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Old 01-17-2018, 04:40 PM   #1
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:09 PM   #2
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Well, it says

三品直道作

Mishina Naomichi Saku
Made by Mishina Naomichi

But the signature is very crude compared to the other Mishina Naomichi signatures I just saw after googling 三品直道作.

Stu and others will be able to tell if it is a forged signature, or perhaps the signature of another generation of Mishina Naomichi.

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Old 01-17-2018, 06:41 PM   #3
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The mounts are also very odd. I would brace myself for bad news......
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Old 01-18-2018, 02:24 AM   #4
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do you think it's fake complete or a gimei signature?
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Old 01-18-2018, 03:01 AM   #5
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thank's
do you think it's fake complete or a gimei signature?
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No, I do not think it is a fake. The mounts are a cheaper "tachi-mount"; here's a high-quality tachi for comparison:



What really gets me scratching my head is the huge "mitsu-tomoe" menuki on the handle! The work is definitely Japanese. This one below is considered "large"




Just because a signature is forged does not mean it is a fake sword. It might even be a good-quality sword, but with a fake signature. Which is why an in-hand inspection would be the best way to figure out the style of the blade, quality of furniture, etc. -- which, from the images, seem rather cheap, I think.

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Old 01-18-2018, 03:15 AM   #6
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have you an estimate?
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:04 AM   #7
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I would say it's your regular gimei blade. The mounts are missing parts, which hurts the value. Being a gimei it already hurts the value a lot.

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Old 01-18-2018, 09:16 AM   #8
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but have you an estimate?
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Old 01-18-2018, 04:21 PM   #9
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All but impossible to tell from the photos if the blade has a fatal flaw it's worth very little to a collector
As is without having it in hand $500
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May we have photos of the tip both sides
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Old 01-19-2018, 12:56 AM   #11
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i have no other photos
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Old 01-19-2018, 06:45 AM   #12
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How much is the seller asking for it?
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Old 01-19-2018, 04:45 PM   #13
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he think it's very rare and very expensive
he want to sell it in auction house
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I don't know what the seord market is like in France but in the uk I think he would be disappointed
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Old 01-20-2018, 05:52 AM   #15
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Anything could happen in auction. At least now you know you won't be the person who bid a huge number on this sword.
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