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Barrie B last won the day on March 13 2020

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  1. Hi Micheal, I could not find this in the Kinko Meikan or in Markus' Signatures of Japanese Sword Fitting Artists. Unfortunately I don't have Wakayama's publication. Good luck. Barrie.
  2. Hi all, Usual story - I came into these as part of a job lot with some other stuff I wanted . They are iron and need some TLC. I do not have the time and cannot use them - but someone might want a bit of a project and could perhaps use these? I think the Tsuba would clean up nicely.. The Kin, Gin and Suaka 'Bean' design is in great condition (no damage) and is intact. Tsuba is approx. 53mm x 38mm x 3.5mm Fuchi is approx. 37mm x 22mm x 8.5mm Kashira is approx. 34mm x 22mm x 7mm Anyway, if someone does want them, I will donate the entire sale price to the NMB. If they do not sell, then they will continue to slowly return to mother nature.. These are in Australia, but I will ship anywhere. I can get a quote for postage first if anyone prefers.. Barrie.
  3. Curran, that is a very nice Tsuba indeed..! Baz.
  4. George (et al), Thanks for sharing your knowledge to broaden mine. And thanks to everyone else for sharing their items to increasing my limited understanding on the use of this theme.. Not as rare as I first thought. I never once imagined this O Tanto/ Ko Wakizashi might have actually been owned by a Bushi, and not by a Kabuki actor.. Thanks again. Baz.
  5. Hi, Thanks Dale. I see plenty of Hanya mask themed stuff. Especially Menuki and the odd Tsuba..Cheers for the links as well. Barrie.
  6. Hi Dale, LOL.. My interest is because I own this handsome 'Merchant' Koshirae (for lack of a better description) that has similar themed Menuki.. Bit of an unusual theme for a Samurai, I would have thought..? I think it was made very late Edo, when merchants and artists had money? Perhaps I should research the Kozuka artist to put an approximate date to the Kozuka, to support this theory.. I assume it was made for, and owned by a Kabuki artist..? Any other theories? Barrie.
  7. HI all, I would like to enquire if a member of our prestigious board happened to win this unusual Kozuka recently? https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/o471217620 Thanks. Barrie.
  8. Thank you all. It is a real long-shot I know, but we never know if we don't ask... Cheers, Barrie.
  9. Hello Piers, Apologies. I must not have attached the image correctly. Three bars, like the attached(?) photo. Does this work? Thanks. Barrie.
  10. Hi everyone, A bit of a long-shot, but does anyone have a pair of Inaba Mon Menuki that you would be willing to part with? Needed for a project. Thank you. Barrie.
  11. Hi everyone, I have posted some menuki on eBay. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/124674659276 Thanks for looking. Barrie.
  12. Hi BaZZa, Nice Kozuka; three very nice gold Kamon on a fine Shakudo Nanako ground, presumably made for a formal Koshirae. Haynes does not show this specific Mon, (and I do not have any other references) so yes, I believe a sufficiently different and potentially unrecorded Kamon, which is not surprising. FWIW, they look like Anzu (Apricot Blossom) to me.. Barrie.
  13. Hi Bob, At first, I thought the Kakihan (N 104) was a good match and we had found your man, but then I too realised its not quite the same. Pity. That is why I posted them beside each other.. I am not sure if anyone (Haynes for example) found anomalies or or even Gimei contained within Joly's, or maybe there were possibly even minor copying errors ..? Either way, I still reference it from time to time out of curiosity. Anyone have anything more substantial to say about Joly's - as a reference source? Barrie.
  14. Hi Gents, Unfortunately I do not have Wakayama's yet, but I have Joly's and have attached a photo of N 104 for you. Barrie.
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