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#1 Teimei

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 03:55 PM

Hi,

 

just interested to know, if i am the only egomaniac on the forum with this habbit!

 

 

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What´s in the BOX?

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Some Japanese collectors/sellers have a similar approach:

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All of them:

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regards,


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#2 eternal_newbie

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 04:10 PM

Can't speak for others, but personally, I don't do anything to a tosogu box that I wouldn't do to a shirasaya.


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Posted 13 May 2017 - 04:36 PM

That is only put there to indicate the correct alignment and which side faces which direction. Few boxes are perfectly symmetrical and fit best one way.


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#4 Curran

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 05:12 PM

If I must mark them, it is usually with a label-maker label on the underside.

Most of the boxes are custom fitted, so it helps identify which box for which tsuba in those rare instances when they need to be in a box.


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#5 Teimei

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 05:14 PM

That is only put there to indicate the correct alignment and which side faces which direction. Few boxes are perfectly symmetrical and fit best one way.

I know and it is really handy, but it also adds a nice personal touch.

 

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#6 Pete Klein

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 05:30 PM

I place a small post-it-note on the top of the box.  I prefer not to do anything which cannot be undone but I can see no harm in placing a small seal as you are doing.  I wouldn't do it on any 'important' box such as an important historical box, Fittings Museum box or one with a hakogaki.


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#7 b.hennick

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 10:56 PM

I have a maple leaf shaped stamp that I put so that I know how to align the two parts of the box. It also lets me know which is the top and which is the bottom.  I agree that "historical boxes " are best left alone. 


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#8 Greg F

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 03:05 PM

I just put a small red dot on the seel to align the correct sides for proper fit but not on on a couple of my better boxes. Cheers.

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#9 Teimei

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 04:52 PM

I wish i had some premium boxes! The best i have so far, is an older one that someone lined with a darker wood at the seam.


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#10 Geraint

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 05:01 PM

Hi Florian,

 

If you mean a layer of veneer on the top of the edge of the box seen when opened then that is quite likely an original feature of the box, not something added later.

 

All the best.


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#11 Teimei

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 05:10 PM

Hi Geraint,

 

yeah exactly what i meant. Just looked a bit off to me.

 

 

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:45 AM

Hi,

 

just interested to know, if i am the only egomaniac on the forum with this habbit!

 

 

attachicon.gifow-box.jpg

attachicon.gifow-box2.jpg

 

What´s in the BOX?

attachicon.gifow-box3.jpg

 

Some Japanese collectors/sellers have a similar approach:

attachicon.gifyo-box.jpg

 

All of them:

attachicon.gifboxes.jpg

 

 

regards,

"Whats in the BOX?"

 

 

Was that a great reference to the film "Se7en"?


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#13 Teimei

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 08:25 AM

Yep! :clap:


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