Kojima Kanemichi On Ebay
Posted 23 July 2017 - 04:55 PM
After much debate, I decided to post the eBay Kanemichi here. I wonder if the seller is a member of this forum. This sword was discussed here before, and what the seller described as "a minor flaw under the habaki that could likely come out in polish" is in fact a hagire. I will send the seller a message through ebay, but thought to post it here as well in case he is a member here.
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Posted 23 July 2017 - 06:39 PM
I also sent him an eBay message, Hoanh. Don't know anything about him. He did list the hagire, but implied that it could be fixed.
Posted 23 July 2017 - 07:02 PM
No, he's edited it since. So maybe he is a member and read the post. When I read it earlier, it just said there was a repairable flaw.
Anyways, he's done the honest thing and mentioned it now.
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Posted 23 July 2017 - 07:32 PM
I sent him an ebay message, and he revised his listing accordingly. He is an honest seller who has done the honorably thing. Hats off to him and no complaints from me.
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Posted 23 July 2017 - 07:42 PM
He asked me about the hagire, too, & I warned him that if a samurai-wannabe swung the sword, & it broke, he might be personally liable. And that collectors simply don't buy blades with known hagire. I suggested that if he bought the blade recently, he should get a full refund from the seller, too.
- Vermithrax16 likes this
Posted 27 July 2017 - 12:34 AM
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Posted 27 July 2017 - 02:47 AM
Not sure I understand. You can't make it "go away" structurally. Paying a polisher to make a hagire harder to see strikes me as deceptive.
But maybe there is something I don't get.
- Darcy likes this
Posted 27 July 2017 - 05:04 AM
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Posted 27 July 2017 - 09:11 PM
If it's shallow enough and outside of the cutting edge you can simply erase it. Theoretically it shouldn't effect structural integrity. The polisher would basically shave the Nakago down flush with the hagire.
In this case it would remove so much nakago the result would be a frankensword that nobody would buy.
If you hired a polisher to make it o-suriage and gakumei the cost of doing that would be higher than the value of the remaining work.
This one will go around and around as people speculate on it, buying a good smith "Cheap" and getting burned. Once they are burned they will pop it back into the market disclosed, or undisclosed, depending on how good a person they are.
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Posted 31 July 2017 - 11:46 PM
He also has a Koto wakizashi listed for short money. He is a very trustworthy person who would make things right if there ever was an issue. He is a member on this forum but I don't know his screen name. He recommended this forum to me.
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Posted 01 August 2017 - 07:33 AM
He's been around for a long time in the community, mainly dealing in US smiths with custom mounts. I doubt he would blow his years of reputation on a $4k gendaito.
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