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Michaelr last won the day on October 25 2020

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  1. WOW BOTH Great swords. Good luck with your sale and thank you both for sharing MikeR
  2. Condolences to Bob’s family. The first time I met Bob at his Orlando Sword Show was about five years ago and he met me with a BIG grin and a firm handshake and made me feel like we had been friends forever. From that time on Bob always made sure that I had the table at his show where I wanted it and was ALWAYS glad to see me and greet me with that smile and handshake. We all have people in our life that we call friends but Bob was a TRUE FRIEND to me and many others. He will be greatly missed. Go rest in a great place Bob as you deserve nothing but the best MikeR
  3. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing. This is a lucky find, congratulations MikeR
  4. JP, sorry to hear/ read your story. NO NEED TO APOLOGIZE. This is a great place with many friends and many friends that have gone through similar situations or still are. If you ever need someone to speak with on the side feel free to PM me Anytime. I am just another guy but have found, in my short time here, that I have many friends here who give their time unlimitly when ever needed. Hope things turn around for you and you start to move forward. I think this is a good start. MikeR
  5. Nice one Tom. Congratulations. I would like to see that one in person. Happy New Year MikeR
  6. I have been going to the Japanese Sword Show in Orlando for the past 4 years and I love it. It’s a Great Show. I would like to attend the Chicago but haven’t been able to make it there yet. I attended the Maxx show last year and there were very few swords there. I attended the SOS show for many years and it was always great but I haven’t been back for a few years, I hear it is still a very big show with something for everyone. I will be making my reservation for the Orlando Show as soon as they are available and hope to see everyone there. MikeR
  7. Great question Edward, I am fairly new to the Japanese Sword world but thought I knew the answer, I didn’t. Thank you all for helping to clear this up. Thank you very much Chris for the link that made it all perfectly clear, GREAT reading. We will all keep learning from others and that is what makes this forum and the people here the ABSOLUTE BEST. MikeR
  8. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Could you put in a good word for me to Santa for next year? Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to ALL MikeR
  9. Chris I know how you feel about spending a lot on accoutrements which could be put away to accumulate to a new sword But just my two cents, I would Never put a Repo anything on a original sword. For me it always sends up a red flag of what else is not right or fake. I would rather my swords have no tassel, which is perfectly ok, than be anywhere near a fake one. Your decision, your sword. MikeR
  10. Just my two cents. In general, a lot also depends on The Person. First you can’t put a price on knowledge. Buy books, study blades, read this forum every chance you get and talk to as many knowledgeable people as you can. Look at as many blades in hand as you can. At this point try and I repeat TRY and decide WHAT YOU LIKE and which direction YOU would like to go in. If you can do that ( I couldn’t ) then you are off to a good start. I was told early on that a Blade Picks You, You Don’t Pick The Blade. Buy Only What YOU Like, if you don’t have enough money, SAVE. You are really the only one that can decide what a blade Is worth To YOU. I believe that if you purchase a blade just because someone else thinks it is the Best, or because it is at the top of the food chain, or it is priced so high that it must be good, BUT YOU DON’T LIKE, You will never really be happy with it. I know this doesn’t really answer your question and I agree with all the responses above and it is kinda nice to have some kind of idea, but just thought I would put it out there. Hope you always find the blades that make you happy and good luck in the future MikeR
  11. WOW Beautiful. Look forward to more pictures. Congratulations and thank you for sharing MikeR
  12. Tony Great sword. Thank you for sharing MikeR
  13. I only have three words. WOW WOW WOW. ok four words beautiful. Thank you for sharing MikeR
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