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  1. Great article Baz, and always sad to see another gifted mind leave the planet. Thanks for posting that. RT
  2. Hi all, i listed a pile of book on Ebay. Please feel free to take a look. http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/leftyguitarplayer/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from= Cheers Rich
  3. Hi all, I have posted a few book son Ebay, if anyone is interested. Cheers Rich http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/leftyguitarplayer/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=
  4. Hi all, it looks like I cannot edit my post, sorry for the repeat. Here is an update Sasano: Japanese Sword Guard Masterpieces (big silver book) - VGC - $150.00 Sasano: Early Japanese Sword Guards (old Gold book) VGC - $150 .00 Haynes: Index of Japanese Sword Fitting Artists (3 Volume) Plus stand VGC - $100.00 Toso Kinko Meikan VGC - UNAVAILABLE Owari to Mikawara no Tanko (plus Sesko Translation) GC (VGC) - SOLD Torigoye: Tsuba Kanshoki 1st Edition (black cover)- OKG - SOLD Torigoye: Tsuba Kanshoki 2nd Edition (Blue cover) with slip case - CG - SOLD Torigoye: Toso Soran GC - SOLD Sukashi Tsuba Sword guards with open work design . GC - $75.00 Uchigatana Koshorie (inc Translation) VGC - $200.00 Shinsen Kinko Meikan (later edition) VGC - SOLD Illustrated Catalogue of the Tokyo Museum Sword Mountings VGC - SOLD Treasures of the Tokugawa At Museum VGC - SOLD Takeshi Wakayama: Toso Kodogu Meiji Taikei - VGC - SOLD Fukushi Shigeo: Tosogu Gokecho Meihin Shushi / Tosogu Machibori Meihin Shushi. EC - SOLD the pair (will not separate) NBTHK: Futagoyama Norisuke Ko - VGC - SOLD Shigeo Fukushi: The Art Appreciation of Japanese Sword Fittings - VGC - $100.00 Yoneno: Tsuba Sei Kaneiye EC - $125.00 Kajihara Kotoken: Nihonto: Swords of Japan, A Visual Glossary VGC (slip case and cardboard outer wrap) EC - SOLD Sato: Shonai Kinko Mei Saku: GC (library copy) - $125.00 Shimada: Toso Kinko Gotoke Jushichi Dai EC - $250.00 Nakamura: Tsuba Shusei CG - SOLD Nakamura: Shyumi no Tsuba 500 Sugata - GC - SOLD Dai Token Ichi: Annual sword show catalogues (2003, 04, 06, 07, SOLD, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) VGC $30.00 ea. Christies The Hartman Collection of Japanese Metal works - VGC - SOLD Tou can contact me direct @ ikkanshi@gmail.com Cheers all. RIch
  5. Listed below is part of my book collection that I have for sale. I have many more books and catalogues available and will get to the rest gradually over my summer break. Nearly all these books are in Japanese text. A couple have translations with them. Please keep in mind most of these books are large and heavy and that means shipping costs will be at the higher end of the scale. I always do my best to get the prices down as low as I can but who really can control a run-amok Post Office service. All books are listed as EC - Excellent Condition (almost if not like new) VGC - Very Good Condition (only handled a little) GC - Good Condition (loved and read) OKG - OK Condition (really loved and really read, or old) All books are listed in US$ If you combine items we can talk about discounts but otherwise these books are pretty well priced in comparison to what's available online so no silly low ball offers please. If you are looking for anything in particular drop me a line, and I will have a look to see if I have it. Sasano: Japanese Sword Guard Masterpieces (big silver book) - VGC - $150.00 Sasano: Early Japanese Sword Guards (old Gold book) VGC - $150 .00 Haynes: Index of Japanese Sword Fitting Artists (3 Volume) Plus stand VGC - $100.00 Toso Kinko Meikan VGC - S200.00 Owari to Mikawara no Tanko (plus Sesko Translation) GC (VGC) - HOLD Torigoye: Tsuba Kanshoki 1st Edition (black cover)- OKG - HOLD Torigoye: Tsuba Kanshoki 2nd Edition (Blue cover) with slip case - CG - HOLD Torigoye: Toso Soran GC - HOLD Sukashi Tsuba Sword guards with open work design . GC - $75.00 Uchigatana