Kizu /Flaw Repair

Kizu /Flaw Repair

Kizu /Flaw Repair This sword had a very large flaw/kizu that was also flaking at the edges of the grooves. It was also running loose and deep. This was taking away from the beauty of the sword and made the grooves that were carved into the blade look poorly done. The sword is a very fine koto blade so I decided to invest a good amount of time and repair the flaw to make the sword much more appealing while adding value to it and more importantly doing justice for the swordsmith that created this fine blade. On many koto blades, these flaws can be found mainly because of the age of the blades and their usage. Some blades have been polished many times over and flaws like this one are possible to be found by any swordsmith. The cost of these repairs can be high depending on the extent of the work but on many swords, it is well worth it. In the United States we know of no other professional polisher that can do these repairs and in Japan, very few learn to do this type of repair also. I was fortunate enough to learn from certain smiths and polishers in Japan many years back the various repairs. I have also been developing my own techniques furthering my personal repertoire restoring these swords out of respect to the art and the fine swordsmiths that have given us these treasures. Sincerely, Moses Becerra Subscribe for the Latest Updates!Join our mailing list to receive the latest News & Updates from Nihonto Antiques. SUBSCRIBE You have Successfully Subscribed! Your email...
Koto Tanto Restoration

Koto Tanto Restoration

Tanto Restoration This Tanto was in very poor condition when I received it.  I was concerned that after being polished it would not turn out properly because the hamon was not totally visible.  In the end after studying the sword carefully it became clear to me that it would turn out as I had hoped.  As a sword polisher the goal is to remove as little steel from the sword as possible  when polishing.  In this restoration a minuscule amount of sword steel was removed and the sword cleaned up perfectly.   The habaki also was restored.  The original habaki was sound but had deep scrapes.  I simply resurfaced the habaki and proceeded to add file marks to enhance the look (file marks are also functional as they grip the saya better).  The final touch was to give the habaki a heavy gold wash.  I provide a lifetime guarantee on the gold washing. We also made a new shirasaya to protect the fresh polish for years to come.  The wood used for the shirasaya is imported Japanese Honoki wood that is air dried 8-10 years. Moses Becerra Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image Subscribe for the Latest Updates!Join our mailing list to receive the latest News & Updates from Nihonto Antiques. SUBSCRIBE You have Successfully Subscribed! Your email address will be kept private & will only be used to send updates from this site!...