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    Del Ugalino

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  1. JD808

    My first nihonto

    I couldn't have put it into q Words any better. Thank you all! For taking the time to help me out. I'm goin to put all this advice to good use
  2. JD808

    My first nihonto

    Hey thats the conclusion I came to last night and I get it no hard feelings on my part anywhere. Because to be honest one should study and learn enough to avoid situations like this. But I'm grateful for the whole experience because I'm learning ever step of the way.so that question has been thoroughly answered for me. Thanks guys
  3. JD808

    My first nihonto

    Yes I agree and I plan on sending it for shinsa after enough study. Just wanted to atleast know i didn't over pay. As for better deals to be had i agree I've seen really screaming deals pop up on here but let's me realistic newbies like me don't have a chance of getting them I monitor this forum daily and the "good deals" are snatched up before I have a chance to blink. So 2grand seems not bad to me for the blade.plus my first nihonto itch is scratched! It gives me time to study appreciate and save more for the really good stuff! Thanks guys for all the help
  4. JD808

    My first nihonto

    I'm totally thankful for everyone's insight and advice and will try my best to follow the proper coarse. But no Ones seems to have any advice on one of my more important questions(at least to me). So ill ask again.can I get some honest opinion as whether I paid toomuch for it? 2225$ (usd) as I don't plan on selling it anytime soon but it would be nice to know I've made a good investment. I have 12 days to make my mind up. I know they ways say what matters most is if you like it. For me its true to a degree I'd still prefer to have good resale value when the times comes. Better yet id like yo know what a sword like this is worth? Thanks guys for helping a green horn!
  5. JD808

    My first nihonto

    Thats what I've read in a few posts. I've never used the powder yet on the sword as I just got it and have not re oiled ot yet as well. I plan on using coffee filters to wipe off old oil and and a micro fiber cloth to apply it? Last thing I want to do is dull the polish. From the advice I've been getting is as long as I take good care of it won't need a polish for a long time and proper care should keep the wares from getting anyworse
  6. JD808

    My first nihonto

    Would love to see yasurime and coloration of the nakago in detail, because nakago shape is something along the lines of what became more popular from 1665-1700 onwards - long, with pronounced taper. ( here's some pics of the nakago the best I can do with my phone hope ot helps)
  7. JD808

    My first nihonto

    Hey thanks for the help and I do have that one on the way any other titles?
  8. JD808

    My first nihonto

    Added some more pics im concerned about these areas. In the item description it say no kizu or flaws of any kind. Deer I got it from does take returns. My question is are these kizu? And if so how bad. To my eyes there not that bad and I can live with it but with these potential flaws does it affect the value significantly?
  9. JD808

    My first nihonto

    I agree. But I'm not questioning his legitimacy as a honest dealer im sharing my first acquisition and looking g For any advice on study and books but thank you for your time though
  10. JD808

    My first nihonto

    Hey just wanted to share my first nihonto. Got it for what I believe is a good price(2225$usd-ebay auction) i know yall said to be wary of eBay and I am but I was told that this particular dealer is one of the few honest ones on ebay. Most pics are from him as I suck with my camera but I included a few pics myself. I'm super wet behind the eats so u apologize for any rookie mistakes on my part period when posting. What books would you recommend to accompany this sword so I can start to study it? Any other advice? (Here's the specs provided from dealer Blade Jidai (era) : circa 1600's Shape : Shinogi Zukuri with A strong deep sori / curve Horimono on both side : short single & double bohi on both side School : Kaga Nagasa/cutting edge : 26-1/4" or 66.7 cm Tang : 8-3/4" or 22.2 cm Total blade length : 35" or 88.9 cm Blade thickness at the habaki notch : 6.86 mm Width at the habaki : 1-3/16" or 3.0 cm Width at yokote level : 3/4" or 1.9 cm Sori/curve : 13/16" or 2.1 cm Strong point : 1-1/4" or 3.2 cm Katana Hamon : A beautiful superb & flashy big Doramba-ba on both side, with lots of Nie, & there is big boshi turn-back on both side.)
  11. I couldn't have said it anybetter.i too care for the history and cultural aspect and thats why I'm saving for a real nihonto but a true prized piece. Right now I'm a few grand short of that so im improvising in my own weird way.
  12. Exactly although I feel a little guilty buying one and contributing to the bs sellers like this create for people who think there authentic gendaito. Atleast I knew what I was buying from the start I actually heard of this komonjo guy and hi " gendaitos" on Facebook and ots common knowledge there fakes but decent quality if you know which ones to buy and for peanut prices
  13. Hey I get what yall are saying but I think yall don't get what I'm saying I do t mind paying 1000 bucks total for a decent forged lade whether Chinese or Japanese that has enough quality Nd activity for me to enjoy until I find the sword I want at them higher prices. I know enough to know all the swords I asked about were either fakes or low quality I was asking where the they for the price. To be clear I rather have one of komonjos blades (74cm blade)in a fresh shirasaya for 1000 bucks. Then a old tired nihonto katana for more then that. And thanks for heads up on that sword but he sold it already trust me im allover nmb aoi and nihonto us when looking for the real deal. But anyways thanks to everyone who took the time to help a noob
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