOKOHAMA. THAT IS ALL I CAN TELL YOU FROM THE PICTURES.


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#49512 06/18/2009 11:27 AM
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Thank you Bob.much appreciated...
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