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  1. Hi, noticed that there were a somewhat local auction here in Sweden. Variarity of items... Firearms - to repro to antiques. Depending on price - I will possible put a bid on a Yari or Naginata but most likely not since they need a lot of love and quality is possible not there for any cost of love. https://auctionet.com/en/themes/358-spring-weapon-militaria-sale?campaign=3239&utm_campaign=Kampanj+3239%3A+Vårens+vapenauktion&utm_medium=campaign&utm_source=campaign3239 Item 2191257 - Japanese? War horn - never seen one before. https://auctionet.com/en/2191257-stridshorn-Japan-in-the-form-of-a-seashell-late-19th-century Item 2193177- Waki - In better condition that most of the other nihonto in the collection. https://auctionet.com/en/2193177-wakisashi-mumei-koto-before-1596-in-shirasaya Item 2148444 - Armor set - akward eyes https://auctionet.com/en/2148444-armor-Japan-edo Item 2150542 - Waki - high sori shape? https://auctionet.com/en/2150542-wakizashi-Japan-may-izumi-kami-rai-kinmichi-shinto-shinshinto Item 2204716 - Armor set https://auctionet.com/en/2204716-armor-Japan-edo Item 2205164 - Waki - hmmmm Item 2205200 - Waki - iron fittings - higo? https://auctionet.com/en/2205200-wakizashi-Japanese-mumei-koto Item 2207030 - Naginata https://auctionet.com/en/2207030-naginata-Japanese-shinshinto Item 2205342 - Naginata https://auctionet.com/en/2205342-naginata-Japanese-mei-shinshinto Item 2207122 - Yari - Possible decorative against a wall - Tri edged? https://auctionet.com/en/2207122-yari-Japanese-with-hadome-mumei Item 2207177 - Yari - Decorative against a wall https://auctionet.com/en/2207177-yari-jumonji-yari-Japanese-mei-shinto
  2. I found it in a nihonto group on Facebook. Discussion and Study of... and posted as NBTHK exhibition. I can only guess the purpose.
  3. It was sold recently for 1000 USD. Really bad photos, why would anyone pay that amount. For me nothing looks authentic. Why would the or an auction firm list it as a Japanese Katana 1800-1900? Or is value going up. https://auctionet.com/sv/2095355-svard-katana-Japan-1800-1900-tal/images#image_5
  4. I noticed it also. I want it 🥰 but low on funds.
  5. Since I cannot edit. I have also "long time" ago thought of how cool it would be like a samurai, swinging a real sword around. But boys fantasy taken away, reality sets in. Those warriors having these swords trained long and hard and even then I dont think they were swinging them around. If I would want to go the route, with out a teacher. I would start with a wodden stick, then possible a kendo sword. Then do that for 10 years or so, then feeling that I have progressed on the way of the leaf. I would probably get a IAITO https://tozandoshop.com/collections/hyojun-standard-weight-iaito. Then, training with that for a couple of more years. If then not cured of foolish thoughts and thinking "Hmmm maybe zombies are coming someday" then a sharp iron sword is the way to go. If only want to whack at something in the yard, then probably it is easier to get an steel bar at the local store is a good idea. But I totally understand the cool thoughts and dreams, one could have to be a samurai. Just look at that hamon.... Iaito is the way to go. Dont destroy antiques, send them to me instead for safe keeping!
  6. https://www.aoijapan.com/katanamumei-attributed-as-kawachi-kami-sukesada/ https://www.aoijapan.com/katanasuzuki-kaga-kami-sadanori-not-guaranteed/ These would tickle my interest, but a few swing with a normal kendo stick usually cures my interest. If I was a sword user. I would probably would ask my sensei for advice and go to a store for tryout. If a lot of money and skill and would probably ask a smith. Forum is probably not good place except for general advice. So my advice, find a sensei. Buy a good solid training shinken? sword. Train, train and strive to be better for every time. And so on...
  7. Looks, similar to the shibuishi that I have made (light pink). Do you see any "silver" traces in the metal? You could try to stain it and compare the color or measure weight/volume ratio. From the color it looks be something like 70-80% Cu to some other metal. My shibuishi, with 25% ish silver/ 75% Cu + a bit of gold and tin, hasnt really darken for months. Shakudo, only tried small % of gold but the look is more or less similar to shibuishi (non-stained). Why is gold so expensive. As always my limited knowledge and experience is to be taken in to account Best B
  8. Hi, can you show nr 5 on the opposing Side? Best Björn
  9. Hi as the title says, Looking for toad - frog menuki and or FK set. All the best Björn
  10. Bizen - tick Utsuri - tick but not necessary Hamon - tick Length - tick Jigane - hmmm Auction - hmmm - personally would be more comfortable to buy from the forum or after seeing a blade live Period - tick Overall feel - half tick Koshirae is a bonus. My goal the past years have to save up to to be able to get a good quality sword, to a bit match my wakizashi, something you know "this is the one" and then the question is this one "the one" Or will I pass and then later curse myself. Though, this one. http://world.seiyudo.com/product/ka-010918/
