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    Hamburg, Germany
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    Gendaito + healthy Shinto/Shinshinto blades

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  1. Hi Ron, #3 is still available. Shipping to the US is 20 US$ (without insurance). Insured it would be 40 US$. If interested please send me a PM. Stephan
  2. Hi Adam 1,2 & 5 would be 95 € together + 18 € shipping. The package deal would be 100 € for all including shipping to UK Stephan
  3. Hi Kathleen, for the whole lot I would ask for 180 USD + 40 USD insured shipping to the US. Regards, Stephan
  4. I am listing some books that I have twice. All books are located in Germany - so no custom fees for EU members (and shipping is also cheaper) Lethal Elegance, Joe Earle, English, Hardcover 35,00 USD 30,00 € 2) Facts and Fundamentals of Japanese Swords, Nobuo Nakahara/Paul Martin, English, Hardcover 30,00 USD 25,00 € 3) Armures du Japon, Robert Burawoy, French/English, Hardcover 60,00 USD 50,00 € 4) Samurai Armor design, Pie books, Japanese/English, Paperback 35,00 USD 30,00 € 5) Art and the sword - Volumes Four (1991), Five & Six (1995), Eight (2001) 50,00 USD 40,00 € All books are in very good condition Postage - 5 kg Germany, insured 7,50 € Postage - 5 kg EU, insured 18,00 € Package - 2 kg US, not insured 20,00 USD Package - 5 kg, US, insured 40,00 USD Payment options: Paypal (Friends&Family), Wire Transfer (I will provide my IBAN) Thanks for looking, Stephan
  5. PM sent for the Choshu tsuba. Stephan
  6. The wakizashi arrived today and I am more than happy. It is really an impressive blade with a lot of activities to enjoy. I also want to say thank you to Ray Singer for his excellent service. Everything went smoothly, from the packaging and shipping and all the communication with Ray was extraordinary. I will definitely do business with him again as I felt always well informed and everything was presented correctly and honestly. Thank you Ray. Stephan
  7. Hi Micha, how can you be contacted. I would take the lot and have sent you two PMs and also an email to your private address but did not get a reply so far. You can also send me a PM. Thanks, Stephan
  8. Hi, some weeks ago I acquired a gendai tanto signed Buzen Ju Mitsuyoshi and dated 1936. It had some rust spots that I cleaned carefully with oil and uchiko and I think the blade is now in a stable state. However, what puzzles me most about the blade is that I cannot find a reference to a gendai smith Mitsuyoshi. I looked into - Modern Japanese Swords - Beginning of the Gendaito Era (Kapp) - Modern Japanese Swordsmiths (Slough) - Modern Japanese Sword and Swordsmiths - From 1866 to the Present (Kapp) - Swords and Swordsmitht of the Gendaito Period (Fimio) - Swords of Imperial Japan (Dawson) - Mility swords of Japan (Fuller/Gregory) But not a single word about a gendai smith Mitsuyoshi. I would really appreciate if I can get more information about the smith but when I search on the Internet I find only the auction where I got the tanto from Blade type Tanto Suguta Hira-zukuri Nagasa 26 cm Moto-haba 2.5 cm Moto-kasane 0.7 cm Mune Ihori Hamon Suguha Boshi Ko-maru Nagako-nagasa 8.7 cm Nakago condition Ubu Mekugi-ana 1 Nakago-jiri Ha-agari / Kuri-jiri Yasurime Kiri Mei Omote BUZEN JU MITSUYOSHI Ura SHOWA JU ICHI NEN GO GATSU KICHI JITSU (A lucky day in may 1936) Period Gendai Koshirae Shirasaya Habaki Silver habaki Comments Tanto with bohi on both sides Thanks, Stephan
  9. Here are the dimensions Nagasa 45.1 cm / 17.8 ” Nagako-nagasa 12,3 cm / 4.8 ” Moto-haba 2.8 cm / 1.1 ” Saki-haba 2,0 cm / 0.8 ” Moto-kasane 0.5 cm / 0.2 ” Saki-kasane 0.4 cm / 0.16 “ Sori 1.5 cm / 0.6“
  10. Thank you all for you replies. What I can definitely say the ito is not laquered leather. It is a hard material like wood or horn, but in the meantime I rather tend to horn. I would assume that if it would be wood (and laquered) then there would have been damage to it where you can see the unlaquered wood - but that is not the case. I don't know about the whalebone Dave mentioned. I would also assume that is rather white/yellow - and if laquered I would expect so see it the unlaqured bone in a damaged area.
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