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  1. Thank you so - Oh, how I loves it!!! Nice...

    Thank you so - Oh, how I loves it!!! Nice contribution, Stephen F.

    Best post ever on such nonsense.

    Humor is so very appreciated. I am at home recovering from a double hip replacement and...
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    Just received my Lil' Seax in the mail and wanted...

    Just received my Lil' Seax in the mail and wanted to give you all some first impressions.

    In a word - BRILLIANT!

    I have been collecting and using handmade knives (and now swords) now for 35...
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    Note as well the lovely grain that he brings out...

    Note as well the lovely grain that he brings out in the polished surface? Wonderful stuff.

    Ken
  4. Mario, I believe forum rules are that you must...

    Mario, I believe forum rules are that you must state a price, and of course can then add that you will entertain offers.

    Good luck with your sales!

    Ken
  5. I believe forum rules are that you must state a...

    I believe forum rules are that you must state a price. Of course you can add that offers will be entertained.

    Good luck.

    Ken
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    Hi, Josiah. Interesting thread. I would like to...

    Hi, Josiah. Interesting thread. I would like to view the final three attachments, but when I click on them I receive an invalid attachment response. Are you able to insert the photos directly, as you...
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    PM sent :) Ken

    PM sent :)

    Ken
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    Mr. Pikula, I saw this on the Fogg forums and...

    Mr. Pikula,

    I saw this on the Fogg forums and thought it was a great idea from the get-go. I have enjoyed seeing your work in the past and this is a great opportunity to obtain a Pikula blade at a...
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    Wonderful of you to show up, Josiah. Your ears...

    Wonderful of you to show up, Josiah. Your ears may have been burning of late!
    I have said some of this here before, but the occasion merits it said again:
    Josiah is a true artist and his work is...
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    Another Barrett blade lover! Thank you for the...

    Another Barrett blade lover! Thank you for the kinds words and interest, Jonathan. I would love to see your set when completed. Maybe this weekend I'll get to more photos and put them up.
    I know...
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    John, thank you for clarifying your question....

    John, thank you for clarifying your question. Yes, the hada in the shinogiji shows elongated mokume, and transitions into a wavering masame approaching and then through the hamon. The midare...
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    Thank you kindly, Grant. Trying to learn how to...

    Thank you kindly, Grant. Trying to learn how to capture various aspects and it is frustratingly difficult. Newer iphones at least have lots of megs.

    Ken
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    Thank you kindly, Mssrs. Birch, Shea, and...

    Thank you kindly, Mssrs. Birch, Shea, and Sheehan.

    This is an especially light blade with minimal sori, and quite lively. (And would surprise some folks who seem to think American smiths tend to...
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    A few more pics

    A few photos of the blade and habaki, etc.

    Apologies for the poor photos of the blade, but you can see some of the hada and hamon, which I think interact in an enchanting manner.

    Warm rgds,
    ...
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    Barrett Oroshigane Wakizashi

    For those interested, a few poor photos I took of my recently mounted wakizashi by Mr. Barrett.

    This is one of three in my recently completed set of complementary blades by Rick. I have wanted to...
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    I have commissioned sets of fittings from Mr....

    I have commissioned sets of fittings from Mr. Boomershine for three different swords. He is an absolute pleasure to deal with. Josiah works very well with the customer in the design phase, and his...
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    PM sent Ken

    PM sent

    Ken
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    PM sent. Ken

    PM sent.

    Ken
  19. Mr. Anderson, PM sent with regard to the...

    Mr. Anderson,

    PM sent with regard to the double sword bag.

    Cheers

    Ken
  20. Richard, welcome to the forum. I have checked...

    Richard, welcome to the forum. I have checked back on this one to see if anyone has offered any help, but see that has not yet occurred. Not sure why. Sometimes folks can be shy of first time posters...
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    Ok, fair enough. I own a couple "tacticals" and I...

    Ok, fair enough. I own a couple "tacticals" and I have acknowledged the fantasy element to myself :) However, I also own some high end customs. I like to carry blades - of all sizes. I am in the...
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    Mr. Sheehan, I obtained a triple stand through...

    Mr. Sheehan, I obtained a triple stand through Mr. Elliott Long at Shibui. He was helpful, prompt, and a general pleasure to do business with. The kake I received is absolutely wonderful (and is to...
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    Go to Keith Larman's site and look at the hamons...

    Go to Keith Larman's site and look at the hamons on some of the Howard Clark 1086 blades, which Mr. Larman polished. Notice the similarity.

    Ken Huls
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    Mr. Salvati, That's very interesting and thank...

    Mr. Salvati,

    That's very interesting and thank you for responding. I heard of one other potential legal source. Same, I wonder? He's a well-known smith.

    To be perfectly honest, at this point my...
  25. "an ole timey Civil war sword"---My dad knew that...

    "an ole timey Civil war sword"---My dad knew that it wasnt and PAID HIM THE $20 DOLLARS he was asking.

    Well, your dad MAY have been wrong :) - it is possible it could be an ole, ole, ole timey...
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