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Hi all! 

 

I've been trying to learn up more on flaws and spotting them and encountered an interesting one I'm not seeing a lot of results for (probably because I don't really know the exact term for it).

 

Anyway, does anyone know the terminology for what this flaw is (picture attached)? My assumption is it's not a fatal flaw since the sword was papered but I'm not really sure what it could be. I think it might be an opening but the indentation seems different... 

 

Cheers! 

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8 hours ago, DoTanuki yokai said:

I think that is a blister that opened, named fukure. 
 

More info http://www.ksky.ne.jp/~sumie99/flaws.html 


 

 

That's what I thought....just looked so odd. For a blister that occurs in the hamon/kissaki area..is that  fatal? My novice understanding is that that may be bad-very bad if a bister or crack occurs in the hamon/kissaki area. 

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8 hours ago, PxN13 said:

 

That's what I thought....just looked so odd. For a blister that occurs in the hamon/kissaki area..is that  fatal? My novice understanding is that that may be bad-very bad if a bister or crack occurs in the hamon/kissaki area. 

it could be if you use it for cutting other than that it  it is fine  you could have it  patched by a smith for looks  and you said it looked odd for it to be in the kissaki they can be anywhere. Micah

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  • 2 weeks later...

I always look at things from a point of view of usability (not that any of us use a sword of course). So for me, I look at that and think, well, how can it be fatal? At worst a smith could have easily (I would think) have reshaped the sword to remove that section.

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The work in old days is simple with rectangular patch.
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Recent work is worse, because the patch is done according with the layer pattern. Such work is done to trick beginners' eye. A skilful work makes it difficult to be disclosed.
Be careful, because some books introduce this method as a way to repair flaws. Serious sword lovers never like such tricks.
 

From usagiya.

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