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Michele Di Simine





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PostPosted: Sat 31 Mar, 2007 2:26 pm    Post subject: Samurai with great sword         Reply with quote

Hello,
have you an high resolution version of this photo?
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Gabriel Lebec
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PostPosted: Sat 31 Mar, 2007 2:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've seen a larger version of that one somewhere (~400 px tall) but I don't think I've ever seen a truly high-res (i.e. print quality) version. The sword is more commonly known as a nodachi (see http://japantrip.tripod.com/nodachi/nodachi.html and my post at http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...=nodachi), but this is a late 19th century version for what looks like some Edo period punks Wink and I doubt that it's of particularly good quality.

Let me see if I can find that pic again.
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Dec, 2007 2:01 pm    Post subject: Aha, found it!         Reply with quote

Remarkably enough I was cleaning out some files from a family member's computer and I found the larger version of the image I mentioned. At 791 pixels high it isn't really "high resolution," but it's better than nothing I suppose. Actually you could print it around 5" high without it looking too bad.

Your email link isn't active or else I'd have contacted you directly and avoided dredging up an old thread. Anyway, PM sent just in case.



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Darryl Aoki





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PostPosted: Mon 03 Dec, 2007 4:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Aha, found it!         Reply with quote

Gabriel Lebec wrote:
Remarkably enough I was cleaning out some files from a family member's computer and I found the larger version of the image I mentioned. At 791 pixels high it isn't really "high resolution," but it's better than nothing I suppose. Actually you could print it around 5" high without it looking too bad.


The picture looks like it might be part of a collection of pictures of samurai from around the early Meiji era. I've got a couple of pictures in one of my books; I'll take a look-see when I get home and see what the credits for the pictures say.
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Michele Di Simine





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PostPosted: Tue 18 Dec, 2007 3:21 am    Post subject: Re: Aha, found it!         Reply with quote

Thanks a lot for the picture!!! Big Grin Big Grin
Another small picture, maybe from the same collection. This is better than the nodachi one, but if you have an higher resolution version, please post it.
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/...osters.jpg
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Shahril Dzulkifli




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PostPosted: Wed 19 Dec, 2007 4:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Samurai with great sword         Reply with quote

Hmm....I've never seen a great samurai sword like that. It must be heavier than the smaller one. Even I cannot lift it.
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