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 Post subject: Help to learn about my sword
 Post Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:47 am 
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I would like to learn all I can about this sword - how to tell what is what and why it is like that.

I avoided - though I love the beauty and 'being' of the katana, especially - becoming involved with these for lack of time and other priorities. Now, I have more 'free' time and fewer priorities so, whatever help, direction, advice, etc. will be most welcome and appreciated.

Here are some photos of the sword I've taken to protect until it's next guardian.

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 Post subject: Re: Help to learn about my sword
 Post Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:24 am 
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David
Your sword appears to be signed Kashu Ju Kanewaka
it is very difficult to say that the work that can be seen in the photos is consistant with the work of this school.
The best advice we can give is to have you search for information on the shape of the Japanese sword, there are reasons your sword looks like it looks, we could lay it all out for you but that would rob you of the pleasure of research.
The same must be said for the Kanewaka school of Kaga, you should easily be able to find information, their swords have distinctive features if you learn what these are you could appreciate your sword more and maybe draw our own conclusions as to its authenticity.
There are of course good books out there, after you have exhausted the internet I suggest you look for introductory texts on swords. You have a great opportunitynhere and I envy you the journey,
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