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 Post subject: 2012 Tampa Japanese Sword Show
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 5:47 am 
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The dates for the 2012 Tampa Japanese Sword Show are now posted as February 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2012.

I attended this show last February, and I must say that I not only had a great time, but it was well organized with good public attendance. It is also open to dealers of militaria, asian art, as well as many other types of antique arms from around the world.

It has also been announced on their site that the show will host an NTHK Shinsa.

Further details regarding the show, hotel accomodations, tables, and Shinsa information can be seen at: http://www.tampajapaneseswordshow.com/

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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Tampa Japanese Sword Show
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 2:34 am 
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Hi Ted:

Are they still having the NTHK Shinsa in Tampa?

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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Tampa Japanese Sword Show
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 7:27 am 
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Jon -
We are indeed still having the NTHK Shinsa at the Tampa Show - Uncle Al Bardi is doing a great job promoting his event and ours - we anticipate a very successful weekend to rival the recent San Francisco Shinsa - I personally am looking forward to meeting our East Coast cousins and enjoying several days of productive sword study.
Hope you all can make it,
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:19 am 
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This year show was really great and I enjoyed myself greatly. I was allowed to start matching faces with names outside of my local Japanese sword club of Maryland and Northern Virginia. I am very much looking forward to this show in early 2012 and will be submitting something to the NTHK shinsa as well.



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:27 am 
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Dear All -
Nows the time to make your plans for Super Bowl Sunday and the upcoming Tampa Sword Show, only two months away now. Reservations for the 2012 NTHK Shinsa are coming in briskly and we suggest that you send yours in now before year-end business takes up all your time.

It is possible to get slots at the last minute but not for the most coveted times, so be sure and register now!

We have attached the reservation forms for your convenience. If you have questions please visit the FAQ page on our website; http://www.toryu-mon.com

Hoping to see you all there,
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:09 am 
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Hi Everyone,

I just booked my flight and hotel room for the Tampa Japanese Sword Show and NTHK Shinsa. I will be there from 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 11 until 3:00 PM Sunday, February 12. I am hoping to attend the Q & A section on Sunday as I will be submitting a tsuba for NTHK Shinsa on Sunday morning. I will also be touching base with some longtime American collectors at the show. Would be great if I could also meet some people who often post to the Nihonto Message Board that would be great. I will be bringing four tsuba including the one I am going to submit to Shinsa for discussion. Thanks and happy holidays.



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:07 am 
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I've been planning for this show since the day I spent at the 2011 show! I'll be there from Friday to Sunday, and can't wait to meet up with all the folks who've been so helpful.

I owe a couple of guys a :beer: or beverage of choice.

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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Tampa Japanese Sword Show
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:04 am 
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Good day all,
I plan on bringing 2 blades for shinsa and have a question about condition.
See this link for the older blade and notice some chips and a small de-lamination.
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=8125

The other blade has a slight double bend but has no other defects.
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=8185

So my question is; can these blades still be examined by the team and possibly papered?
If the consensus is positive then I will reserve a spot pronto.
Thank you, (and Merry Christmas)

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:34 am 
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Alan -
Very tough call. Thin temper accompanied by prominent hada and dry looking nakago would suggest to me saiha (re-temper). You would not get a certificate in that case. Of course looking at photos can be a real guessing game.

We welcome all submissions but would not want anyone to spend money needlessly. Perhaps those additional photos you spoke of would be helpful.

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Well I won't have them in hand again until February.The owner wants to know and there is only one way to find out.
I think a 100 bucks is a small price to know exactly what you have.
Am also looking forward to meeting other board members.
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Hi Alan,

From my experience I found the pink paper from the NTHK very informative so I would just submit it and see what the shinsa team says. If it passes great if it doesn't then you will still learn more about the Nihonto you have. I am saying this as it looks like both Nihonto are in good polish. Hope to see you at the show.



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David Stiles

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:20 am 
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Just two weeks away folks!
Our thanks to all who registered early, reservation confirmations have all been sent out. For those of you not going to Indianapolis to see the 49ers crush the Patriots there is still time to register your items and still a few slots left.
Florida here we come!

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Three weeks Tom... :|

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:13 pm 
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He's just excited... call it wishfull thinking... :lol:

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Yeah -- I hope he didn't buy his air tickets to that date... :?

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