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  1. All’s well that ends well, and I am sure that the old proverb will prove true once again. “Where there’s a will there’s a Way” (Slightly Samuraized)
  2. The tobiyaki looks like the Sanzui 'hen' on the left of 江 in his nakago Mei. A beautiful blade indeed.
  3. Neil, there seems to be a little bitterness in there. Is your daughter so strong? Is there no way...?
  4. As my sword Sensei says in the video posted here recently of the Sanchomo (Yamatorige), someone bobbing up and down in front of a glass case might look funny to some, but it is the sign of an interested student. Barry, we were told to stop using a light in the Tokugawa Art Museum near Nagoya. Someone had complained about reflected light, and the museum board had then decided to make a blanket ban, for the duration of that exhibition anyway. Their lighting on the swords was already dire, so it really made hard work. In my memory of the day, the brightest sword there was a Yosozaemon (no Jo) Sukesada, and I vowed that one day I would have a sword by him.
  5. https://www.google.co.jp/search?client=safari&hl=ja-jp&q=昭憲皇太后&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAOPgE-LUz9U3MEwqTi9UAjPNispyTbUkspOt9AtS8wtyUoFUUXF-nlVxQX5pceoiVv5nM9Y-a9v0fFb70yWrnk7o28HKCAAbATY_RwAAAA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjv6_Sv6L_sAhV8yIsBHfypDDcQmxMoADAHegQIDBAC&biw=414&bih=833&dpr=2 The Empress, wife of the Meiji Tenno, I think.
  6. Babu above you have twice quoted an example posted on Aoi Art for USD 2,200, and then asked why you would pay 6-700 dollars for shinsa for a 'similar' blade. You ask that I do not take this the wrong way. Your inference between the lines is, that they are similar cheap blades, produced in quantity, and therefore meaningless (a waste of money) to submit to shinsa, especially if it passes at whatever level. This leaves me with a near worthless blade and an empty feeling in the stomach. (Hope I am not taking this the wrong way.)
  7. Much better, Sebastian, thank you!
  8. Bugyotsuji

    Tsuba motifs ?

    Repeated from post #16 above: "Bats seem to have short fat mouse-like bodies in the above images."............... = Babu's images.
  9. Bugyotsuji

    Tsuba motifs ?

    Bats seem to have short fat mouse-like bodies in the above images. These are Karigane-so flowers.
  10. Bugyotsuji

    Tsuba motifs ?

    Kinai Echizen (?) 6.6 cm x 6.0 cm.
  11. 御酒器 "Goshuki" I can see on its side there, an honorific for Sake' Drinking Utensils. (Hope she hasn't spotted this, and congratulations to you and L !) 純銀製 Jungin-sei, perhaps (?), made of pure silver.
  12. Bugyotsuji

    Tsuba motifs ?

    Can’t really see what we’re talking about in the first photograph. PS Just checked on the PC screen; it's much clearer than on the mobile.
  13. Thank you Sebastien. The variety in boshi shape is amazing. Sadly the texts are too blurred to read (on my phone at least).
  14. Thanks for the thoughts, of every hue. They have all gone into the pipe (of peace), and I will smoke it. This blade has gone from being an article of desire, which several people here in Japan have tried to buy off me, to an object of scientific study, to which my attachment has been largely severed. I am now putting off the the saya fitment until after Shinsa results. This Koshirae is too good to use on a gamble.
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