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  1. You can buy high end gendaito in that range in full polish with papers. Japanese sites are best bet atm given the advantageous exchange rates. Just be careful as they’re flooded with gimei gendai.
  2. I had one a year to two ago that was in Kyu-gunto mounts, kogarasu maru, and 27"+ nagasa. It had his imperial artisan signature too. I believe it was one of the swords in Slough's now that I think about it.
  3. Hoping stuff submitted in June is ready for October’s Juyo session (assuming the June items got TH). Seems like it’s not going to quite make it or be cutting it very close.
  4. That seller is a member here. He gets good stuff. Also has good stuff for cutting and martial arts. I’ve got rare naval mounts posted fs that are mint but the showato blade needs to be polished as another option to consider. 😄
  5. Nice one, Gary, well you seem to post a lot of nice ones! What kind of activity is in the hamon?
  6. Please excuse the poor photography.
  7. Sukehiro was a good smith. Definitely gendai. Part of the Kato group.
  8. Sanmei’s got one by Hiromasa for $5500! Although it is a little bit longer, but yes I’m flexible. Really trying to upgrade to longer stuff (27”+) in polish by top gendai guys. http://sanmei.com/contents/media/T192282_S6004_PUP_E.htm
  9. I’m in the Houston area, recently was in Dallas. I knew a few sword collectors in Dallas. Seemed a couple of guys on FB tried to get something going in Dallas a couple of years ago that went nowhere. I don’t really know anyone in Houston that collects. I know of 1 or 2 people but never met them.
  10. Nice one! I’ve had Yoshimune, Hiromasa, Hisatsugu, Imai & Kawano Sadashige out of that group, all great smiths. One of my favorite groups of wwii smiths! Well Kawano as technically Gassan, but still did nice work.
  11. Following up, sold the sword to a friend who called and said undoubtedly koto after seeing in hand. I think they had a window opened but I haven’t seen it.
  12. Feel free to send me a pm anytime. Happy to help if I can. I no longer have a single Nagamitsu (had like 9 this time last year).
  13. I recently consigned a sword with Ray and it was a very easy, pleasant transaction. Ray communicated everything, and set the price commensurate to the sword, condition, etc. with the intent of selling it for market. I highly recommend Ray for any swords you may want to sell or buy. Everything was honest and straight forward, no surprises. Thanks Ray!
  14. I had a blade where a tiny hagiri popped up after polish. 27 3/4” nagasa, really nice activity all through out. I liked it so I kept it. It was Teruhiro/Teruhide whatever that line of Shinto smiths was, but this was definitely a shin Shinto piece if genuine signature. Luis, I don’t recall ever having a blade signed Sa. I know a friend of mine did that he sold at SOS almost a decade ago. If it was me, for the future I always allow for an inspection period regardless of selling it on eBay or elsewhere. On returns, I don’t mind. I’m fortunate that I don’t need the money, this isn’t how I feed my family. Also, I know on these types of things you just need to see them in hand to be sure, and it’s not like they’re buying some $20 gadget of Amazon. i recently sent 3 blades to be polished and a 4th to get an opinion on whether or not worth the restoration that I just had a feeling something was special about it. I got a call when the swords arrived and was asked why I wasn’t polishing the one I sent for him to check out as it looked Rai, so off it went. Had another friend tell me the hamon looked like Rai kunitoshi to him as well. So fingers crossed, we’ll see how it turns out. One of the others was a mumei blade, almost 28” nagasa. One of my friends studied it in hand and was thinking Sekishu Naotsuna. The person that handles the polishing thought it was Shinto. So that one is a total gamble, but it had nice activity so will probably enjoy It anyways. Added some pics.
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