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  1. Dear everyone. I need all your help. This is a tricky one for me. I am in the process to locate and get different pieces to work together for a koshirae project for my wakizashi. The Tsuba is a Hoan and I find it hard to know what will work with it. One word I think of when studying the tsuba is solemn. One idea is a Soten style FK set. SO please add your ideas Very much appreciation from my side for any ideas!
  2. Hi I am looking for a FK set and/or menuki with tomoe, (comma) design. Best Björn
  3. Been very tempting to ask for the possibility to purchase this. I really like the tsuba, menuki and fk set, reminds me of a Japanese pond.
  4. Terrible, when this happens. I hade a tsuba sent from Japan sent early this year and got it 4-5 month later. So there is hope. As a tip with a bit more expensive orders is the possibility to add an Apple Air tracker to the package. 29 USD for an extra eye in the sky.
  5. Interesting cockerel tsuba. I wonder if the bonhams one have been restored. Do the artist create a master tsuba and then copy the design from that one or is it from a drawing.
  6. Hi Robert, I am wondering if any clients have had problem with cracks? Different climates have different humidity and living in the North we have large variation in humidity (in Winter very low (water is snow), and in Summer a bit higher). I very much guess our/my North is similar to that in Hokkaido. Best Björn
  7. Thank you! Your reports have clearly pointed out the minefield that is out there. Interestingly, some of the items have fetched high prices in the auctions. Please continue to add suspected items, so that we (me) can continue to train our (my) eyes and brain. Best Björn
  8. http://www.ncjsc.org/item_tanaka_yoshikage_tsuba.htm "Tanaka" Yoshikage 義景 (c. 1850) Certification: NTHK Yoshikage was a student of Tanaka Kiyotoshi 田中清壽, and worked in Shiba in Edo. His works are mainly in the style of the Tanaka School. His family name is Morikawa 森川, and he used the art names of Hoansai 宝庵斎, and Hoshinsai 宝真斎. This iron tsuba exhibits the original, and much admired, red-brown patina this school was known for, as well as the rust these tsuba were prone to develop. As can be seen in the photos, there is no more rust on this tsuba today, then there was when this tsuba was photographed for "The Naunton Collection" catalogue, around 1912, shortly after this tsuba was made. At that time this tsuba was only 50 or 60 years old. Much of this rust can be reduced, leaving a much nicer look, as seen on the top quarter of the back view. The iron plate has a waxy, slightly irregular, surface and looks like stone or leather. Much of the gold on the tree and branches is applied very thickly using nunome, with few hints visible as to the method used. This subject was very popular among the rich merchants of Edo, in the late Edo period. A very similar treatment of this theme was done by Natsuo.
  9. Ty all. Thank you for the advice! I will keep my eyes on the bidding 🧐 -Björn
  10. I noticed this a bit strange shape of a wakizashi. I was wondering if my eyes are right, it feels that the proportions are a bit of, long kissaki also... I feel, I need some more education in this one 😀 https://auctionet.com/sv/1763172-wakizashi-Japan-mei-kanda-ju-kanetsun-shinto-1597-1780-nagasa-38-cm
  11. Hi Kyle, I like the Kuroda kanon tsuba, but is the text in white? Best Björn
  12. Have been inspired a bit of this design with knobs, and gama hada, it is nice to work with your hands.
  13. Another One that sparked my interest. I like the design and the dots. Anyone seen it before. The seller show a photo of a similar one in a Book. And a Link for those who want to get it 😤 https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/t807932927?conversionType=search_yac_browsing_hisotry_list
  14. Thank you! As always need to study more 👍 Dangerous price intervall, do the sellers take that into account? As usuall when you finally saved up a good chunk you start to glance to the next budget step and then the next budget step...
  15. First, when I noticed it, I was like 250000 Yen. It cant be true. It was 2.5m Yen lol. Any way, been looking a bit for a blade with this form. Any reasons why not, except it is beyond my budget right now. https://www.toukenhataya.jp/goods/sword/sword_s1904.html Best Björn
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