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RSWORD 3rd December 2006 12:36 AM

wootz blade with an interesting hamon
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I found a blade where I could capture a temper line. You also see a darker zone in the lower half of the blade and in the last couple of pictures you can pick up 2 temper lines running towards the tip.

Jeff Pringle 3rd December 2006 06:18 PM

That does look like a quench signature, especially the way it turns up on the blade towards the tip.
Interesting! :D

S.Al-Anizi 3rd December 2006 08:24 PM

Rick, I would love to know how many blades you've got in your collection, and if, possible, may you please post a thread containing pics of all your swords :) pleaaaaaseee...

RSWORD 3rd December 2006 11:30 PM


Thanks for making comment. It looks as though their is a double temper line and even a ghostly shadow of a third. Perhaps done to improve the performance of the tip of the blade?

S. Al-Anizi,

For me, it is not a quantity issue but rather a quality issue. I really do not have many pieces in my collection. When I first started collecting a real old timer that had been collecting for 70+ years told me to simply buy what I like and enjoy but focus on the best quality I could afford.

Gt Obach 4th December 2006 03:52 PM

excellent..... ;)
- oil quenched forsure.... or at least a faster quench than air hardening..

very nice

Definitely good taste in blades.. !!!!

Marcus 6th December 2006 08:08 PM

Furrer blade with a hamon
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From my collection

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