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#31 IJASWORDS

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 06:48 AM

Hi, just Paypal'ed you email address USD150. How will you know who paid you by PayPal? Does it show name and/or email address on the transaction record? I don't want to miss out on the book, I am excited that we (collectors/enthusiasts) are being catered for with research material that needs to be consolidated at last. If you need photos of swords or MEI, are you going to ask NMB members for photos? I am sure they all exist some where out there. Good Luck, Neil.


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Posted 13 March 2017 - 03:56 PM

Ill come up with other half next month


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Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:48 PM

Thank you Neil and Steve!

 

@Neil: Yes, PayPal shows me the name and the email address that you have linked to your PayPal account.



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:50 PM

Neil,
I use Paypal for a charity that I run and I get an email from them showing the donor's name and email.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 11:17 AM

Come guys....with the entire forum here, surely we can do better than this so far?
https://www.indiegog...roject#/backers

Even if you are just purchasing the book..or donating a few bucks towards the project, this is something we need. Even those not really into Gendaito, this book is necessary. In another 30 years, these swords will be antiques, and probably the next shin-shin-shin-to :)
We need this research for the future of collecting. Let's support this project, and make sure it happens. An online Gendaito resource would be a tremendous help, especially once it starts being updated as new info comes forth. Plus it will increase the value of those Gendai swords we have at home..more reference works = more interest = better investments.
Go for it...let's give this another jumpstart.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 01:27 PM

other half paid this AM


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 12:25 PM

Saturday Bump!

#38 Bruce Pennington

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 07:04 PM

I'm in!

#39 Daniel

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 07:26 PM

Come on Folks. I think we can do better! People still pay the same price for the Oshigata book by Slough...

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:55 PM

Bump!

#41 cisco-san

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 12:52 PM

second payment via PP for this great project done!


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#42 Markus

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 03:41 AM

Thank you very much Klaus for your continous support!  :thanks:



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 06:31 PM

Bump!
Please donate what little you can...
markus.sesko@gmail.com

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 03:01 AM

How much is needed?


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#45 Daniel

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 06:59 PM

Don't know how much he has recieved but I'm sure he need all the donations he can get...

#46 IJASWORDS

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 01:39 PM

Hi Marcus, just wondering how the GENDAITO PROJECT is progressing? And what help you need. Your update may prompt others to come on board to support this much anticipated (and needed) reference material.  


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Posted 23 March 2018 - 02:04 PM

Hello,

 

is there any update available as it seems no progress on this project ? :dunno:


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 10:16 AM

I would be in love when Markus made a Gendaito Book (or series).

Chris S. 

 

 


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 03:41 PM

Sorry for being slow on this lately. I am about two thirds-through with the book. When reaching the half-way-through-the-book mark, I realized that I slightly have to change the concept. That is, I had to remove oshigata and blade pics and focus more on details in the careers/CV's of the smiths as I was foreseeing the physicals limits of the book. All references will then anyway be available for free online on the website of the project. Apart from that, I still try to edit/add a few smiths every day so that there is no standstill. 


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 03:52 PM

It is going to be worth waiting for.


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#51 Stephen

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 04:44 PM

Patience is providing, sad about oshigatas, but more happy about who they studied under and their students. 


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 05:10 PM

Markus, i pray for some oshigatas and pictures  :)

If it is allowed to say i found the concept of the book "Modern Japanese Swords - The beginning of the gendaito era" not bad. But the book is to small and so it has to less informations. But the Pictures are really great and usefull. A book in the dimensions like Koto-kantei from you would be perfect. Maybe you can splitt the informations in different books?

 

Best 

 

Chris


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 10:39 PM

Hi Marcus, 

 

My Indiegogo shows that the Gendaito project is closed and I can't donate through that forum. Have donated directly through paypal though. Good luck with the project and hope to see your excellent work soon.  


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 12:34 PM

It is going to be worth waiting for.

This is for sure!!!
For serious Gendaito collectors, this book will be a must.
Oshigatas, photos from blades would be really great - so maybe a Gendaito Smith book series would be the solution .... however I will buy the book(s) ... and a eBook if available too.....
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Posted 27 March 2018 - 04:56 PM

Right on!  I'm just excited to hear you are still making the book.  This has been my most anticipated reference book release for some time now!


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 08:58 PM

Markus, i pray for some oshigatas and pictures  :)

If it is allowed to say i found the concept of the book "Modern Japanese Swords - The beginning of the gendaito era" not bad. But the book is to small and so it has to less informations. But the Pictures are really great and usefull. A book in the dimensions like Koto-kantei from you would be perfect. Maybe you can splitt the informations in different books?

 

 

@Chris: There will be oshigata for sure and the book will also be in the ballpark of the Koto-kantei, i.e. around 700 pages. What you addressed is exactly why I am between a rock and a hard place: Slightly less information but great pictures or great info and lesser pictures (also taking into consideration the recent Lulu quality drop for non-US prints as you know).

 

The book will feature more than 1,100 gendai smiths and I think that hardly any (non-Japanese) publication has come anywhere near that number and depth of information. Also, and halfway through the project, I have met with Chris Bowen who has an incredibly extensive archive on gendai smiths. So I have to wrap my head around the best way to incorporate the valuable info that he has (and that we would have to sort out together) into the book too.

 

EDIT: Just checked my Gendai folder. It contains of more than 10,000 pics/files, many of which I have received from supporters of the project. So the final website should be an awesome database on gendaitō.


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 10:04 PM

id be glad to add another $25 which puts it in Dawsons price range but would receive wayyyy more info. Ill do that today, ill PM you if i dont have you in my address book


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 10:42 PM

id be glad to add another $25 

 

Got your PayPal, thank you!!



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Posted 28 March 2018 - 12:02 PM

When it's ready, and if more funds are needed, they will be provided. have no doubt about that.


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 12:03 PM

Great to hear Markus, will be donating soon.


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