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Everything posted by md02geist

  1. I’m going to bring this down to 1500. Oshigata included as well, I forgot to mention that.
  2. Gakusee is absolutely correct. The quality of the yari is very high too, it’s far from your typical sankaku.
  3. Thank you Ken! I haven’t seen one quite like this either. That’s why I picked it up initially to study! It’s judged sue seki with Mei of Kane-?, as they are unable to determine the second character.
  4. Excellent large yari in great polish. Mid to late Muromachi. Fantastic hamon. Blade length : 40,5 cm or 15.9 inches. Sori : 0,0 cm or 0,0 inches. Mekugi : 2 Width at Hamachi : 2.49 cm or 0.98 inches. Kasane : 0.90 cm or 0.35 inches. Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie deeply attached. Includes Yari, shirasaya, sword bag, NBTHK certificate, Aoi sheet, and Markus Sesko translation of the NBTHK certificate (digital, though I'll print you out one if you'd really like). Asking 1800 obo net via paypal. Price includes shipping and insurance in the continental US. Shipping outside the continental US is available but will add to the price, probably substantially due to length. Please click on the pictures for more info. I am happy to answer any questions one may have, or work with you on payment or price if it's just out of your reach.
  5. Recently picked up a wakizashi from J Reid. Communication was good and he shipped lightning fast. The package got held up in customs (surprise surprise) but the delay wasn’t his fault. Item also exceeded my expectations and he’s guaranteed it to pass shinsa as the blade is understood to be so I couldn’t ask for more. Fantastic buying experience.
  6. Lots of interesting thoughts here everyone, thank you
  7. I thought that might be it, but wasn't sure. Those are primarily the two months I've seen, more of August.
  8. Hello all, Simple question; are there "lucky" or more important months for swords to have been completed? I seem to see lots of Hachigatsu blades. I did some searching and research but didn't turn up anything...is there anything special about August or am I just running into coincidence? Thank you!
  9. Wonderful taste. Hope your bank account is loaded lol.
  10. Haven't created anything yet. Been formulating how to do it, and been tied up with two sick kids lol.
  11. Thank you all for the wonderful ideas. My collection is humble but I like it..a tsuba, a katana, a yari, some other odds and ends. I've had a few nice ones in my possession and studied them then moved them along. I was very happy to receive this as a gift from one of my crew (I am an officer at a firehouse). It meant a lot to me that one of my guys not only knows me well enough to know my interests, but would go out of his way to locate something for me like this *and* spend the money on it on a firefighter's salary no less (I'm sure it was more expensive than your typical stocking stuffer presents exchanged at work). So it means a lot to me sentimentally! Thank you all again for the great ideas. I will play around with some ideas in my head and see what I can do about putting this in display. I have two young kids, one of whom is extremely curious about *everything* and I worry one day he will grab an antique he shouldn't. So I tend to keep them all very high up lol.
  12. Here are some pictures. I know these are not in the greatest of condition, but they were a gift and given with a very generous heart. So if anyone has any negative comments about the quality or condition, do us all a favor and keep it to yourself.
  13. Hello all, Anyone found a good way to display partial armor? I received pieces of an Edo period dou from a member of my crew as a christmas present. It is about half the back and half of the front, and a few kusuzari. It isn't in the greatest of shape but isn't complete garbage either, it's enough that i'd like to display it with my other things. Thanks!
  14. Sadly above my price range but I’m sure it is beautiful.
  15. Hello all, Still looking for a muromachi or before Naminohira blade. I see several available at Aoi and one or two other dealers but not quite what I’m looking for. Thanks everyone and Happy New Years!
  16. Yes, you're verifying what I have already. More, would love feedback on the Kane ___ part.
  17. Anyone like to verify the translation here? Thanks!
  18. It's been a year or two since I sent something in, how does one donate again?
  19. Big difference between pruning a bonsai and chopping down a tree. I think you're assuming that all garden or menial tasks are crude by necessity and that simply isn't the case. It's very possible they were used for head removal. It's possible they were used for scalping. Samurai were pretty obsessed with the whole head taking thing, it wouldn't surprise me if some samurai had a special blade made just for it. Truth is we just simply don't know.
  20. Could easily be as stated charcoal or other ceremonial swords. We see swords that are absolutely glorious that obviously were not intended for battle, like most of the shrine swords. I can see a ceremonial preparation sword being made very well and with good fittings.
  21. The katana I just sold, I'm losing some on. I have thoroughly enjoyed it while I had it, and now it is time to pass it on. I don't mind taking a loss and consider it part of the cost of education.
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