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#1 Sly


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Posted 10 July 2016 - 08:51 PM



I acquired last month a daisho koshirae, which I got in an estate auction in Paris. I don't know what to think about the quality of all the fittings. IMHO, the pair of tsubas with tokugawa aoi mon look good quality, but the fuchi kashira (mei "mune nao" I think) seem to be in copper instead of shakudo.


I'm not very good in fittings, so any thoughts about this is welcome.



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Posted 10 July 2016 - 08:59 PM



I cant comment on the mei but do like the the org daisho koshirae, Looks great! to my eye

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#3 Geraint


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Posted 10 July 2016 - 09:10 PM

Hi Sylvain.


I don't think there is a problem, just shakudo that someone has over cleaned.  If you are fortunate then time will be a great healer and you won't have anything to worry about.  I bought a sword with a san mai tsuba  that had been cleaned to a bright copper colour and after a year or two the shakudo has turned a lovely raven black, hopefully that will happen to your fuchi and kashira.


All the best


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Posted 11 July 2016 - 06:33 PM

Hi Sylvain, on the F/K sets should be represented the six Immortal Poets (Rokkasen - 六歌仙).

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 07:22 PM

Tu t'es encore lâché :)
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#6 Sly


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Posted 11 July 2016 - 09:16 PM

Oops I did it again Jean... :glee:


But I'm sure you will forgive me when you'll have it in hands (when you'll be back from vacation).

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 09:53 PM

a nice set Sylvain
White tsukamaki was hard to maintan so sometimes referred to as Daimyo maki, since you needed the pocket book of a Daimyo to keep them pristine. There was also a group of Hatamoto who wore only white tsukamaki, the Shiratsuka-gumi, if my recollection is correct...
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Posted 12 July 2016 - 09:00 PM



Thank you Geraint, Mauro and Thomas for your usefull comments !!!


I have learned a lot of interesting things on this koshirae thanks to you (quality, symbol, history). I'm feeling now more involved in taking care of what I bought.





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