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  1. I'm all the way down in Charleston, SC. but would be willing to make the drive, if possible.
  2. I bought a tanto from smallsword on ebay. Same guy?
  3. Looks like a match to Showa smith. Kanekado Submitted by kazarena on Mon, 2007-05-14 19:13 兼門 [Help] ☆ 昭和︱ 岐阜県 Yoshida Kanekado ID KAN1077 Name Kanekado Province Gifu Era Shōwa (1926-1989) Active Period 1926-1989 Teacher Kaneaki Lineage Image / Interactive Source Rating Reference/Page Hawley 8 KAN1077 Signatures: 関住吉田兼門 seki ju yoshida kanekado (kokuin)
  4. As of right now, I plan on having a table or two at the National Gun Day in February 2021...that is if Biden doesn't shut the country down for 6 weeks, as he says he will do.
  5. Do you dates of that show? Looking forward to meeting you as well.
  6. I posted a few months ago, asking the same question. I got nothing. I ended up finding some on eBay, in Japan. It only took 3 weeks to get to the USA. I found this guy in the US selling some. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Japanese-Edo-Period-Sword-Seppa-Group-of-9/193747852749?hash=item2d1c459dcd:g:xhcAAOSwuxJfrb7q https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Japanese-Samurai-Sword-Edo-Period-Seppa-Group-of-9/193747856856?hash=item2d1c45add8:g:BOMAAOSwyiZfrcCm And some from Japan: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Seppa-Japan-Samurai-Sword-Katana-Koshirae-n044F/203173516563?hash=item2f4e15d513:g:RrYAAOSw4dNfqMzD Good luck re-establishing your Gubbins box!
  7. As Geraint stated "Takada no ju Kunihisa" 高田住國久
  8. I am trying to figure out why some saya have both slots, some have only one, and others have none. I personally have not seen a katana with both, but I have seen katana with just a kozuka and I own one Edo period katana saya with just a kogai slot. I have seen wakizashi and tanto with nothing, with just a kozuka and with kozuka and kogai. Was there ever any method to the madness or was it based more upon the samurais' personal needs? I do understand that the katana was not normally worn indoors, so accessories would be less useful when relaxing, eating, drinking, etc. so it makes sense that the katana would not bear these items. Someone educate me, please!
  9. I never knew about the Yahoo Auctions - Japan thing...or buyee or any of the other bidding sites like that. Upon initial look, it seems like most sellers on there will not ship outside of Japan. Am I seeing it correctly?
  10. I guess I really don't know how they are originally made. Are the pockets carved from the inside of the saya, then a thin piece is added to the inside to separate the kogatana from touching the blade of the sword? Is it all carved from the outside, then a piece is added with heavy lacquer to cover the split lines...IDK. I have seen many videos on saya and shira-saya making, but I have never viewed a video that included the addition of accessory slots.
  11. Is it possible to add a Kozuka or Kogai slot to an existing saya? If so, who in the US is capable of performing such a task. Cheers!
  12. I chatted with Bob Elder today, and he is planning a show for July of 2021!
  13. DTM72

    Kantei of Tanto

    I appreciate your guess. Thank you!
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