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How Are Nihontos Formally Rated?


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#1 blackjack

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 12:45 AM

More newb questions. I have been reading about papered blades and blades submitted for ratings... 

 

Could someone point me to an article explaining the Japanese sword rating system, who does it and what standards a sword is rated against?


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#2 Katsujinken

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 12:51 AM

http://www.nihonto.ca/ratings.html
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#3 Ken-Hawaii

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 05:37 AM

Please sign each post with at least your first name, per Brian's rules.

 

Be aware that the rating system is definitely subjective, & is based on the personal experience of the shinsa team members. So although there are generalized standards, their interpretation is personalized.

 

Welcome to the forum.

 

Ken

 



#4 Red Sun

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 01:18 PM

Hello - here is another useful link.

 

There are varying views about how reliable the older papers are.

 

http://new.uniquejap...-paper-ranking/


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#5 blackjack

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 05:39 PM

Thank you.

 

Russell


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Posted 11 March 2017 - 06:06 AM

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