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francois2605

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  1. @watsonmil, your web browser should still be installed on your PC (alongside Chrome). To start it, click on the Windows menu (bottom left of the screen) then when the menu pops up, type "edge", this will narrow the menu selection. At this stage, you should see the "Microsoft Edge" shortcut, just click on it and voila.
  2. Thanks for sharing, I concur that Japanese packagings are the best. I just checked their website and all those pictures of the shop are just excellent, I had no idea sageo were hand-woven. The quality is really top-notch and the sageo pleasant to look at.
  3. Note: this chart is not mine but I can't credit the author since I forgot where I found it on the forum
  4. The tassel is a company-grade one (2nd lieutenant to captain) as per the following chart:
  5. For comparison, some pictures of my kai-gunto's seppa:
  6. Sad that you already have to sell it. I hope a fellow forumite will get it
  7. Steven have you tried posting your sword on Facebook ? The audience should be wider
  8. Don't leave the board just because of one unfortunate comment. Don't forget all the others who commented politely in your thread
  9. This depends on the seller. Most of them accept PayPal but will usually ask you to pay "as a friend" or add an extra 4% to cover the PayPal fees. Some others only accept bank transfers because they refuse to deal with PayPal.
  10. Thanks Ronnie, what is that source please ?
  11. Since I was requested to show more pictures of the the sword, I uploaded them to Google Drive here
  12. Interesting. I based my comment on this 6 year-old comment from Markus: here. Are you saying Markus' comment is also based on Chris' ?
  13. Very nice, I like it a lot ! Thanks for sharing. It's funny, when I saw the signature, some kanji immediately jumped out and Tsukamoto Okimasa sprung to mind: I had never heard about "Tsukamoto Kazuyuki" before and learning now that this is another name Okimasa used. This is the mei from my Tsukamoto Okimasa (which isn't papered but I believe it's genuine). Edit: Found this old NMB thread on the sword
  14. Hello Ian and welcome to the board. Please gently remove the hilt and take a picture of the tang (both sides) as you won't get much info with your current pics. This is what members would like to see. If the tang is signed and the signature is genuine them you'll know who forged the sword.
  15. Correct. AFAIK the only difference between eBay and Japanese auctions is the automatic deadline extension when the winning bidder changes close to the deadline
  16. You most likely lost by more than 1000 yen. The final price of an auction is the 2nd best bid (yours) + the bid increment (1000 yen here). If the winning bidder outbade you by 1000 or 100K yen, the final price will still be the same.
  17. Some pictures of Fujiwara Kanefusa, 25th generation: http://www.art-mamuka.ru/gallery/fujiwara-kanefusa-25-generation/
  18. Oil + aviation makes me think about WD-40. https://wd40company.com/our-company/our-history/
  19. Hello Miguel and welcome to the forum ! Did you get / request a discount after he sandpapered the sword ? Seriously, for me this would be a deal-breaker. He greatly reduced the sword value in the process. You would be entitled to ask for a discount.
  20. This is very impressive, kudos. I can imagine your joy building such a beauty. Definitely something to be proud of !
  21. Just stumbled upon this PDF: this is the same sword, right ? Edit: no, it's not the same sword, the number of mekugi-ana doesn't match.
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