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  1. Thank you, that answers a lot of my questions about the tsuka
  2. I don't know anything about fittings. I'm wondering if someone can give me any idea about the quality, make, era, of the fittings on this tsuka. The tsuka belongs to a shin-tou wakizashi I have that is in pretty bad shape. Thanks in advance.
  3. Thanks for the help, that answers most of my questions
  4. This is exactly what I thought. Seems like a few corners were cut. I thought it should have at least an extra spacer or two, but the handle fits perfectly, and none of the parts are loose. The parts don't look modern, at least not to me.
  5. Habaki. This part almost looks like it's new to me, but I'm not sure.
  6. Very possible, but everything seems to fit right, and most of the hardware looks antique in person. The tsuba seems to have lost almost all of it's original finish.
  7. This is NOT my photo, this is a picture taken by the person who sold it to me. I am away from the sword at the moment. I will post better pics tomorrow at some point. It is hard to see, but the scabbard is covered with samegawa.
  8. The spot almost reminds me of the stamp on the tang of the Kai Gunto in this thread:
  9. It's a small blade just under 24 inches. Appears to be monosteel, basic gunome hamon (likely oil heat treated), can't find a stamp except a small black dot at the bottom of the nakago, which might not mean anything. Can't find any numbers on the fittings either, if that matters. Has two hangers and a stingray skin saya. There is some kind of writing on the nakago. I want to learn more about it. I'm looking to hear what others have to say.
  10. Nakago is an odd shape. Looks similar to a "kamikaze" dagger to me, but I'm not sure.
  11. 0Takeda0

    "Mumei" Nakago

    First image shows a rust spot that almost looks like a character, below the top mekugi ana. Second image shows an area where a stamp might have been in my opinion. I know it's still not much to go off of.
  12. http://www.ksky.ne.jp/~sumie99/suriage.html
  13. 0Takeda0

    "Mumei" Nakago

    The line above the machi Is where the top of the habaki rested. I think it hadn't been oiled in decades, and someone tried to clean the blade without removing the habaki. Though, that does not necessarily mean the patina on the nakago is natural. The areas where a stamp or mei might be are conveniently the places with the worst pitting. As far as measurements go, at the machi it a little over 1/4 inch thick, at the kissaki it is just barely less than 1/4 an inch. Almost no taper.
  14. 0Takeda0

    "Mumei" Nakago

    I think that might suggest it hadn't been oil properly, so the area under the habaki had gotten just as bad as the rest of the nakago. That's my guess
  15. 0Takeda0

    "Mumei" Nakago

    I noticed the top hole looked newer and less clean when I first took the handle off. I have heard of using powder to make a signature show better, but I haven't tried it before.
  16. 0Takeda0

    "Mumei" Nakago

    The blade doesn't have much distal taper. I can't make out much of the finer details of the hada or hamon in person from the deep skratches, but I can tell it has both. The hamon seems fairly wide. What confuses the most is the nakago. It looks like there is or was some kind markings on the omote side, but it is too rusted for me to tell. It almost looks like there is a rectangular area where there was a signature or horimono .I don't know what to make of it.
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