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  1. Hello Volker it a piece of faux leather / pvc that I had bought for purpose of taking images
  2. Hello Tom, thanks for your kind remarks. My thinlimng was Mid Muromachi but I am just a well know Kantei idiot and it has never been to Shinsa.
  3. Since I am tempted with another purchase I decided to put this back on the market. I have owned this sword for many years and the common oppinion is Mihara school. No doubt about Koto periode. I dare to say that this is a quality sword with much to enjoy. Good Horimono. Nice Hada. There are long Chikei. The blade is in polish with some small nail catchers in the cutting edge which the last polisher choose to not remove as they are minor versus the metal removal needed. The Koshirae consist of a Moko iron Tsuba, Soten style Fuchi / Kashira and Menuki and a black Urushi saya with some lacquer losses as expected with an old things. What is nice is the lacquered leathr Ito of the Tsuka. Again please excuse my poor photography. I can gurantee that the blade looks better in person than on my lousy images. USD 3900,- plus shipping. Located in Europe so no custom fees.
  4. This O-Ta to was awarded Hozon Token by the NBTHK. It is signed Kanechika. Obviosuly a Mino smiths. There are several smithes by that name. The papers do not state whch one but I would want to think it is the Shinshinto smith from 1789. This is a very flashy piece with - in my oppinion - very attractive, eye cataching Hamon that goes along the Mune (Muneyaki) It is in full polish. Unfortunately the very tip of the Kissaki is slightly bend this is maybe 0.5mm and an easy fix for a polisher but it is unfortunate since this must happend at customs due to improper handling. There is a single Bohi on one side. Inside the Bohi, below and underneath the Habaki there is some Kitaekizu on that side.No show stopper but I always try to be accurate. With Shakudo covered Habaki and housed in a Shirasaya with Horn parts. USD 2500 or Euro 2250 plus shipping. EUro 20.00 within Europe or USD 50.00 worldwide. Since located in Europe there are no custom fees.
  5. I have owned this sword for over a decade. An unsigned Tanto blade that looks old Koto to me in contemporary Aikuchi Koshirae. The blade is in full Japanese polish and its Koshirae was made carefully featuring polished Buffalo Horn mounts along with a Saya with polished abalone / ray skin inserts. Both modest and flashy. Solid Silvere Habaki. The blade has a very nice blueish look to it with very rough Hada and narrow Suguha Hamon. There is one Kizu (Ware within the Hamon) that I have highlighted. I think this is am interesting candidate for Shinsa. USD 1900 or Euro 1700.00 Located in Europe so no import tax. Shipping within Europe 20 Euro ... worldwide USD 35.00
  6. Bump. Thius one really puzzles me to be still around with me. It is a good sword.
  7. Don't forget that this great piece of controversy is actually available for sale! I have unfortunately zero need for it as a none military swords collector.
  8. https://www.bygoneblades.com/buy-Japanese-muromachi-period-wakizashi-sword-bizen-kunisumi-osafune-katsumitsu Unfortunately I think this is not a Bizen blade at all
  9. Hello Chris, I can make it 100 USD but shipping would like be around 30 USD
  10. PS: I am looking for Oshigata where he signed Bishu Osafune Katsumitsu without the Ukyo no Suke
  11. Shin Gunto Saya is Euro 90.00 Shin Gunto Menuki are Euro 35.00 each pair and civilian copper mounts Tsuka Euro 70.00
  12. I am looking for (confirmed) signatures of Ukyo no Suke Katsumitsu (3rd Generation Katsumitsu) If anybody has any for share please kidnly post them or send me a message. Thank you very much
  13. Congratulations ont his fine purchase! I must admit two things: First I was the person who quickly inquired when ypu made this post because it is a very appealing blade to me ... and I must confess I totally missed it when I had seen it before! Here is what Bonhams did say about it: "A Handachi Unsigned, Shinto The blade with one mekugi-ana, midare hamon, leather bound tsuka with copper fuchi and kabuto-gane, copper paddle-shaped menuki, and hammered iron tsuba, in its shuroge-nuri lacquered saya with copper mounts en suite with the tsuka 84.8 cm. blade " When I read Shinto unsigned I just skipped it. Infact it is definately a signed Koto piece. One has to wonder what auction house will often come up with. In this case for the sake of the happy buyer. Congratulations!
  14. I do not want to deal with you. End of line and no more reply from me. Farewell. Can a moderator please tidy up this topic. Thank you.
  15. To add some bits and odss: 1. You said you wanted to buy my Hawley magazines. Fine. Then you asked for larger images as you where unable to see the exact titles. I got all the magazines out on the floor and sent your the requested images. You also asked me about if I had a Kozuka measuring precisley 18.4 x 16 mm (If I remember corretly). I took out a douzen Kozuka and measures them to see if there was a match. This took me a while and I quite frankly usually never doe ths as 90% plus of teh Kozuka are all the same standard size. Yours obviously isn't and I had not match . 2. I Before I had measured the Kozuka did not hear back for a while then and asked if you were still interested. You returned and said yes you but not yet ready and I should wait for you. Okay. I am a slow person so I do not expect others to be quick either. 3. I stated that shipping would be Euro 15.00 within Europe inlcuding tracking and insurance - actually it is 16.90 Euro - you asked me for the dimensions and wieght opf the Hawley magazines as you wanted to check on wheter you could find a cheaper shipping carrier. Agaonm I allreadey gave you a quote below the actual postage rate. 4. Now for the crudical part: As most people know I am a well known idiot. No doubt about that. I work hard to accomplish this. This includes that I wull usually ship stuff without upfront payment. Most fellow collectors who have bought a sword from me can support this. Why I do that? Because I believe that the stuff I sale stands up to my description and I do believe that within such a small communiyt like the Nihonto world there ought to be trust and confidence - besides I am just a well known idiot case I ddi not state that before. Now George, you have had 0 posts - up iuntil the two bad remarks about me that you just did - and you asked me to sign a written digotal contract with you before you would send payment. I have never done that before and quite frankly do not feel like doing it in the future either. THIS would just be a waste of time to me. I neither have the passion nor time to write down a purchase agreement, print it out, sign it, scan it and mail it to you. If I am a honest person you will get youre stuff anyway, if I am a thief then such a contract will get you little benefit. You have been the only personever to ask me about the measurements and weight to find a cheaper shipping quite and the only person asking for a contract. At this point I no longer had the intention to sell the magazines to you as quite frankly I would expeczt a little bit of the confidence myself that I also put into other people. Furthermore I saw potential future problems ahead like wanting to return the mahgazines for not liking them. Hence I told you that I thought that this deal was going complicated and that you should rather buy these magazines from a store instead and hence even send you a link to the Hawley website. You got back to me with a couple of bad remarks and akward claims like that I knew that this website disfunctional and that I would discrimnate you. Neither do I know anything about that website in particular but that it is the official Hawleys Website. Due to a persoanl expirience and loss I listen to my gut feelings and if my feelings are not good I rather skip a sale or purchase. I have no obligation to sellk something to anybody if I do not feel comfortable about it. Putting my time writing this reply I feel that my feeling of this being complicated was not all too wrong. So again George: No hard feelings but I do NOT want to engage in a sale with you and wish you all the best and that you may soon find these magazines at a much cheaper price than mine somewhere else. All the best. PS: And this discrimnating stuff bores me. You are Frecbg. You are a frog eater. A baguette. So what? I am, too. Literally atleast since I am a vegetarian but holder of a French passport myself So vive la France and all the best to you again
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