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Pete Klein

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  1. Stephen - it seems to still be going forward but apparently the big issue is that if the state closes venues then it's off the books. Living in South Florida things the way they are here there's absolutely no way I will get on a six hour flight going anywhere at my age, mask or not. It's just not worth the risks. I just hope things are good to go for the Chicago show next year as that one is a lot of fun. Just like that bowl of porridge; not too hot, not too cold - j-u-s-t r-i-g-h-t! LOL
  2. Greg, There is a PM function you can use on the board. Move cursor over the member's name upper left of post and info will appear with 'send message', click and you're in. Pete
  3. The early exceptions to the rule - from, 'Tosogu no Kigan' by Sasano:
  4. This is like the new kid in a small school...LOL!
  5. Hi - that set is almost impossible to acquire and 'very' expensive but !eureka! it's already on NMB in the research document section: http://www.nihontomessageboard.com/articles/Mosle.pdf BTW - is there something specific you are looking into? I used to do quite a bit of research on him and had all of the published works by and about him.
  6. Thanks much George - as you do also! Here is a scan of the applicable portion of the paper to the Sojo kogai you posted above. It states, 'Biwa design' which is loquat in Japanese: 枇杷. It's the top portion, Biwa no Zu.
  7. "and some weird unidentified fruit"... Thanks Bri... love yah - mean it... BTW: George - the kogai you posted above is here with me...
  8. Mark - I remember seeing that being offered. It's a very nice piece. Glad you have it! BTW - did you mean, 'kogai'?
  9. Well, David, since you've apparently reversed everything anyway you should not have any problems.
  10. Haynes Index gives you the artist's history and the volume number and page(s) in the meikan and other references where applicable. If you read Japanese it's not all that necessary but few outside Japan have that ability. I have all three references. If you collect swords it's like having Fujishiro's Koto and Shinto along with the translation by Watson. You can find the Haynes Index here: http://www.shibuiswords.com/books.htm Just scroll down a bit from top page.
  11. This is the more comprehensive set by Wakayama: https://www.japaneseswordbooksandtsuba.com/store/books/b672-toso-kodogu-meiji-taikei-wakayama-english-index It helps to have Haynes Index as well: https://www.japaneseswordbooksandtsuba.com/store/books/b760-index-Japanese-sword-fittings-and-associated-artists-robert-haynes
  12. Den Jingo means most likely by someone in the Jingo school BUT possibly by someone non-aligned directly to the school. There were other tsuba shi in the area who could make copies so the shinsa team is saying it has a slight doubt otherwise it would receive 'Jingo'. If they felt it was to a specific generation but had reservations they would say den Jingo Nidai or whatever. In some schools such as Goto or Owari they will use a time period such as Goto Edo Shoki (early Edo). What one shouldn't do is to go 'up' the ladder with a den attribution in fittings as if they meant higher they would have said it. That's just wishful thinking and really won't get you anywhere in the long run. BTW - it's really important to understand that papers are just 'opinions' and attributions can be incorrect. To me they act as a learning tool but don't make them the sole arbiter of your decisions. It will take you ten to twenty years to begin to understand what really constitutes an attribution, especially if you live outside Japan and do not speak/read Japanese and nothing replaces hands on experience and the guidance of legitimate experts.
  13. I remember that den Kanayama above was from Jinsoo Kim's old site. I doubt the attribution to anything Kanayama.
  14. or 'Den Joshin' for that matter...
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    Maybe someone thought it was a Yagyu tsuba??? PS: I just noticed this is my 3,000th post! Not bad for around 18 years...
  16. I will not be there for the reasons Michael mentioned, especially as I live in South Florida. BTW: how do you disinfect a sword/fitting - every time someone fingers it??? LOL I have this vision of someone wiping a Tanobe sayagaki with a disinfectant wipe and removing the calligraphy... facepalm. See y'all in Chi.
  17. 'wei bother' bought it. That pretty much sums it up.
  18. Looks to me like it's "pining for the fjords.."
  19. Even though I don't 'collect' swords I have followed Ono san's work for some time now (just because I would love to be able to have one) and it seems most of the ones up for sale go for ~2.5 => 3 MY. The one top post might just prove this incorrect as it's quite something and is I believe published in the big Ono book from awhile back. I should have kept my copy... that's my lament. https://www.japaneseswordbooksandtsuba.com/store/books/b993-ono-yoshimitsu-juka-choji-no-sekai-full-translation
  20. Pete Klein

    Kantei fun

    Nice deflection... great pivot... bet you've been binging 'Spin City'... ! #1 - let's just say I'm more into #2...
  21. Pete Klein

    Kantei fun

    OK, Steve - which generation? (like you didn't look already)... lol
  22. Pete Klein

    Kantei fun

    OH -- so close yet so far away!
  23. Pete Klein

    Kantei fun

    Since Robert isn't around yes, it is Higo. Now, which lineage? Take a shot at the maker for bonus points!
  24. Pete Klein

    Kantei fun

    Robert - #1 didn't sell whereas #2 did. I wouldn't have bought either at those prices. The Yama Kichi Bei close price was idiotic. It's not shodai work. Classic example of where someone believed the dealer hype.
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