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#31 md02geist

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 08:38 PM

Got mine yesterday. It's legit. Awesome stuff.


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#32 teddf98

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 05:18 AM

Picked one up from amazon. Waited 1 month before it shipped. 65 bucks. Well worth the wait
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#33 Mark S.

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 01:18 AM

Ok... guess I should have waited. While originally advertised by Amazon at $75 and then a price drop to $61... two other sources (which can be seen at Amazon) now have the book at $47 and change plus $4 shipping. All I can say is the book is one heck of a lot of invaluable info for around $50!!! Get em while the gettin' is good!
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#34 Stephen

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 11:43 PM

Glad i waited thanks Mark

 

   Order Total: $49.31 Gift Card:     -$1.31 $48.00


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#35 Ken-Hawaii

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 11:48 PM

Okay, now that some of you have the reprint in hand, is there some way to check whether there's anything new & different? Even basic info like a page count would tell us something!

 

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#36 Mark S.

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 01:49 AM

If someone has an original and wants to check:

Last numbered page is 355. It is the index. At the top of the page is "unchangeable smiths, 21". Last entry on the page is "Zoto Shinki Ho, 298".

The last page before the glossary is page 335. At the top of the page that reads:

"are seen, as is rugged patterning. Work-
manship looks rather like that of Yamato-
den."

It is a continuation of smith info Hidari Mutsu Kaneyasu from page 334

On page 304 the last sentence on the page under PATTERN is:

"Soshu tradition: Features identical to those of Masayoshi."

Page 236 first sentence is:

"Kinmichi, ha agari kurijiri is similarly rare in"

Page 202 first sentence is:

"of the Odawara Soshu school. The smiths"

Page 143 first sentence is:

"find examples of their work on occasion. The"

Page 129 first sentence under PATTERN starts:

"ji-nie becomes yubashiri..."

Page 90 first sentence starts:

"Yukimitsu..."

Page 31 fifth sentence down contains a typo and reads:

"civil war, in which savages battles were fought".

S at end of "savages" does not belong. Only remember this because I read it not too long ago... :)

I tried to randomly pick things as well as pick things that might be 'pushed back' if new info was added. Hope it helps. If any other info would help, let me know.

#37 Randy McCall

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 01:56 AM

I checked page 355, 236 and 90, listed above. All match.

 


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#38 Mark S.

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 03:39 AM

May I ask if the drawings in the original are relatively dark (not black, but a darker grey) especially in the shinogiji areas of the drawings? They show a lot of detail, and there is quite a bit of contrast between the lighter and darker areas which I assume is supposed to highlight the details... but I have have also seen where 'copies of copes' do tend to get darker. I suppose this would take a side by side comparison.

EDIT: Sorry, meant shinogiji area, not mune...

#39 Stephen

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 04:03 AM

going to do a side by side shot when i get mine.


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#40 Greg F

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 04:10 AM

And i thought i got a great deal at around $100 about 2 years ago! Great book!

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#41 Kurikata

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:20 AM

For reasons I Do not understand, Amazone informed me that the delivrry is posponed end of March.....

 

Are some members still waiting for the book?


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#42 Gordon Sanders

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:28 AM

Mine was already received in Hong Kong
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#43 Stephen

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:53 PM

mine says its been shipped, expected delivery is before 16th


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#44 KojiroSan

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 07:17 PM

I have pre ordered mine about two weeks beofre the release date. Now it sayd delivery estaimated between 7th Feb and 10th March but it says "not sidpatched yet". Don't undersand this to be honest.


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#45 Red Sun

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 07:26 PM

I placed my order on 20th January  - estimated arrival keeps getting extended - now  estimated 31st March!   :(


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#46 Stephen

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 07:34 PM

mine today 

 

lower old, really its a bit darker light washes it out

 

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#47 EdWolf

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:46 AM

After four weeks of waiting I finally received my copy yesterday. Beautiful book. Worth waiting!

Regards, Ed


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#48 Randy McCall

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 02:49 PM

Mine arrived yesterday as well (Canada). 


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#49 Daddy Cool

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:16 PM

UK reporting in - mines just been delivered :)


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#50 vajo

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:50 PM

Mine came yesterday. It is not different to the old one i have.

I paid 150 Dollar for the use old version. And now i get it new for 53,- EUR. What an ironie of time  :laughing:

 

But now it sold out on Amazon Germany. The cheapest one is now priced used/new with 68 EUR  :o


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#51 Andi B.

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:35 PM

...I ordered a copy on 14.01. but it's still not shipped by Amazon Germany. :-(
Usually they should know, how many copies they can sell at which time...
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#52 Stephen

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:41 PM

https://www.amazon.c...KTTXM3MMAG7ZHH3

 

MY new price is now 62+

 

one can still buy from sellers store for 45+

https://www.amazon.c...8&condition=new

outlets that bought in bulk id guess


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#53 Stephen

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:45 PM

F n F

 

Delivery still pending 

https://www.amazon.c...a_st_dp_summary


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#54 jlmeadowsjr

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:49 PM

I had ordered a copy to have as a back up and it arrived several weeks ago.


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#55 charlie1

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:11 AM

I ordered two and both arrived. I have a feeling these are not going to last long....


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#56 Katsujinken

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 04:57 PM

Received mine yesterday. Thanks for the heads up on this!
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#57 md02geist

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 01:33 AM

Welcome!

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