Report Real or fake fighting? in Nihonto Posted April 7 Real or fake fighting? Here is a recent acquisition a Ishido school sword with a sheetz-pot full of kirikomi kizu. Looking at this nihonto objectively was it wielded in massive battle(s) or did the grandkid practice with it? There are 12 chips and cuts to the sword. Many are deep. The hypothetical scenario that this damaged was caused by fun and games well, that is a lot of swinging by the 13 year old and since many are edge imprints of another sword very dangerous for the teens who were swinging. I can see one or two blows but this many? This would have happened after the blade was polished by a pro and had tsukimaki and all the rest completed. That is hard to contemplate also. Question to you all is: How many kirikomi have you seen on a Warring States era blade ?