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b.hennick last won the day on May 9

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  1. Can someone confirm that observers are allowed to watch s shinsa in action?
  2. My first thought was that it is an owl. Owls are quite rare in Japanese fittings.
  3. Welcome Joanne. I look forward to seeing your swords. Let's hope that there is a gem among them. Sorry for the error that I needed to correct.
  4. I agree both the ana and the mon lead to Higo.
  5. Polish, papers, habaki shipping and shirasaya together are almost the full price. He is giving the blade away.
  6. Looks like cherry bark to me.
  7. I still see wings not fins.
  8. I think that people go for a combination, shape, hada and hamon. People also try to avoid flaws and over rusting of the tang.
  9. The one above seems to have wings rather than fins. Great face on this one.
  10. The lines are put on by a polisher. It may identify his work to other polishers or collectors who know what a specific polisher uses. You can also sometimes find such line on the kissaki area mune. The lines are made with a burnishing tool.
  11. Typically shirasaya do not have lacquer applied to them.
  12. You could also use plexiglass. A plastics shop could make the inserts to order. Paulownia will probably be difficult to source.
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