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    Took a flyer

    Fresh from e-Koto-Meikan Eric
  2. Don‘t miss this very generous offre...just ordered 4 e-books Eric
  3. Koson‘s later kao is well documented, whether as sayagaki, kinpun- or shu-mei and also from his origami. The early kao seems to be a rare finding. The two examples which Morita san has posted as reply in another topic are from Nakahara‘s book. I add a last example for comparison, however this is not certified. Eric
  4. Sorry my mistake. Anyway I add a kinzogan mei with the earlier kao. Eric
  5. Kangobeiyo Kongobyoe Kongohyoe Kongobei Eric
  6. His roots go back to the Kiyomaro school, a peculiarity is his nakago in kijimomo shape. UK Sword Register No. 51 Eric UK SR, No. 51.pdf
  7. Kakejiku the SANKO NIJUHACHI KISHO by Morifusa Eric
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    These JTK papers belong to a Wakizashi with mei -according to the papers- NAGA.....?, hacho 54.5..... cm, jidai Eikyo. However I can‘t make out a mei. Anyway the description in the auction catalogue lacks accuracy. Eric
  9. The papers are quoted if present... f.e. the Tadahiro is Juyo Token. Eric
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    aikuchi koshirae

    Masamune koshirae Eric
  11. The interviewer was apparently Mr Robert Cole, publisher sho-shin. There is another Interview with Dr. Tokuno, both articles can be viewed on his web site. Eric
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    aikuchi koshirae

    Kinnashiji Aikuchi koshirae for JuTo tanto Awataguchi Kuniyoshi 22.2 cm Btw this very same koshirae pictured by Pete Klein was used once for a Toshiro Yoshimitsu tanto....what a coincidence. Eric
  13. Henk-Jan, Please read Torigoye‘s comment concerning the placement of „Daimyo swords“ on a rack. Because I‘m unaware of a special category of „Daimyo sword“ whether in sword literature nor sword glossary, so I suppose this label is suitable to swords out of Daimyo property. Contrarily to the comment of a member: ..."than probably half the swords out there are displayed the wrong way around“...I believe that counting the MMB members of total 3057 today, perhaps a handful of them are proud possessors of Daimyo swords. Well such categorized swords can be displayed by well-informed collectors in the recommended manner, giving this way a hint to another well-informed collector what kind of swords are displayed. Recently a picture of the Ichimonji Imaaranami Tachi was posted on the board. This is kind of „Daimyo sword“ in my understanding. Eric
  14. The discussion started based on Torigoye sensei‘s statement, that Daimyo swords - swords of former Daimyo property - should be placed properly on the sword rack the tsuka towards the right, which is believed to be wrong, but often practised by lesser informed people. There is a example in the thread „Hanging Japanese scroll above nihonto display“. On the old paintings the swords are represented with cutting edges downwards and upwards, but the tsuka towards the right. We don‘t know if these historical illustrations represent the reality or if they are the outcome of free artistic design. Anyway I for one have learned the lesson given by Torigoye sensei. As said in the article it is the explanation of photographs which are sometimes seen in Japanese sword literature of swords resting on a rack in the described manner, in what one would normally suppose was the wrong way round. Eric
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