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  1. Price reduced to $1250. Would also consider a trade for some cool items.
  2. 春山万里 not sure what character the red stamp is suppose to be.
  3. Are there any good examples of "tight" hada vs. "loose" hada that someone can provide? This aspect has always confused me.
  4. Thanks, I am aware of his reputation. I wan't planning on buying. Just looking at his auction for the type 95 trying to get an idea of what average condition was selling for.
  5. Was just watching a Showa22 Ebay listing for a brass tsuba type 95 in average condition. Ended up selling for $893 befor shipping and fees. Not sure if this is a good sign of where the market is for them or not.
  6. I must say, this a very beautiful sword. I hope you will be able to remove the handle and habaki for us to get a better look.
  7. Yeah the one I have been considering selling is a brass tsuba version. Not in the best shape but I still think I could make my money back on it plus some if I decided to sell. However, it is my oly brass tsuba type 95 and I would hate to dimminish my collection, even by a little. Such a hard decision. It really is the collector's conundrum.
  8. Someone else just asked but I have been curious about this too for a while. Who owns all this former IJA and IJN stuff in China? When I lived out there during college all the equipment in those "war against Japanese agression" TV shows looked real/legit. Are there just waerhouses full of these swords, rifles and uniforms in Hengdian somewhere that just get taken out when filming another TV show/movie? Are collectors in China even allowed to own these types of swords?
  9. I've been debating with myself whether or not to sell some of my type 95s. I have three, got em all right before the prices jumped. Seems like the market is good now. Still hard to pull the trigger and let one go though.
  10. Hi Stephen. Is the Jimmy H you are refering to Jimmy Hayashi? It would be nice to find a local Togishi.
  11. I'm not really a tosogu guy, but these are really nice.
  12. Which would be considered more valuable/desirable? An O'suriage naginata-naoshi cut down from a pole arm or a sword designed in the style of naginata naoshi? Would this blade still paper since it is technically not a sword but a cut down pole arm? Thanks -Jonathan
  13. Does this sword have a hamon? If so, when did they start adding hamon to swords in Japan? I was under the impression that swords during the Heian period and earlier were either imported or copied from China. If this is the case, then can we infer that the Chinese were also adding hamon on their swords during this time or was this strictly a Japanese technique? If the Chinese were doing this, then why don't we see hamon on Chinese edged weapons?
  14. I don't believe it does. There is rust at the kissaki so it is a little difficult to tell. But I would say it doesn't have kaeri.
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