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#1 JoshTroyer

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 09:55 PM

When I met the gentleman he had changed his mind about price and was sitting at $2,000 for the pair. Let me know if this is a wise decision, I can only afford to keep one more than likely. 

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#2 JoshTroyer

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 09:57 PM

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#3 JoshTroyer

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 09:59 PM

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#4 JoshTroyer

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 10:03 PM

I should have worded this differently I do not own them yet, plan on selling the most expensive and keeping the other if possible. 



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Posted 08 March 2015 - 10:03 PM

I don't think you will lose anything at $2000 for the pair. :)

 

No photo of the nakago (tang) of the shorter sword?

 

Long sword is signed Kaneyoshi. Probably a Mino smith...Looks like a decent sword.



#6 JoshTroyer

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 10:08 PM

I don't think you will lose anything at $2000 for the pair. :)

 

No photo of the nakago (tang) of the shorter sword?

 

Long sword is signed Kaneyoshi. Probably a Mino smith...Looks like a decent sword.

I wasn't sure how to get the handle off.....



#7 cabowen

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 10:19 PM

Yeah, that does appear to be a bit of a puzzle! :dunno:

 

I think there are two possibilities: one, it could be a friction fit with possibly some pitch holding it tight. Or, the two menuki (metal pieces on the sides of the handle) are covering a pin through the handle. They look attached though so maybe a friction fit...You need to find someone that knows what they are doing to check...

 

In any case, if you can buy them both for $2000 I think no matter what you find you will be ok...


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#8 Stephen

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 10:46 PM

I would think you could sell the small for the price of both, and end with a free sword. Be sure to wipe both blades with alight oil. Looks like its done some bush cutting, residue may start some rusting. 


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#9 Geraint

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 11:39 AM

Josh.

 

If that was me all you would be hearing would be the patter of my little tiny

 

feet as I rushed to the bank to get the cash.  Enjoy!

 

All the best.


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#10 tokashikibob

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 04:48 PM

Great finds,  I do love the kashirae of the Otanto,  what excellent fittings and craftsmanship.   Willing to trade a decent wife for it!

Best Regards,

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#11 Geraint

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 05:02 PM

Presumably a wife who does not read NMB?


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#12 tokashikibob

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 01:58 AM

Presumably a wife who does not read NMB?

  No, she's not into any swords, just spending money.


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#13 drbvac

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 02:12 AM

Aint they all -  :laughing:


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#14 Ken-Hawaii

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 02:51 AM

No, that ain't necessarily so, guys.  My wife also swings swords,

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& as long as I check in with her budget-wise, buying quality Nihonto isn't much of a problem.

 

Ken

 


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#15 Brian

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 07:21 PM

A deal has been concluded and the buyer is awaiting the swords. He will update us when he receives them and I'll unlock this.

 

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