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my Nihonto

Postby gooseman » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:52 am

gentlemen
will add some photo's of my Nihonto collection as time permits
here is the first one wak, i'm afraid i don't have information availible here at work, but circa 1500"s
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Re: my Nihonto

Postby Mellony » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:45 pm

Impressive, it's always been an ambition of mine to add an antique piece to my collection but nay, never found one (that I can afford anyway) - how did you acquire that?
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Re: my Nihonto

Postby gooseman » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:07 pm

Mellony

I work different hours and on the midnight shift i go to a Japanese web site and puruse the Nihonto that lives there.
seems i have an addiction to the stuff as i now own eleven.
will post more as i get a chance with better info cause i'm old and i forget stuff now.gotta write it down.
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Re: my Nihonto

Postby the blade master » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:23 pm

goose impresive as allways
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Re: my Nihonto

Postby Geordie Ross » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:23 pm

Awesome!
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Re: my Nihonto

Postby Moon » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:16 pm

I think I remember you buying this gooseman, is it the one you had mounted as part of a daisho by Fred Lohman?
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Re: my Nihonto

Postby Dotanuki2K » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:19 pm

goose,
If I may request?
It would be great to show the Nihon-To (not this one, but the katana), both in full dress and also shirasaya.
Then when displayed in shirasaya show the full dress furniture mounted with the bamboo blade (now I'm forgetting names)
so they can see how a Nihon-To is presented for use and storage when not in use.
Not too many westerners have seen this as this is something only hardcore collectors and True Japanese swordsmen who use Nihon-To to perform with, do.
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Re: my Nihonto

Postby Moon » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:38 pm

It's called a Tsunagi Dot' but I had to look it up. ;)
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Re: my Nihonto

Postby Dotanuki2K » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:22 pm

Moon wrote:It's called a Tsunagi Dot' but I had to look it up. ;)


Thanks Moon
It's sad, that at one time, and really not that long ago, I could remember everything, I might not remember everything right,
but I never had to look anything up.
I quess those days are gone.
I remember my instructor telling me; "You know we forgot more things, than most people have ever learned in their life"
At the time I thought this was rather vain, but the older I get and the more people I meet, the more this rings true.
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Re: my Nihonto

Postby Geordie Ross » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:32 pm

Anyone know where to get genuine nihonto blades in the uk? With the official ninteisho papers?
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Re: my Nihonto

Postby Moon » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:23 pm

Dotanuki2K wrote:
Thanks Moon
It's sad, that at one time, and really not that long ago, I could remember everything, I might not remember everything right,
but I never had to look anything up.
I quess those days are gone.
I remember my instructor telling me; "You know we forgot more things, than most people have ever learned in their life"
At the time I thought this was rather vain, but the older I get and the more people I meet, the more this rings true.

Tell me about it B', I've been at this for more years than I care to remember as you know and it seems that I learn something new every day but forget twice as much.
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Geordie Ross wrote:Anyone know where to get genuine nihonto blades in the uk? With the official ninteisho papers?

There are places Ross but they don't really specialise in Nihonto, the swords they list are mostly on consignment which often means that they don't actually have the sword but are acting as an agent and charge an exhorbitant commission rate, the best place to buy Nihonto with NTHK or NBTHK papers is Japan, you get exactly what you pay for, all the official documentation is done properly by the dealer and providing that the sword is over 100 years old the Duty rate is reduced and I believe that the VAT is waived too, so it's cheaper, more reliable and hassle free + they take debit and credit cards so in the unlikely event that things do go tits up, you're covered.
Google aoi-art and ricecracker.com for a start and I'm sure that gooseman and others can suggest many more.
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Re: my Nihonto

Postby Geordie Ross » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:45 pm

Thanks for that moon, I do fancy a holiday to Japan, and to pick up a nihonto would be a bonus, but that's just a distant dream, I'll need to save up for a few years lol
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Re: my Nihonto

Postby the blade master » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:56 pm

it would help if you stopped going to spain and buying repro pistols there :D
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Re: my Nihonto

Postby Moon » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:49 pm

Geordie Ross wrote:Thanks for that moon, I do fancy a holiday to Japan, and to pick up a nihonto would be a bonus, but that's just a distant dream, I'll need to save up for a few years lol

You don't have to go there and even if you did, the official export documentation etc. probably wouldn't allow you to bring it home with you anyway, :D Swords have to be registered just like firearms in Japan.
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Re: my Nihonto

Postby gooseman » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:12 am

Gentlemen
as requested a few more Nihonto
the Katana is a by a smith named Nobyuki
1668
papered and came with a battle scar, polishers will leave these on a blade to honor it!
the saya has abalone shell crushed into it not metalflake paint
both came from Japan
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This is a wak i bought to go with the Katana to make a nice pair.
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a coupl of utube videos i made a while back



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCQBlZ18500


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LU34DcoN80
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47dGlEbdMHI
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