Koshorie (inc Translation) VGC - $200.00 Shinsen Kinko Meikan (later edition) VGC - HOLD Illustrated Catalogue of the Tokyo Museum Sword Mountings VGC - SOLD Treasures of the Tokugawa At Museum VGC - SOLD Takeshi Wakayama: Toso Kodogu Meiji Taikei - VGC - HOLD Fukushi Shigeo: Tosogu Gokecho Meihin Shushi / Tosogu Machibori Meihin Shushi. EC - HOLD the pair (will not separate) NBTHK: Futagoyama Norisuke Ko - VGC - HOLD Shigeo Fukushi: The Art Appreciation of Japanese Sword Fittings - VGC - $100.00 Yoneno: Tsuba Sei Kaneiye EC - $125.00 Kajihara Kotoken: Nihonto: Swords of Japan, A Visual Glossary VGC (slip case and cardboard outer wrap) EC - HOLD Sato: Shonai Kinko Mei Saku: GC (library copy) - $125.00 Shimada: Toso Kinko Gotoke Jushichi Dai EC - $250.00 Nakamura: Tsuba Shusei CG - HOLD Nakamura: Shyumi no Tsuba 500 Sugata - GC - $100.00 Dai Token Ichi: Annual sword show catalogues (2003, 04, 06, 07, HOLD, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) VGC $30.00 ea. Christies The Hartman Collection of Japanese Metal works - VGC - HOLD Tou can contact me direct @ ikkanshi@gmail.com Cheers all. RIch
  6. Hi all, and Merry Christmas. It's been a long toime since I have been here, I hope all are well. I am unloading a couple more things from the vaault. First up this nice, green pair of a Tanryu Kantô and a Tôran-kai tsuba. They are obviously well loved and seen many many years of enjoyment. The tsuba has a custom fitted box. There is also a crack on the tsuba, you can see that at about 11 o'clock but it does not go right through. It jsut appears to be on the surface. Asking US$750 the pair. http://kodogunosekai.com/2014/11/08/tanryu-kanto-and-toran-kai-tsuba/ Also this Umetada tsuba I would date to the mid to late 1600's. I love that the majority of the original urushi is still largely there. it is missing a bit around the seppa dai on the back side but the front is pretty cool. In a custom fitted (home made I belive) box with pillow. Asking US$400.00 http://kodogunosekai.com/2009/12/05/umetada-sukashi-tsuba/ If you buy it all I will talk a deal with you. If interested, please contact me through ikkanshi@gmail.com DON"T PM me here as I may not see it. Cheers Rich
  7. Hi all, it's been a long time since I have been here. I have a few things I am unloading to help fund my new passion. These items are currently available. Muromachi period Kogai by Sojo. Tokubetsu Hozon and published in Ko Goto. http://khttp://kodogunosekai.com/2007/12/14/ko-goto-kogai-古後藤-笄/ US$2000.00 closest acceptable offer II will even add the book to this sale for only $100.00 but you will have to pay postage on the book. I assume it will cost a bit. I wrote this up as Shoami but if I was to offer my own opinion it would be Ko Shoami. Is it a mirror of the guard in Sasano's silver book. The one in the book vanishes under this one. The iron is excellent. Boxed with a pillow. http://kodogunosekai.com/2011/02/26/950/ SOLD This is a delightful soft metal tsuba. Not papered but who cares. Published in the Nihotno Taikan Tsuba Kodogu Hen. Surrounded by Juyo guards. It is accompanied by a Kanzan Hakogaki. Original kuro urushi remnants and the colour is just killer. http://kodogunosekai.com/…/30/iyo-shoami-tsuba-by-moritsugu/ SOLD I will even add the book to this sale for only $100.00 but you will have to pay postage on the book. I assume it will cost a bit. Discounts for bulk purchases Cheers and thanks for looking. Rich
