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Andrew Jones

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  1. Always liked the sugata of this, so decided to go for it, very much as an experiment.

    Used the same aldo's W2 as my last few blades, this time however I felt brave and did the heat treatment without clay.

    Need to send to polish to see the full impact, but my crude window polish is showing nice results in the hamon.

    Nagasa 23cm

    This one doesn't have a buyer yet, and will be available once polished, interested parties should pm me.

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  2. Another tanto underway, all that remains is to polish the lacquer , and make a horn mekugi.

    Blade is w2 kanmuri-otoshi zukuri, Nagasa 22cm kissane 5.5mm, withe aikuchi koshirae.

    Hybrid polish hamon is mixed polshed as suguha, but is right close to the shinogi near the kissaki.

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  3. Thank you Justin, I try to improve on each project, not just fit and finish, but also time taken , and amount of fuel used.

    I do need to be careful at times, as sometimes get a little too advance for my skill levels, that said, it's best to keep pushing out of your comfort zone, to ensure the progression doesn't stagnate.

  4. Thanks folks.

    Kevin I show process, as not only can it help people out, it also encourages others to talk about variations, which I can adapt to what I'm doing, improving my method.

    As for teaching, I am still a student, and a long way from teaching smithing.

  5. So here are a few quick shots of the sashikomi polishing, hamon is now visible, and as a customer has come forward for this,I have started to make a shira saya for it.

    At this point this thread splits to two projects, as one of the people I train with wanted the first version, as a dojo blade.

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  6. So the blade returned from polish, the result was not good, the shinogi had been softened, the sugata altered, the niku changed to the point of almost a bevel, and the hamon almost totally suppressed.

    Disappointed I had a conversation with my teacher, and he has taken it to correct the polish. In the meantime here are some images of what went wrong.

    As soon as she is back I will post the improved images.

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