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  1. Real or fake fighting? Here is a recent acquisition a Ishido school sword with a sheetz-pot full of kirikomi kizu. Looking at this nihonto objectively was it wielded in massive battle(s) or did the grandkid practice with it? There are 12 chips and cuts to the sword. Many are deep. The hypothetical scenario that this damaged was caused by fun and games well, that is a lot of swinging by the 13 year old and since many are edge imprints of another sword very dangerous for the teens who were swinging. I can see one or two blows but this many? This would have happened after the blade was polished by a pro and had tsukimaki and all the rest completed. That is hard to contemplate also. Question to you all is: How many kirikomi have you seen on a Warring States era blade ?
  2. I had this one, it was a gnarly sword. Not sure really why the hell it was made. Maybe for a forest dwelling samurai.
  3. Wow, thanks Piers! A couple of those swords in the woodblock remind me of the ones Ray S. posts time to time on the for sale forum. I guess I should have stepped up on a couple of the others instead of buying pottery and coins. Now to find a frame!
  4. Just got back from a 7 hour round trip with a truck load of pickin's from a estate of a husband / wife art collecter. The one thing I wanted in the woodblocks was this Samurai battle wood block print. There were others of various subject matter and maybe famous artists but the only one I wanted was this one to frame and keep. If this scene is familiar to anyone, please post so I can make a index card and put it on the back of the piece. Best regards, Bob
  5. Jean, thanks for chiming in. I just took a look under a jeweler's glass and do not see any indication of casting marks in the hitsu-ana. I did take a few more pictures in case it helps I.d. this tsuba.
  6. I won a few bids from the recently completed Schultz auction. Not sure who's collection it was but there were some nice items. Since I am not a tsuba expert I could not quite make a good read on this one from my references. Would shoami be proper to put on a card for this dragon? Best regards, Bob
  7. Domo arigato Moriyama-san Watashi wa kanji o amari yomemasen ne.
  8. Guys and Gals, crazy Bob is at it again with .99 cent starts, so Trumpin what you may ask. Well, If you win the bid I will rebate you a stimulus of 10 pct off the winning bid. Wad up wid NMB you know me. Can you say Crazy Bob for Prez in 2024! Check out these Camp Lejeune area gems. Best regards, Bob P.S. there are some nice hard to find bayo's up in a few days too if you need one for your Arisaka http://ebay.us/K586Az?cmpnId=5338273189 http://ebay.us/vAQKJl?cmpnId=5338273189
  9. Nah, There is a huge chip to the edge, might be combat related from the looks of the damage as it was a incredible swing. It does have a nice hamon from a quick glance a 3 point type. If it clips to that NLF belt and trop uniform I'll slap it on there, it is a good display piece as you don't have to worry about people handling it at a gun show when I set up about once a year.
  10. Hello, Picked up some swords the other day here around Camp Lejeune. These were attic pieces. I want to thank Bruce P. the Daimyo of WW2 blades for taking a look at there and recommending a post on them. "Hand Salute" to Bruce. This may be a Canvas covered battlefield pickup from Tinian or Saipan. It has a large Seki stamp, seems to have a water quenched hamon & hand drilled menkuana, A WW2 set of civilian koshirae rounds out this odd piece. Best regards, Bob
  11. Hello, Picked up some swords the other day here around Camp Lejeune. These were attic pieces. I want to thank Bruce P. the Daimyo of WW2 blades for taking a look at there and recommending a post on them. "Hand Salute" to Bruce. Anyway, these from Bruce's tips and hints this looks to be a black handle NCO. I do not see any other paint under the wear of the black on handle or scabbard. Best regards, Bob
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Going to new homes in Australia and Canada. Thanks Rob and Kaz!
  15. On HOLD - Working with Robin on purchase to AU
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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!
  22. 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
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