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parfaitelumiere last won the day on March 1 2018

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  1. I know the seller pictures, bought all my swords from him!
  2. Finally received my daisho set, all is quite good, the daito blade is in good condition, no blister no core visible. the shirasaya both are good, same for the koshirae, there is a seppa issue, we can see the seppa of both are not original, I will have ot replace them. Other issue are the both tsunagi, definitely not original ones I think I will make new tsunagi by myself, to get daisho perfect match, like my munehisa uchigatana set.
  3. Sold items have been shipped, I have other items to list. Last menuki set not available, these are not for sale, but those on my katana mount, my mistake...
  4. Selling some of my collection Tsuba Soten 82mm 750$ Tsuba Tokoken Kukitada 83mm 450$ Tsuba shakudo 74mm 400$ FK norimichi, (not signed but attributed) fuchi is 39x24 if I remember., 450$ Menuki hotei 350$ 50mm I have other items for sale, but I have to picture them first, most are daito fittings as I collect only daito fittings.
  5. I purchased to old polishing stones from same seller, probably 2 nagura, not sure yet, the seller sold about 15 old stones, from arato to uchigumori, all were used, some damaged, he sold a set of 3 old samekawa, sadly I missed the bid, was in the garden, and sold other sword related stuff. I saw this too, did not purchase, but interesting, the brown color and the clean section for tsuka use.
  6. I found this old samekawa. What is interesting is the inner side.
  7. I think hole has been added yes.
  8. https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/n457736811 Tora tsuba for you.
  9. https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/m445168062 3 drawers and 2 sword stand together, I think it's a modified small tansu, but maybe it could be ok for you.
  10. Mu hitsu ana vs kata hitsu ana?
  11. this is nice katakiribori, but sady it's a shishi botan theme https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/j562225498
  12. https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r117344299 38000 JPY ,sadly, 6 slots kake
  13. I think some other variable can have incidence, what kind of copper, is it yamagane based, I think even the term yamagane can be subject to interpretation. There are probably several copper silver and other alloy sources in Japan, and probably some foreign sources too. Depending on refining abilities, the final patina will change, also, depending on metal mixing, the final result will be different, there is virtually infinite combination possibilities. That makes me think about antique gold coinage and jewelry, made from natural gold metal, called "electrum" silver percentage varying from almost zero to almost 100%, making color vary from strong gold to greenish shades to almost white color, even native gold color can vary in the same mine (example, rosia montana mine in romania, very nices leanes and crystals on quartz). Lets suppose some older metal recycling too, because gold is expensive, so, combination and final color can be almost infinite. Only individual chemical test could bring knowledge about the specific alloy used for specific item.
  14. Are the relief carving, ladies and quails on back, a later add? There is a strange scale issue on both sides. Is the lady kogo other tsuba like yours, same exact theme, with quails on other side? Quail grass and moon are a classinc theme in painting, seems to be autumn theme if I am right. Shibuicki can look a certain color when newly patinated, I am always fascinated by brand new patinated shibuichi, but once it gets old and silver has tarnished, the color would tend to be more brownish, darker and also less interesting, but it's easy to see it's copper silver alloy with a close look, because clean metal color is different, kind of pinkinsh color, and also the pattern is visible under magnification, we can see the crystalline structure showing both metal are not perfectly melt together. Weathered brass, I mean, rokusho weathered brass, and copper have much warmer color, but some other process can bring brass quite a cold color, looking like old shibuichi, same for copper, old copper pipes are good example. first appears to be shibuichi, my guess is low silver shibuichi, under magnification you can see crystalline structure here and there, but actual color is looking some copper pipes or rain-oil-gaz patinated brass, real color is a very bit lighter. Second seems to be kuro shibuichi, color on picture is far too light real color is much darker shakudo plugs are almost black, I used a white reflector on surface, it's polished surface. there is a very very slight nashiji structure visible under magnification, some very fine relief dots on it, nit like the shibuichi pieces I saw.there are small scratches showing metal color copper, very bit pinkish, the sekigane and dress are copper.
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