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Old May 19th, 2019, 04:03 PM #11
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Looks like a great practice sword. I am actually looking for one that I can use for lai practice
If you wanna buy it let me know..
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Old May 19th, 2019, 10:00 PM #12
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Impress ive blades. I have wanted one for years, nothing like feeling 500 years of history in your hands. I have been shifting my collection from guns to blades lately...………..I have missed out on several nice EDO period blades recently at pricey but reasonable prices.

I need to learn a LOT more before I jump in.
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Old May 23rd, 2019, 10:33 PM #13
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Absolutely gorgeous katana! I am very fascinated by Nihonto but know absolutely zero about this area of collecting.

This week I received a tanto from a coworker who had inherited it from his grandfather but had zero interest in it. It’s signed Bishu-Ju Yasumitsu and looks quite old. I posted it on Nihonto Message Boards and the replies thus far have suggested it is Koto period which to me is extremely exciting. Just have to decide if I want to shell out the coin for a good full polish on it now.
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Old May 24th, 2019, 06:17 AM #14
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Each and every katana made 30 to 600 hundred years ago are truly masterpieces as well. You know the saying, The Kanata is the soul of the samuri
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Speaking of Katana's what are everyone's thoughts on the various certifications out there.

The changes in levels and different organizations are really confusing. I passed on a edo Hozon signed blade a while back and regret it.

https://www.japaneseswordindex.com/origami.htm
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Absolutely gorgeous katana! I am very fascinated by Nihonto but know absolutely zero about this area of collecting.

This week I received a tanto from a coworker who had inherited it from his grandfather but had zero interest in it. It’s signed Bishu-Ju Yasumitsu and looks quite old. I posted it on Nihonto Message Boards and the replies thus far have suggested it is Koto period which to me is extremely exciting. Just have to decide if I want to shell out the coin for a good full polish on it now.
Full polish is expensive but basic polish is enough to see the beauty of the blade and it’s cheap. The last time I had it done it was only $200 at aoijapan
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Speaking of Katana's what are everyone's thoughts on the various certifications out there.

The changes in levels and different organizations are really confusing. I passed on a edo Hozon signed blade a while back and regret it.

https://www.japaneseswordindex.com/origami.htm
From what I understand older NBTHK shinsa prior to 1980were not done well and often incorrectly assessed by less qualified individuals. Thus many with the older certifications were resubmitted for newer certificates I think if a sword has nbthk Hozon ,Tokubetsu Hozon,or Juyo it should be solid
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Impress ive blades. I have wanted one for years, nothing like feeling 500 years of history in your hands. I have been shifting my collection from guns to blades lately...………..I have missed out on several nice EDO period blades recently at pricey but reasonable prices.

I need to learn a LOT more before I jump in.
I need to warn you that Nihonto is an expensive hobby and very addicting
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I need to warn you that Nihonto is an expensive hobby and very addicting
I can imagine I have been reading and thinking about it for years, just now tossing around wading in. Even then it will basically be the kiddie pool.
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