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  1. Then he might get a offer. https://www.ebay.com/itm/WW2-Japanese-Officer-Samurai-Sword-By-KOJI-MA-YOSHIMICHI-US-Army-Certified/133032791472?hash=item1ef95f4db0:g:GAkAAOSwpvRcc1YU
  2. So I just sold two type three's then this comes to the garage. The type 3 would have looked good hanging off the hook. Maybe Bruce P. will send over a Nambu for the other side. There were 12 rounds of nambu pistol rounds with it. Best regards, Bob
  3. Going to new homes in Australia and Canada. Thanks Rob and Kaz!
  4. On HOLD - Working with Robin on purchase to AU
  5. Guys, if anyone is looking for a late war type example for a WW2 display, I have this one pictured that is pretty clean, mekugi peg needs to be made. It is 900 plus shipping. I also have pretty much the same as below "gunto" but with a spotty blade, that one is $725. If any interest you can email me at okinawarelics@yahoo.com for more info and I'll bother with better pictures.. No smart phone so -I check at night, no instant replies
  6. Christian, I took a look at it under some decent lighting with some maginification and had some books to match the few strokes that can be made out. I am thinking it is one of the SUKESADA circa 1573
  7. Blade came in and I spent a few minutes cleaning it up. Bad 1. Under the grease, there were some kizu to enjoy with the thin Bizen steel 2. One of the ivory tsuka circles is screwed up. Good It has the start of a special order mei 'BIZEN KUNI JU OSAFUNE' the rest is too worn for a novice to make out Nice tip and ha except for the nip which looks old, maybe it was from a real fight Polish is good enough for study. It does have a nice antique look to it. I was thinking about putting it my booth for the 'I BUY Japanese SWORDS' as I need one in there but I have a clunker type 3 coming in next week. BTW, if any of you get to Jacksonville N.C. let me know and stop by the store, look at some swords and shoot some guns.
  8. It's coming in, I'll post some pics of all the ooi hagire in a week or so. And no thanks Stephen you can't use your grinder to make it a kukri.
  9. 700 doesn't buy much of a blade at a show, I could do great at a country auction with 700 if a sword was there. i have guys beating the bushes finding stuff so unless it is fake I need to offer a fair deal or next time they go with the greasy Honjo Masamune to someone else first.
  10. Hello, if you buy the sword and don't like it. I'd give you USD 850.00 for it. Best regards, Luis

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      Thanks Luis,  I'll keep you posted if I get it.  I made a offer and am waiting for reply.

  11. Thanks for the input guys, I like Christian's figure and will offer $700 and see what happens. If they decline there is anyways the next find. Hopefully soon there will be a sword show, there will be a lot of pent up swords on the table!
  12. Hello Gentlemen and the few ladies on the NMB, How is everyone enjoying year 21? Before I put my resume out to Xi to ask if there are any Solar panel assembly jobs to be had I have the opportunity to spend freshly printed TRUMP/BIDEN bucks on the below sword. This is being offered via pics so I have not seen it in had. It looks interesting due to the hamon, I see the character that looks like a Taisho era on the mei. Correct? Cannot make out the smith, can you? I also do not know if the kanji on the shirasaya mentions anything of interest. The problem with the blade is the onr large chip in the edge and the mei looks like a chippy job hastily done. Guy wants 1K, I am thinking of eating the shipping costs and taking a good look. Would you pass? Best regards, Bob
  13. Good books, you'll use them often. Take a look at Sesko's books you'll need those too! Best regards, Bob
  14. Gents, I fall into the category of picker/treasure hunter sword buyer. I am drawn to tattered tsukamaki and rusty blades. The hope and disappointment roller cooster is exciting and sometimes you win. Anyway, recently I shifted gears and bought a blade that had all the work completed. It was a different feeling, more of a feeling of investment or value. There was another Kiyonobu there that was a wakizashi and I did not win the bid on that one. Shifting through the deceased owners papers afterwards I saw that they were both labeled as a Daishou. However, looking at mei's the wak was made by the father and the katana the son. Not sure if Daishou are put together like that? Anyway, I still expect to hunt the backroads but buying a nice blade right off sure takes a lot of variables off the table that cause worry and loss of money. Best regards, Bob
  15. Mike, store it horizontally vice vertically, helps to keep the oil from pooling and oil very lightly you don't need much just a light wipe with a clean microfiber cloth with a bit of oil on it..
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