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#1 vajo

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:12 PM

... and i have no clue what to do with it?

 

Preserving and hold it?

Let go for a polish?

Sell it and buy another?

 

1. Fujiwara Kunihiro

 

tanto_fujiwara_kunihiro.jpg tanto_fujiwara_kunihiro_mei.jpg tanto_kunihiro_habaki.jpg

 

2. Kanobo Masasada

 

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#2 ChrisW

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:23 PM

What's that red stuff on the Masasada? Active rust?


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:40 PM

Chris,

 

Best thing is to have a good professional polisher evaluate them and go from there.  Or if you don't wish to bother, because they hold little interest for you.....sell them on and put the money toward something you do want.

 

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 11:27 PM

Step 1; who exactly are these smiths? step 2; yes, thorough health evaluation


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Posted 16 March 2019 - 12:58 PM

What's that red stuff on the Masasada? Active rust?

 

No, its some piece of unknown painting or lacquer. 

 

The Kunihiro Tanto has a very fine Ko-midare hamon. I guess it is in Bizen style.

 

I tried to bring out the hada in that picture. Which i think it is o-itame / o-mokume.

 

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The nagasa of the two blades are 30 cm.

 

The signatures are seems to be authentic.

 

The blades are out of polish but they are very healthy. No crack, no chip and and not polished down.

 

The second blade, the Masasada could be brings out a gunome midare hamon wich is not very good to seen. Its more a guess under sunlight.

 

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 01:48 PM

If you have some spare money, I wouldn’t think twice.....
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Posted 16 March 2019 - 07:57 PM

Which one is more promising? What you think Uwe



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Posted 17 March 2019 - 05:29 PM

Others any opinion?



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Posted 17 March 2019 - 06:17 PM

Hard to tell by the pics....
I would start with the Kunihiro (based on a undefined gut feeling 😉)
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Posted 17 March 2019 - 06:18 PM

Step 1; who exactly are these smiths? 

 

Chris,

 

At risk of repeating myself. If nothing else this information will be useful should you decide to sell. 

 

Besides, what are we doing if we're not researching, learning all we can about these items in our possession?

Writing up a kantei sheet (condition permitting) is half the enjoyment. Writing up a kantei forces us to have to objectively look at and analyze these pieces we own.


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 07:21 PM

Thanks Uwe. Your opinion is highly appreciated.  

 

Franco thanks for the advice. I have a my own opinion, but it is good to hear others. 



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Posted 17 March 2019 - 08:05 PM

I would consider a madoake as a starting point, to help you evaluate health of each sword. It is a fairly low cost investment which will give you a more informed perspective on the restorablility of these blades.
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#13 vajo

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 06:41 PM

Thanks Ray,

how much does it cost to polish a window in a tanto blade. Did you have any ideas?



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Posted 18 March 2019 - 08:43 PM

Chris, I sent you a PM with a few suggestions.

 

Kind regards,

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 06:01 PM

I had now a appointment for full polish on both blades at a very good polisher in autum this year.  

 

Thanks all for the suggestions and Uwe for your "Wink mit dem Zaunpfahl"

 

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