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  1. Hello to all. Long time collector of nihonto but new to teppo. I found this at an antique shop while on vacation in Tennessee. Thanks to some Facebook friends, I know the signature is Goshu Kunitomo Tayosuke Katsumasa. It also contains Niju makibari. Would really enjoy learning more about Tayosuke Katsumasa such as time period he worked, how he is viewed as a smith compared to other Smith's of the time. Any information is greatly appreciated! https://i.imgur.com/caJc0US.jpg https://i.imgur.com/3sjGU9d.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ahkZe9x.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Beft3Bg.jpg https://i.imgur.com/dn4vjjW.jpg
  2. Hi guys, I am looking for an original WW2-era Japanese leather Shin-Gunto 'combat' sword scabbard covering. The wooden saya it will go onto is 26" long, (66cm). The attachment ring is 3" down from the scabbard throat (7.62cm). So the cover would need to be slightly longer than this to fit properly. The cover doesn't need to be in perfect condition. Just looking for one that will display well. Also would like it to still have all or most of it's stitching intact. The tusba is an old Edo period solid iron piece, and is not cut out for a retaining strap. So no need for the cover to have the little brass snaps on it. Pics are from the auction. Just PM me here if you have one to sell or trade, or know someone who might. Thanks!
  3. Dear all, New year, new needs. After visiting the Ryuzen museum of history in Kyoto last year, HITAI ATE aroused my interest mainly because it is a piece of armor definitely constructed for war, I am now looking for iron forehead protectors from the Bakumatsu era like the ones on the pictures below. If you have other kinds in good condition for sale please PM me.
  4. Hello all, looking for Generals Grade shin gunto, ideally with Tassel. Background and provenance even better. Best regards John
  5. The following details might be insufficient to draw a response but are the best I can offer; Posted on the NMB on March 28, 2014 by Grey Doffin was a tsuba with coplicated brass wire inlay design, all in good order. Grey stated it to be an Onin (or Heianjo - zogan) tsuba. Another with similar inlay appears in Gary Murtha's book on Onin-Heianjo-Yoshiro book on page 85. I just don't know how to get those depictions onto this post so if not good enough we can forget the matter, but if anyone can deal with this as presented I would be interested in purchasing an example of this type of work. Thank you, Roger Dundas
  6. Per title, looking for a decent wakizashi or katana from the Muromachi period (1300s-1500s). Papered, signed, etc would be a plus but not necessary. Budget of $1k-$2k. Below is a great example that I just missed out on. http://www.militaria.co.za/nmb/topic/31395-koto-wakizashi-signed-uda-kunimune/ Thanks, Mike
  7. Hi, I'm a beginner at collecting and I'm planning to purchase my first nihonto. I found a tanto in shirosaya that I really like from a trusted seller, but since I don't have much experience, it would be useful to know what everyone thinks about it before I buy it. Specifically, do you see any fatal damages or anything unusual? Are there any signs that it could be gimei? Anything notable that might raise or lower its value? And what price range should I be paying for it? The seller listed $1500 but is open to negotiation, so what would you suggest as the lowest reasonable price?
  8. Hey all, I strongly believe I have a Kyu Gunto blade that is without any of it's accompanying parts: tsuka, saya, habaki. I already know the last one will be hardest to replace. But as many were machine made, its worth a shot to see if I can obtain the habaki as well. The blade matches the profile type of a kyu gunto in all aspects that I can observe (shape, length, construction, etc.) I would be very pleased if someone has one to put up for sale! I would really love to get this blade back in some proper wartime mounts. Right now, its just sitting in a display case with little else to make it look proper. Thanks for the help! I can post pictures if requested. It does have a clear straight (I believe that's suguha) style hamon with a slight wave to it. ~Chris
  9. Dear all, I am looking for two wooden kabuto stands in good or new condition at a fair price. I will need some like those on the pictures provided. I saw some on Ebay but the price is quite high. If you can help, I will appreciate a lot.
