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#1081 Ken-Hawaii

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 07:35 AM

Welcome aboard, Bjorn & Michael.

 

Andy Quirt has excellent blades, Bjorn, so you picked a good starter - lots to study. Michael, whichever books you buy, please dig in so that you really understand the terms you'll run into (& there are many). When you can look at a sword & identify the terms you've read about, you'll know that you're ready to start searching for your first blade.

 

I also highly recommend NMB member Guido Schiller's http://www.nihontome.../Collecting.pdf to both of you.


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#1082 Jean

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 09:46 AM

Welcome Bjorn and Michael,

Another post which can be interesting:

http://www.militaria...rules-of-thumb/
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#1083 MichaelH

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 11:41 PM

Now that one would be be doable, Grey.

#1084 scottyfz6

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 07:19 AM

Hello, My name is Scott. Obviously I am new here.

 

I have always been interested in Japanese swords, I have watched many Videos, esp the one that was shot in modern times of a sword being made by the old methods.

 

I just bough a waki from Japan. Probably got ripped off, but it will be a wall hanger.

 

It is signed, but from what I read it maybe a WW2 sword.

 

off to post it in the translation section.

 

Scott


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#1085 LeonKr

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 06:13 PM

Hi All.

 

Greetings from the Netherlands.

Just registered to this forum.

I am an beginner in the Nihonto world and hope to learn a lot about 

these great art works in the future.

 

 

LeonKr.



#1086 BIG

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 06:52 PM

Welcome Scott and Leon. The board will save your Nihonto souls..

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#1087 Jean

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 11:28 PM

Welcome Scott and Leon :)
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#1088 Ken-Hawaii

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 11:54 PM

Lots of new members! Glad to have y'all. Don't be shy about posting.


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#1089 cofor22

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 10:59 PM

Hi forumites,
Quick presentation of myself:
58 years presently serving as the mayor of our municipality. Else I have been working in the IT-industry and at the same time running my own business as a gemologist and gem cutter. I have been interested in Japanese blades since I was very young. Today the interest has shifted from pure martial to focus on the craft. As a gem cutter I really appreciate the craftsmanship of both the smith and the togishi. I bought a sword many years ago but as it turned out to be etched it promptly returned to the seller. Burned for a long time I just bought my second one (a wakizashi) and eagerly waiting for it to arrive from Japan. This place is a great resource and hope to stick around to learn for a long time.

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#1090 Stephen

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 11:28 PM

Welcome Mayor Conny

Looking forward to what your getting.

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#1091 Ken-Hawaii

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 03:18 AM

Welcome, Conny. Yes, cutting gems is almost as painstaking as making a sword. I make jewelry for a hobby, but the thought of cutting the stones makes me shudder! I hope you will share some of your creations in the Izakaya section, as well as posting photos of the blade that's en route.


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#1092 cofor22

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Posted Yesterday, 08:20 PM

Thanks guys!
There is a similarity in cutting and recutting Gems and to polish and repolish blades. You can never add what you have removed and part of the equation is to preserve material at the same time as the finished result needs to be as beautiful as possible.
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