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#871 echoe

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 08:08 PM

Hello all. I just made my reservation for the August show. I am looking forward to meeting people and learning from experienced collectors. I have to admit I am baffled (& a little intimidated) by all the Japanese terms so I have much to learn. (Also noted there's an In and Out Burger close to the hotel!)

 

Thanks and looking forward to August.

 

new guy (Tom)


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#872 NihontoNewbie

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 08:38 PM

😂 The In and Out Burger... I hope someone besides me gets the joke. STFU Donny!
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#873 seanyx11

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 09:03 PM

If only they served Caucasians at the In and Out Burger, then the Dude would be set ;)


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#874 echoe

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 01:49 AM

in n out


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#875 parfaitelumiere

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 12:44 PM

Hello, I just registered today, even I love Japanese arts, especially swords for a long time.
All started with the movie and serie highlander, me a a friend, at this time we were teenage, bought a highlander katana, then I found a book about Japanese swords and left the highlander design for more realistic, so I started to modify the ugly spanigh stainless sword to something more decent, making my first tsuba, and fittings, then I found some Japanese stuff on fleamarket, time run, I get knifmaker for a while and changed to other stuff because of professionnal issues.
I totally left the interest for any bladed item for many years, but in 2010 I started a new interest for movie props, especially star wars lightsabers, and then, other movie related props, started to collect pictures about lightsabers, and more and more in Japanese swords from movies (kill bill came first, then, the last samurai, walking dead, heroes and...highlander)
I started with kill bill sword.
The original prop used a iaito blade ùade fro zamac, some iaito parts and a custom engraving on the blade, and saya.
It was easy to find the tsuba and menuki, as I wanted something real, but didn't want to damage and buy a real Japanese blade I bought a chinese one, with steel core and folded steel sides, and fully reshaped it, and engraved it, added "okinawa ju hattori saku" on the tang, and the lion engraving of course.
For the fuchi kashira and kojiri it was much harder, the original iaito parts are impossible to get, I bought some casts from bronze, but these were so ugly I fully sanded down the details and redone them myself, now it's closer to a real item even than the original iaito part, I did same for tsuba, and menuki.
I ordered some steel to make a new tsuba to replace the modified iaito tsuba, and I willhave to paint the sheat in black and gold, using genuine lacquer not industrial stuff with gold mylar tape like original prop.
And a few weeks ago I bought a marto highlander sword, and already made a new tsuba from brass and a new fuchi, I will make a copy of handle from ivory, and use a chinese blade for it too, I am not a great polisher, but it's possible to bring a decent finish to these chinese blades, and avoid using genuine Japanese blades for replicas.
I would make several movie swords for my collection, using geniine Japanese parts if possible, or replicating them myself if not, and using either chinese blades or tsunagi if I want to make only the fittings.

The last samura sword will be tricky, because of the 1000 monkeys tsuba and oni nanako fuchi and kashira fittings.
The highlander ivory handle will be tricky too, because the design is meant to be made from several parts if I want a historically accurate result, I checked some real ivory mountings and most of the times it's a complexe assembly, for the highlander handle it would be made from 4 parts.
And of course, my dream is to own a pair of Japanese swords, one day I will.


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#876 Stephen

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 12:54 PM

Patrice? right?

please sign your name per posting rules.

 

Enjoy your adventure, this website is for true Nihonto, so read and learn, then you're on the way to the real thing.


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#877 Carlo Giuseppe Tacchini

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 05:38 PM

Welcome  :thumbsup: 


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#878 Tsubaplayer

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 03:03 PM

Nothing here, sorry.


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#879 Gianluca Venier

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:48 AM

Hello everyone, thank you for welcoming me to your community.
My name is Gianluca, I live in Florence, Italy, and I am captain of pleasure boats, in specific vintage sailing boats. In the past I have been a professional musician for over 20 years.
I am a member of the board of directors of INTK (Itaria Nihon Token Kyokai) and, since 2012, I am responsible for the quarterly publication (only in italian language at the moment) of that association. Currently I am also director of the newborn NBTHK Italian Branch.
I'm convinced that we will have the opportunity to inaugurate a fruitful collaboration and to deepen our common passion.
Greetings
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#880 Ken-Hawaii

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:54 AM

Welcome to NMB, Gianluca. It's great having someone with your knowledge and connections as a member. I look forward to hearing what you and NBTHK are doing in Italy.

 

Ken


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#881 Stephen

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:40 PM

Ciao Benvenuto Gianluca, in attesa della tua esperienza de Nihonto. 

 

I pray Google did a good job of translation. 

 

Looking forward to your Nihonto experience. 


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#882 Brian

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 04:52 PM

Welcome Gianluca. I hope you and your members will find a nice place here.


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#883 b.hennick

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 05:11 PM

Welcome - I'm sure that you will make great contributions and learn from the wealth of knowledge available here.


Regards,
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#884 Carlo Giuseppe Tacchini

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 06:00 PM

Benvenuto Gianluca !  :) 


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#885 Jean

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 10:46 PM

Welcome Gianluca :)
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#886 Gianluca Venier

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 12:46 PM

Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome !

I am really honored to be part of this community.

#887 Jame5m

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 11:45 PM

Just joined,

Been looking into getting a Japanese Sword after watching a BBC documentary!

After doing a lot of looking around I can see it really is a potential mine field!

Will be asking lots of,questions I'm sure!
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#888 Stephen

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 12:05 AM

Welcome! Thats why were here, enjoy your adventure. 


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              "Nothing Fxcks you harder than time"

                        Sir  Davos Seaworth


#889 Carlo Giuseppe Tacchini

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 12:06 AM

Your first step is very savvy! Welcome... :) 


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#890 Ken-Hawaii

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 01:38 AM

Welcome to the forum.

 

Not really as much a mine field as a money pit. So please spend your initial Euros on some good books, rather than running out & buying your first blade. You are far less likely to be sorry that way!

 

Please set up your signature with at least your first name, per Brian's rules. Hard to address you as Jame5m!

 

Ken

 



#891 Gunome

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 09:07 AM

Welcome on the board
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#892 Keiji

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 11:54 PM

Benvenuto Gian! 


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