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    Tengu Forge Osoraku Tanto

    This is an osoraku tanto forged from 1075 monosteel with copper habaki in shirasaya. Polish is by Daryl O'Berg.

    Apologies for the large files -- I've been here for years and have never figured out how to post thumnails...













    Last edited by Joe Pierre; 10-26-2013 at 10:54 AM.

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    Looking good Joe.
    "Remember shop smart, shop 's' mart

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    Beautiful craftsmanship and vicious looking blade.

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    stats? that thing is gorgeous...
    I like swords.

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    Congrads Joe, its is a thing of beauty!

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    I've always loved this style of tanto. Beautiful piece!

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    here's another piece -- a simple but robust hirazukuri tanto. quenched with minimal clay, resulting in hitatsura. the polish isn't quite done here -- the ji is over-etched and blotchy -- but it's coming along.

    with the big wave in the hamon on the ura side, i should call this one "o-nami."

    i'll probably be posting this one for sale in case anyone is interested.







    Last edited by Joe Pierre; 12-21-2013 at 12:17 PM.

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    O-nami indeed Joe, just look at that Hamon and with a name like this it's just screaming for a nami themed mount.

    For a minute there I though that was an insane amount of utsuri, glad you clear that up and congrats on another beautiful creation.

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    very nicely polished
    and well done, congratulations
    I like both tanto

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    here is another hira-zukuri tanto in 1075 steel. i decided to make all the mounts from scratch -- quite a learning curve there.







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    Wow.. you did great Joe. What did you wrap the tsuka with? Is it lacquered rattan I see? The tsuba looks like it may have a little bit raised rim look to it...am I seeing that right?

    Nice one Joe!!

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    yes and yes -- good eye!

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