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Nickupero last won the day on December 21 2017

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  1. I'm sorry to hear this Tony, maybe it is because you were flagged as previous have mentioned. I just sent a tanto (quite expensive one) 2 weeks ago and it seemed to have cleared quite fast. Isn't Pablo in the UK, I'm sure he brings a reasonable amount, maybe you should reach out to him or just pay him a fee to import them?
  2. I heard about this and my immediate instinct was to come here which I know he always had a place, I know he was loved by many here, and with good reason. Darcy was no doubt a special guy with a vast amount of Knowledge, and he did contribute so much to the sword community. My deepest condolences to his loved ones and everyone who knew him!!! The funniest and most recent conversation I remember having with him was how he managed to fly where he wanted in 1st class without ever actually paying for it. Darcy was someone where if he put his mind and energy to it he could solve virtually anything. He will be missed, Rest In Peace my fellow Canadian and Nihonto brother.
  3. Thanks Jean for the feedback, I guess I'll get right to it then
  4. Thanks Alex, the feedback is important to me. Hope all is well!
  5. Hello Gents, offering up this nice little complete set. Strong active Hada with papered Goto Menuki. Members always get a preferred price so come see me. I haven't had the time to commit to my 3+ hour photoshoot for each piece so trying to do things by video to better the experience and shorten the time. The video link is on my page. https://nihontoart.com/shop/koto-naminohira-tanto/
  6. A lovely Edo period wakizashi size tsuba signed Eiju Seiryuken with gold inlay Kao. He worked both in Osaka and Edo in the late 1700's AD, and was the adopted son of Tetsugendo Shoraku Naoshige. The imagery is a very classic story of the Koi persevering its way up the waterfall, and for reaching the top was rewarded and turned into a Dragon by the Gods who recognized its efforts. Comes with NBTHK Certificate and quality box. Price is $775 USD plus shipping and any related fees.
  7. Thanks Ken, always good to hear from you. Admittedly covid has put a damper on sourcing my normal pieces, hope this year looks up and I can start traveling again. I'll be able to ramp up my listings.
  8. Ah Jean, you are one of a kind my friend... the world needs more people like you! We missed you last summer in Holland, hopefully this summer will be different. Thank you for the praise, I stick to one rule, buy and sell what I like
  9. Thanks Chris, always a great pleasure to cross paths. Take care and Happy 2021!
  10. Greetings from Montreal Canada, most of you know me here from posting over the years and for those of you who don't here it goes; Welcome to Nihonto Art. Although we live for all aspects of the art of the Samurai, the word Nihonto itself means "Japanese sword" (as you all know by now), which is our specialty. Founder Nick Ricupero has fostered this lifelong passion as both a collector and dealer. His high regard for such a timeless art means that each piece is hand picked and carefully selected. We make an effort to search out the most interesting and unique items we can find and as a result have a very diverse inventory spanning the past eight centuries. He uses his personal taste as a means to choose items and all of our artifacts are directly sourced from Japan. Come and check in with us from time to time to see what antique Japanese swords for sale have been recently added, if there is a particular item that you would like to acquire and does not appear on Nihonto Art please let us know and we will seek it out for you. "I truly believe I have the best job in the world, connecting collectors with these pieces brings me great joy and to be a part of finding a caring home for each item we sell is extremely fulfilling." Thank you in advance to all who take the time to check me out. Warmest regards, Nick Ricupero www.nihontoart.com www.nihontoart.ca www.facebook.com/nihonto.art/.
  11. I bough mine on amazon for $40 and works like a charm, has a light at the end.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Thank you kindly Axel, I was also drawn to it which, pleasing to look at.
  15. 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)
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