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  1. Stefan


    I do not think that this is umegane. The hada runs through the lines. The pattern is not broken.
  2. 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.
  3. B.Hennik : Hadatach means the same as hadatachi. As Jean explained well, it means a strong, releif like hada.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  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.
  14. Typical Keicho-suriage. therfore the blade is earlier than keicho. If we see the original sugata ( simply foll the line of the mune up to the point of suriage ) we will have an strong saki-sori. Middle to late muromachi. Can not see the hamon or the jihada. From the first impression i would say mino, but I do not see enough to confirm.
  15. Stefan

    Kantei challenge

    Shinshinto, cleary by sugata etc . Bizen ? There is one fine point in the kitae to see the Yokoyama. The swirl like Yokoyama kitae, an whirlpool mixture of moku and itame. in ko-hada format. Bo utsuri in Yokoyama, not so unusual. Seen on Sukekane and so on. Suguha dito. The double machi miracle, are Youre joking ? That is not original, that is machiokuri in gruseome style. Please keep in mind. Every nakago has an minimal nakago funbari. If this is gone, than something is wrong. To jugdge the quality of this piece higher than Rai Kunitoshi, well; some say chemical pear aroma is better than the original pear. By the way, Yokoyama Kitae is not Yamashiro hada, An nie utsuri in bo formation is not the same as an bo utsuri in normal form. The ko nie-deki of Yokoyama ist not to compare with the elegant nie of Rai. The great differance in quality is the balance between the elements. In these terms, there are worlds between Kunitoshi and Nanabo Yokoyama. Sorry for the , probably harsh words, but sometimes study together is an hard time, isn it ?
  16. Each sword is worth what some one is willed to pay. It is not the job of the seller to do the homework for the buyer.
  17. Late Sue Koto. Sugata is neither Kanbun, Keicho, Keian, Genroku or what so ever. The nakago is sligjtly machi okuri, please see the nakogo funbari by example. Hamon, Looks like the typical Sue-Mino mixture, but not the typical Kanemoto-Style.
  18. Bad news first. the blade is gimei. the shape is wrong, the horimono is not in the Kotetsu manner. The hori is of no good quality. -Atobori ? I do not konw. Signature looks also bad. Goode news : The F.K are realy good, i would think early hamano.
  19. Rai utsuri is mostly nie-utsuri, not only bo. I never seen a copy by Kanesada etrc with nie utsuri, only with shirake or simple bo.
  20. Hm Looks like an very late Shinto or early Shinshintio blade. All the other things I can not tell. I can see nor the hamon or the Jihada. There is a hardend portion, but the real hamon, nie / nio , i can not see. If You want to know what Yo do have, madoake, openeing a window. Means polishing a small section of the sword. This way is much cheaper than a full polish for the whole sword. Stefan
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