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#1 estcrh

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 02:08 PM

Here is a rare image of a teppo-bako, it looks like it holds two stacks of five. These are rarely seen, probably due to their size.
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Posted 04 June 2017 - 03:16 PM

Very cool Eric. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 01:15 AM

My wife made me get rid of mine, but it did not have those racks in it. A superb example!
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Posted 05 June 2017 - 02:56 AM

My wife made me get rid of mine, but it did not have those racks in it. A superb example!

Piers, I remember yours, I thought you would appreciate seeing this one, do you still have any images of the one you had. You also have / had a very nice katana-bako with racks if I remember correctly.

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 06:00 AM

Both true, Eric. You have a good memory. If there are any photos, they will be in an old memory card. The Katanabako with racks is in the same place in the hallway, just taking up less space!


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 12:11 AM

Both true, Eric. You have a good memory. If there are any photos, they will be in an old memory card. The Katanabako with racks is in the same place in the hallway, just taking up less space!

Piers, images of your katana-bako and an image of your teppo-bako. While your katana-bako is very similar to the teppo-bako I posted, the racks are quite different.

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 05:24 AM

Wow, yes, I haven't seen those shots for a while! The top four are indeed the large brown katana-bako which is still in the hall today.

 

The bottom shot is the now long-lost black teppo-bako.

 

Clever find indeed. :clap:


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 09:06 AM

Wow, yes, I haven't seen those shots for a while! The top four are indeed the large brown katana-bako which is still in the hall today.
 
The bottom shot is the now long-lost black teppo-bako.
 
Clever find indeed. :clap:

Piers, your katana-bako is the only one of its type I have seen, these bako with racks and carrying hardware must have been for military use. Along the same lines is another rare example, a ya-bako?

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 09:15 AM

That's great. A friend has a couple of those large arrow boxes, one with Hideyoshi's Mon on it!

 

Another friend just bought a whole bunch of those large cutter arrowheads fom a collector; I managed to sneak just one, all I could afford!

 

My Katanabako I took to the local sword shop to see if they might be interested, but they said that no-one in Japan wants anything so large nowadays. :o


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 09:30 AM

That's great. A friend has a couple of those large arrow boxes, one with Hideyoshi's Mon on it!
 
Another friend just bought a whole bunch of those large cutter arrowheads fom a collector; I managed to sneak just one, all I could afford!
 
My Katanabako I took to the local sword shop to see if they might be interested, but they said that no-one in Japan wants anything so large nowadays. :o

Piers, if you ever want to free up some room in your house just let me know!! I always wanted one of that type of arrow head but I just have not been in the right place at the right time.

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 10:11 AM

Speaking of large Japanese boxes, I bought this one from Kelly Schmidt recently, he described it as a "katana box", I neglected to check the size before I paid for it. I was a bit shocked when it arrived, it is 54in / 137cm on the inside, as you can see it is quite a bit bigger than a katana. There are no racks and no sign that it ever had any. It must have stored something large but what? It appears to be old, held together with wood pegs.

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 10:29 AM

猪毛之靭 seems to mean 'boar-bristle quiver', Eric. It must have contained an Utsubo at one time? Nice box.

 

All the good boxes are coming here instead of the other thread I started a few weeks ago! :rotfl:


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 01:14 PM

Some awesome arrows in that pic above! :Drool: :Drool: :Drool:


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 01:37 PM

猪毛之靭 seems to mean 'boar-bristle quiver', Eric. It must have contained an Utsubo at one time? Nice box.
 
All the good boxes are coming here instead of the other thread I started a few weeks ago! :rotfl:

Piers...a utsubo-bako, amazing, thanks. I did not know about your recent thread on Japanese boxes, I think this box belongs there, maybe Brian will move it. When I click on a forum members name and then click on the box for "threads" or "posts" it only displays a few of the most recent ones and no more, it should bring up a persons entire history. Here is a link to your other thread for anyone who is interested. http://www.militaria...-boxes-we-like/

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 05:19 PM

Hi! 

 

Brian, the box with arrows is mine, I have 3 of them, the boxes with spaces for the arrows are quite rare. I guess most of them have succumbed to moisture and insects.

 

Something for the lovers of ya and yanone.

In this picture there are 4 yumi, the two to the left are Muromachi, the two to the right are Edo.

 

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The forrest...

 

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Some different ebira, all ya have battle yanone exept for the four white, those a "presentation arrows" I made for my wife

 

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  box with mixed goodies..

 

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In the last picture you also see the lid of the box that Eric published

 

If the post is in the wrong section, just delete it.

 

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 05:29 PM

SPECTACULAR! A collection to be very proud of indeed. I have a few Yumi and a small number of arrows but nothing to compare to this~


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 05:51 PM

:wow: :wow: :wow:

:wub:

 

Really wish you hadn't posted that. Now I am just plain jealous :laughing:


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:06 PM

:wow: :wow: :wow:

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Really wish you hadn't posted that. Now I am just plain jealous :laughing:

Anthony has an incredible collection, he is being very modest.


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:51 PM

Anthony, God bless you for sharing !   :Drooling: 


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:52 PM

Speechless :)
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 04:19 AM

Anthony? Modest? :fit:

 

Eric, how did you get those two words into the same sentence?

 

As Brian said, or meant to say, when Anthony rolls out the heavy guns  :phew:  we poor mortals have no chance! :clap:


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:18 AM

Hi!

 

Well, I have some heavy guns, but not all of my guns are heavy....

 

Here are some of them

 

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Covering the channel, with my bonsai cannon, It has a nice history participating in the Takamori campaign

 

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Another one 40 monme

 

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Big guns needs big tools...

 

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Sorry, I am seriously off topic.

 

Anthony


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 12:36 PM

You are forgiven for going off topic :)

One thing is for sure, the vikings are ready if any nasty critters are coming our way!

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:06 PM

Anthony, wundebar (or whatever Vikings might have said).  Thanks so very much for your photos - they must not disappear.  Sighhh.  It makes a man with only three teppo feel a little small in the pants...

 

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 04:43 PM

Ditto here Bazza :(
Have 2 average ones, but would love a pistol and/or a large bore gun.

And let's not even talk about that multi barrel one :wow:


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:46 PM

The multiple barrel one gives me goose flesh :)
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