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Everything posted by Tigerinbamboo

  1. Hi, I would be interested the 3 piece Haynes index and also the Yari book. Cheers, Kathleen
  2. Hi, Stephan. I may be interested in this whole group. What are the shipping costs to San Francisco in the USA? Cheers, Kathleen
  3. Recover well, Brian! Good vibes ordered, Kathleen
  4. Just wondering what the "shindig line" is ...
  5. Beautiful tanto! Congratulations!
  6. I'm considering going, since I live here in San Francisco. I haven't left the house in 3 months, though, and I don't know if I'll feel any safer until I have a vaccine. ????
  7. Happy birthday, Grev! I love the fox samurai tsuba!
  8. Warrantso, The purpose is protection. Like deodorant. Only sharper. I think I'm getting corono-giddy...
  9. Nooooo PLEASE keep posting Malcolm. I am another ukiyo-e lover, and I find your posts delightful!
  10. Malcolm, that Chikanobu print is also one of my favorites. Some castles were known to use women from samurai families as guards. I think the women in the print, rather than fighting the fire, are guarding the evacuation from the castle.
  11. I like #2, far and away. Both the positive and negative spaces share a flow and a delicacy. In the others, the tree trunk is too heavy and clunky. #5 looks like someone took a bite out of it.
  12. Stupid question about shinsa... When you send in your sword, do you send any old papers or provenance or other info, or just the sword/saya/koshirae? Humbly,
  13. Some of us lurking around here are still astoundingly ignorant (speaking for myself) and still ask stupid questions, even after buying many books and reading them, and trying to sweat out translations ourselves. Nihonto are a vast subject, and I am eternally grateful for people answering my questions without making me feel dumber than I do. Stupid questions don't always come from laziness. Just sayin'
  14. No shields, just intermittently oblivious to the rest of the world ????I don't know why the link was unstable. I usually use Chrome. When I was in Tokyo last summer, there were a couple of places near the city advertising tours of traditional swordworking forges, with the chance to make your own sword or commission one, depending on how much time you had.
  15. Try here: https://www.govoyagin.com/activities/Japan-kyoto-Japanese-sword-forge-private-tour-and-lesson-in-kameoka-kyoto/9132
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