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#1 md02geist

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 06:54 PM

Decided to go ahead and pick up another Yari while I was at it with the new Katana.

 

 

Sue Seki Yari (Hozon), almost a 16" blade. Nice sturdy sankaku yari in good polish with a cool hamon. Interesting how the hamon is unevenly done; stylistic thing or sign of it being worked on by two people at once to rush production, or what? Any idea? Just shooting in the dark here, perhaps I'm wondering at the importance of something that really has no importance.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 07:02 PM

Hi Rob, this is may be due to the yari having been polished down and the hamon pattern degraded. This is something you very often see with somewhat tired Sue-Bizen, where the choji-gonome hamon breaks down to areas of suguha with small tobiyaki from what was once the heads of choji. I would guess the originally intended hamon on your sword was a continuous togari-gonome.

 

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 07:40 PM

Wonderful information, thank you Ray! I find the pattern to be very interesting!


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 12:31 AM

The yakiire has to be done in one step, so two smiths would not do it, even putting clay on one side and another smith on the other would be far out. There is no physical flaw and would have been serviceable as it is, so, I think it is just how it turned out, nothing complicated. John


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 12:57 AM

Yes I'm aware of be steps but didn't know if two
Smiths would ever work on the same blade like that at once. It did seem far fetched but just mulling over ideas. Thank you for your input!

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 03:43 AM

This had more comments on it that seem to have been deleted...?


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 04:01 AM

Not deleted Rob its just a database issue, see testing forum for info.

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 09:39 PM

Thanks Greg! I was like "I don't think anyone said anything inappropriate?" lol.


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Posted 25 March 2017 - 09:07 PM

Please forgive the poor pics.

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