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About francois2605

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  • Birthday 05/26/1974

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  1. https://www.militaria.co.za/nmb/files/file/69-a-recent-acquisition-the-lost-norishige/
  2. You're describing a "nioi-gire": please check the definition on this page. This is considered a fatal flaw because it introduces a structural weakness in the sword, especially in the mono-uchi area (the first third of the sword used for slashing). From Sesko's Encyclopedia of Japanese Swords:
  3. The hamachi tells me that this sword is far from its end of life.
  4. Unless I'm mistaken, the "flower on the tsuka" is a dragon menuki
  5. Nice sanbonsugi Any picture of the hada ?
  6. Thanks for sharing the video. Just noticed that there is a second part here:
  7. Here's a blade from 1974, just stumbled upon it by chance. https://www.samuraishokai.jp/sword/20163.html
  8. No worries at all, those topics are old and I remembered them because I'm also interested in this topic
  9. There are some old topics about this, please have a look here: and
  10. francois2605

    Tsuba Boxes

    Very nice, I like the rounded edges. The overall result is really excellent
  11. Paul, FYI the link to your pictures seems broken. Did you grant permissions to access the pictures by link ?
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