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    Sorry lads, but... "there can be only one"... ...

    Sorry lads, but... "there can be only one"... and I am he!!! But seriously, I will do a sword review, when I weild it in me hands. :)
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    PM sent yesterday.

    PM sent yesterday.
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    I've got a mint condition, Bushi F/F Tri-Steel...

    I've got a mint condition, Bushi F/F Tri-Steel Maru Katana with Bo-Hi in Wave theme. Never cut with. They go for $890.00 but I'd sell it for $690.00 plus shipping & insurance.

    I am also open to...
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    Hi Tommy, OK, that style hushou is popularly...

    Hi Tommy,

    OK, that style hushou is popularly called an "Ace of spades guard" (well, at least in the West it typically is). I currently own just two of these types of Qing era examples and the...
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    Hey Tommy, Which style hushou are you...

    Hey Tommy,

    Which style hushou are you requesting a measurement of? The Yazi style (face of a dragon-lion-dog) is narrower than the "ace of spades" style. Both are prominent on late Qing era jian...
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    PM sent.

    PM sent.
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    Amazing... as always, Charles, your artistry is...

    Amazing... as always, Charles, your artistry is superb! You are wonder and an inspiration.
  8. Nice presentation Mark, as usual. Thanks for...

    Nice presentation Mark, as usual. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and observations. They are both real beauties. :cool:
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Book-Iron-and-Steel-Sword-...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Book-Iron-and-Steel-Sword-China-2007-/350494975151?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item519b20e4af#ht_1136wt_952
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    Happy New Year, Ty N! These jian are from the...

    Happy New Year, Ty N!

    These jian are from the Ming Dynasty era, not the Qing Dynasty. And yes, I agree, they are superb examples! Sadly, Alex's book is written in Chinese and it's impossible to...
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    Item Not for Sale. Removed From Classifieds. ...

    Item Not for Sale. Removed From Classifieds.



    Agreed. I just sold my Western 49 crown stag Bowie, here at SFI, for $160.00 shipped. One sold on eBay today, for $316.00 shipped. But it's all...
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    New Years Bump for a wonderful tactical EK Bowie...

    New Years Bump for a wonderful tactical EK Bowie knife.
  13. Sold!

    Sold!
  14. Sold Pending Payment

    Sold Pending Payment
  15. Yes, it is still up for grabs. Can you believe...

    Yes, it is still up for grabs. Can you believe it? If you are interested, PM me. OK?

    Thanks for looking.
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    Right back at you. I hope you had a wonderful...

    Right back at you. I hope you had a wonderful Solstice Day and I wish you and each of the other SFI members, all the best in the coming New Year.

    Aidan clearly describes the functioning aspects...
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    Right back at you. I hope you had a wonderful...

    Right back at you. I hope you had a wonderful Solstice Day and I wish you and each of the other SFI members, all the best in the coming New Year.

    Aidan clearly describes the functioning aspects...
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    BTW, this example looks rather handsome, with...

    BTW, this example looks rather handsome, with it's Seven Star constellation inlaid with brass dots and shagreen (rayskin) scabbard and grip.
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    Aidan's comments are most noteworthy. This is...

    Aidan's comments are most noteworthy. This is actually quite typical of Middle Republican Era jian (1920-30's). The guards often sport Yazi, a mythical Chinese beast who shares some characteristics...
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    Bravissimo! Marc, your reviews are some of the...

    Bravissimo!

    Marc, your reviews are some of the most detailed and artfully crafted, that I have ever read. Thank you, Sir! Please keep up the exceptionally good work.
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    Wow, great score! Say Morgan, these two really...

    Wow, great score! Say Morgan, these two really make for an incredible set. Congrats on your find.
  22. Bump and less than it cost me nearly 20 years...

    Bump and less than it cost me nearly 20 years ago, including shipping and scabbard. A true bargain for such a limited edition production run, since there were only 200 of these made!
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    Bump. Now going for less than I originally paid,...

    Bump. Now going for less than I originally paid, shipping included, almost 20 years ago.
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    Sold.

    Sold.
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    Sold Pending Payment

    Sold Pending Payment
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