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#31 Rayhan

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 07:55 AM

One suggestion, it would be nice in the collection tab to see the full Sugata of all the swords. Otherwise....WOW! Fantastic effort Rayhan, I look forward to purchasing the book too.


Thank you! The full sugata is in the book so we thought it was a nice compliment. Definitely a feature to work on for the next iteration.

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 08:30 AM

Got it and it's great. Congrats Rayhan.

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#33 Greg F

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 09:31 AM

Congratulations on such a decent collection Rayhan. I look forward to a hard copy too.

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 12:38 PM

Got it and it's great. Congrats Rayhan.

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Thank you! It means a lot coming from experienced collectors, Arigato!

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 12:39 PM

Congratulations on such a decent collection Rayhan. I look forward to a hard copy too.

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Thank you so much!
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Posted 01 February 2019 - 01:07 PM

@Darcy We have deployed the font changes to the production site and although there are some pixel changes that need to be worked on all should be well now. We went with Bradon Grotesque as a fix. Hope that is all good now?



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Posted 01 February 2019 - 03:26 PM

id rather click on sword and have expand (much like aoi art) trying to follow the sword with window leads me to give up.  


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 03:53 PM

id rather click on sword and have expand (much like aoi art) trying to follow the sword with window leads me to give up.


We will add this feature soon
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Posted 01 February 2019 - 05:45 PM

A+

with some envy.

 

Given the level of the swords, do you have any fittings hiding and waiting to be shared?


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 06:52 PM

A+
with some envy.

Given the level of the swords, do you have any fittings hiding and waiting to be shared?

Thank you!
Much to the dismay, i have mounted all the fittings on koshirae for the collection but i will move into collecting fittings for the next few years and cool down on the swords, lol

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 02:47 AM

Spent a lot of time on the website last couple of nights, love it! Will get the ebook for sure.

 

Swords I have spent the most time looking at:

1. Norikatsu

2. Ko-Uda

3. Shikkake

4. Sue Sa

 

This is not a ranking, just the swords I was most interested by. All are magnificent. Ishido Yasuhiro in there as well, I love Ishido works. Fun site and well done Rayhan!


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#42 Curran

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 04:09 AM

Thank you!
Much to the dismay, i have mounted all the fittings on koshirae for the collection but i will move into collecting fittings for the next few years and cool down on the swords, lol

 

There are some serious fittings collectors lurking on NMB. I am a middleweight in comparison.

You will find it more interesting than you imagined.

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#43 Rayhan

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 06:14 AM

There are some serious fittings collectors lurking on NMB. I am a middleweight in comparison.
You will find it more interesting than you imagined.
Come over to the Dark Side...


...do you have cookies? (Just kidding)

My inspiration was meeting Ian Chapman last year and realising i am barely scratching the surface when it comes to Nihonto. I thought at the very least i was a journeyman but, always the apprentice in this field of Nihonto.

#44 Rayhan

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 06:21 AM

Spent a lot of time on the website last couple of nights, love it! Will get the ebook for sure.

Swords I have spent the most time looking at:
1. Norikatsu
2. Ko-Uda
3. Shikkake
4. Sue Sa

This is not a ranking, just the swords I was most interested by. All are magnificent. Ishido Yasuhiro in there as well, I love Ishido works. Fun site and well done Rayhan!


I hope you really enjoy cruising the site and book! Thanks for the support!

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 06:37 AM

Excellent work, sir! Am adding your e-book to my collection, & wish that I could add that magnifying-glass feature.

 

Hmm, I see Kindle on Amazon, but will there be a "freestanding" PDF or EPUB file available? I prefer to read my reference books on my high-resolution 12" Samsung tablet.


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#46 Tom Darling

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 09:17 AM

Very insignificant contribution to Nihonto, congratulations.

Muito obrigado meu amingo, excelente trabaho.

 

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 10:09 AM

Umm, insignificant? Você não quer dizer "significativo"?


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#48 Rayhan

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 10:24 AM

Excellent work, sir! Am adding your e-book to my collection, & wish that I could add that magnifying-glass feature.

Hmm, I see Kindle on Amazon, but will there be a "freestanding" PDF or EPUB file available? I prefer to read my reference books on my high-resolution 12" Samsung tablet.


Hi sir! Thank you for the kind words there is an Epub version out and should be available online. The ISBN can be found on the website 978-1-9164174-5-8

Please try this and if not I will contact Ingramspark and get the full list of EPUB suppliers.

#49 Rayhan

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 10:25 AM

Very insignificant contribution to Nihonto, congratulations.
Muito obrigado meu amingo, excelente trabaho.

Tom D.


I know for more experienced collectors like yourself this book may seem insignificant but i hope to inspire more new collectors through this publication.

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:22 AM

I suspect 'significant' was intended. ;-)


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:28 AM

I couldn't find a source of the ePub either Ray. Please let us know when you have the sources, and I'll pick up a copy too.


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#52 Rayhan

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:28 AM

All feedback is good feedback:)

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:39 AM

I found it on Rakuten Kobo here: https://www.kobo.com...ons-of-a-nationand purchased it.
But I'll probably have to read it on my iPhone via the Kobo reader, not sure if I can transfer across devices.
Busy synching it, will have a ready tonight.


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#54 Rayhan

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 02:41 PM

It is so strange that I've released the Paperback too, but nielsen book data has not made it available yet, wrote to them today, however Ingramspark has it as available. Will call them tonight and find out.

#55 Rayhan

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 06:49 AM

Well it is slowly starting to list here and there:

Waterstones

https://www.watersto...ons of a nation

Amazon

https://www.amazon.c...FQNKQ4G8D77DB7Y

And as an NMB member for those that have read it, please let me know if you love it, hate it or it was just meh...thank you!
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 03:09 AM

What a wonderful piece of work Ray!  I love the layout, the collection, the way it is organized with choice of eras and chronology from left to right.  I do recognize the Sue-Sa from Aoi.  I was trying to buy that sword but you grabbed it!  

 

The only little glitch I could find was that if I was looking at an individual sword and then pressed a different era, nothing happened.  But when I then shrunk the sword back into the lineup, it dumped me to an error page of some sort and I had to re-enter the site.  Pretty small thing considering what a great site it is.   I will explore it much more.   Are you going to have writeups about each maker?  (sorry if you already do - I have not spent that much time with it yet).   Cheers, Bob


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#57 Rayhan

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:32 AM

Thank you for the feedback sir! The glitchy behaviour is in line for a fix. I basically wrote up on the smiths in the book and kept the site as a compliment to the book with other info and sources for learning. I will be adding full views of the swords in a few months time for sure:)

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:30 AM

Loved the ebook so much I’ve just ordered the paperback. That’s the kind of book you need in any sword library!
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#59 Rayhan

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 12:46 PM

Thank you! I'm honoured.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 05:18 PM

Still going through my eBook on the Kindle app. Impressed so far, will post more once I get deeper into it.


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