Can you give me a name or two master swordsmiths in the 1800s (right before the Meiji restoration)?
Thanks for the email. I have some names of some of the leading swordsmiths in the late Edo period up to 1876. Find them below:
Nankai Taro Tomotaka
Hoki no Kami Masayoshi
Yamato no Kami Motohira
These were some of the best Japanese swordsmiths of the Edo period, through the 1800’s.
That’s about all I personally know of. Hope I gave you some info you can use.