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Nickupero last won the day on December 21 2017

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  1. a quick little bump with some price reductions.... 1) $625 to $585 2) $1875 to $1725 (solid heavy piece with Tokubetsu papers) 3) $575 to $535 I'll ask them to be pulled at the end of this week. thx
  2. a quick little bump with some price reductions.... 1) $545 to $495 2) $435 to $395 3) $695 to $645 I'll ask them to be pulled at the end of this week. thx
  3. Thank you kindly Axel, I was also drawn to it which, pleasing to look at.
  4. Continuing from my last post, here are the remaining tsuba I'm offering for now, also in USD. Please add shipping and pp fees if that is the direction you choose, bank transfers are best and for my European brothers I have an IBAN account for easy transferring (we can simply convert it to Euro) Donation will be given to the message board. 1) Iron Tsuba with gold overlay, signed Umetada and with NBTHK Hozon (Edo period) 7.3cm x 6.7cm ($545) 2) Well detailed tsuba with elephantine person and shrine. with Tokubetsu Kicho (I believe reads Shoami ?... difficult strokes to read (Edo) 8.4cm x 8.0cm ($435) 3) One of my fav, namban with dragon and Pheonix theme has some gold overlay(Edo) 7.9cm x 7.3cm x 0.7cm thick (very very heavy) ($695)
  5. Offering up a few good quality tsuba, pricing varying and in USD... Please add shipping and pp fees if that is the direction you choose, bank transfers are best and for my European brothers I have an IBAN account for easy transferring (we can simply convert it to Euro) Donation will be given to the message board. 1) Iron Tsuba with Hozon papers signed Munemasa (late Edo) 7.3cm x 6.8cm ($625) 2) Exceptional heavy and thick Ko-Kinko Tsuba with Tokubetsu cert. (koto) 7.3cm x 6.9cm ($1875) 3) Sukashi Tsuba signed Horiguchi Tsunemasa with Hozon (Edo) 8.2cm x 7.9cm ($575)
  6. I'm not so knowledgable with WW2 Era work but at a quick glance I immediately see Chinese replica. That Nakago is painful to look at.
  7. Thanks Hamfish for your input, it is welcome so absolutely no problem with me... Actually I was going to write in my initial posting that I welcome interpretations because I could very well be off, but forgot to do so. I saw the water waves at the base of the tsuba and assumed waterwheel. Anyone else who would like to chime in no problem with me.
  8. Its been a little while I've offered something up for sale here, I'll dive back in with this nice three dimensional Preying Mantis and waterwheel Tsuba. It is actually far more nice in hand and the patina is even and pleasant. The upper wheel is recessed on both Ura and Omote. Also has some nice gold overlays. Measures 8.5cm x 8.5 cm Offered price for members is $585 plus shipping and PP fees unless another form of payments used. Thanks for watching!
  9. Not at all Jussi, it was a good observation and thank you for pointing it out. In this case its't probably patina, I noticed blades with tameshi that were kept in original mounts had varying patina, also the inlay is scratched along the shinogi, this probably throws them off. I've seen kinzogan ga aru many many times on test cut swords especially. Also I think depends who's judging, time of the year, etc. perfect example was a client that got result of Horiyu, Tanobe wrote his opinion and it was then resubmitted and pass Tokubetsu hozon..... its an annoying and time consuming exercise. funny thing is the NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon you posted above is a piece that currently belongs to me
  10. Hi Jussi, I could PM it to you but out of respect to the new owner I won't post it publicly. A couple years ago I was fortunate to own another superb Tameshi with the same tester a couple years back (which I am able to post the Hozon so have done so below), was a 2 body, same writing on the Hozon... kinzogan ga aru. My guess is not many examples to go by as he was not a famous tester like the many available examples of the Yamato school? Having handled many cutting test blades I've felt with my experiences the NBTHK was being overly cautious sometimes, kinzogan ga aru my guess is a way to cover their angles? One example I've seen a few times was the gold portion being repaired, which probably triggered doubt because of the varying patina of the Nakago. I don't know what was the case for this 2 body below. Maybe others will chime in with similar experiences or reasoning to this.
  11. Thanks for starting the thread Stuart, I've been out for a little while, was in Japan up until the beginning of this month (got out at a good time). I don't doubt this blade could have accomplished this, not because it is my piece but the blade already is uber heavy, probably 30%+ more than the average katana. So with Stephen's diagram (thanks Stephen) and the weight of the piece it would have had a good chance.
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    nicks

    Sorry, saw the title and thought I was being called out Agree with Brian, I've seen some very large ones, some spaced out some closer together.
  13. Agree with Chris, maybe a slightly different take or artists perception. I like the overall feel a lot!
  14. Thanks for adding your opinions... interesting. I did feel some points were off, especially those dragons. Honestly they're a little tough on the eyes l
  15. Thanks for chiming in gents, Hizen would have also been my guess, wondering if anyone had more to say about origins. That is what I saw George, thank you for confirming at least I know I'm not making it up in my head . I like that extra explanation regarding the meaning to a Samurai. Would have been an even nicer piece in its prime, appears to have had far more gold overlay throughout which has mostly come off/or covered by the more aggressive rust. Stephen wasn't for sale at the moment... was intending to bring it to the Show in Holland this summer.
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