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    Dan C

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  1. Thank you Kelly, I think I'm just going to wait.
  2. Neither have I. I had to look at it a few times to really understand that it would actually hold a kodzuka blade.
  3. Are you saying to have my items sent to you, then you send to me with your DHL contract?
  4. I was just looking through ebay and found this unusual kozuka. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Japan-antique-Edo-period-Goto-school-Shishi-Dragon-Kozuka-Shibuichi-Box-sword/324204218015?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225074%26meid%3D5aaa6ac6a70447c586d82c2cc8fa18e9%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D324297817121%26itm%3D324204218015%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Addfe4350-f91c-11ea-a4f3-74dbd1803c93|parentrq%3A9d9009871740aaa32b8411f9fffccf00|iid%3A1
  5. Thank you to everyone. My recent purchases have NOT been weapons, but a tsuba, and some seppa, and fuchi. The sellers of both items used DHL. Is it difficult to ship via DHL for non-blade items?
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    Much appreciated Bruce. I just received some from Japan on Saturday.
  7. DTM72


    I got a set of six older ones sent here from Japan. Thanks to everyone who responded!
  8. I have won a couple auctions from ebay in the last month or two, and have NOT had any problems with shipping. I won a kozuka last night and the seller tells me that Japan post will not do air shipping, and he can only Japan post the item via seamail and it could take 3-4 months for delivery! He says that DHL and FedEx are too expensive and he does not have an account with them to get cheap shipping. I'm about to cancel this deal with him since he never mentioned the shipping problem in his listing, only after I won the auction. Any suggestions? He has a few other items I am wanting to get, but don't want to wait for 3-4 months. There has got to be a better way. Much Appreciated! Dan
  9. Not a problem David. I already have it translated. Much Appreciated!
  10. Add to that, I will also be making replacement fittings for the area around the flash pan. These are the best pics I have found to attempt to replicate the parts.
  11. I work at a machine shop and have access to many machines. I planned to make the existing hole a solid size...say 2mm for example, then make a plug that is 2.1mm outside diameter, with a hole in the center of about .5mm (maybe less). I can freeze the plug in liquid nitrogen and insert easily into the 2mm hole, then as the plug heats up, it will have a solid interference fit, and no fear of ejecting out. Your thoughts on this?
  12. Piers, The internal bore is in good shape, with some minor pitting. The pan, however, has some deep pitting. What should the diameter of the through hole be? I would like to get this into working condition. With the through hole being so large, there would be a great loss of pressure once the main charge ignites.
  13. Edo koshirae. Can you translate the paper sent with the beautiful sword I purchased from you? Much Appreciated!
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    Looking for original or reproduction seppa to tighten up a loose tsuba. Looking for at least one thick one or will buy more if you have extra you are willing to sell. Prefer a US seller due to worldwide shipping delays. Show me what you have! I can send Venmo or willing to discuss other payment options. Thanks!
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