This list of gendai swordsmiths of the Mino region is based on an article by C. Jeffery Wang published in the Japanese Sword Society of the United States Newsletter, May-June 1999 issue. Only the names of the swordsmiths are presented here; additional information is contained in the original article. The following swordsmiths of the Mino region are known to have made swords in the traditional manner (gendaito).
NOTE: Many of the above swordsmiths also produced swords by non-traditional methods. Each blade must be judged on its own merits and not simply on the signature (mei). Swords with arsenal marks (except star stamps) should be considered non-traditionally made (not gendaito).
Thanks to C. Jeffery Wang for providing much needed research in the area of Mino region gendai swordsmiths.
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