Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
phil reid

Ancient Katana Naga cho shaku?

Recommended Posts

Hi Phil,

 

To drop a hint, what you've put in the thread title relates to the blade's measurements. Do you have any pictures of the full blade with the habaki and shirasaya tsuka off? I think you'll get some better comments if viewers can see the whole sugata clearly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Phil , without offending anyone intentionally I think the pictures say it all.

Loose grain, kizu,blisters,core steel and at least two places where hamon runs off in one image, but hadori is trying to hide this.

What were you looking for information wise?

Regards Adam

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just a new piece I had, thought people might be interested as i work my way through examining, needed a break and thought to share.

20200812_110740.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe this sword has passed it's use by date.   Why would you even bother.  Put the money towards something better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Because it appeals to me and the time and fashioning with all its faults tells a story that i appreciate.

tang 3.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Phil, aside from the obvious forging flaws, it is an interesting study piece, especially if you didn't pay too much for it.  What is the length of the cutting edge?  It could be osuriage and might be fairly old.  It's hard to tell without a photo of the whole bare blade, but it looks  to have a fair bit of koshizori, at least based on my impression that there is a fair amount of curvature in the nakago.  A photo of the whole shape, and dimensions of the cutting edge and sori would be helpful.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like that sugata!👍

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, I like it also, was surprised at someones "why would you bother" comment. Whoever made this blade still had a great amount of talent and I thought it worth sharing with others.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...