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Study Day At The Royal Armouries Museum Leeds

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#1 paulb


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 10:04 AM

Dear All

The Token Society of Great Britain has organised a study day at the Royal Armouries Leeds on April 1st 2017.

Details of the Agenda and how to register are attached.

As with most Museums the vast majority of the Armouries collection is not on public display and this event will be devoted to studying a selection of swords not normally seen. It also offers an insight in to a collection which was built over the last quarter of the 20th century by one of the countires leading collectors.

As with all such events admission requires pre registration and the number of  places are limited. There are several places currently available and anyone wishing to attend is asked to register as detailed in the attached flyer.

We look forward to seeing you at Leeds Armouries.

Best Regards

Paul Bowman

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#2 uwe


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 10:41 PM

The katchu-bunnies will be there in May ;-)
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#3 Jussi Ekholm

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 10:28 PM

This should be a great event. I am really bummed I cannot attend this one. :( Hopefully I can get to UK another time.

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 08:56 PM

This promises to be a great event and frankly - better than arms fairs and such instances in terms of studying/viewing/handling swords, since it will showcase a breadth and quality of blades which, frankly, dealers in the UK do not hold in stock.

It is also an opportunity for like-minded friends to socialise together. If we extrapolate from the previous atmosphere of the Ashmolean Museum and Chiddingstone Castle study days in years past, then this one also promises to be quite enjoyable. Combine that with the opportunity to visit the world-class Armouries museum before and after the sword-handling session to look at armour, tosogu etc at your leisure and it seems like a great learning opportunity.

This event demonstrates the inclusiveness and openness of the To-Ken Society of GB, which aims to reach / unite the Nihonto community in the country, collaborate across sword organisations and welcome newcomers into the hobby.

Hopefully we can see many fellow NMB members there!
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Posted 14 February 2017 - 09:50 PM

Pics! All NMB members together please.

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#6 DaveT


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 12:10 AM

We put this on for May, problem is we sold all 30 places within a week.

The UK has a great community of armour and sword collectors. And now we have four token societies as Scotland and Ireland have taken the step forward.


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