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  1. Hey there, I am a JSA student, so my method might not be the best, but I will throw my suggestion out there anyway. Go to a fabric store, and buy some plain white flannel. I bought 1/4 yd, and I think it will last me forever. Cheers, Ryan
  2. Hey all, Up for your consideration, is a lovely Shinsakuto by Ikeda Norihisa. Nagasa - 73.7 cm Motohaba - 3.2 cm Sakihaba - 2.4 cm Sori - 1.7 cm Tsuka - 25.4 cm Purchased in 2020 from Giheiya. https://giheiya.com/product/01-1983/ $4300 Shipped and fully insured in the lower 48. Will happily ship elsewhere (where legal) at your expense. Please pm for more pics, questions, etc. Cheers
  3. https://www.seidoshop.com/collections/katanakake-stand I purchase regularly from Seido, and have never been disappointed. Cheers
  4. As a JSA student, I find the test cutting completely fascinating. Beautiful sword, and thanks so much for sharing. Cheers
  5. That is a wonderful tsuba. However it is a bit too small, and a bit out of my price range lol. Thanks for sharing. Cheers
  6. That one would've been perfect, and I totally just missed it lol. Cheers
  7. Im a JSA student, and my Akamatsu Kanehiro is hands down my favorite sword. Whoever ends up with this will be stoked, and good luck with sale. Cheers
  8. This one is phenomenal, but unfortunately a bit too big 🥺 Thanks for sharing tho. Cheers
  9. Pretty sure I've seen a similar "tree bark" finish on a saya somewhere, but I do not remember it being this intricate, or having the inlays. Pretty nifty, and thanks for sharing. Cheers
  10. Hey all, I am looking for a tiger themed tsuba, would prefer 7-8cm diameter. Cheers
  11. That’s fantastic, and thanks for sharing. Cheers
  12. Hey all, I know there are lots of tigers, and bamboo themes on swords, and I know I’ve seen tigers paired with pines in art. Just wondering if anyone has seen tigers, and pines together on a sword? Cheers
  13. Hey there, 1- Def ask your sensei. 2- Motohara / EB https://motoharablades.com 3- Ask your sempai if you can try out their swords, to try and see what you like. Try and handle as many swords as possible. 4- Don't rush a purchase (I really need to heed my own advise on this one lol). I'm a JSA student, and if a Moto is in your budget, you cannot go wrong. Jason is a fellow practitioner, and will steer you in the right direction. Cheers
  14. Thanks for posting those pics. I did a search based off Yokoya Soju, and found a Fuchi Kahsira that looks like it was signed Soju Kao. https://nihonto.com.au/product/hawk-fuchi-kashira-2/ Cheers
  15. Thank you so much. I did a google search for Yokoya Soju, and found some stuff. Cheers, Ryan
  16. Hey all, I picked this tsuba up a while back, and I believe the signature says Soju. I’ve searched on google, and have come up with very little. Hoping someone here might be able to help me figure out a bit more about this tsuba. Cheers
  17. This has sold. Thanks all for the kind words, and help. Cheers
  18. Thank you so very much sir.
  19. Axel, Thank you sir. For everyone else interested, here are some more pics. Cheers C4F2AF37-E6A0-4197-B25B-C33DE88D96E1.heic D82983D7-080A-44FA-98A7-1D107DA609E6.heic 02C598FB-CD70-40F4-9F3B-C0EA2BEB9500_1_201_a.heic
  20. Francois, Thanks for the advise sir. I’ll try and get some better pics, with better lighting today. Cheers
  21. Hey all, I hate to have to do this, but some things came up, and I am trying to sell my first big boy (papered) sword. Bought recently from @ https://www.samuraishokai.jp/sword/22114.html $4200 shipped and insured to anywhere in the lower 48. Will happily ship to AK, HI, or internationally (where allowed), but will need to discuss shipping costs. I am horrible at taking pics of swords, so any advise would be greatly appreciated. Happy to provide more pics, videos, etc, please PM for more details. Cheers4B032A71-0DA3-48AD-B97A-31C62A591983.heic4B032A71-0DA3-48AD-B97A-31C62A591983.heic * I am having a hard time uploading pics, please see the attached link * https://imgur.com/a/OVA74gt
  22. " The sword that has nie (thickly clustered batches of particles of tempered metal in the. blade), and who's tempering along the cutting-edge (yakiha) comes up nearly to the longitudinal ridgeline (shinogi), is a beautiful thing to see, but in practical terms, is easily broken." -Otake Sensei, The Deity and the Sword. My interpretation is, large, and wild hamons look cool, but don't belong on the battlefield. Cheers
  23. https://giheiya.com/wp/product/02-1437/ Here is a pretty big, and beefy Hira Zukuri, if you really wanna go that route. I'd still suggest getting a modern mono steel sword to start with. Cheers
  24. Barrett, Sorry if I somehow missed this, but what is your level of cutting experience, and are you currently practicing any JSA? Cheers
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