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#1 Soshin

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 10:23 PM

Was doing some photographs of a new tantō early this week that turned out nice. You can really see the actively call (imozuru 芋蔓) literally meaning 'potato vine' in and around the hamon as horizontal dark lines. This is a characteristic feature is seen in Shinto and Shinshinto works of Satsuma Province.  Also attached is the overall view of the small tantō.  I am getting Markus Sesko to help me with the signature which I have posted about earlier.  Enjoy and politely discuss.   

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#2 Ken-Hawaii

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 05:15 AM

Interesting, David. I've seen lots of sunagashi, but have never encountered imozuru before this.


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#3 Bugyotsuji

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 07:56 AM

Agreed.

 

An example posted here in the left oshigata, but the word 芋蔓 Imozuru (or Imo no tsuru 芋の蔓)

itself is only mentioned on the right page.

 

http://www.nihonto-c...aisetsu5_7.html


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#4 John A Stuart

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 10:26 AM

Just another name for inazuma, no?



#5 Jean

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 10:31 AM

Not really John, because they are very long and often cover the length of the hamon. It is a kantei point for Satsuma great smiths.
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#6 Bazza

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 01:15 PM

Well, I hate to rain on anyone's parade, but to me David's tanto hamon looks more like sunagashi than "classical" imo-no-tsuru??

 

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#7 Ken-Hawaii

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 12:12 AM

I think his imozuru are much darker than the sunagashi on any of my blades, BaZZa. Yup, just confirmed that.


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