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#355468 - 08/15/07 01:03 PM Re: My sword got here :D [Re: hedkikr]
jpoor Offline
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Ladies and gentlemen,


Without getting into too much private detail. I know this sword is fake. The issue of where the deception was is unresolved, and may remain that way.

I have formally withdrawn from the class as well as the school in general.

This was a tough choice and I'm pretty torn up about it at the moment.


'nuff said
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#355469 - 08/15/07 01:37 PM Re: My sword got here :D [Re: jpoor]
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I'm sorry to hear things didn't work out. Good luck in your future endeavors. Let us know if we can help in any way.
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#355470 - 08/15/07 01:54 PM Re: My sword got here :D [Re: jpoor]
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jpoor

That seriously bites.

I'm sorry to hear that.

I wouldn't beat yourself up about it---it happens to almost everyone sooner or later--I know collectors that have been buying tsuba for years and every now and then they still get taken.

Anything we can do to help?
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#355471 - 08/15/07 02:29 PM Sorry :( [Re: jpoor]
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Sorry it turned out to be what we feared it to be, Jim.
I would have been so happy to see our doubts proven wrong...

Incidentally, it seems I was fooled in a way not unlike your own just two weeks ago. I bought a Han style Chinese sword (folded steel, differential quench, beautifully crafted fittings... Apparently top notch) that I was told was the work of a certain reputed traditional swordsmith, only to find a fault in the blade just the day after I bought it (can't believe I didn't see it when examining the blade in the shop). I contacted the said reputed Chinese swordsmith's forge, and although no definite answer could be given without seeing the sword I was told that a fake was more than likely and that there were a lot of them around. Ouch. I'm currently negotiating with the shopkeeper to trade the sword I bought for an equal-priced but faultless one. I consider myself lucky because even if the sword I'll end up with isn't what I expected it to be, the price I paid for it is still very reasonable for that kind of sword (even though not made by a reputed swordsmith).
Looks like my sword would deserve the same name as yours!
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#355472 - 08/15/07 07:25 PM My sword got here :D [Re: Tashigae]
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In all fairness, I feel I need to point out that he has offered to buy the sword back.
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#355473 - 08/16/07 08:06 AM Re: My sword got here :D [Re: jpoor]
kaien Offline
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well thats cool, let him buy it back. Just curious, were the others similar to the one you got? There were multiple blades ordered at the same time right? Not sure what is in your area, but hopefully there is another school near by.

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#355474 - 08/16/07 08:57 AM Re: My sword got here :D [Re: kaien]
jpoor Offline
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I have not had a close look at any of the other students' swords so I can't comment with any accuracy on them. To do so would be improper.
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#355475 - 08/16/07 09:05 AM Re: My sword got here :D [Re: jpoor]
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How so? I don't subscribe to 'don't ask, don't tell'.

Quote:

I have not had a close look at any of the other students' swords so I can't comment with any accuracy on them. To do so would be improper.



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#355476 - 08/16/07 09:07 AM Re: My sword got here :D [Re: harlan]
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I'm guessing he means that it would be improper to try to assess swords that he hasn't really examined. If he doesn't want to talk about it, that's his right.
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#355477 - 08/16/07 09:18 AM Re: My sword got here :D [Re: Charles Mahan]
jpoor Offline
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I'm guessing he means that it would be improper to try to assess swords that he hasn't really examined. . .




BINGO!
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