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  1. I have never seen anything like that But I like it a lot. Congratulations on your find and as you I look forward for others to join in and explain what we are looking at. Thank you for sharing. MikeR
  2. Ron although we were not able to do any business ( I was always to late ) I appreciated looking at all your sale items and reading your write ups. In the collecting world, for those interested and dedicated, with age comes wisdom. Time spent enjoying and studying leads to knowledge. Being able to examine examples of our interest over many years gives us a advantage the new/younger ones may never have. Books are a necessity and the new electronic world is invaluable, but being able to hold the items of interest in your have is the best learning experience. All of this comes with time and as time goes by we all age. Not all of us become smarter with age, but for those who do enjoy and retain the things that they have been lucky enough to have had that chance to hold, they are the truly lucky ones. Glad you posted here and good luck with your future where ever it leads you. Thank you for sharing MikeR
  3. WOW Great question. Although I can’t help I am very interested as it is something that I never thought much about. I hope others with the knowledge that you seek chime in. I like you will be interested in their answers. Thank you so much for posting the question. MikeR
  4. I like paper. Like Ben said when I am steadying swords I like to have as many books out as my table will hold. I also like paper so that I can make my own notations for future reference. Yes it would be nice to be able to have both as a digital copy could be used as a quick reference while out and about. Maybe it’s just me or maybe it’s the old ( that’s me too ) saying, see it , feel it, hold it, Remember It. At least for me I seem to remember more if I read it from a hard copy. Just my two cents but I Like Books. MikeR
  5. Pm sent. Maybe the Yasuaki and the Tadafusa are meant to stay together. MikeR
  6. Very cool. Thank you for sharing MikeR
  7. I agree WOW, that Tanto is Beautiful and to have the box just puts it one step above. Thank you for sharing and please keep me in mind if it ever needs a new home with a great caretaker. MikeR
  8. Steve I have never heard it explained that way , but that makes perfect sense. Something learned today that I will not forget. Thank you. MikeR
  9. Nick Welcome. I am new to the Japanese Sword Field myself, about 10 years now. This board is a Great place to star and stay with. Books Are A MUST. You must read All that you can but it really takes a blade in your hands, with someone by your side to explain the blade to make all that book knowledge make sense. A lot of times I find what is written, even in pictures hard to understand until someone helps me really look at a blade in person. Going forward you will have many questions and you came to the right place. Take your time. When you have read all that you can read, seen all that you can and held as many blades in your hand as possible you will almost be at the advanced beginner stage. Good luck and happy hunting MikeR
  10. Butch you are very lucky to be the caretaker of TWO GREAT Swords. Enjoy them, share them and care for them. MikeR
  11. WOW Steve Great Sword. Thank you to you and Francois for posting the before and after pictures. What a difference. I have a couple blades that I think deserve a good polish but have a hard time seeing what the finished blade will look like. Maybe seeing yours will push me to do it. Again great sword and congratulations on being the caretaker. MikeR
  12. WOW YOU are a very lucky person. And like Bruce said if you used these two swords as your whole Japanese Sword Collection you would be one of the lucky ones. As hopefully the new caretaker You have been handed a great task to care for these two swords as well as the former caretaker. Good luck and thank you so much for sharing. If you are looking to adopt a great son that would love to own these two swords I am available. MikeR
  13. Ronald I will take #1 1981 Hawley book. Please send me your payment preference. Thank you. MikeR. I will also PM you with my info
  14. WOW That is exciting. Good luck and keep us informed. Sounds like it would be a great reason for a weekend getaway. Thank you for sharing MikeR
  15. Great sword Tim and congratulations to the new caretaker mikeR
  16. Real nice one Tom. I like the other one you posted also. Good luck with both of them and thank you for sharing MikeR
  17. I love it. Thank you for sharing MikeR
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    Thank you David. I will give Mark a shout. I usually talk to him at the Orlando show MikeR
  19. After all that you have been through and still going through my hope for you is to be paid for your loss and someday when you have totally given up you receive your long lost package. Good luck MikeR
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    Hello all, I am looking for Volume 44 # 4 from July 2012 of the Japanese Sword Society of the United States news letter. It has a article on a Tanto that I just purchased. I have a copy of the article but would like to have the original news letter to put with it. Thank you. MikeR
  21. Just received the Yasuaki Tanto and it’s Great. Steven was a pleasure to deal with and I hope to do more business with him in the future. Another Great Forum Member. Thank you MikeR
  22. Ciro I love them both. Nice work. Thank you for sharing MikeR
  23. Mark, I had the same question for DHL when I contacted them “ why did you turn over my package to the USPS when the package got to the US? “ I was informed via email from DHL that they have contracts with other carriers in the US and if they (DHL ) feel that someone else can handle the delivery they pass it off. Funny thing is I see DHL trucks on my street frequently. Maybe they have to have multiple deliveries in a area to make it worth their while, not sure, but that’s what they told me. MikeR
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