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#1 Ted Tenold

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 04:40 PM

Alerting everyone to the theft of this Hizen Yukihiro Katana with Koshirae from the owner who resides in the area of San Antonio, Texas.  The sword has NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Kanteisho.  

 

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You can see full details and images of everything here:  https://yuhindo.com/hizen-yukihiro-4/

 

Please be on the lookout for it and email me directly with any information.

 

Thank you,

Ted 


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#2 vajo

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 04:43 PM

I feel with the owner, so sorry. I will held my eyes open. We need a stolen things database. 



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Posted 25 August 2019 - 04:51 PM

Did they take the papers as well.
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#4 Ted Tenold

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 05:41 PM

I don't know if they took the papers.  I can ask.


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#5 Ken-Hawaii

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 06:36 PM

I'll keep an eye out here in the far west, too, Ted.


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#6 raymondsinger

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 07:01 PM

Very sorry to hear this new Ted. I have shared this notice to the Facebook and Instagram groups.

#7 Surfson

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 08:17 PM

I'm sorry to hear this too Ted, and will keep my eyes peeled.  A great sword like that will quite possibly find its way to top collectors, who will learn as much as they can about this maker and hopefully find this post.  Having come from Yuhindo, there are a great deal of detailed photos. 


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#8 Stephen

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 08:51 PM

If papers taken it points to something more than standard thief. Someone closer to the owner and knows nihonto value.
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Posted 27 August 2019 - 12:03 AM

Wow, that's too close for comfort.  I have sent out a few emails throughout Texas to give them a heads up.


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#10 Ken-Hawaii

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 12:12 AM

Ted, did we hear that the kanteisho were taken, along with the blade?


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#11 Ted Tenold

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 04:39 AM

Thanks very much everyone!!!  

 

@Ken;  I sent an email to the owner and asked, but haven't received a response yet.  I'll let everyone here know when he responds.  I've also let one of the  dealer/collectors from the area know, and told the owner to circulate information to the local pawn brokers, antique shops/dealers, etc..  


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#12 rmfrost

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 08:49 PM

I want to thank Ted Tenold for selling me this sword. Yes, I am the owner and it was indeed stolen. Unfortunately for them they left the paperwork lying on the floor, so I will try to upload a copy of it. How is everyone doing today? xd
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#13 rmfrost

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 08:53 PM

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I miss this sword a long with a lot of other things from my house! :3
Beautiful beautiful work of art incredible dimensions ^^”

#14 Ken-Hawaii

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 09:05 PM

That's a damn shame! As a former LEO, I doubt that the thieves will be smart enough to sell it on the sword market, but they might try a local pawn shop, or even a flea market. You should try getting the word out locally, as soon as possible.

 

Also, since you're now posting here, please put your first name in your signature, so we know how to address you.


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#15 Katsujinken

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 10:28 PM

So sorry to hear about this. I hope this sword makes its way home.

As a reminder to all who may read this thread: please insure your collection if you can. If possible a specialty insurer of antiques/arms/art/militaria would be ideal in the unfortunate case that you need to make a claim (and their prices will be better).

I would be happy to recommend (via PM) an agency who came to me via Mike Yamasaki, and their service has been excellent. They sell AXA policies – a top insurer of art – and the premiums are super reasonable, especially compared to things like jewelry. The level of additional expertise related to our antiques is crucial.
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#16 DRDave

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 12:09 AM

It is indeed a shame.  Thieves probably don't know what they have, other than a sword.  Wouldn't surprise me if it were to pop up at a gun show.  


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