Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! 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!