  11. I was trying to change the focus of other potential buyers 😤😭😬🧐
  12. Maybe this could be linked and locked to the sales section?
  13. https://www.aoijapan.net/katana-mumei-omiya/ - Nice shape But the last one - is smokey - I like this one also but dont polish looks a bit soapy? https://www.nipponto.co.jp/swords6/NT330431.htm Wonder what price was on this one? Its hard, as always. Lot of money for a chap like me, hard when it will probably will be the more or less the blade for lots of years to come. Again thank you, know I know a bit more and that the price is not totaly out of there
  14. Thank you all! Very tempting, if unsold on auction do they include the items in their normal cataloge? I need to brode on this one ^^
  15. Hi everyone. Aoiart has a blade on auction that ticks a few boxes. Still it is a bit of cash the shipment, tax and custom 😬, and not all boxes are ticked but still for me it is one of the better ones I have seen in this price range. Or is it? About 1m Yen - 9k USD - 8k euro. Better to wait or is it a deal that is once in a year stuff 🧐 https://www.aoijapan.com/katana-mumei-omiya/ The blade was polished. Habaki: Gold foiled double habaki. Blade length:71.3cm or 28.07inches. Sori:1.8cm or 0.70inches. Mekugi:2 Width at the hamachi:2.81cm or 1.10inches. Width at the Kissaki:2.03cm or 0.79inches. Kasane:0.675 cm or 0.26inches. The weight of the sword:705grams. Era: The Nambokucho period, Joji era. Around 1362. Shape: Osuriage-Mumei, the blade is normally thick and broad, has deep Sori to be O-Kissaki, well-balanced shape. Jigane: Koitame-hada mixed with Mokume-hada, Jinie attached, the surface is beautiful and Utsuri appears. Shinogiji: Itame-hada mixed with Mokume-hada to be like Masa. Hamon: Koniedeki, Choji-midare works in the way of Shimari-gokoro, Ha works in Koashi brightly to be uneven Hamon. Boshi: It is Midarekomi style and the tip turns back in a small circle.
  16. Thank you Stephen, Bob Benson uchiko powder ball is sold out As Stephen, said the main reason it to see if I can bring out the real activity of a blade that has a bad hidori "cosmetic" polish. Best Björn
  17. Dear all, As the topic says, do anyone know where to get good quality uchiko powder in Europe? In comparision, ordering from Sanmei it cost 4400 Yen ~35 Euro - but then it will take time to get it delivered, go through customs etc etc.. Thank you! -Björn
  18. Hi Curran, Yes, maybe the zoom in lense and lightning and photoshop is not the best to display the tsuba ^^ Feels like the thread is going in another direction than a ask for advice on fittings Would be nice with another thread, with a discussion on differences of iron from different schools, periods, and makers. Its an interesting subject. -Björn
  19. Thank you all, Christian, my Hoan tsuba now feels angry, and offended and now stares at me. Just look at that frown. I attach a close-up for my other similar tsuba in shape, and also an example of a Nishigaki tsuba and a close-up of one of the iron buckets. This makes me a bit curious about how the iron looks like from different schools and how can one tell the difference? Anyone? Christian, don't think the price should be a guide point to what is real or not, but I see your point. As the text referred to later Hoan, I thought around the 1800 ish time period. Would that be in the ballpark in your experience? The iron looks older to me. Best Björn
  20. Hi Chris, I am probably not the right person, but from the limited knowledge I have, I would not send this word to shinsa or not now. The kissaki is regarded as the face of the blade and I see that it has several issues it can be a turn down for many. Then the polishing, I don't know if it was done by a professional nor if the hamon is real. The nagako looks to have a drilled hole, which probably limits the age of the blade. With my limited knowledge, I would take my words with a big bag of salt. For me there are several issues, is it fake or real. I started without learning enough and still don’t know if my first blade was good or bad, then one could argue what is the threshold of knowledge you need to have for first purchase and that is probably answered what your end goal is, which is, of course, hard to know in the beginning.
  21. Hi, thank you for all remarks! I measured a little bit, the chisel lines for the waves are at their widest a little less than 0.5mm. The "sign" has surprisingly the same length as the width ~2.3mm. The chisels for the bird right-wing are ~0.2mm at their thickest. Looking at the space between these chisels marks on the wing their sizes is between 0,42mm to 0,48mm ... so an error of 0,06mm O.O to keep the lines uniformely in between. I feel a bit evil when going in with magnification. I do hope they could work under a microscope to not strain their eyes. Mine are already watering up. I feel the "signs" to the right of the bird feel more intentional? than a random effect. Could the lower "sign" be the kanji for water, and if considering this what would the upper two signs then be combined with water. Another question, for the silver and gold paint? Is this original? or applied later and was this coloring something the artist wanted? Or was the whole piece black? Best Björn
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