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 Post subject: Kaneuji - Student of Masumune?
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:15 am 
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I have a really nice Wakizashi signed Kaneuji. I was told its from around 1330. from looking at the Mei is it possible to tell what Kaneuji made this ? is it possible this is the Kaneuji who was the student of Masumune ?

Signed with 6 kanji. The last 3 are Ju Kane Uji. The signature is very worn. The top 3 most likely are No Shu Seki but I am not 100% sure. No Date. Looks to date from the earlier part of Muromachi. Ubu – one hole. Itame hada, gunome midare hamon in fine ko nie with some clouds of ji nie in the valleys of the gunome, and some sunagashi.

a little history of the sword...the sword is in amazing fittings with 2 gold dragonflys coming over the top of the tsuba from the back. It was owned by Melvin Purvis the FBI agent who caught Dillinger. He recieved it in 1938 from Herman Goering head of the german Luftwaffe. ( this is all documented )
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thanks so much
Darren


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 Post subject: Re: Kaneuji - Student of Masumune?
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:24 am 
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One of two Kaneuji of the Mino Muroya school. Mid to late 16th century, Tenbun to Eiroku periods. Should show typical sue-Seki characteristics. Not to Daido standards. Muroya school was one of the Seki Shichi Ryu and has ties back to Shizu Saburo Kaneuji, around 9 generations earlier or over 200 years later. John


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 Post subject: Re: Kaneuji - Student of Masumune?
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Hi, thanks for the information. What is the main factor that would place it in the 1500s? Is it the way it is signed?
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Darren


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 Post subject: Re: Kaneuji - Student of Masumune?
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:49 pm 
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Yes, the signature.


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 Post subject: Re: Kaneuji - Student of Masumune?
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:31 am 
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I was told its from around 1330


In fact at this period, Late Kamakura/beginning of Nambokucho, wakizashi did not exist. The companion sword to the tachi was the kodachi


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