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#1 GrimesSU

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 03:21 PM

Was considering this 1939 Ota Chikahide.

 

New polish and has a couple openings but nothing fatal. Measures 25 9/16" from blade tip to notch in the blade spine.

 

 

Seller wants $2300 and seems firm on the price.

 

 

Fair price? Good deal? Walk away?

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#2 Stephen

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 03:40 PM

take a longer look at last pix Mike before you drop that kind of money


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#3 nagamaki - Franco

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 04:06 PM

Hmm!


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#4 GrimesSU

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 04:21 PM

take a longer look at last pix Mike before you drop that kind of money

 

I noticed that too and was thinking the same thing that it is overpriced.

 

If it was more around $1500, I would likely consider it more.

 

 

It is a rather nice looking sword though.


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#5 Daniel

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 04:29 PM

And a new polish is expensive...

#6 PNSSHOGUN

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 04:51 PM

Priced quite aggressively considering those flaws.

 

Certainly this swords last polish.


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#7 Stephen

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 06:27 PM

crappy polish!!!...ok i came out and said it!


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#8 Carlo Giuseppe Tacchini

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 07:20 PM

Some reserve on the kissaki shape as well...


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#9 Stephen

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:38 PM

Right Carlo, i start with last pic and never went past it.


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#10 SwordGuyJoe

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:52 PM

If interested in Ota Chikahide, his work isn't terribly rare, so it's best to hold off on this one and wait for a better example IMO.

#11 Hamfish

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:53 PM

run away,

 

really for a sword that's not that old is it really acceptable for a flaw/ware that bigggggg


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#12 raymondsinger

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 10:13 PM

Interesting, as there was recently another Ota Chikahide for sale (Aoi Japan) that also had large areas of loose hada just like this sword. I did not follow through to the end and do now know what the final auction/sale price was.

 

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#13 Stephen

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:02 PM

Didnt we see one big mo had that was fantastic!

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#14 Stephen

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:06 PM

found it http://www.nihontoan...de 129 copy.jpg


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:29 PM

found it :-)

http://www.ebay.com/...lwAAOSwux5YVAso


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