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Justin Grant

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  1. There are plenty of instructions on the web. First off, it's odoshi that you have. Second, it comes in various widths for various parts of the armor. Order smaller odoshi.
  2. A is a better in my opinion and older and should be restored. B is a later issue than A. I think A is momoyama era.
  3. I have several of these Nichiren O-Daimoku maedate. Most new, one old.
  4. I don't dispute the Kiri were added, but they look to have been placed where other kamon were, the area surrounding the Kiri looks scuffed like a larger item was once there. Maybe part of the "disguise" to hide the family that sold it off. Still an interesting piece.
  5. It was posted on here years ago, and I'd have to go look, but it was decided it lacked certain features. I have pics if the inside and outside if it helps. I liked it, personally, and offered to buy it, but don't believe it had the qualities of a myochin. But as a lawyer, I never say anything definitive! LOL
  6. Unlikely it is Myochin. I was the one who re-laced it years ago. It came with the shikoro in tatters and badly bent, and the task was to reattach it all and try to keep it together without making it worse. The color was selected to hide the damage. The hachi is nice, but not Myochin nice, it is unsigned. The shikoro is in very bad shape and trying to straighten it would have fractured it, but the cost to repair and or replace was prohibitive at the time. The quote we had to replace the Shikoro was 5x the estimated value of the bowl. This was a consolidate and "display" vs a restoration.
  7. I frequent a few antique arms sites, and in the context of American Black-Powder rifles, they seem to refer to the ram-rod as an "arm". So reading this chaps passage, "The overall length is 38 1/2'', there is a bamboo dowel within the ramrod recess and the arm is likely more contemporary than antique." He is speaking of the bamboo dowel rod, or ram rod, and that is it in the ramrod recess (American's call it a ramrod and it's usually Hickory), so this may have led the seller to believe this is a contemporary replacement since it was bade of bamboo.
  8. Luc, Most are used to limit, but not eliminate, grazing. A horse that eats to much, besides being fat and sluggish, can founder, a condition that can lead to death. So groomsmen apply these devices to slow their intake. Also, horses fight, and bite each other, injuring one another. And my guess is that if you rode to your lord's castle, you don't want you horse eating his prized garden.
  9. WOW... Rather health sum for a possible Ichiro. But hey, each to their own.
  10. Thanks Piers The stock repair bugs me. I was going to make a Dougane to hide it. Just need to get around to it. I think you told me once that ramrod is not original, the metal end being the giveaway. I've seen these ends on other guns so think it might have been a mass produced item easily repurposed back in the day when these were sold to the west. As they say, it is unremarkable, but mine. I also managed to get a whole bag of original brass fittings for a Sakai gun, and used one to replace one missing on this example.
  11. Jan, et al, Per request. My sad Hino Teppo signed Wada Jidaiyu It has a stock repair, it lines up well, but the mekugi no longer lines up for the forward ana. It's off by 1/3 of the hole in the barrel. I'll load several replies with photos
  12. That is all there is, no other marks or registration marks from the later attempt to get them registered. Your book must be an updated version Piers. The copy you sent me forever ago does not have him listed, I believe. I am assuming he was a late Edo smith. Jan, I would be happy to.. It's not a particularly interesting item, and has stock damage and repair. But it was my first purchase, so I've kept it.
  13. I have a "Wada" teppo. I think an obscure smith, can't find him in the books.
  14. You have to remember, even at 5’ 8” and 158#, you are a giant compared to Samurai of the era.
  15. Thanks all! The Hatto on my Kabuto have one with its mouth closed and the other open, a possible Buddhist reference? Lots of interesting subtle references. My armor also has Amano kamon references, which leads me to the Koriki line that used this Kamon, since these two families had a lot of history.
  16. Not sure why my phone rotates the images. Sorry
  17. Here is the other part of the question. It’s the 4th column in parentheses
  18. This shows the first question, the family name I think says Miyazaki.
  19. Good evening, I am researching a group of families that used a particular Kamon. The book (in Japanese), list this as the family and province. I translated them, but not sure I have the Miyazaki translated properly. I can only find it as a province and within the Hyuga region. So maybe I have translated it wrong? 宮崎氏 Miyazaki Family 日向国(ひゅうがのくに)Hyūga Province Lastly, not sure what this means. I may have the wrong first Kanji, the book font is small and uses a fancy type that makes finding radicals and such difficult. 采図部4, 姓氏家采 The book it titled 家紋でたどるあなたの家采 and I am on page 三七二 Thank you, Justin .... lost in radicals and translation.....
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