Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: PR, USA
Thank you very much guys,
What do you know? So it was upside down! : )
Henk,Yep, it's in bad condition. I bought it just to rescue same from its owner. So far, I have only cleansed it with penetrating oil, the rust was awful, including some pitting.
Ernest, I'm trying to buy a period tsuba/tsuka et al, but the proper polish is simply out of the question. At least, it will be better than it was...
Jerry, your answer was very much appreciated, learned something new today. and it gives the blade more "personality".