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Sean Townsend
3rd August 2006, 17:21
Pictures of my new custom Furuyama Ni-Ring katana

I just received my new furuyama sword last week, and my good friend Brandon took some really good pictures yesterday evening. I will review the sword once I have the opportunity to cut with it, until then enjoy the pictures.

Specs:
33.4 inches from mune machi to the tip
0.5 inch sori
11.5 inch tsuka
navy blue silk wrap, full same' wrap

Note: the sageo is not the one that came with the sword, it is a gift from Sekiguchi sensei from Japan.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/38117204@N00/sets/72157594220979981/

Above each picture is a button that says "all sizes", clicking this will open a very large high resolution version of each picture.

KabukiLucas
3rd August 2006, 18:15
Hey Sean,

I'm glad the hamon came out in the pictures. The sword looks great, and I hope you get to cut with it soon. I look forward to hearing how it cuts.

Lucas Ward

Initiate
29th August 2006, 05:14
rust, not battle; respectfully. Hope you did not pay>/= $400 for blade

Rick Bradford

Charles Mahan
29th August 2006, 20:29
What are you talking about Rick?

Say Lucas.

You ever gonna come back up to Denton to visit? I would like to introduce you to Ray-sensei.

Initiate
30th August 2006, 04:02
I call it as I see it. Sure, the initial insult may have been a chip defect borne of battle. I see rust.

Is this acceptable in an historical artifact? I like antique roadshow for the story. Please educate me

Rust or battle, it is beautiful

Rick Bradford

Sean Townsend
30th August 2006, 14:57
I call it as I see it. Sure, the initial insult may have been a chip defect borne of battle. I see rust.

Is this acceptable in an historical artifact? I like antique roadshow for the story. Please educate me

Rust or battle, it is beautiful

Rick Bradford

You must be talking about the pictures of the antique sword below the pictures of my sword. I don't know the story behind that blade, it is not in my or Brandon's possession. He just had an opportunity to photograph it.

Initiate
31st August 2006, 01:22
Sorry for the confusing note I posted. Your recently arrived blade is georgous.

With respect, Rick Bradford

devourment77
2nd September 2006, 16:42
I probably should not have bundled Sean's shinken with the antique I also took pictures of. Sorry for the confusion.

KabukiLucas
6th September 2006, 20:48
Sorry for the delay in responding Charles, I don't know when I will be able to get back to Denton for a visit. Different things have been comming up and I am having difficulty getting away. This weekend, I will be going back to Midland and Lubbock, so maybe some time next week (Sept 11-15). I will keep you posted.

Lucas Ward

Charles Mahan
7th September 2006, 00:08
Ok. Drop me an email before heading up and I'll let sensei know you are coming.

KabukiLucas
15th September 2006, 05:24
Hey Charles, I and maybe Miranda, should be there Tuesday. I'll let you know if something comes up.

Lucas Ward

Charles Mahan
16th September 2006, 22:32
Great. I'll make sure sensei knows you are coming, and I will see you there.

ichibyoshi
19th September 2006, 02:55
What's a "ni-ring"?

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KabukiLucas
20th September 2006, 05:29
I'd like to thank all the members of the Denton Dojo for letting me come train to see what they are about and a little of what my Dojo is about. I was made to feel welcome and was. Thanks again.

By the way, a Ni-ring is a tsuba shape with two rings making the tsuba. Check out the pics on Sean's post and you should see it.


Lucas Ward

ichibyoshi
20th September 2006, 14:25
Thanks for your reply Lucas. The way it was described, I thought "Ni-ring" was a quality of the blade, not the design of the tsuba. It also seems a strange combination of Japanese and English. Then I found that J-Armoury call it that.

Actually "rin" (rin as in Musashi's Gorin-no-Sho) means circle but more as in the circle of life-and-death, or literally reincarnation. A Japanese person wanting to refer to a geometric circle shape would more likely call it "wa" or "maru".

Most of the results for "nirin" on google.co.jp were for motorbikes. So I googled "yonrin", and presto! all the results were for motorbikes as well! This showed me that "ni-rin" in Japanese means "two-stroke"!

I couldn't find a reference on the net in either English or Japanese for Musashi's famous tsuba design being called "Ni-Rin". I'd be interested to know if it does have a name in Japanese other than "Musashi tsuba".

Major thread driftage. But *I* found it educational anyways... Apologies.

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Sean Townsend
20th September 2006, 14:44
What's a "ni-ring"?

b

LOL, it is more than a little embarrassing to call it that, but that is what j-armory calls it. Most people know it as a "musashi" tsuba or just a variation of the higo theme. I'm not fond of it and recently replaced it with this tsuba from Fred Lohman:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v213/seant9p/144.jpg

I like it much better. It doesn't roll around during reiho and it improved the balance of the sword quite a bit. Also, the j-armory tsuba had some sharp edges on the inside of the cut-outs that bit me more than once.

Solinde
20th September 2006, 19:57
I'd be interested to know if it does have a name in Japanese other than "Musashi tsuba".

If it is the one I think it is, Aoi Budogu calls it "namako". (http://www.budo-aoi.com/iaito/s_207.html)

Charles Mahan
20th September 2006, 23:50
I'd like to thank all the members of the Denton Dojo for letting me come train to see what they are about and a little of what my Dojo is about. I was made to feel welcome and was. Thanks again.

By the way, a Ni-ring is a tsuba shape with two rings making the tsuba. Check out the pics on Sean's post and you should see it.


Lucas Ward

And I'd like to thank you for coming up to visit as well. It is always interesting to see how other branches do things and it was nice to learn a little more about your group.