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Hello, I was wondering if there's any sayashi (better if with lacquer skills to make koshirae) in Europe, cause i'm having a hard time finding one.
Thanks to anyone will help

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Hello Guido, i know Giorgio, we met before and i had a tsukamaki done by him, but i'm looking for more options out there  ;-)

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Hello Guido, I think Giorgio never went to DTI. 

 

Then we met at Mr. Kurokawa's party? If not, he has some twin walking around Tokyo (or my memory is completely going down the drain, which I can't rule out ... :o ).

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Mike Hickman-Smith makes saya and I have seen some wonderful examples of his lacquer work.

I never heard of him, do you have his website or any contact?

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Then we met at Mr. Kurokawa's party? If not, he has some twin walking around Tokyo (or my memory is completely going down the drain, which I can't rule out ... :o ).

 ehmm there was no twin of him and we all had hair  :laughing:

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I never heard of him, do you have his website or any contact?

 

I can't speak to Mike's lacquer work (although I've heard it's very good), however he's made me a shirasaya in the past and it was excellent, at least as good as most I've had from Japan.

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Mike Hickman-Smith makes saya and I have seen some wonderful examples of his lacquer work.

 

 

Mike has done work for me in the past, friendly, reliable and does a great job.

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Mike has done work for me in the past, friendly, reliable and does a great job.

Thank you Alex, do you have pictures of his work?

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Mike does wonderful quality lacquer work. His polished saya are superb.

Ian Bottomley

Thanks Ian, do you have any pictures of his work?

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Mike is a well-respected and talented collector and sayashi. Attached is a photo of him and his stall at the Chiddingstone Castle 2014 token taikai organised by Ian Chapman and Paul Bowman. What a great event that was!

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Just had word that he is flying back from Lapland(!)and will communicate when he gets back. :ph34r:

is he Santa?  :laughing:​ 

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I can personally vouch for Mike Hickman Smith. I've studied urushi nuri for years as a Katchushi, but saya needs a higher level of finish. My opinion as a trained Shokunin is that Mile is the leading urushishi in Europe.

 

Forget Van Dam, Mike is your man.

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In support of other comments Mike has done some fantastic work for me and I have seen some exceptional pieces he has completed for others. He has a great talent and his commitment to contunual imporvement is incredible.

A small correction to Michael's remarks on Chiddingstone.: this event was very much Ian's success my own involvement was purely supporting his effort. It was an excellent show! 

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Hello,

 

Sorry for restarting this thread.

I am looking for somebody who is making Shirasaya here in Europe. I think Mike is too overskilled.

Within EU would be great..

 

Many thanks

Klaus

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I have to find somebody else which is able to make a shirasaya here in Europe for me. It seems there is a shortage of honoki......

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Unfortunately no luck. :dunno:

I would be happy if somebody has another idea about a Sayashi here in Europe.

 

Many thanks

Klaus

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I understand you saying Mike is 'over qualified' because his work is excellent. However his fees are really very reasonable. If you're investing in a sword to get a sayashi or koshirae made why not invest in the best? It will last longer, be of better quality, and hold its value. Another vote for Mike Hickman Smith here and a picture of the koshirae he created for me. He's a gent and super reliable.

 

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