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Ooitame last won the day on December 8 2020

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  1. @Bruce Pennington in the first picture the number is 448.
  2. Ooitame

    New Koshirae

    Hi all, Recently had a Uchigatana Koshirae and Tsuka made. With matching Shakudo Fuci-Gashiria, and Menuki sets. A healthy Shakudo Tsuba, which turned out to balance very well. A short single gold Habaki was needed in order to use the existing Mekugiana that was open. All with a dark gray Ishime texture. The theme is the world is an raging sea and a turbulent land, so keep your shishi close at hand. Hope you enjoy it.
  3. I would say older blade, very late Muromachi, more likely Shinto, some signs of utsuri. I agree the dragon looks new, maybe the stamp was the engraver.
  4. The last Samurai quote, "less mind". Best of luck in your journey into the knowledge on Nihonto.
  5. I have been looking to purchase a Naginata for some time. This one is very interesting, and has a nice sugata, many congratulations. Would look great in a new polish!
  6. A video of application and removal would be great! Nice work! Keep the science moving forward for preservation.
  7. Superb! Given your artistic gifts and eye for details I would be curious what swords are on display, if you would like to share.
  8. Ooitame


    It was a good one, a head scratcher for sure, I could only only venture Enju; despite nakgao generalities to that school. Thanks for the fun.
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    Is that dan or shirake utsuri? Hard to tell. I will go with Enju school.
  10. Is it possible to see the entire nakago? Has there been powder recently used on the Mei? Those mekugi holes and reflection in the mei have me a bit off.
  11. Thank you all, for your time, efforts, and inputs! I hope everyone has enjoyed this fun little exercise.
  12. Thank you all, for participation, I am glad to see most enjoyed this Kantei. Is it possible to convert to English please; I hope this is not too much of an ask. My Japanese is very lacking as I have been focusing on sword attributes. Eventually I will get to Kanji. Again, have fun another donation will be given to the NMB.
  13. Hi Brian, any pictures? There are a few reasons, one to preserve the Mei, another to show it off, another it was added after as an attribution, also used for test cuts. There could be more reasons, but it is called kinzogan mei.
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