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  1. Partly total overpriced estimates in the sword and kodogu section. By the way, some of the descriptions are realy fancy... " Sengo Muramasa" ( Lot 121 ). The "Norishige" do not think that this is an Norishige....etc.
  2. B.Hennik : Hadatach means the same as hadatachi. As Jean explained well, it means a strong, releif like hada.
  3. It is hada. Chikei must consist of nie. this is not the case. Beside this hada ji-nie is visible on the blade. The very smal black points. I do not mean the pinholes. I do think that marius is right, that the other thing is simple hada tach. this can be the result of polishing or the combination of two or more sorts of steel. If one polishes a sword with mixed steel to hard, than it will be to strong hada tach. This hada tach can raise problems in meaning of seeing other fine hataraki like ji.nie in the light reflex. Therefore honami said once that a blade like sadamune should never been polished hada tach. Just some random thoughts about hada tach.
  4. An carving is done before the polishing. One should always keep in mind that one slips easly out with an engraving tool and the slightest scratch will ruin the togis work.
  5. Nice little late shinshinto tanto. Such hada is not uncommon during this time. It is a pitty that the polish is in such terrible conditon. It seems that there is intensive ji.nie. Here is another example of such colour games, a little bit bigger pattern. ( Matsukawa style, but the blade is shinshinto ) By the way, there are no waves in the shinogiji, it is an light effect, still learning to photograph.
  6. I am sorry, on one hand an acid accident on the other hand sluggish yakiire. Part of the claycoating has fallen of. Is this a fatal flaw, no it is not. Is there a way to repair the acid desaster without a new polish, sorry again the answer is no.
  7. Is the seal on the picture of the paper. I can not see it. if not, fake paper. Paper for these run out of the mill kodogu, i do not believe in it.
  8. Of coarse the kissaki can polished to the point that all features are visible during an madoake. That does not mean that the whole narume procedure is done. After uchigumori the hamon should be clearly visible, the narume is only for whitening. Here is an example why it is an good idea to open a window. Part of the blade is healthy, the rest is nearly dead. Will be the madoake damaged during the polishing process of the wohle blade. Well, the foundation is there, only the finish will be done again in order to blend with the rest of the balde.
  9. A pleasure to see an fine blade with real sashikomi polish, not the "acid enhanced" version as normal in our times.
  10. Early Mino, Soshu with Yamto mixed in, I go for Naoe Shizu
  11. Late green paper, worthless. Kanzan Sayagaki, looks strange. Mei, to many differences. Red Flag. By the way the shape is wrong and the nakago looks to young.
  12. To strong sori, mizu-kage, shinae, all points for sai ha.
  13. Ähm, It has not the shape of the period of Dewa Daijo, the hori is wrong. yasurime does not match. Gimei. Hada and hamon can not be juged with these pictures.
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