Second Degree Cutter
- Jul 15, 2003
What are your qualifications to make assumptions that none of theses makers know the historical significance of a hamon, are you a metallurgist? are you a journeyman or master smith yourself? Once again what are your qualifications to judge these makers knowledge other than looking at a posted photo and saying they don't know anything about a hamon? Personally I don't think your qualified to pass judgment on what these talented blade smiths know or don't know about hamons, at least not until you get your own master smith rating. I guess a courteous response is not with in your capacity during normal conversation, I guess maybe you think everyone around you misguided, ignorant and lives under a rock. What your saying is like going to the dentist's office looking at his or her credentials on the wall and proceeding to tell them that they don't know the basic function of teeth. I am not a blade smith, but I am not ignorant or misguided, but you on the other hand are clearly not qualified to assess what a journeyman or master smith, eastern or western, know about blade smithing.
You have made a paragraph about nothing.
At this point in my life, justifying my CV to you seems puerile.
But just to play.....I'm a second degree black belt in an obscure segment of Japanese swordfighting that cuts frequently and knows the difference between shiite and shinola based upon hard lessons.
You may be ignorant/misguided....time will tell for you.