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Re: Nihonto

by Fuut » Mar 25th 15 11:04 am

Thank you William, its been quite a journey:)
Fuut wrote:When i was told about the opportunity to go for a pair by the same smith, i was also told that the wakizashi has a good chance to receive Yushuto status as well (next December). That would really be the cream on top of the cake.
What i forgot to mention yesterday was that the wakizashi also received Yushuto certification :mrgreen:

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Re: Nihonto

by Fuut » May 15th 15 9:15 pm

Alright, its been nearly 2,5 years but the project has come to fruition.

Please check it out if you're interested! 8) 8)

:arrow: http://new.uniquejapan.com/a-kawai-hisa ... com=Swords

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Re: Nihonto

by JBaymore » May 15th 15 9:25 pm

Stunning acquisition, Fuut.

Thanks for sharing.

best,

.................john

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Re: Nihonto

by entropyembrace » May 16th 15 12:12 am

Fuut wrote:Alright, its been nearly 2,5 years but the project has come to fruition.

Please check it out if you're interested! 8) 8)

:arrow: http://new.uniquejapan.com/a-kawai-hisa ... com=Swords
Those are really beautiful swords, congratulations! :mrgreen:

I really enjoy the pattern welding of the harder steel on the edge of the wakizashi :)

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Re: Nihonto

by Fuut » Jul 30th 15 8:35 pm

I'm not sure if there are still some nihonto enthusiasts among us but this huge blade by Hisayuki popped up today! :D

More photo's > http://www.aoijapan.com/katana-kawai-hisayuki

Blade length : 79.09 cm or 31.13 inches.
Sori : 0.33 cm or 0.12 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.47 cm or 1.36 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.32 cm or 0.91 inches.
Kasane : 0.85 cm or 0.33 inches.
Era : Edo period.
Shape : Edo period Ansei period
Jitetsu :Itame hada with mixture of Mokme hada. It is well combined.
Hamon : Nie deki suguha with mixture of koashi attached. Nijyuha activity and Uchinoke is attached. Sunagashi and kinsujiwork is active.
Boshi is hakikake brush up style.
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Re: Nihonto

by William » Jul 30th 15 9:56 pm

Beautiful piece! I am speechless :shock:

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Re: Nihonto

by Tsubo » Sep 13th 15 6:03 pm

glad to see I'm not the only mad guy here :lol:
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Re: Nihonto

by Fuut » Sep 15th 15 8:07 pm

Tsubo wrote:glad to see I'm not the only mad guy here :lol:
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Fantastic! I love to see more nihonto enthousiasts active here, are you by any chance also a member of the nmb? (nihonto message board).

You own that tsuba? - are you a collector :?:
JBaymore wrote:
jayinhk wrote:....... including 19th century swords, and I keep them in dehumidified storage to keep the rust at bay.
Monthly cleaning and (light) oiling with choji oil is the standard practice for maintaining nihonto outside of museum settings.

best,

.............john
John, I'm happy to report after a recent check up (2 days ago) both blades are still in mint condition! And I'm still blown away every time i get to hold and see them. The immediate awareness and responsibility that comes with even holding them is quite overwhelming for me. Let alone the cleaning etc. But happy to report so far all good :)
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Re: Nihonto

by Fuut » Sep 15th 15 8:22 pm

Tsubo wrote:glad to see I'm not the only mad guy here :lol:
tsuba.jpg
To be honest, i'm not that versed (and swords), in tsuba, and apart from my koshirae i only have 1 tsuba, i don't think i posted it here, lets expand to all nihonto related objects:)

I'm not versed enough to make out a certain school of your tsuba but shakudo base? With gold hitsua ana (one filled).


Shakudo ground, polished surface, openwork, gold inlays (quite superb condition on the scroll, 2 or 3 gold dot inlays missing though, but still superb condition:)), round rim, 69,2x66,3mm by 4,2mm thick + nbthk tokubetsu kicho papers.

Last picture is an explanation from a member much more versed than me. They're quite kind on the NMB.
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Re: Nihonto

by Tsubo » Sep 19th 15 12:10 pm

Fuut wrote:are you by any chance also a member of the nmb? (nihonto message board).
No ...
Fuut wrote: You own that tsuba? - are you a collector
Yes, i own this one and between thirty or so more :mrgreen:

i have also some related others things
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and special puerh knifes like this one :
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Fuut wrote:shakudo base?
No, here, it's an iron base with gold and siler inlays
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Re: Nihonto

by Fuut » Sep 21st 15 2:13 am

Tsubo wrote:
Fuut wrote:are you by any chance also a member of the nmb? (nihonto message board).
No ...
Fuut wrote: You own that tsuba? - are you a collector
Yes, i own this one and between thirty or so more :mrgreen:
Fuut wrote:shakudo base?
No, here, it's an iron base with gold and siler inlays

That is nice 8) Might i request a collection showoff?

And the nmb also has a tosogu section, which is quite a good source for information or advise. If you might ever be looking for any.

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Re: Nihonto

by Tsubo » Sep 21st 15 5:10 pm

Fuut wrote:Might i request a collection showoff?
Why not :lol: i'll try to post some more pictures ASAP :wink:

to make shorter wait :
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Re: Nihonto

by Tsubo » Sep 25th 15 8:51 am

Ok, here are the blades : from left to right, a naginata and then 3 differents shapes of wakizashi
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tsuba(s) will follow asap ... to be continued :lol:
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Re: Nihonto

by Fuut » Nov 2nd 15 1:36 pm

Wow, I'm sorry i neglected to check this topic! :D

In my most ignorant opinion, because i don't know enough to do kantei, no nagako and from sugata alone.. - blind guesses 8) (i hope you can correct me afterwards if you have some information about them!)

Naginata (left) - mid Edo? (or just edo period).
Wakizashi 1 (2nd left) - Edo
Wakizashi 2 (3rd left) - Nambokucho
Wakizashi 3 (4th left) -

No really sure on the last one, but it looks quite elegant. Thank you for sharing Image

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Re: Nihonto

by Tsubo » Nov 3rd 15 11:45 pm

Fuut wrote:i hope you can correct me afterwards if you have some information about them!
Here they are :

Naginata (left) - Edo period
Wakizashi 1 (2nd left) - early Edo - mid Edo ( blade is signed Yasutsugu 4th, established in Echizen )

the two others :
Wakizashi 2 (3rd left) - Momoyama - Tensho era
Wakizashi 3 (4th left) - Muromachi - Tembun era
according to each attached Kanteisho
Fuut wrote:Thank you for sharing
You're welcome :wink: