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#1 Marius



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Posted 01 February 2017 - 06:37 PM



The site seems pretty outdated...

Best regards

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#2 vajo


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 06:46 PM

When i search for tsuba pictures in Google i often come to his site. But i think he is not longer active.

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 06:51 PM

It was discussed on Facebook that he passed

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 06:52 PM

Forget his name, but he is/was more than controversial, had a zillion website names registered, and I don't think it active anymore. Was a Westerner dealing in Japan. Think Guido will know more.

Ah yes. James Miller.


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#5 Fuuten


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 07:22 PM

Here's another about armor: http://tokyo-samurai-armor.com/

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#6 nagamaki - Franco

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 08:00 PM

Time ago was told to stay clear.

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#7 Pete Klein

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 09:55 PM

Passed several years ago.  I've never heard anything good about him here in the states and apparently the feeling was the same in Japan. 

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#8 Jean



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Posted 01 February 2017 - 10:04 PM

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#9 DaveT


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:11 PM

A very well known Bad Egg, I know a few people that he ripped off first hand.

Good riddance.  

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#10 Henry Wilson

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 01:34 AM

From the links above, he used to run....




As a newbie then, it was a bit like an Aladdin's cave at the end of the Omotesando in Harajuku.  It is now long gone.  I went in once and thought I found the bargain of a lifetime, a polished wakizashi in new shirasaya for 50万円... which I read as 50,000 yen.  I came back with five crisp notes and a smile on my face... How wrong I was.  I tried to buy his Fujishiro's instead.  Which also failed.  His staff did point me to an excellent sword bookstore on Yasukuni dori though.  


Ah the good old days.

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#11 tony edmunds

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 01:35 AM

I never met he guy but I visited his Tokyo shop about six years ago, he did have some fantastic tosugu and swords

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:12 PM


 The name is Jim Miller.

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