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    Kanenobu Gendaito For sale.

    I have for sale my beloved Gendaito, signed Kanenobu . Almost certainly Noshu Ju Niwa Kanenobu.

    Here is a bit of info on him:
    Kanenobu 兼延: Noshu ju Niwa Kanenobu 濃州住丹波兼延. He was born in April of Meiji 36, the second son of Kanenobu 兼信. He started to learn Nihonto-making from his father at age 12. He was also an excellent engraver. His work styles are ko-itame with strong ji-nie, wide suguha and ko-notare with ko-nie. He worked for the Japanese Army during WWII and was designated as Important Intangible Cultural Property of Gifu Prefecture 岐阜県重要無形文化財 in November of Showa 48 (one of five).



    here are some more photos
    http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...daito/?start=0

    Blade Length: 25.2 inches, Nakago: 8.5 inches 6 mm thick 29 mm wide

    mokume forging pattern.
    copper habaki.

    awsome choji midare hamon has tobiyaki and nioi kuzure (see arrow in linked photo).

    Polish and blade are in excellent condition.
    Shirasaya is in good condition except tsuka has some dings that were there before I got it.

    I am asking $3100 which includes insured shipping. ConUs only.
    Paypal only please.
    Will entertain reasonable offers.

    Feel free to pm me w/ any specific questions.

    Thanks for looking.

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    Is the kissaki damaged or is it an illusion?
    great polish btw.
    "Without mercy, man is like a beast. Men are created equal, everyone is entitled to happiness."

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    What you are seeing is a somewhat magnified image of a tiny amount of completly stable oxidation that was caused by the old saya. It's not even noticable in hand and Ive been told it is best left alone.
    So it is somewhat of an illusion as the photo really blows it out of proportion. Thank you for bringing that to attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.C. Russell View Post
    ...It's not even noticable in hand and Ive been told it is best left alone...
    The person that informed you was quite right, i hope you find a good home for this superb sword.
    "Without mercy, man is like a beast. Men are created equal, everyone is entitled to happiness."

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    Thanks Remy!

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    I have decided to welcome any international offers.

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    lowering price to $2900.

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    Feel free to P.M. me with any specific picture requests.

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    lowered to $2800.

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    Now this is a beauty of a gendaito

    Kinda makes me wish I didnt change hobbies! LOL


    -Eric-

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    I appreciate your kind words Mr. Crain.


    working on better photos, should have more like this up soon.
    Last edited by R.C. Russell; 10-01-2009 at 01:58 PM.

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    Sold. Thanks for looking.

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