Jump to content

Oops, I think I drew out the nakago (tang) a bit too long...


Jesus Hernandez
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 59
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Shame on you, SIR! What a beautiful blade! Jesus...that is something I can't put in words... Love it!

Edited by Miles Hebbard

To become old and wise... You first have to survive being young and foolish! ;) Ikisu.blogsot.com. Email; milesikisu@gmail.com mobile: +27784653651

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wow..that looks great..now I can't wait to see the rest.

"Old dogs care about you even when you make mistakes" - Tom HALL - Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon wine.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So beautiful. There's something elegant about the shape and texture of the nakago...

“Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick.”

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Diakatana?

Wicked hammon, even more than your usual, which is saying something.

James

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave. ~Mark Twain

SageBrush BladeWorks (New website is in limbo...)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

yeah, I doubt there is a lot done by accident on this sword...

from the peek at the tip, it doesn't look like a naginata to me (but I am wrong quite a lot).

 

looks good, though.

please visit my website http://www.professorsforge.com/

 

“Years ago I recognized my kinship with all living things, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on the earth. I said then and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” E. V. Debs

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I will play nice ad show the rest of the hamon. The steel is refined bloomery iron. I was aiming for a Soshu school hamon and hada. It is quite dificult to photograph all the activity in the steel.

 

OMOTE02.jpg

 

OMOTE03.jpg

Enjoy life!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Jesus your work is just superb :)


I have set myself a challenge for 2014 to create one complete katana with fittings before the year is out. I'll post some WIP when I start.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Tiaan as you know the quench is responsible for the amount of sori and although there is some degree of control by the smith sometimes things go just like you wanted them. I found most challenging in this blade to create a subtle curve in the nakago to match that of the blade. I had to re-do my grinding space in the shop in order to deal with the overall length of this blade. The nakago is over 2 feet long and the blade's nagasa is 28".

Enjoy life!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thank you, guys.

 

What follows is a very technical and very heavy in Japanese terminology description of the activities in the steel.

 

The blade belongs to the Soshu den, one of the main five traditions or schools of Japanese sword manufacture. The hamon is ko-choji and gunome midare with yubashiri becoming tobiyaki i some places. Ji-nie is prominent with nioi kuzure. The hada is itame with kinsuji, inazuma and chikei. Koshiba typical of the Koto era (1200-1300s). The boshi is kaeri fukai.

Enjoy life!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share


×
×
  • Create New...