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Japanese Katana?

Discussion in 'Sword Discussion' started by Daniel Fairly Knives, May 31, 2018.

  1. Daniel Fairly Knives

    Daniel Fairly Knives Full Time Knifemaker Moderator

    Jan 9, 2011
    What do you guys think! Any info on the sword, maker or writing on the tang/nakago would be most appreciated.

    It is a cool looking sword in person but a bit heavy. I see a lot of hamon potential. Cat scratch habaki and the sword has not been apexed (or isn't now) for a few inches past the habaki.

    I just got this with no info. It looks like it was certainly broken and like someone cleaned up the break with a bench grinder.

    I'd say it is 5/16" thick, I need to measure but maybe 20" long. I'll be back with exact measurements. I bet it was a big sword by the thickness, tang length and weight.

    The red stuff is some sort of wax maybe, very hard... not too sure.

    Thanks again for the help!
  2. Daniel Fairly Knives

    Daniel Fairly Knives Full Time Knifemaker Moderator

    Jan 9, 2011
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  3. Sigp210

    Sigp210 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Replied on other post. Mass produced Showato that is fatally flawed. Seki smith. One of the many wartime smiths.
    Daniel Fairly Knives likes this.

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