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Unfortunately not every sword is a treasure, perhaps it is better this was destroyed than continually burning new collectors with delusions of restoring it. 

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it was a most likely wasa unlicensecd blade in Japan, found and the owners most likely count be bothered with the process of getting it registered.

 

looking at it, most probably a kizu-uchi and not worth the polishing cost. heaps of this stuff coming out of Japan. go to the international forum markets in tokyo and there are always nakago for sale. $30 

 

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 "go to the international forum markets in tokyo and there are always nakago for sale. $30 "

 

That sounds like the Oedo Nominoichi (Flea Market), between Yurakucho and Tokyo stations.

 

1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, unless its raining (Sometimes on a Saturday, if clashes with events at the International Forum).

 

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Flea markets. The thing I miss most about Japan. And enjoyed the most too.
Amazing collections of assorted stuff. Mostly not cheap, but there are bargains too. Tsuba are expensive. I plan my trips around flea markets. And yes...lots of nakago, and especially lots of koshirae from destroyed blades, and yari poles from destroyed polearms.

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Hmm... wow.  Ok.  I learned something new.  Still a bit concerned that this could encourage amateurs to break apart potentially significant blades that just needed some TLC.  But the knife project was pretty neat, I admit.  :)

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