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About kolhoznik

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  1. kolhoznik

    Tourist piece

    That coin in the center of the dish is worth a few hundred dollars. It is a Chinese silver dollar minted in the early 20th century during the late Imperial or early Republic period. These were minted by province. That alone would almost have paid for the auction.
  2. I can tell you that the Stacked Cannonball stamp blow the tsuba is for the Tokyo Arsenal.
  3. I'm going to have to start working third shift here in the United States so I can be awake for these deals
  4. Does anyone know of any Nihonto sellers who are having any Black Friday / Christmas sales either currently going on or will be happening in the near future?
  5. I have not used buyee before. Is it comparable to ebay or a complete free for all?
  6. Seconds please if the sale falls through.
  7. Does anyone else see flea bites in the edge of the blade?
  8. Peter, If you do have a site with pictures of the swords please post the URL. It would be very interesting to me also to see these blades. Mike
  9. Also during the warlord era in China several Spanish companies made c96 look alikes that had almost identical external appearances but had some internal mechanical differences
  10. After looking through swords in the catalog many of the descriptions say a sword is attributed to... does this mean that these swords are papered to the particular smith or that the cataloger is just saying what the mei reads?
  11. I for one have found the comments of collectors who are more experienced than myself to be helpful. It helps me to train my eye to see what is good about a sword. Also the comments have helps with understanding pricing in the nihonto market.
  12. In my few months reading this board the folks here are some of the nicest and most knowledgeable in the subject.
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