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#1 Mike97

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 03:13 AM

Hi there. Just looking for the time being. But I'm interested in one day, acquiring a Tachi. Doesn't have to be Juyo or top quality lol, more in the 'affordable' range, £2-3k like. I know there's one on here :P grabbing it if I can by the time I have the funds. But, to keep possibilities open I thought I'd ask. :)

Pref. ubu, doesn't have to have papers but would be a nice addition, pref. Koto/Muromachi, maybe Shinto or Shinshinto, though I know they weren't so popular then as weapons like they were during Kamakura to Muromachi eras. (excuse me if my history is off) I like the older blades, Tachi especially, the sori in some old tachi is wonderful.  

Signed or mumei, don't mind, flaws/openings are okay, I'm accepting of them; so long as they're not classed as fatal (Hagire, large chips past hamon, fire damage/retempering, bends). In good polish, doesn't have to be perfect or freshly polished but enough to study and appreciate activity. In shirasaya. I know I wouldn't find Tachi in koshirae in said price range hah, I'd rather shirasaya anyhow.

  I'm UK based so either from the UK or, of course, able to ship here.

Currently very interested in Bizen, Mino and Uda blades, but any school is alright by me. I'd like to have a few different schools' works at hand to look at. Currently got a Bizen waki and a Mino waki myself. :) 'Bout time I saved towards a Tachi though, always wanted to own one.

Thanks in advance. :)

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#2 Marius

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 02:42 PM

How about:

 

http://www.militaria...ugata/?hl=tachi

 

And it is in the UK :)


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#3 Mike97

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 05:42 PM

Thank you Marius! Been looking at Alex's tachi ahah :)



#4 Marius

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 05:48 PM

Mike,

 

I have to say, you stand no chance to get an ubu papered tachi for a comparable price. If you really want one, here is the chance.


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#5 Alex A

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 06:38 PM

 

 

you stand no chance to get an ubu papered tachi for a comparable price.

 

This is what the voice in the back of my head keeps a telling me about letting it go = bit of a reluctant seller :-?

 

A few close offers so far, but no rush to sell this one.

 

One I'm likely to regret should it sell, me thinks.


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#6 Mike97

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 08:05 PM

If it's one you want to keep that is no problem ahah, wouldn't blame ya ;) but I'm saving as much as possible as of now.

#7 Alex A

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 08:34 PM

If your ever near Manchester your welcome to come and see it, whether to buy or just take a look :)


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