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    Hi Manouchehr, Don't forget the essay...

    Hi Manouchehr,

    Don't forget the essay "Development and History of the Naginata" by Ellis Amdur in his book Old School: Essays on Japanese Martial Traditions. Some information of classifications...
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    Thanks a lot guys! Jeff: I got a hold of...

    Thanks a lot guys!

    Jeff:

    I got a hold of Patrick in 2015 and at first he agreed to do wak-sized fittings to match the katana ones I got, but then he really disappeared. He would have been my...
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    And for those interested, I posted about a...

    And for those interested, I posted about a Sorrells katana put together a couple of years ago here. I'd like this wakizashi to be a close match though the steel is different....
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    2016 sayashi and fittings makers?

    So it's been awhile since I saw anyone post any interesting projects or commissions here...Don't know what the state of the high-end Japanese sword-fitting makers in America is like any more.

    I...
  5. Berserkr received today in good condition! I...

    Berserkr received today in good condition! I would do business with Jenit again.
  6. Tomek, this is a beautiful saber, and I would...

    Tomek, this is a beautiful saber, and I would love to own it. I'm sorry I cannot buy it right now. It's just very well done, thank you for showing it to us.

    For everyone else, I would highly...
  7. Sharp or blunt? Nice work!!

    Sharp or blunt? Nice work!!
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    Fantastic sword, fittings, polish, everything. If...

    Fantastic sword, fittings, polish, everything. If I didn't already have a commission from Walter coming due soon, I would be very tempted.
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    Hello, Well in the interest of tying up a...

    Hello,

    Well in the interest of tying up a loose end for this thread, I thought I would write and say that neither of my family's masonic swords are Wilkinson. One is made by Henderson-Ames and has...
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    My family has two Masonic blades. I will look at...

    My family has two Masonic blades. I will look at them to see what maker. I believe they would be pre 1910, but both recipients of the swords joined in the 1890s at least and were active to the 32...
  11. Thanks Bill. I guess I don't have sigs enabled...

    Thanks Bill. I guess I don't have sigs enabled right now and missed the website
  12. That's really nice Aaron. I don't need a katana...

    That's really nice Aaron. I don't need a katana tsuba, but will be looking for something for tanto soon. I tried to click on your site, but it said "Not Found."
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    Hi John, Are the swords still available? Sent a...

    Hi John,
    Are the swords still available? Sent a PM.
    Thanks,
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    Many members at the hombu dojo in Japan of your...

    Many members at the hombu dojo in Japan of your style use Meirin Sangyo brand of iaito. They are a good product, and here is a good seller in the u.s:...
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    Well, maybe you are just looking for information...

    Well, maybe you are just looking for information from a collector's point of view. I've found this site very helpful: http://home.earthlink.net/~steinrl/nihonto.htm

    There are some links there to...
  16. Hey Ross, Nice to see you around. Glad you are...

    Hey Ross,

    Nice to see you around. Glad you are in Japan and I hope you are having a good time. I'm jealous.

    Before I went over there, I pm'd a few english-speaking members of these forums and...
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    Sorry, I made a mistake in my previous post....

    Sorry, I made a mistake in my previous post. Professor Bodiford's essays are in the encyclopedia mentioned after the shorter work. Here is a post by Joe Svinth that quotes from one of them, from...
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    Maybe not so koryu, but helpful I think.

    "Other than the three volumes edited by Koryu Books and Mr Amdur’s "Old School", are there any other essay type books in English that you could suggest"

    I hope that I am not derailing the thread...
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    Mr. Skoss, The books sound pretty good. If you...

    Mr. Skoss,

    The books sound pretty good. If you write a review of them on koryu.com, please let us know here.

    Thanks,
  20. Thanks for the post Mr. McClafferty. Humor is the...

    Thanks for the post Mr. McClafferty. Humor is the hardest thing to get across in a post sometimes. I know mine doesn't come through enough.

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    There are a couple of things I could say about the...
  21. Hi Mr. Drawdy, Thanks for the opportunity to...

    Hi Mr. Drawdy,

    Thanks for the opportunity to clarify my intentions. I need a tattoo that says "no posting before coffee."

    It was actually intended as respect to directly address Mr. Smyth...
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    Poll: Well, sometime I may be able to provide a...

    Well, sometime I may be able to provide a venue...give me a year or two!
  23. Mr. Drawdy, no offense was taken by me from his...

    Mr. Drawdy, no offense was taken by me from his post and no offense was meant for Mr. Smyth. I can just see how some things can be taken out of context by others, and it's that old maxim, kesu bai...
  24. Seems the latest way of judging off-hand, ala do/jutsu.

    Hello Mr. Smyth,

    I saw you at the Tucson Taikai a few years ago and was impressed by your waza, especially on the multiple mat cutting towards the end. I did get the chance to meet a few others...
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    Poll: It's a good idea Paul.

    It's a good idea Paul.
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