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Jean last won the day on November 16 2021

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  1. Typical sue Soshu hitatsura, not Mino. Can be Odawara Soshu lineage (Tsunahiro) or Shimada. Shinsa is a must.
  2. Jake, have you ever seen a Rembrandt on e-bay?
  3. For what I Know, to go for Juyo, you need to have a tokubetsu hozon kanteisho, you cannot, as decade ago, go for juyo with a Hozon certificate.
  4. IMO, shinsa for tsuba is very different from sword shinsa: - Hozon: very easy if it is a genuine tsuba, (as for sword shinsa) no great interest, IMO, not worth the expense. If it is for a school attribution, just ask NMB specialists. - Tokubetsu Hozon: very very difficult, a mei is really a plus. Have a look at the price of TH tsuba - juyo: often kinko by major schools and artists. Price equal to some juyo swords There is a huge gap between Hozon and TH, which does not exist in sword shinsa and between TH and Juyo an abym. has anyone the stats of tosogu shinsa, It can be very interesting. Of course, it is only my opinion and I don’t know anything about tsuba.
  5. It smells… Nakago looks wrong, shinogi (central ridge linel) looks wrong, yasurime (file marks) look wrong. It looks like a gunto but the mei (signature) is far from the ones I have seen. of course, I admit I don’t know a lot about gunto🙂
  6. There is also: http://www.jssus.org/nkp/index.html
  7. As says Stephen, JP, this to shall pass, time will soothen wounds, we have all suffered from «slings and arrows of outrageous fortune » but have overcome them. Take time for crying, it helps and come back to us any time you need help.
  8. It’s a steal at this price👍🎁
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