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#1 kissakai

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 12:34 PM

Hi

Anyone know where I can buy a Tanaka school tsuba?

I've been looking over some tsuba books and I've seen some very nice example

 

 

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 01:30 PM

Hi Grev,

 

Here's one, http://www.nihonto.u...TSUBA LARGE.htm  Hope you have deep pockets, they don't come cheap.

 

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 01:57 PM

http://www.tetsugend..._Toshiharu.html


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Posted 27 May 2017 - 03:59 PM

BTW:  the school is referred to as, 'Toryusai'. 


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Posted 27 May 2017 - 04:26 PM

Prices tend to be dear on them, and one collector has done a good job of cornering the market on the better ones I have seen over the last 5 to 10 years.


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Posted 27 May 2017 - 08:09 PM

Grev,

 

These are not what I normally collect, but I really like them - I got hooked shooting a batch of them for somebody in the distant past...

 

You see them around, though Pete is right, you also have to search for "Toryusai" group tsuba as well.  They seem to come out in bunches for some reason. You can sometimes find OK pieces starting at a about couple of grand US (much less than that and they are either pretty bland or have issues (beware rust on the iron ones - they seem to pit very easily for some reason (and that's often hidden by unscrupulous sellers so you have to check any iron piece you get very carefully), and actually any patina damage can be bad - nobody knows how they created some of their finishes, and therefore damage to one of those can't be "fixed")).

 

If you -really- want one, you might be able to contact that certain nameless collector - he sometimes sells off the bottom, though the price of admission usually starts at USD5000 and goes up from there quickly...

 

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EDIT: I forgot to mention that they're apparently "in" this year, so the prices above may no longer be valid :-(



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Posted 27 May 2017 - 10:47 PM

Thanks for the relies

It looks that there could be too many pitfalls unless from a known dealer

I will have a look for Toryusai as well

It looks like the prices will be to high for me especially if they are 'flavour of the month'

There are four in the Birmingham museum

Three are the normal brown patina and then there is the one attached

 

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The other favourite in the Inaba school and they have three of these

 

 

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 05:17 AM

The Toshiharu from Tetsugendo.com that you linked to was sold a long time ago and lives in Texas with a few others.... :-) 


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Posted 29 May 2017 - 01:26 PM

http://www.nihonto.u...UBA BR HALF.htm

If you like the style but not the Price ;)...



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Posted 29 May 2017 - 01:56 PM

Hi Florian

I've have a big think about that one as I do like it


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 07:06 PM

Here's a toryusai school piece:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...54AAOSwBnVW8~kd

 

The trouble is that this appears to be offered by one of the dreaded "resellers" - maybe you could get it for a fair amount less if you can find the shop he is er, representing?

 

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#12 Pete Klein

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 10:31 PM

Here is the real sale page:

 

http://www.seiyudo.com/tu-030515.htm


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 11:01 PM

Thanks Richard & Pete

I'm amazed how you find these and then to trace the real sale page

The tsuba is stunning but at just over $3,600 and then the import duty :bang:

 

James L intimated the price sort a reasonable Tanaka tsuba would be

While you have got your search eyes on any Inaba tsuba about?

I like my largish collection as I've a lot to learn from these but I can see me selling a load to specialise but not yet

 

 

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