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    Angry Stolen Kotetsu

    Hello everyone,
    I wanted to let you all know that a few days ago my garage was broken into. I lost many expensive things from locksmithing tools, clothes and power tools. Among all replaceable items was my kotetsu. All else I can care less about but you cannot make the same blade twice. You can make the same shape, style, size..whatever but not the same blade. This one is 30", brown tsuka ito, brown tachi sageo, gold bamboo fuchi/kashira.
    Anyway, I am here in Huntington Beach...where I was robbed but need help in finding anything suspicious or strange as far as ebay, pennysaver, newspapers etc which have classifieds and show a japanese blade for sale. I'm guessing this person has no clue what they have so any information will be helpful. I am looking around the hood and have friends all over in different places out here looking for it as well. Any help is appreciated.

    Thank you for all your help.

    Respectfully Submitted,

    David Verdugo 1%
    Senpokan, CA
    Respectfully Submitted,

    David Verdugo 1%
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    Quote Originally Posted by dverdugo
    Hello everyone,
    I wanted to let you all know that a few days ago my garage was broken into. I lost many expensive things from locksmithing tools, clothes and power tools. Among all replaceable items was my kotetsu. All else I can care less about but you cannot make the same blade twice. You can make the same shape, style, size..whatever but not the same blade. This one is 30", brown tsuka ito, brown tachi sageo, gold bamboo fuchi/kashira.
    Anyway, I am here in Huntington Beach...where I was robbed but need help in finding anything suspicious or strange as far as ebay, pennysaver, newspapers etc which have classifieds and show a japanese blade for sale. I'm guessing this person has no clue what they have so any information will be helpful. I am looking around the hood and have friends all over in different places out here looking for it as well. Any help is appreciated.

    Thank you for all your help.

    Respectfully Submitted,

    David Verdugo 1%
    Senpokan, CA
    I'll keep my eyes open and I'll forward this post to a friend who owns a pawnshop in the south bay ( Lawndale area)

    Do you have a picture of this stolen item ?
    Prince Loeffler
    Shugyokan Dojo

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    I will copy this thread and place it in the sword forum just in case.
    George Kohler

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    Do you have any pictures of it? That way it can help others out with Ebay searches and stuff.
    Christopher George
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    Default Stolen Kotetsu

    Thank you everyone for your responses. I will post the pics I find soon. Kinda hard because alot of the photos that were taken were when I was using it...
    The tsuba has the Hawk...chidori bird theme, big moko tsuba. I don't really have any close up photos. I'll see what I can find. Thanks again.
    I will do some foot work this weekend at the swap meets, pawn shops etc.
    Respectfully Submitted,

    David Verdugo 1%
    Senpokan Dojo, CA

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    Was this a Hataya (sensei) Kotetsu? BOb Elder
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    Cool hataya kotetsu

    Yes sir it was.
    Ouch
    Respectfully Submitted,

    David Verdugo 1%
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    And they just went up to $3,000.00! Yikes. What # was it? Bob Elder
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    Thumbs up

    I will keep my eyes peeled in the philly area on the easy coast. Ya never know! I also use ebay alot and will keep looking there also!
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    Damn!
    Sorry to hear this David. I'll keep my eyes open and fingers crossed.

    Paul
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    It's a VERY GOOD chance that whomever stole it has no idea what they have.
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    Let's hope that it wasn't a couple of kids....they will probably try and cut down a street light with it..
    S. Taylor

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    David:

    Dan Keupp knows a bunch of people on E-Bay, send him a quick e-mail. Sorry my friend. See you at the tai kai. If you need to borrow one for the Tai Kai let me know, I'll get one of the guys or girls to get you one.

    Carl McClafferty
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    Obviously someone was just too scared to face you in the taikai and were hoping to somehow trip you up. They should know it is not the sword that makes the swordsman... :-)

    Seriously, though, I've put out the word to a few other groups, just in case anyone sees it out there on the net. Good luck--keep us posted on any results.
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    Didn't think about doing that. Oh well, at least I can post this in other forums to see if anyone might know about it.
    Christopher George
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