Chicago Shinsa - Process?
Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:48 AM
1) When reserving a 'time slot', is that the rough time the blade should be dropped off, or when it will be judged by the Shinsa team, or when it will be available for pick up after having been reviewed by the team?
2) If the time slot is not the time the blade should be dropped off, how soon before the time slot must the blade be presented?
3) How soon after blade is judged can it be picked up?
4) Any other advice?
Thank you in advance,
Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:57 AM
It can run a hour or sooner.
If you go look at tables you'll forget about time.
Good luck on your entry!
USMC DEC 63 APR 73
Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:50 PM
Chris Bowen will tell you when to show up with the blade, they usually are running slightly late, but be on time. The time from intake to you being able to come back and pick it up runs about an hour as the blade must be physically documented, seen by a judge, notes made, and if passed photographed. You will probably be asked to present it in a paper saya wrap, habaki not included, and by all means have no oil on the blade. Things usually go very smoothly. When you get your walk out worksheet copy it will have remarks in Japanese however the key info of smith, date, etc. will probably be noted in English or you can ask that it be indicated. Final payment if it passes in cash.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:36 PM
Thanks for full process Arnie, my post was at midnight for hourly WC call.
USMC DEC 63 APR 73
Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:19 PM
Thank you again,
Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:39 PM
best to drop it off at the assigned time. that helps the shinsa team keep on schedule. When you drop it off ask when it will be ready, they will give you an idea, i usually come back after they say as it usually takes longer.
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