- Mar 27, 2007
- Merrimack Valley
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A friend of mine found this and the Krein on one of his knife forums, and gave me a heads up. Both were previously owned but never used. Joe Watson is definitely a sleeper in the custom knife market!! If I see another I will give you a heads up.Where to buy??
I'm a huge fan of this knife. Super sharp, love the profile of the thin blade, and it holds an edge well. It is also lightweight and affordable. I usually carry this one when running.
Somehow I missed that last year. Have any pics of the tang? Also if you have not done so already, you can slowly clean the blade with a cloth and some uchiko powder. That's the traditional final polish powder and won't negatively affect the value of the blade.View attachment 303995 Not a
knife, but new to me; another for the collection!
just imported this Japanese Naginata naoshi from i believe the Nanbokucho period (1334-1393)
Re-purposed, cut down pole arm, now in wakizashi form
Not the best picture at all!!
Not in the best shape, but not bad for over 600 years old
21.7 inch cutting edge
Somehow I missed that last year. Have any pics of the tang? Also if you have not done so already, you can slowly clean the blade with a cloth and some uchiko powder. That's the traditional final polish powder and won't negatively affect the value of the blade.
Nice! Still has its boshi? Regardless, very cool to have a naginata. What school / smith do you think?i can find a pic of the tang or take a new one,
the tang/nakago is nothing remarkable, no signature/mei, single pin hole/ana,
the shortening looks poorly done, poorly filed/finished after? i will try and post a pic later. i do regularly oil the cutting edge length/ nagasa w/ choji and carefully clean w/uchiko powder ; most active rust has stopped. left with a little black rust.
Lansky sharpener. Usually I just use a fine diamond stone. Makes a factory quality edge and I can then hone it to a mirror surface with a super-fine ceramic stone, if I want. The guides keep the stone at a constant angle and prevents any marring of the blade surface.How are you guys all sharpening your pocketknives?
Nice! Still has its boshi? Regardless, very cool to have a naginata. What school / smith do you think?
I need to post pics sometime of Gramps' bring back katana. He fought the Japanese in the Philippines as a Ssgt. in the Red Arrow Brigade until the surrender and ended up in Japan along with MacArthur (and a host of others). He was stationed in Fukuoka to keep order during the occupation, but he said all he really had to do was keep GI's from raising too much hell. Made friends with the chief of police and was given a dress sword. Gramps said he traded a pack of smokes to a GI for the katana, which was in a once decent saya that had been fitted with gunto hardware. One of Gramps' classic understatements was, "The hardware is WWII junk but I think the blade's pretty old. It has a nice signature under the handle." Ended up being a 1st gen Bizen Sukesada Muromachi period wartime sword with all the classic features and proper mei. Likely made 1504-1507 or thereabouts.