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  1. micah

    bought this fuchi

    bpught this for a good price not sure about it though.Micah
  2. i dont think it was buffed it looks like a ww2 polish you can see the hada
  3. ok got the sword did not have a buffing wheel polish just a really old Scratched up polish
  4. i showed this in translation to get a name but i would like to know if would be possible to get a date on it the name is Efuju masayuki i think
  5. most habaki have space like that at least the one i have seen
  6. well dont have it in hand yet so cant really get better photos as of now but will when it comes i thought it looked muromachi has flaw but here is a full mune pic
  7. so bought this blade has bad polish looks like they took a buffing weel it has flaws etc but the nakago has not been messed with i believe this was a World War II bring back but cant date the blade looks muromachi but cant tell not trying to fix it but get a date on it hamon is slightly visible blade is tired but if i can get a rough date on it .Micah
  8. i bought this one dont have in hand just the sellers photos sorry if it is hard to read.Micah
  9. here are his new even worse Destruction to the sword im dying inside
  10. yes but it was still used so the person who carried it did not care i would not either like Dave said most of the blades are ones that where not good but still could be used does not bother me im not gonna use it if it was on a nice one i still would not care i still like the blade no matter what and most fukure are on the spine and wold not effect it if it was on the edge yes but it is on the shinogi
  11. the mounts to match the other i have seen the blade might not but the mounts could because the blade was added later and your right blade is in pretty bad condtion alot of higare cracks and a blister
  12. but swords are not are not polished in battle they would be scratched look at the satsuma swords for exsample all of them look like my blade they all have same finish at least the ones that have not been polished
  13. i was talikng about the blade not the nakago and all of the satsuma blades are out of polish and Arsenal blades they where for use not being pretty i showed some above just like mine blade at least and the darkening of the blade was most likely from rust
  14. i did not say the hamon was gone i said it was almost gone im not gonna use uchiko it would ruin the patina i dont think the pictures show but the blade is more black and not really shiny in person is has a dark hue on it and cant see the scratches on the blade in person have to look really close
  15. glue would not stick then when i removed the glue it was like that under it was some type of black tar i think modern person would use epoxi or modern glue
  16. i ment when the sword was turned into a arsenal sword about 144 so years ago they cleaned off the nakago to make the glue stick better to the handle and paper i suspect in there the sword has not been taken of in the past hunderd years im sure the glue was stuck on and no tampering until I messed with it and if this is not a old blade it has been polished alot so much in fact the hamon is almost gone and here are some other Arsenal and satsuma blades they have almost identical finish to mine i suspect it was the norm
  17. to be fair all arsenal swords are out of polish not gonna be a pretty polsh if it was a flawed blade and ment to be used i know it has a suguha hamon alot of swords dont have signatures especially these arsenal blades the blade is curved all the way the nakago follows the sori of the blade more like koshi sori and it leans back at the habaki when mounted and the cleaning was most likely done by some one of that period it was coverd in glue most likely to make the glue stick easy like Dave said so does it does not bother me i got a fine kanbun waki next to it and it looks like a chu suguha similar to my kabun one but the hamon is basically gone from to many polishes so lost a lot of it's original mass and weight would have been wider when it was new spine is pretty thin almost tanto thin so it has lost alot of mass it has hit something hard has a bend at the last 4 inches of the blade from a diagonal strike from the look of it and has a cut on the spine but has been polished out maybe old wound on it but it is a flawed blade not trying to fix it you cant
  18. im not really a beginner been doing it for 8 years just cant read smith names but i know most things the reason the title is because most satsuma blades i have seen have been made in the same era with there mounts being the same amd never changed because like Dave said they where arsenal swords so some where made just for that so some never had diffrent koshirae and was never changed out like they used the same tsuka over and over again mine might be a old tsuka that was refitted into a arsenal handle they seem to be recycled parts from other parts of swords just thrown together
  19. and Bazza i really like the sword even though i have much better one next to it i dont plan to get rid of it even though most people think it is junk even if it was rusted i would still like it i own a nice kanbun waki i would buy another one like it again if i got a chance
  20. i have shown the hilt on here just not the blade in detail here are the pictures again anyway i took some new pics ito is made of linen like some of the other satsuma blades but i suppose it was quite common for normal blades as well
  21. i dont care about the value at all or The condition of it not trying to fix it you cant any ways it has been polished to much it is to thin just want to give a rough estimate of what era and the nakago work was Probably done in the early 19th century because it was Wrapped in old paper and shimmed i had to take ot off most likely has not been taken off for 100 years or so because it was stuck good and plus to many forge flaws
  22. it also has cuts on the spine i got it like that from Japan and was not done with sand paper it is way to smooth for that and most of the Scratches are even so either someone attempted to sharpen it or it came from satsuma like that alot of swords like it have the same finish from the other rebellion pieces the nakago was covered in kanji paper and wood shims
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