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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:53 am    Post subject: help on Tachi replica Reply with quote
Hi everyone. I am so glad that this interesting forum still continues to help and inform people with same interests !
I just bought myself a replica of a tachi-sword. Only I would be very thankfull if somebody could tell me more about this replica. Did anyone see the real sword on these pictures somewhere (links to it on the web or pictures you could supply me ?) Any idea who it belonged to ? What kind of mon is painted (printed) onto the saya ? What period it represents (in which it was worn)... etc.
You can see the pictures via this link.
http://edo.samoerai.name/#home
Just click on the picture and each time you will see a new close up.
Many thanks for your help and time !!
Kind regards
Danny
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Congratulations!
Very beautiful sword!!
The Mon is the Kiri flower:
In this link you see one really with the same mon
here:
http://www.juyo-tachi.com/samurai_sword_details_gold_kinko_zodiac_tachi/samurai_sword_details_gold_kinko_zodiac_tachi.html

What type of steel is the blade?

Correction
This mon Not kiri flower, is it the leaf
Sorry


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
As Cushingura pointed out, it seems to be the KIRI mon (Paulowina). This mon was very popular during the Fujiwara and Kamakura periods and is also referred to as the Ashikaga mon. It's use was not as widespread during the Edo period. The usage includes Matsudaira, Seki, Nitta, Hokisawa, and Shinagawa, to name a few.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:06 pm    Post subject: blade and mon Reply with quote
Chushingura wrote:

What type of steel is the blade?


According to the seller the blade is made of modern tamahagane steel (folded steel, traditional steelstructure visible , traditional polishing and
differential hardening). It is razor sharp and often used on tatami omote !

Isn't it strange that there are two different mon's on this sword ? Seems to me that the mon on the saya is different than the mon on the tsuba/fuchi/obitori kanagu/kashiwaba...

Many thanks for all your input !
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
In my humble opinion, are different designs/stylized than the same theme: the kiri leaf...
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