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    Oh well back to the drawing board lol. It's old enough for the iron to patinate naturally over the top so as old as the sword is I think
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    wow yes now you mention it that would explain the striations and the huge impact force. Just been having a look at bullet rifling marks and almost identical I think. need a forensic ballistics expert. actually I think I might know one.. I'll give him a shout
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    Thanks geraint so not easy to place it in a school. Appreciate the explanation. I think technically the sword is a short wakizashi although it feels like a large tanto. It's a really nice quirky piece, with a Zen line carved into the blade which I think is muromachi, a nice animal kashira, the saya partially damaged by a sword cut which for me adds to the history of the piece
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    Aha thanks Brian
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    Can no one really advise on the age and school of this tsuba? My question was really about the tsuba not the dent in it ..
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    What does this mean?..
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    Any idea about age and school? It's iron actually not bronze
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    Hi can anyone give information about this tsuba? Age/school. The sword has been in some action with blade nicks saya damage, and I assume this huge whack/scrape to the side of the tsuba. I assume the tsuba is shakudo, looks like a lump of chocolate, pretty thick. Thanks for any help Stef
  9. I assume they aren't that common? Or are they?
  10. I guess it's the right shape for a handle. There is a standard kogatana space on the other side of the sheath. I guess it could be for a spare kogatana handle but why make it inaccessible and why make this piece of brass to fit exactly. Myochin. That looks very like what is here! I think you're right! Thanks!! Although good knows how he would have got that out without some special tool. I guess you could just about pull it out with the kogatana blade..
  11. Interesting idea. The problem is it's almost impossible to get out of there. I could only remove it with small pliers because the strap loop is missing.
  12. This is a very thin piece of brass bent at the edges to form a 'tray' . No weight to speak of. Yet a huge amount of work to carve out that hidden slot.
  13. Hi can someone tell me what this is? A piece of brass carefully fitted into the sheath. ? Totally flush and I guess when the loop was still present pretty difficult to retrieve?..
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    My point entirely. A tooth in your body is a working thing with no intrinsic value. Obviously you'd fix it. Just like changing part of a car. When the armour etc was used it would have been the same,obviously with value and craftsmanship considered. You can apply the same thing to anything historical. It's only in Japanese tradition it's acceptable it seems to renew based on condition rather than age. Personally I'd prefer to keep the historic stuff as it is without imposing my personal tastes on it. Totally different things to compare. If you were running around fighting in it you'd have a point
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    That's exactly right. I see relacquered items as having no soul. If I wanted something that looked like a helmet did 509 years ago I'd buy one on fantastic condition or get a repro. Yes relacquering and relacing were done when the item was in use for practical reasons. That's not the case now they are historic items
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