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Blazeaglory last won the day on September 13 2018

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    Dwain Harris

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  1. Amazing Ray! Where do you find such great blades? I love the ana on the very bottom of nakago. Is there also a signature or some kind of markings on the nakago as well?
  2. The hada is amazing on this one! Great price for such a well aged sword! There are swords made 30 years ago that are in a worse state so considering this blade is what? 650 years old or more? If I had the cash I would buy this in a heartbeat. The koshirae is just a bonus at this point!
  3. Pure silver is only 36,000 yen? Or only silver foil?
  4. Thanks everyone! Also last time I checked a solid silver habaki new was 400$ to 600$. Most of that going to labor I would imagine considering as Ken said silver isn't too expensive
  5. Thanks for the cheer up! Side note... I'm super broke and decided to put one of my cherished Wakizashi up for sale. It's an old one and possibly Naoe Shizu and one that is very dear to me. Anyways, I put it up for a high number and within a day I had received several offers that were really close to what i was asking. Long story short, i panicked and pulled the sale... Better to be broke and possibly file bankruptcy? Or sell your favorite Nihonto and regret it for the rest of your life?
  6. I agree with Brian. The welded Nakago I've seen have always been high end smiths and totally noticeable. It looks like old wear and tare. Nothing out of normal for an old blade I would imagine
  7. Post allot of pics when you receive it. From naked tang to tip. We're just fickle over quality photos haha Rest assured, everyone is still very interested in seeing the blade in hand
  8. What are traditional tatami mats made from? Straw or bamboo? Is this a good deal? 20 for 170$ roughly? They're almost 4' in length https://www.ebay.com/itm/352895158178
  9. That must have felt GREAT! How nerve wracking! Actually now that I look back on it a year later (and wiser), the blade looks pretty good! Haha
  10. Sake puts the devil in me for some reason Oh and I love the setup Guido!
  11. A good way to check which Kanemoto would be to check the uniformity of the "3 ridges". Earlier (1st and 2nd) Kanemoto hamon was irregular Sanbon-sugi with later generations becoming more uniform with every 3rd peak raised. The younger the sword, the more uniformity. Also, i don't think early Kanemoto smiths made many Nihonto with Bohi. So if it's not gimei and it is an early Kanemoto, it is a rare find indeed. More than likely it's a Mino blade with a false signature. That in itself is not a problem and worth a polish and a possible removal of the mei but i would at least try to find out if it's genuine first. All in all it looks like a very decent blade! Congratulations!
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