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Carlo Giuseppe Tacchini

I have a dream. I'm in a dark cavern watching a man that is placing a sword into a furnace. Then he beat it on the hanvil. Then he cools it down into water. I realize the smith is life, the fire, the anvil and the water are the ordeal she put on us. And the sword is me. THe harder the life beats me, the harder I become.
Jan 13 2017 09:53 PM


New to NMB. Novice collector, own 2 Nihonto so far, wakizashi by Bizen smith Sukesada c1580-1650 and a mumei late Edo/Shinshinto wakizashi. Would love to one day own a tachi, any pre Showa type.
Jan 05 2017 10:20 PM
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    You've found THE PLACE for great information and assistance in your quests, Lad.
    I dare say that someone here will have an answer for any Nihonto related query you may have.
    Jan 07 2017 09:29 PM
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    Thank you Jonny!
    Jan 08 2017 05:28 PM

Gordon Sanders

“Energy follows thought; no matter how hard we work or how much we know, we tend to rise to our assumed limits, and no higher.” ― Dan Millman, No Ordinary Moments: A Peaceful Warrior's Guide to Daily Life
Mar 20 2016 08:16 AM
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    I loved "Way of the Peaceful Warrior"!
    Ah, the 80's.
    I'm still searching for a cassette that was called "Positively change your Life" (for Men )
    Some subliminal "stuff" but I loved the melody that it played.

    Jan 07 2017 08:41 PM


As far as history goes, yes, it is true, things that have value usually get "faked" and things that usually do not, don't.
Feb 21 2016 08:05 PM

Yamato - Paris

..on ne se bat pas dans l'espoir du succès!.. Non! Non, c'est bien plus beau lorsque c'est inutile ! 'Cyrano de Bergerac' Edmond Rostand
Jan 06 2016 05:03 PM


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Jan 02 2016 12:00 AM


Glad to be here !
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