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  1. A few days ago, I sent a request for detailed information and detailed photos via the "Demande de renseignements" link - English/ French. To date, no response from the seller A few photos from Wetransfer
  2. Sorry Chris for the unintentional plagiarism
  3. ... and a little "exotic" sudare-ba hamon Tanba Kami Yoshimichi wakizashi
  4. I like this idea Mike Tachi mumei atributed Masamitsu
  5. You are absolutely right, Didier Although I know the theory of shooting the whole blade, the results of combining individual photos are still lousy The results of Darcy or Kirill photos are my immodest mission
  6. Over time, I tried new light sources. I only share for enjoy. Jirotaro Naokatsu ko-wakizashi One of my favorite blades
  7. " Fall down seven times, stand up eight "

  8. The ubu, mumei, zaimei ... standards are not the invention of "elite" collectors, but standards that are defined to achieve a certain level of Shinsa (with defined exceptions). It is only natural that we can each "jump" to the volume of our wallet. Several experienced collectors have recommended the same to me - if it is possible for you, travel and look at as many of the best blades as possible. What makes a blade a great blade? Let's put the average blade and the really great one on the table. I'm convinced that the vast majority of us instinctively reach for the really great one. However, the economic reality of many of us forces us to buy the first one. Whether we like it or not, we often collect blades that are of no value to the Japanese. If it makes us happy - everything is absolutely good But to label someone as "elite" just because he is able to make his own collection of items that are excellent is hypocritical. If we all had "unlimited" economic opportunities, we would do the same. At one meeting, I met a collector who is a member of our forum. He bought his first blade after about 10 years of education (if I remember correctly). The blade of the highest level. For me personally, it's admirable - discipline and patience I am aware of my shortcomings and impatience is one of them That's why I have a collection of several blades, which I'm more happy than if I owned one TJ. (and could be) I'm still at the beginning and looking for "my" way, but for many of us who are at the beginning of creating our collection, the advice "less is more" is doubly true in this hobby.
  9. No, Adam, you're right - my opinion is the same as yours I honestly sometimes don't understand why experienced collectors avoid actually and truthfully describing the item they sell. I am a businessman, I have been working in my profession for more than 25 years and I think I understand what I am doing. If I were to treat the buyer as a professional - but you are an adult, if you want to spend xxx thousand EUR, you should know that what you pay for them ... Who would buy from me? I am new to nihonto and each of you has been new to someday There is no doubt that education is needed. And part of the training is help from the experienced I don't see any problem if the seller states - it's a great work that is in the style of this and that school or artist. But the signature is probably not authentic To pretend, however, all experienced collectors know this is, in my opinion, alibi It's my general opinion, Alex is an experienced and honest collector - it's nothing personal
  10. I also think that there is a lack of any information that would shed more light on this particular case. In any case, something like this should not happen. I've done a few deals with Tsuruta over the last year, the last one about a month ago. Always fast and trouble-free communication. Tsuruta has its "specifics", but this case is really unusual ...
  11. This is one of the first videos I found at the beginning of my interest. Unfortunately, it is only in the Czech language. In the video, they state that they will use approximately 26 tons of ferrous sand and pine charcoal in the smelting. The whole process takes about 3 days https://www.mojevideo.sk/video/1ab2d/katana_(dokument).html
  12. As a novice, my opinion and information may be inaccurate. Few months I have in contact with a togishi who is an orthodox sashikomi. It was the Tokugawa collection and his relationship with Mr. Hara that was his source for finding the right way for traditional sashikomi. Almost all the blades in this collection are in sashikomi and many of them are from the Edo period polish. The condition for the use of the uchiko in the care of the blade is primarily a uchiko of first-class quality from a proven source. And its use finds application in blades with sashikomi polish. In the case of blades with hadori, the "cosmetic" hamon is gradually removed and over time the blade loses its "attractive appearance". Of course, the correct application of the uchiko and its removal also play an important role, otherwise unwanted scratches can occur. I recently bought a Mumei Masamitsu that stayed in Japan. And since the original polish was not the best, I decided to polish this blade in sashikomi. I myself am curious about the result
  13. Brian, I also have no problem sending $ 50-60 a year. It's one pack of cigarettes a month. And I think it's the same for more members. The problem is that I found this thread by accident. And many don't even know about him. I also recommend highlighting this discussion in each section
  14. Purchased a while ago Kindle version :-) But if I did not miss anything, the catalog contains only Sekishu Naotsuna and Sunnobi tanto Motoshige
  15. Isn't Kanemitsu a late swordsmith for Ko-Bizen? https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26087/lot/1113/ I thought Ko-Bizen was from late Heian to about the middle of the Kamakura period
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