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    Hello Gentlemen. Saw this Mei on a etchu Zunari Kabuto. Is it original? The crack in the urushi also go through the Mei. And what does it say? Thank you in advance.

    John

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    A mei like this in urushi often is the mei of the person who assembled the armor, or it is an ato mei, a contribution. The kanji are not very clear buw i think I read Myochin mune..ni?
    Luc Taelman -

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    • #3
      明 Mei
      百Hyaku
      七Nana (Shichi)
      十Ju
      二Ni

      Cheers Piers
      Last edited by Malcolm; 01-15-2020, 08:29 AM.
      Pip Pip Cheerio

      Malcolm

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      • Malcolm
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        Ah Piers to the rescue 明百七十二

    • #4
      WOW...That was quick. So if I restore it I'll have to be very careful to preserve the Mei

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      • Uwe
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        Not a mei in the usual sense, but rather an arsenal number. Although, I can’t interpret the “明“ yet?!
        In any case worth preserving!

    • #5
      明百七十二
      Mei (or Myo) 172

      Meiji, and/or Myochin, both start with this character.
      Piers D - Japan / UK

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      • #6
        It's on what I suppose is a Hosokawa clan Kaboto

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        • #7
          Could that be 明 for 明暦 Meireki era (1655 -58)?
          Last edited by Malcolm; 01-15-2020, 08:32 AM.
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          • #8
            Originally posted by Malcolm View Post
            Could that be 明 for 明暦 Meireki era (1655 -58)?
            would that fit with the period of the helmet?

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            • #9
              My humble opinion is yes!

              Jan
              Jan - Sweden

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              • Uwe
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                Possible 🙂

            • #10
              I like your humble opinion!! Hahaha....coz I bought. It’s a drug!

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