Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! You will never prevent me from calling out the abuse or mistreatment of of an antique sword. What was done to the sword in question was wrong! Period, end of story! That is not proper restoration. If you don't feel it worth restoration, fine. But don't ruin it, preserve it as is. BTW: I don't care what you think! Where are you three brainiacs when someone needs assistance identifying or has questions regarding a Japanese sword. Next time someone asks, one of you feel free to jump right in and provide translations and answers. Otherwise STFU!