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jlawson last won the day on February 20 2016

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  1. I think the one you are referencing Mark is not available on the site because it was sold a little while ago......
  2. Heard this evening that the 2020 DTI has been officially cancelled.
  3. Very flashy items for the most part that were made for Meiji export and unfortunately lots of Gimei. I bought a few that appeared to be correct.
  4. jlawson

    papered tsuba

    The vast majority of signed pieces simply for signature validation and future sales. For mumei there is not much use unless it is an important piece etc.
  5. The info online is correct. Going to be a weird schedule Nov 1,2,3rd. I got confirmation when I was in Tokyo.
  6. BTW all, great book you should get it. Danny has done a great job in photographing and cataloging some great swords. Got mine and it has some beautiful blades in it.
  7. The pictures are wonderful but I have to tell you in person and in hand these are incredible. I had a chance to look at them in Tokyo a few weeks ago.
  8. Peter here is an example of a re-purposed older tsuba that great care was taken to preserve but also add an artistic element in later years. The original tsuba is a mokume tsuba that was likely pretty plain perhaps with the spider web but likely was just a plain mokume tsuba originally. Signed by Myochin Munesada who was famous for this work. Then many years later the entire tsuba was wrapped in shibuichi to create another side and a great spider demon was carved on it. Signed by Teruaki. It is anyones guess what may have happened to the other side. Was there damage to it or was it just plain and this was a way to "bling" it up.
  9. Very good show in my opinion and a big thanks to Fred W. as it is a bunch of work to organize. Brought 6 blades, bought one at the show for resale and sold them all before the show was over. Flying home with an empty gun case. Bought some great tsuba, as well as some other artwork. Everyone is looking older and some familiar faces didn't attend but overall was the same suspects. Great lecture put on by the NBTHK and lots of catching up with old friends.
  10. Sorry but I think you are about 26 hours too late to buy them......
  11. Not sure I can provide any better photos than Mike did on his site.
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