  8. Hi all, it's been a very VERY long time since I posted here, and I have not even looked to be honest for god knows how long. Sorry this will be such a short visit. This thread was bought to my attention because of a statement made by David Styles. I need to correct. I do so only because it is completely inaccurate. The state reads as follows and I quote This comment was pointed out to me by a fellow collector and friend as it is pretty common knowledge it was me who sold the tsuba to David (It was posted on my version of Kodogu no Sekai on Facebook prior to me selling it on Ebay). Now, I do not care one Iota if you like shinsa or not, agree with the process or not, that's your own outlook. But I would never ever state that any Hakogaki would be of such a high profile that it would outweigh a Shinsa. If I had said anything at all it would be something like Some people find that Hakogaki are enough for them. That would be all. I am not one of those people however. That is how I see things, simply becuase the Hakogaki is the opinion of one man, and Shinsa the result of a collective opinion. It's well noted that Sasano, Torigoye and my main man Wakayama changed their opinions on some of these works almost as often as we change our underpants. As a result of that point alone, it is possible all hakogai from the 50's - 70's are worthless. It is in fact, a fact that I told David on more than one occasion that I thought the Tsuba in question was far from Owari, and most likely Tosa Myochin, or late Akasaka. It's highly possible the Hakogaki is incorrect, or even that the tsuba was placed in another box. So, as I noted at the head of this waffle, I don't care one way or another what you think about Shinsa That is your own personal opinion. I do care when I am misquoted and in fact mentioned in an out right falsehood. Thus I am here only to clarify that point. And so ends my visit to NMB Ciao Rich
  9. Actually, the point I made on this tsuba was I thought it was repatinated, not cast. I am not sure what you are referring to here David. Not many of us are rich men mate, it does not mean we give up. You seem to (correct me if I am wrong) purchase about 5 or 6 tsuba a year ? maybe more. If you think these all cost about 300 - 500 each ? then that would be somewhere between $2500 - $3000. If you just stopped and took a breath, and bought one tsuba at that level, you would never look back. I have always collected by purchasing tsuba in the $500 - $1000 range, then after I have studied them, sell them off and buy one good item. Then I start again. It's the only way I can afford this. Don't give up is all I say. Rich
  10. I am pretty sure Chris has the correct answer, no harm in asking though. Al, your love is always appreciated. Christian, I have a tsuba in the book, I was curious if there was a translation. It is a 7 book set of the very highest level swords and fittings. I was quite pleased Mr Klein found one of my pieces in there Rich
  11. David, I doubt very much this is Yagyu, but it might be Norisuke work, the second perhaps. Rich
  12. Hi all, does anyone know of an English translation of the Nihonto Taikan Tsuba, Kodogu-hen ? Cheers Rich
  13. Just some late thoughts a) the symmetry of the design - both can be seen in Owari and Shoami b) the tekkotsu in the rim - both can be seen in Owari and Shoami c) the rim is squared and not round-faced - both can be seen in Owari and Shoami d) the dimensions: 8.3 x 8 x 0.5 cm - mute point e) the form of the seppa-dai - the only qualifier for me. The seppa dai of Shoami tsuba tend to be rounder and broader as a general rule, but this is not always the case. As Henry pointed out though the colour is very brown and while this can shout Shoami over Owari, it is also not the case. If yours is Owari, it's late, as in mid Edo I think. It is just as likely to be Shoami Just as an exampe as to how these tsuba can cross many paths, here is one of my better Ko Shoami tsuba that has a ko niku kaku mini, tekkotsu, is black in colour and has features of several groups. http://kodogunosekai.com/2010/05/02/ko- ... shi-tsuba-古正阿弥地透鍔/ The iron is Owari looking, the design is Shoami in style, it is published as a work of the Akasaka Nidai Tadamasa and papered to Ko Shoami by the NBTHK. I believe the NBTHK have it right. These tsuba can be hard to pick. I tend to just love them for what they are and not get so hung up on what I think it is. There is no way to prove it anyway. Rich
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