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Les Brown

I have two swords that i would like to have reviewed with respect to approximate value and possible restoration. Can someone recommend a respected restorer located within the United States?
May 16 2020 02:32 PM


I a have an WWII military samurai sword that is from the the Guadalcanal conflict between the US Marines and the Japanese defenders. The sword is intact except it missing the “Kashira” or end cap. Would someone have suggestions on where to find a reproduction cap or authentic Kashira.
Apr 10 2020 01:02 AM

Kanenaga → Rodenbacher

Sorry, meant to sign. //Les
Apr 03 2020 09:55 PM

Kanenaga → Rodenbacher

If you do not get a better offer for your Akasaka tsuba, I would do $500 US + shipping + PayPal.
Apr 03 2020 09:54 PM

hobnails → C0D

Hi i would like to buy your sukashi tsuba if its still available, regards Chris H
Dec 30 2019 12:50 PM
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    Hi, you mean the ko Shoami?

    Dec 30 2019 04:58 PM


Finished watching Dokuganryu Masamune, Sanada Maru and still watching Onna Jōshu Naotora.
Oct 27 2017 07:50 AM


Need more nihonto enthusiasts in my local area
Jul 29 2017 06:03 PM
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    We all do!
    Aug 14 2017 08:55 PM


Just finished the Taiga Drama Taira no Kiyomaro.
Jul 06 2017 01:32 AM
  • Ken-Hawaii's Photo
    Umm, don't you mean "Kiyomori," Henk-Jan?
    Jul 06 2017 02:58 AM
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    Hahahahaha yes you are sooo right ! LOL. Though a Taiga Drama about the Smith Kiyomaro would be a cool idea !

    Sep 02 2017 11:45 PM


What an amazing site! I have been reading through many posts and the knowledge you people have is very impressive. I am very new to Nihonto collecting and I hope to learn more from everyone's expertise, especially on what makes a great sword different from a good one and the makers behind them. I currently own a Kai Gunto and I will post pictures of the tang in the future because I am having trouble figuring out who the smith is. Anyways, I am happy to be apart of this board. Tha...
Apr 16 2017 08:36 AM
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    It's amazing how much one can learn!
    Apr 20 2017 03:21 AM
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    Agreed. You also can lose track of time very easy on here. ha.
    Apr 21 2017 02:56 AM

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
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    Nice, hope you don't get a fatal flaw..better to bend like the tree. Then to cut like the sword.
    Dec 21 2017 06:33 AM


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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