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Gilles

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Gilles last won the day on November 22 2020

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    Japanese swords from the shin-shinto era, naginata all periods, menpo and hanpo tetsu sabiji finish.

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  1. Nice one indeed. Ray told me that the nagasa was 54.5 cm.
  2. Thank you John. I went on the link provided and I saw, if I have well understood, that this book is not published yet...!
  3. Dear all, I understood a while ago that a nice book was going to be published about this huge collection. is there some news about it ?
  4. I have developed a liking for mekugi nuki and I've started to collect them as a side-collection. Thus, I am looking for different types of mekugi nuki, the older the better. I already have the common ones that can be found on the internet. Feel free to PM me if you have one for sale.
  5. Very nice hanbo, I like it a lot. To my knowledge, big drain hole is usually found on old hanbo. This one seems to be rather old also.
  6. Dear John, Thank you so much for the link. It should fulfill my needs.
  7. Dear Nick, Thank you very much for telling me. I'm afraid that this Jitte is not what I am looking for. I need one who could have been worn by a high ranking samurai police officer. But I admit that this one is scarce.
  8. Dear all, I am looking for a nice JITTE but I need a genuine one of very good quality from EDO period, one which could have been carried by a high-ranking samurai police official (yoriki) or one made, signed and/or dated from the bakumatsu era. To summarize, I need one very good example which will be the only one in my collection. I am aware that it will be difficult to find such a gem but I need to avoid all the less than average ones (which are not so old) usually put for sale on Ebay or Yahoo Japan. If you happen to have a nice one for sale feel free to PM me. Thank you for your attention.
  9. Got the big tempo tsuba which was very well protected for this rather long journey. I am fully satisfied with this unusual tsuba which is very pleasant in hand. Thank you again Kyle.
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