posted on Feb, 10 2015 @ 01:24 AM
a reply to: EyesOpenMouthShut
Oh, my goodness…I partially restored a late 17th century wakizashi. It's 350 years old.
It sat around for years with a chipped kissake (.100") and three small nicks (.080") near the middle and end. I did it no harm.
Now it is perfectly continuous with just a trace of the original nicks left as 'nail draggers', for witness marks. The point, the entire sword, it
could all probably pass as original shape because the form did not take on the typical diminishing 'taper' by the removal, and the trademark straight
lines leading to the point were not lost or blurred. It is evenly dull, and in some places quite blunt, of course, and could be polished to original
honor, with no complications. Hamon intact. No flaws. Gunto wrapper. Could have been a shopkeeper's sword. Could have been in a palace or temple. Who
The cross sectional profile needs to be formed as I left everything alone except the edge. I have no clue what the cross section is supposed to be
like. Too thin is worse than too thick. Time for a pro, or it just stays this way until…until you look out the window one day and
until RED DAWN!
edit on 10-2-2015 by TheWhiteKnight because: (no reason given)