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matthewbrice

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  1. Thank you, Steve. I appreciate your help. It is very kind of you. —Matt
  2. Thank you, Steve. Right. The thread had gone stagnate for 24 hours. So this gave the topic new life. Your translation is very helpful, Steve. Thank you. Can I ask—do you fee as well, that the signature says that it was from an order of 5 guns? And second, do you know if this gun was in fact made by the son of the great Ikkan-sai Kunitomo smith? Looking forward to hearing your comments, Steve. Thank you. —Matt
  3. Hello. I would be very appreciative if someone could read the kanji written below the date on this signature. Thank you in advance! —Matt Brice
  4. . Thank you for your help at this late hour. —Matt
  5. Thank you so much, Bugyotsuji. Can you tell what is meant by the 1 of 5 reference in the signature? I hesitate to guess—did the daimyo order 5 of these guns at the same time? —Matt
  6. The barrel measures 69.5 cm long. Here are a quick couple snapshots—the overview photo on my exercise room carpet rug photo doesn’t due it fair justice. The other two photos more fairly represent the gun.
  7. It’s inner muzzle diameter is 1.9 cm. Sure appreciate your help with this! —Matt
  8. Not the regular musket or carbine type. Double or triple the weight.
  9. Oh—well, are they referred to by some as ‘temple guns’? The large barrel tanegashima. Weighs about 15 lbs.
  10. The two photos of the signature loaded onto this thread in reverse order—so the third photo is the top part of the signature, and the second photo is the bottom part of the signature. —Matt
  11. Hello. I picked up a Kaei period wall gun. I could use help translating the signature. Hopefully someone here can assist. Thank you in advance! —Matt Brice
  12. You’re right, Stephen. I have some wiggle room in the price. —Matt
  13. $4500 obo. 1 antique Japanese WW2 gendaito sword by Nobufusa available. This fine antique Japanese sword would make an important acquisition for any collection. Nobufusa was judged a Sword Forging Teacher at the 1941 Exhibition. Nobufusa was a highly rated gendai smith--2.5 Million Yen. The blade measures 68.3 cm (26 7/8") from blade tip to notch in the blade spine. This water-tempered gendaito was made with Tamahagane. This gendai was mounted in Samurai koshirae. Condition: This sword is in beautiful condition. The mounts are excellent. The blade is in polish with an occasional light scratch. There are no nicks in the blade edge. The blade is perfectly straight. The hamon and boshi are perfectly healthy.
  14. Oh sorry. A price would have been helpful. Yes Brian for NMB members, $5900. Thank you! —Matt
  15. 1 antique Japanese WW2 Yasukuni Shrine sword by Kotani Yasunori available. This fine antique Japanese sword would make an important acquisition for any collection. The blade measures 68.5 cm (26 15/16") from blade tip to notch in the blade spine. Scroll down to the bottom of the listing to View Additional Photos. Condition: This sword is in beautiful condition. The mounts are excellent. The blade is in wartime polish with one tiny nail catcher type nick which is so slight it is hard to see. It's really only detectable when pulling the cutting edge along a fingernail. There is some light staining on the blade. The blade is perfectly straight. The hamon and boshi are perfectly healthy.
  16. Just an FYI for collectors of Japanese military swords--I just listed a model 1883 Naval Officer's Kyu-gunto in the For Sale section. I know they are hard to find, so wanted to take a moment to let those interested it was there to check out. Thank you! --Matt Brice
  17. New Sword available--M1883 Naval Officer's Kyu-gunto Sword. $4800 obo Samurai mon on the backstrap--two hawk feathers, Asano clan. Very fine condition mounts. Average quality 24 7/16" mumei nihonto blade. More photos available if needed. Harder to find Naval Russo-Japanese mounted sword. --Matthew Brice
  18. NOW TAKE 30% OFF THE LISTED PRICES! (Was 20% off list prices). Thank you! --Matt Brice
  19. Hi Stephen! Just got them up for sale there as well. It's just finding the time to get things up for sale. Thanks Stephen! --Matt
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