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#1 Katsujinken

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 07:29 PM

From my last visit to the Mori Art Museum in Roppongi. I wish I had more detailed photographs, but thought this might be worth sharing. The board is rotating my photo of the description – sorry about that.

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#2 Brian

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 07:37 PM

I bet there is very little meteorite in that sword.


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#3 Katsujinken

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 07:41 PM

Yes, I'm curious about how the iron from the meteorite was mixed with the tamahagane. There's obviously no way a meteorite provided enough iron for the entire blade given how much of the starting material is eliminated during forging, etc.

Who knows... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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#4 Alex A

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 08:17 PM

Tutankhamun had a dagger from meteoritehttp://www.telegraph...-study-reveals/

 

Clueless as to what the outcome of an art sword would be using a nickel iron meteorite, folk have used meteorite iron for weapons and tools etc in the past.


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