View Full Version : Kusarigama, kusarifundo and jutte
12-01-2003, 11:40 PM
A friend of mine is selling these items. If you are interested, email me and I will put you in contact with him.
Serious inquiries only please!
12-01-2003, 11:45 PM
Jutte: Authentic Meiji period. Suggested Value: YEN 35,000 - 40,000
12-01-2003, 11:49 PM
Jutte 2: Authentic. Hilt wrapped in "same" (sharkskin). Probably late Meiji period. Suggested Value: YEN 30,000 - 35,000.
12-01-2003, 11:52 PM
Jutte 4: Brass with plating, rotating ring, engraved. Authentic - dating is probably late Tokugawa (bakumatsu) or early Meiji. Size indicates implement of rank rather than practical weapon. Suggested value: YEN 40,000 - 55,000
12-01-2003, 11:55 PM
Kusarigama: polished oak handle, wrapped and lacquered. Two retaining rings at top and 1/4 of handle. Kama blade is straight single edged, appears to be specially forged. Chain is clearly hand-forged (rare, and very difficult to find). Weight is also hand forged. Probably late Tokugawa period (bakumatsu)Very good condition. Suggested Value: YEN 250,000 - 300,000
12-01-2003, 11:59 PM
Kusarigama: Kama blade and handle are indicative of typical agrarian kama - simple curved single edged blade, not specially forged. Probably a Meiji-late Meiji item. Chain appears to be authentic but the weight is from a Japanese "hakari" (scale) used to measure commodities. Suggested Value: YEN 60,000 - 75,000
12-02-2003, 12:03 AM
Authentic manrikigusari of the Masaki Ryu tradition. Thirty (30) hand forged links with rounded steel rings. Hand forged weights. Good balance and good feel. Suggested Value: YEN 180,000 - YEN 200,000
12-02-2003, 08:55 PM
109.375 Yen to the dollar (plus exchange cost +5-10%)
0.00914284 Dollars to the yen (plus exchange cost +5-10%)
Just in case (11/2/03)
12-02-2003, 08:58 PM
<bump> spendy huh...
Well they look cool. ;)
I am going to try them over on a Japanese auction....
12-31-2003, 09:05 PM
Good stuff. How did you do?
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