  10. Hello all, I am relatively new to collecting Type 95 IJA swords and, like others, have been looking for parts for a restore-able Type 95 Iron Tsuba sword for some time. I am looking for; 1. the sarute screw (NCO grooved variety) 2. the brass throat piece for the saya that screws into top of saya. Mine is a bodgey I think because it is just the brass top collar (no number) and does not have the brass throat piece that goes into the saya to be screwed in place. Failing obtaining the throat piece (above) I may have to buy a complete Type 95 saya if any exist at a reasonable price. Condition is not really important but the parts must be genuine. If I cant obtain these parts/replacements then I will seriously consider selling the sword and the broken saya (may/may not be genuine?) can go with it. Love to hear from you and thanks in advance. Rob
  11. Dear NMB Members: I am looking for an oshigata out of a book I used own. I can no longer find my copy of an oshigata from that book. I believe it may have been in one of the volumes of the TOKEN MEIJI TAIKAN GENTAKI TSUCHIYA OSHIGATA, but I am not completely sure. I only had the one volume. I am hoping someone can help me locate the oshigata. It is of a tachi signed "Nakahara Kunimune." The date was over the top of the mei. both on the same side of the tang, and the nakago has two mekugi-ana. There was also a diagonal line in the nakago running across the tang, between the two mekugi-ana, from about 9:00 o'clock to about 3:00 o'clock. If any members have the TOKEN MEIJI TAIKAN GENTAKI TSUCHIYA OSHIGATA set, and it contains this oshigata, it would be greatly appreciated if you could email me a copy of the oshigata to besheehan@aol.com, or if you know of any other single volume taikans or oshigata books by the Tsuchiya polishers that you think might be a good bet for finding this oshigata, any leads are would really help. Best regards, Bill E. sheehan (Yoshimichi)
  12. How could I buy this one: http://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/h303365512 Any help is appreciated!
  13. Dear all, I have a few hanpo in need of a throat guard. If you have this kind of spare part available for sale, please contact me by PM. Any type welcome. The tare must be old, genuine, complete and in good condition. Thank you for your help.
  14. I am new to everything. My knowledge is very basic. I am here for information. (I do not wish being called poor, an idiot, a noob or anything alike or told to find another interest.) I've searched the web for ebooks in this topic and the prices were mindblowing. I understand that collecting nihonto isn't poor men's hobby but I can't afford such expensive books... I want to learn. What should I do? I need your help and advice.
  15. I'm sticking this post here for now, instead of the WTB section as I'm only looking for now, no guarantee I can buy at this moment. I'd perhaps be interested in acquiring a Soten tsuba, and certainly a Kinai Tsuba at some point. I once had a Kinai, I will find a similar image of the one I had; but I had to let it go, unfortunately. My priority is the Kinai. The Soten can wait as they can get pricey. Thanks.
  16. Hi, I am starting to practice Yabusame and I am looking for some equipment specially Jingasa Hat, someone know where we can buy any of those hats used on Yabusame ceremony ?
  17. Southeast Japanese Sword Show & Auction February 9-12, 2017 Tampa Airport Marriott Hotel SHOW SCHEDULE Thursday, February 9, 2017 Exhibitor Setup & Trade 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday, February 10, 2017 Exhibitor Setup ONLY 8:30 am - 10:00 General Admission 10:00 - 10:00 pm Live Auction 7:00 pm Saturday, February 11, 2017 General Admission 9:00 am - 10:00 pm Dealers’ Dinner 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Sunday, February 12, 2017 General Admission 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Please, see attached Poster and sign-up form. Bill Green 904-347-3144
  18. By chance can anybody translate mei on this for me. Its not much but a bonus with wakizashi bought. Seller didn't mention either. See pics.thanks Mark L
  19. Hello all, Can someone or anyone please tell me a little about this addition 2 b!? Problem is that all i have is his description/photos of sword thats it. It's in transit at the moment. and I'll post better when in hand.ta
  20. Wanted to Buy: WW2 Army sword w/Bohi groove. The blade on these swords are usually arsenal-made, and have a polished-on, or etched hamon. Not looking for an NCO with aluminum handle. Koshirae and blade need to be in at least excellent condition. Thank you. --Matt
  21. Hi talented and distinguished hoarders Looking for F/K from either Hidemoto or Ormori school for a Daisho. I have a set of both and hoping to match one of them. Thanks for playing!!!
  22. Hello All Looking for some advice on where to find replacement screws for ishizuke (Chape-tip) (model 44-blackish color), need one screw here, and one for Kuchi-Gane (throat) have no ideas where to even start as far as size etc (maybe .5MM???) Also need a couple of screws for am early war shin-gunto (the type with open cast patina covered Tsuba and the fairly standard OD green Saya. Any ideas on where to look? Thanks
  23. Hello all, I am looking for the following issues of the Japanese Token Bijutsu monthly magazine (刀剣美術): - Heisei 12 Nen (2000), 12 issues, january -> december: numbers 516 -> 527 - Heisei 17 Nen (2005), 12 issues, january -> december: numbers 576 -> 587 Please drop me a message if you know of anyone willing to sell these. Thanks! Wim
  24. Hello, Interesting in purchasing a Naval Japanese Gunto 1938-1944 in decent condition in the $900-1500 US dollar range. Also interested in Gunto blades in "rougher" shape for restoration projects as well $150-500 U.S. range I can be reached on the board, or at my email Jshawk66@gmail.com Thanks All
  25. Hello, The Kozuka handle insert was missing when I obtained it from my uncle. The mon can be duplicated, but I need a plain, finely punched nanako ground background it can be applied to. The attached photos show the type (quality) of the nanako I need, and the temporary replacement that is on the kozuka now. This is a long term search. Thank You, Mark
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