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    Buying a custom,modern, katan or wakizasha

    I personally think your best bet for a custom that is not insane thousands... Is buy a BARE blade (but with habaki), from one of these sellers, and then do some eBay scouting for either really convincing fakes or genuine edo fittings. These don't need to be papered art fittings but you get...
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    What's better than being in Japan? Getting an Iaido lesson from a master IN Japan....

    Yeah. That about sums it up I think. Hehe At home we don't cut with the antiques of course (I could never bring myself to do that with my precious nihonto personally), but we do have our favorite blades for cutting and form work. Mine is my customized Hanwei Shinto (which I can authoritatively...
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    Anybody else buried in wrapping paper?

    Anybody else buried in wrapping paper?
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    What's better than being in Japan? Getting an Iaido lesson from a master IN Japan....

    So over the summer the wife and I got the chance to spend a day with an Iaido master getting lessons. Additionally, we had a tatami cutting session with a 400 year old Gifu blade. We had a blast! Thought I should share the spoils with you all!
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    Wall o' lethal beauty

    Thanks Ouro! Yeah I am hoping it will look great! Not sure how convenient it will be to clean them (actually I am sure it will be a pain), but it will look awesome hopefully!
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    Wall o' lethal beauty

    Cuz the name seems fitting. First we have the "plan": Next we have the beginnings of the implementation of said plan: Thought I would share. :D
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    Display wall continues to grow... finally getting some of these cases that have been sitting in...

    Display wall continues to grow... finally getting some of these cases that have been sitting in a spare room hung... wooooo
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    Reproduction katana care.

    Exactly! I do more for nihonto due to the meticulous preservation of polish and the fact they are historical artifacts. Modern steel? Air barrier of any kind works. And gun cloths are super efficient hehe
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    Treeslicer's Junkyard and Abused Nihonto Shelter

    Finally answered this in a series of posts!
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    Reproduction katana care.

    This post is intended to cover reproduction katana. Monosteel, or pattern weld. This post is NOT intended to be used for nihonto, gendaito, shinsakuto etc. please refer to my nihonto care post for that. So. I think a lot of people overthink blade care for modern swords. When you buy that fancy...
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    Nihonto Care.... the RIGHT way in the modern world

    Alright. I'm going to post this in the hopes that folks leave the antiquated ways of nihonto care behind. This post may be controversial to some, but should come as no shock to those familiar with the nihonto world and its emerging practices. Caveat emptor: this post is NOT intended to be...
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    Hello, all...

    Welcome to the forum Robert! Sorry for the late welcome. I've been pretty busy lately and trying to get back to a steady pulse of checking forums
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    Kamikoto Chef Knives...

    My wife likes her Shun Hiro SG2. Want to get her the full set eventually.
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    The jouney to ...customizing... and the first steps.

    Keep it up! Inspires me to get back to a couple togishi and remount projects.
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    Ooo. Now this I like.

    Ooo. Now this I like.
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    The Accurse'd Ones Collection

    Totally agree on handling. There is something about Shintos.... crazy.
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    Treeslicer's Junkyard and Abused Nihonto Shelter

    Looking forward to it!
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    The Accurse'd Ones Collection

    The Hanwei anniversary Shinto and the KC both look stunning!
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    Treeslicer's Junkyard and Abused Nihonto Shelter

    Awww. Back alley huh? No way. These are beauties!
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