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  1. Thank you both And sorry for straying off topic into another country Regards Ken
  2. HI All, I have potential option on these 2 eating sets. Only pics I have at the moment, can anyone give me any idea if there is anything here worth offering money on , I like them for some reason and I think they would look good with some of my display. Can these blades be cleaned with fine sand paper or are they to be treated in the same way as swords, as in never clean yourself. How much I pay is my issue I suppose but 100 euro for both was what I was happy to throw into the gamble am I being cheap or to generous. Regards to all, Ken
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    Wan-Gata tsuba

    link to other discussion Thanks, Ken
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    Wan-Gata tsuba

    Hi I am not sure on etiquette here so apologies for opening a new thread on an item under discussion in the General Nihonto discussions. if I should not do this please delete the post. I just wanted to expose the tsuba to as many learned forum members who may not visit the general discussion forum. on the sword under discussion I have the belowTsuba It is very dirty but I am leaving as is for the moment as the rest of the fittings on the sword were quiet good can anyone tell me anything about this tsuba othe than it is a Wan Gaga type any idea of style or school and approximate period would be greatly appreciated it is slightly oval 70 mm x 75 mm and a depth of 10 mm or anything else you can tell me would be great. looks to be a salamander on one side but the metal of the inlay i am not sure of. On the other side there seems to be a gold colored thread running through the metal. regards and thanks ken
  5. A better pic does this help, I am off grid for next few hours at work thanks ken
  6. Here are some better shots showing Tsuka detailing 2 of the brass studs are missing on one side, sorry about all the pictures
  7. Hi guys, 300 km drive and 4 hours travel last night Well it came home with me, chip at boshi which I am taking as being realy realy bad unfortunately, but I took it anyway and paid the 175. This was not a loved item so I could not let it deteoriate further, maybe the chip makes it a junk item but I am happy what I have. all fitting v tight together very snugly Happy to find the tang signed but meaningless to me can you help. Reverse thread on the menuki All the fittings match right down to all parts of the saya Hamon is very visible right along the blade on both sides, I will oil later in the day once I finish work but no terrible discoloration I think habaki looks silver and fits perfect blade is 65 cm long, 25.5 inches and another 17 cm for tang tsuka decorations are growing on me and it is not as garish as I first taught tsuba is lovely with dragon decoration, dirty though. So what do you think, and hats off to all proper photographers by the way more pics underneath, regards. Ken
  8. looks like i might close the deal at 175 euro so I will probabaly go for it. The Habaki looks nice as does the activity on the blade, but there is some rust also Tsuka and Tsuba look very unusual to me what sort of varaition do you think this might be ? Any more opinions welcome Cheers Ken
  9. Thanks guys it is 200 for the Japanese one only but i think this is OK? What sort of handle is on it? and is the tsuba a known type? Regards and thanks for reaching out Ken PS as per usual I will be making a contribution to forum in thanks for you helping me, I am not a contributor of knowledge but I find it fantastic having a group to ask questions too.
  10. Hi All This is all I have to go on, 200 euro gamble, handle and tsuba look unusual to me but I know v little and have been lucky in the past What do you guys reckon? Ken
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