Photo Essay: Polishing an Antique Tanto

Some views into the steel of an antique yoroidoshi during restoration polishing, on a day and stage when the light and the surface were showing interesting details of the hamon and hada. Thank you to its caretaker for allowing me to contribute to its care and preservation. In a private collection in Vancouver.

Restoration of antique nihonto using traditional techniques

Restoration of antique nihonto using traditional techniques

Restoration of antique nihonto using traditional techniques

Restoration of antique nihonto using traditional techniques

Restoration of antique nihonto using traditional techniques

Restoration of antique nihonto using traditional techniques

Restoration of antique nihonto using traditional techniques

Restoration of antique nihonto using traditional techniques

Restoration of antique nihonto using traditional techniques

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