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  1. Hi Chris, Keep looking on NMB For Sale section. Most members here are ok. The ones that are not, tend to shoot themselves in the foot pretty early on. Look for number of Posts as an indicator. Good Luck !!
  2. Hi guys, out of interest, have a closer look at the Kojiri, imagine it without the applied Pseudo Tokugawa Kamon. Looks like a repurposed Kojiri from a longer Koshirae. I wonder if we are dealing with early Meiji? If so, then this falls into the category of Hama Mono i.e. things from the Port, made up from bits and pieces to be sold to the Tourists. An interesting piece of History nonetheless.
  3. Hi Johan, Welcome Aboard!! You are very fortunate to have a strong South African Contingent here on NMB. Brian, who runs this Ship is also based in S.A. Enjoy the Voyage of Discovery!!!!
  4. Good afternoon Gentlemen, The image of the Skull Bones and Summer Grasses suggests that the inscription on the other side, is possibly a Death Poem, of either Jisei 辞世 or Jisei - Ei 辞世詠 format. It is beautifully cut.
  5. There is a list of Bonji here on NMB thread title Bonji : Fudo Myoo?
  6. Absolutely Agree. His Urushi work on Saya is also worth noting.
  7. Good evening Gentlemen Thank your for all your comments. The title of the thread was Buyer Beware. As an Antiques Dealer, of 35 years standing, known to have an interest in Japanese arms and armour, with a large Gallery in the City of Bath, UK. I have been offered suitably distressed versions of the type 98 that was produced in Hanwei a few years ago. These new ones are currently available on the manifest of the manufacturer in China, according to their website. The thread was no more than a heads up to the membership here, thirty years down the line, the next generation of collectors will encounter them. I believe that the Royal Armouries in Leeds often includes examples of fakes in its archive, to show as a teaching example to future generations of curators.
  8. "go to the international forum markets in tokyo and there are always nakago for sale. $30 " That sounds like the Oedo Nominoichi (Flea Market), between Yurakucho and Tokyo stations. 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, unless its raining (Sometimes on a Saturday, if clashes with events at the International Forum).
  9. Mornin' Oyabun I know it says FREE SHIPPING!!!!!!!! But he will not ship to the UK. I'll have to make do with the 4,000 sets of original Daimyo Armour worn by Tokugawa Iyeyasu, when he was helping out the Spartans at Thermopylae, that I was recently offered in an email, from Lord Chief Justice Michael Mainwaring V.C. , of The Lord Chief Justices' Palace, 131a Omugo Avenue, Lagos, Nigeria. As I only need one suit, would anyone like to take the remaining 3,999 off my hands for a reasonable price? PS, Any Yoruba Speakers on the Board will understand the address.
  10. Regarding the Kodzuka handles being repurposed. I was told that they were also stamped out specially to be mounted in cutlery sets by makers like Komai in the 1870's. You may find this link amusing: http://www.smokingsamurai.com/KOMAI_OTOJIRO.html
  11. I bought my Borescope on ebay for £5.95. $8.07 US including Free UK Delivery. Comes with a neat 45% attachment.
  12. Used by both Sakamoto Ryoma and Yamaoka Tesshu.
  13. Baka Gaijin

    Christmas Quiz

    Here's an easy one to take John's example further: Signed Seishu Meiji era Sold for £6875 inc Premium at Bonhams London 17 May 2012
  14. Baka Gaijin

    Christmas Quiz

    Good morning Gentlemen, Excellent idea for Chrimbo morning John, though, I suspect as the day progresses, with the time zones of the NMB Krew, chiming in, the combined effects of: Umqombothi & Witblits Surprise Campari with distilled Pontefract Cake essence Sake & Shochu Challenge (The challenge being to speak or perform anything related to hand eye coordination, after two glasses) Bollinger, Premier Grand Cru & Stolychnaya (Stolly / Bolly) Tokai Chateau D'Yquem 1847 (In Pint Glasses Of course) Albanian Rocket Fuel Absinthe (Which alledgedly makes the Heart grow Fonder) Poteen, White Lightning, Lighter Fluid & Metal Polish Frappe etc May make the comments somewhat "Idiosyncratic". If anyone wants a crib sheet, here's the complete "Legend in Japanese Art" by Joly, courtesy of those good ol' Boys at the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/legendinjapanese00joly_1 So, Let's Start loading Images: Let the Games Begin......
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