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Kizu /Flaw Repair

Kizu /Flaw Repair This sword had a very large flaw/kizu that was also flaking at the edges of the grooves. It was also running loose and deep. This was taking away from the beauty of the sword and made the grooves that were carved into the blade look poorly done. The...

Koto Tanto Restoration

Tanto Restoration This Tanto was in very poor condition when I received it.  I was concerned that after being polished it would not turn out properly because the hamon was not totally visible.  In the end after studying the sword carefully it became clear to me that...

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