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Chishiki last won the day on April 15 2020

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  1. I know warnings get posted on every sale page. The scammer didn’t get me but there are inexperienced members here who may not be aware that they are lurking here, hence the warning, more current.
  2. Hi. I placed an add in the Wanted to Buy section of this forum looking to buy a kabuto. I received a personal message from a member here stating he knew someone selling one and provided me with an email address. Contacted the person who sent through some photos of a kabuto but no price. I enquired and he quoted £2100. What He didn’t know was that I knew if was on ebay and located in Japan. Here is the ebay link. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Antique-Edo-Period-Kabuto-32-Ken-Suji-Helmet-Samurai-Armor-Maedate-Free-Ship-/384241427651?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0 This person, via this forum, offered me a kabuto that seems wasn’t his to begin with at £500 more than the asking price on ebay. So this is a reminder that unethical people lurk here. The forum member who initiated the contact is not active with no posts, just lurking in wait for the unsuspecting. Mark
  3. Do you have a kabuto you would like to sell? Price range looking up to $3000usd. Will also consider menpo etc. cheers Mark
  4. Thanks for helping clarify Michael. My feelings were not hurt.
  5. There is a member price and non member which is not listed on their site as far as I can see. Maybe step back from being condescending. I see they say there is a 2000¥ charge for non members, I’m not sure that is correct. I guess I’ll find out. I attached a copy of their fees as listed for hozon and TH. Also an invoice I just received where one pair of menuki received hozon and the other TH. Different. I assume juyo rates may also be different from their website.
  6. Are these prices correct and current? Thanks again. Mark
  7. Hi. I’m trying to find out when the next Juyo shinsa is for fittings. I haven’t been able to find the info online. Thanks in advance. Mark
  8. This is the back of the fan. I really love this inscription. It is very ‘Samurai’. Thank you Thomas Sinclair for working this out. 心ダニ誠ノ道ニ叶ヒナバ祈ラズトモ神ヤ守ラン Kokoro dani Makoto no michi ni Kanō hibana Inori razu tomo kami ya mori ran Roughly translates as "If you live a sincere life, God's blessing will be given without prayer" It's a poem by Sugawara no Michizane
  9. Thank you Steve and Nobody. I appreciate your help. So Brave/Spirit like the weather would be a fair meaning. The back of the fan is also very meaningful. I will share it below. There are also othe inscriptions
  10. Hi. I recently purchased this iron fan. It is extensively signed but I would like to start with the main inscription. Thanks in advance. Mark
  11. I have a tachi with shirasaya that has a maker's mark. Does this look familiar to anyone? I've never seen this on a saya before. Btw it is not recently made. NBTHK papers dated 1972. Thanks. Mark
  12. For those contemplating buying armour who need advice. Ask on this forum or forums on Facebook such as https://www.facebook.com/groups/352867626132390/?ref=share mark
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