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Wwii Gunto, Original With Mei Or Copy : More Pictures And Thanks !


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#1 francantolin

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 07:22 PM

Hello,

 

I couldn't add more pictures on my last post ?!?

 

So I add here some more pictures of the blade of my gunto,

still no visible hamon for me...

THANKS EVERYBODY FOR  TRANSLATION HELP AND ALL PRECIOUS COMMENTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Franco

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#2 Nihonto Chicken

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 10:15 PM

It appears that your blade has been sanded or "treated" to a hard grit Western polishing agent like Flitz or Simichrome since the yokote is gone and the resulting burnished steel surface is acting like a mirror and obscuring the underlying activity.  You can obtain some decent uchiko and spend a few hours revealing the hamon without chance of harming the blade (just keep off the shinogi). If interested, take a look at the thread linked below (my comment at the end):

 

http://www.militaria...hiko#entry85562

 

Oh, wow, my second uchiko rec today after a long absence from this forum.  Doubling down on Nomex!!!  :laughing:


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#3 francantolin

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 11:14 PM

Hello,

tank you, yes, sad treatment for a blade !

I will try the uchiko powder ( got some in a maintenance kit )

( uchiko powder, not talc !!  ;-) )


Franco




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