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  1. Hello Dieter, no, the Koshirae has no papers but that is not so important to me and especially not necessarily meaningful. Providience is much more important to me. The Koshirae comes from the collection of Andrew Mancabelli. I bought this Koshirae from him just before the Yamabushi antiques website was closed. He was and is one of the few who offer antique Koshirae at all. You can check out some koshirae from him at "Kokusai Tosogu Kai - 7th International Convention & Exhibition 2011". Two of them were also offered on the webside "Yamabushi antiques" at the same time as the one I have shown here. Or check out who Andrew Mancabelli is. Kindest regards
  2. I've been in this forum for several years now and I have seen a lot of interesting and great Tosogu. However, I can't remember ever seen old Koshirae here. All of them were from the Edo period or later. For this reason I would like to show you a Uchigatana Koshirae from the Momoyama period. A koshirae for a single handed sword that would have been used by a warrior on horseback as an auxiliary weapon to a tachi. Examples of these are very rare and sought after. The tsuka has a very nice hourglass form and is rather thin with black lacquer same wrapped in asa cords. The matching fuchi kashira are in a light shakudo, possibly shibuichi which matches the material of the tsuba. The ko kinko shishi menuki show good form with good patina. The tsuba is punched with star designs on the surface which still retain quite a bit of black lacquer from the fighting days. The kurikata of the saya still has its Momoyama period fittings which are carved from one piece rather than being a central piece with seppa. This style is known on high quality pieces during the sengoku period. In all a very rare and high quality piece. There are some flea bites to the saya lacquer and there are some minor spots of old urushi repair that are not noticeable and actually add to the beauty of this very well matched and restrained samurai piece. Kindest regards
  3. Hi Piers, yes, for one only. It should be antique and with a nice design. Kindest regards
  4. I am still looking for one. Kindest regards
  5. I want to buy a tanto kake. I would prefer offerings from Europe. Kindest regards
  6. price reduction 100,00 €, plus postage and PayPal fee Kindest regards
  7. For sale is the "Studiensammlung japanischer Schwertzierrat"from Robert E. Haynes in German language. It is in nearly new condition. Published by Nihon Art Publishers in 2010. It contained excellent photos of 179 objects. Tsubas, Fuchi Kashira, Kogai, Futatokoromono, Kozuka each with a detailed description. Hardcover. 1350 gr.. It is a very rare book. I find it nowhere in the net anymore. Price 125,00 €, plus postage and PayPal fee Kindest regards
  8. Great forum members! Thank you very much!!! Kindest regards
  9. I am looking for the small book " Die Schwertzieraten der Provinz Higo" 1905. 62 pages in German. This is the translation of the Japanese Book "Higo Kinroku" by Nagaya. Kindest regards
  10. Hi, I am looking for an example of the Higo Kino Taikan in Europe. Offers please by PN. Kindest regards Thomas
  11. ...came back today and saw the two photos of the koshirae - thanks a lot. How beautiful. Thanks
  12. What a beautiful Nashigaki Kanshiro tsuba with a wonderful patina. Absolutely stunning!
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