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  1. Here's one I haven't seen before:
  2. @Spartancrest and @mecox It come like this; no tsuba or menuki. Kissaki is damaged too, has questionable tachi mei. I like oddballs, so was curious about this one.
  3. No usual ray skin, looks like another layer of cord. Apologies if there is a term for this; looking to learn more about this and what I'm looking at. Thanks!
  4. I like the unusual shape of the habaki. Great sword!
  5. Would love to see. Funny, when this sword caught my eye, my notes said, "Chinese Mei?" It looked too clean, too perfect. Will be interested to see how the mei was cut. Found this great multi-page thread here on NMB about this smith's mei/gimei.
  6. Photos 2&3, from bottom up..."day / month / 2 / year / 3/ Naga / Toshi" ? Photos 4&5...top character "Wara"?
  7. Thank you for opening my eyes @Stephen which happens here on NMB almost every day. You're absolutely right, of course! And then I found this tsuba on eBay which not only has similar, if not same level of modification, but the overall shape and design is very similar! https://www.ebay.com/itm/324945004066?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=324945004066&targetid=1262749491582&device=c&mktype=&googleloc=9031025&poi=&campaignid=14859008593&mkgroupid=130497710760&rlsatarget=pla-1262749491582&abcId=9300678&merchantid=223125019&gclid=CjwKCAiA8bqOBhANEiwA-sIlN74P1EFv3kaIRvufYtew5VvxSEvD4WgF3r3e2-FjY9KFyKDyWMSwNRoC5kcQAvD_BwE
  8. And now we know why you own nihonto @DTM72 because you just might need one in your own backyard!
  9. I'm amazed that someone would literally hack the iron tsuba like that, and not make any attempt at cleaning up the work. Japanese sword making always seems to have a feeling of artistry to it. Would a smith offer this sword to his daimyo with that workmanship?
  10. No words. Has to be a joke. https://www.ebay.com/itm/113828029442?hash=item1a80ade402:g:nSgAAOSw0qFdNldw
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