Nodachi

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Nodachi

Postby Jagchester » Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:52 pm

Hi,

I made a purchase from an old man in scotland around 10 years ago. This was a rare nodachi (folded) absolutely amazing piece £700 at the time when folded blades were rare (unlike today!). This has premium parts such as cotton sageo and wrap. It has aged meguki and a newish tsuba. There is a good visible grain from the folding and the tip is widened i presume for weight to add to cutting momentum. I do not have a good knowledge of swords - just buy what looks nice so have no knowledge of the blade itself or origins. Any ideas on what this is? Looking to sell/trade it. I have no idea on its value now though I bought it for £700 10 years ago. I'll try to upload pictures when I figure that out!

Cheers,

Jag

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Re: Nodachi

Postby Big Lazy » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:21 pm

Private selling is not allowed on this site sorry, so my best advice is to get it looked at by a professional.
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Re: Nodachi

Postby Jagchester » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:47 pm

Thanks,

Would anybody know of any professionals in Aberdeen?

Thanks again,

Jag

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Re: Nodachi

Postby Lone Wolf » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:29 pm

Please post pictures on here I wanna see 0_0

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Re: Nodachi

Postby Jagchester » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:56 pm

Hi,

Yeah sure if I am to sell it I will through BladesUK as I have already had discussions about selling so admin guys don't worry!

Lonewolf - Here are some pictures:

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If anybody has any info on this piece do let me know.

Cheers,

Jag

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Re: Nodachi

Postby Jagchester » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:52 pm

Hi Lone wolf,

I tried using links on a different forum but for some reason my post isn't uploading! Is there anyway to post them up here directly?

Anyway I believe blades-uk will have pics up soon once I send it through to them.

Cheers,

Jag

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Re: Nodachi

Postby Jagchester » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:27 pm

Have I been banned?

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Re: Nodachi

Postby Loz » Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:48 am

Jagchester wrote:Have I been banned?


first 5 posts by new users need to be checked before being posted to end a spate of spam we had to deal with recently, sometimes it will take a few days for us to find time.
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Re: Nodachi

Postby Jagchester » Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:34 pm

Thanks Loz,

Sorry for the impatience - I know you guys are super busy across there!

Jag

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Re: Nodachi

Postby Jagchester » Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:43 pm

Thanks for looking guys - if you need any specific pics let me know and I'll put them up here. (I know the last ones a fail!)

Jag

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Re: Nodachi

Postby Moon » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:21 pm

Jagchester wrote:Thanks for looking guys - if you need any specific pics let me know and I'll put them up here. (I know the last ones a fail!)

Jag

The only thing I can state about this sword with any certainty is that it was not made in Japan.
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Re: Nodachi

Postby Jagchester » Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:55 pm

Hi Moon,

Thanks for the input how were you able to deduce that?

Cheers,

Jag

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Re: Nodachi

Postby Moon » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:48 pm

Jagchester wrote:Hi Moon,

Thanks for the input how were you able to deduce that?

Cheers,

Jag

The hada is all wrong, it's far too 'loose' and exaggerated, akin to what is commonly but mistakenly called 'Damascus' these days, Japanese hada in this particular style (Mokume) is much tighter and more subdued.
There doesn't appear to be a hamon but if one is present, there is more activity in a cemetery at midnight...
http://www.japaneseswordindex.com/terms/terms.htm
Can you post a pic of the kissaki please, I'll be more than surprised if there's a genuine yokote line and/or any indication of boshi but it won't alter my opinion that the blade is not Japanese if there is...sorry.
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Re: Nodachi

Postby Jagchester » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:52 pm

Thanks again for the response and don't apologise - I am learning from you here. I'll put some more pics up - thanks again

Jag

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Re: Nodachi

Postby Lone Wolf » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:51 pm

Thanks for the pics :D

my modest amateur eyes say thats not old at all, just looks like patten folded steel with a crane tsuba and a standard looking bit of sageo. Unusual lengh tho


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