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  1. To answer the question Buffing does not prevent a blade to be traditionally polished, the result will depend on the heat generated by the buffing and the healthiness of the blade. I had a buffed blade decades ago which was traditionally polished later on and turned out nicely.
  2. Unfortunately pictures are lousy. I would like the measurements : nakago, nagasa, motohaba, sakihaba and kissaki. the way pictures are taken, the blade looks disproportionate (nakago vs nagasa, kissaki ridiculously small) Forget the horimono, it does not belong to Rai school, the blade is destroyed, nothing to study
  3. Makes no sense ? maybe i did not understand the meaning...! sory i am newbiew in Japanese swords... all sword with tang measures 82 cm, the blade is 67 cm nakago= Tang = 82-67= 15 cm nagasa= cutting edge = 67cm
  4. nakago -> 82cm magasa -> 67cm kissaki -> 6cm ??????
  5. Yoroi-doshi ?????? moto kasane: 2,45 mm moto haba: 9,1 mm
  6. Jimmy, you are wrong. There are people who own Museum quality blades and who advertize it on NMB. Among them, late Darcy. Edit to add that the best articles are far from being in Museum but often in private collections😁
  7. « I think however that comparing Bach with Mozart, Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky is not relevant » why?
  8. Interesting exhibition, a few tsuba, koshirae, blades, an efu no tachi, an itomaki no tachi and helmets
  9. First revolver makes me think of a Tranter. The Colt revolving rifle reminds me of Colt root.
  10. “Nice file work” Nate, that’s one of the worst nakago I have seen. Wavy shinogi, flattened nakago. Upto a point I would have said the hardest word “Chinese”… Here are nice file marks:
  11. Outstanding Jussi👍
  12. I saw this on Facebook and I am very disappointed because it is in July and that I’ll be on holidays and won’t be able to attend. They should have left it in June.
  13. 8 years overdue, I can’t believe it was launched more than 8 years ago.☹️
  14. I was wondering if and when these books will ever be completed; a year ago or a bit more some books were supposed to be printed, since then nothing? Does anybody in this group have news?
  15. Thanks Bob. Darcy, Ted and you remain in my mind as the three musketeers. 🙏🙏
  16. I am devastated, I have known him for decades since he posted a Miike sword for kantei that I identified. Among my best blades in my Gokaden collection, I got the Naoe Shizu and the Tametsugu from him. We exchanged alot along the years discussing the Aoi Art weekly kantei. I met him and Curran in Japan during my last DTI. I’ll miss him. I remember when he told me he had discussed at length my Hôsho/Tegai blade with Bobby and Guido. They were the 3 Musketeers, remains only Bobby. My mind is in turmoil…
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