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  1. Who are you why no real name im done with looney bin. Want to call B S call it instead of googling Latin then cut and pasting.
  2. Roger, i wont honor a response, hes digging his own hole. Thank you for yours
  3. In case im not around later his contact info. When they do open later i may plan a trip to the museum. I would welcome anyone in the area to accompany me but remember we can only look we can't touch. Good Evening Mr. Christianson, Attached below is some of the information you asked about during our telephone conversation. Once we get back into the Library on a regular basis, I can look into photographing the tang and getting a better image of the hamon. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. Kind regards, John Miller Museum Registrar Harry S. Truman Presidential Library 500 W. US Highway 24 Independence, MO 64050-1798 816-268-8204
  4. A Mr John Miller was kind enough to respond to my inquiry. recived this just now. More to come when they open back up, he promised a nakago shot. Photograph and Digital Image © Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum Object Name: Sword Classification: T & E for Science and Technology-Armament - Edged Maker: Masamune Date Label: circa 1291 Medium: (a-d) hand wrought steel; bronze; gold; lacquered wood; cloth (e) wood Description: (a-b) Japanese short sword (wakizashi) made by Masamune of Kamakura circa 1291 A.D. Blade is in formal mounts with a simple, black lacquered scabbard (saya). The tang has gold inlay characters which indicate the sword was authenticated by the Zoganmei of Kokyu (Tadaoki) circa 1774-1789. The hilt (tsuka) is wrapped with black braid and is fitted with matching "tsuba, fuchi, kashira and menuki" made by Kamada Joju in the late Edo period. The "kurigata" on the scabbard are by the same maker. These fittings have a deep black, pebbled finish and are decorated with gold chrysanthemums, each encircled by three butterflies. The (c) small utility knife (kozuka) and (d) skewer (kogai) carried in the scabbard are of equal quality with a brushed gold uttori surface and raised gold fans for design. Both are signed by Sonobe Yoshihide. The kozuka blade is signed by the early 19th century swordsmith, Sukemori, Bizen Osafune. (e) Stand for displaying sword and scabbard in a horizontal position is made of brown stained and lacquered wood. Note: See also (#163 a-b) "White Scabbard" specifically made for shipping the Masamune short sword (#568 a-d). This wooden shipping scabbard is described in the original correspondence sent by (donor information removed) to General Walter Krueger in 1946. Dimensions: Overall: 20 3/4 in. (52.7 cm) Overall: 22 1/4 in. (56.5 cm) Overall: 29 in. (73.7 cm) Historical Attributions: History: This sword was presented to President Truman on March 4, 1946 in the Oval Office of the White House by General Walter Krueger. Krueger served as Commanding General of the U.S. 6th Army occupation forces in Japan and originally received the sword as a gift from (donor information removed). The sword, recorded by the Himeji Occupational Force, was originally acquired from Viscount Matsudaira of Tokyo. Matsudaira was a descendant of Matsudaira Idzu-No-Kami, a Feudal Lord. The sword itself was made by Masamune of Kamakura circa 1291 A.D. It is a short sword (wakizashi) with an overall length of 29 inches in its scabbard (saya). The scabbard was restored by Kiyoharu Omino in 1975. The tsuba, fuchi, kashira, menuki and kurigata were made in the late Edo period by Kamada Joju. The kozuka and kogai are attributed to Sonobe Yoshihide and the kozuka blade is signed by Sukemori, Bizen Osafune (circa 1800).
  5. If still available in 10 days I'll go for it. 50316 zip.... shipping cost?
  6. Let me clarify no way that I think this is the war relic when I said copy of Indonesian a fake made in Indonesia not a war relic for Christ's sake give us a break with the island crap. Give no stock to yellow cord too.
  7. https://www.militaria.co.za/nmb/topic/36534-photos-and-video-from-san-francisco-token-kai-2021/?tab=comments#comment-379095
  8. Im afraid your going to get the same answer here as Facebook. Amateur cut gimei, nakagos not even bizen. I wouldn't put it older than 1800s
  9. Youd have to run that by Chris B. Its in RIA im sure the guy im helping wont go for extra hassle of fees n shipping to CANADA.
  10. I know ive read this before but eyes are strained, prease give me first name save me from more strain.
  11. Sorry back to org post. I feel it will show up.
  12. SHOUT OUT!!! >> Shohei Ohtani is Pitching today. Ohtani is the " Samurai of MLB Baseball " And home run leader!! At 38 now.
  13. Welcome aboard Al, enjoy your adventure on the good ship NMB.
  14. Steven maybe post the Aoi page...it might help here. For now im out!
  15. Helping buyer i know its tad over his budget...but hes in Canada so maybe you can work something out.
  16. Whats current price? Hold for few hours please researching.
  17. I think the term Island sword has become a catch-all for a lot of junk, a lot of junk repo
  18. They are closed because of covered as of now I left a message to get back with me about if the masamune is really missing or what.
  19. Tks not my guy glad i didn't say his name. Hope to make it one more time. Pint on me mate.
  20. Great fun thank you. May i ask who was supplying the mouth sanitizer? I have a good guess but dont want to say his name n be wrong.
  21. Probably is Indonesian copy of a Japanese sword. Those pix dont tell.
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