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A beautiful kinko hanko

 
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PostPosted: 2012-03-08, 22:43    Post subject: A beautiful kinko hanko Reply with quote

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Familiar to anyone?

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PostPosted: 2012-03-08, 23:24    Post subject: A beautiful kinko hanko Reply with quote

Have one in the shop now.


Hanko of Chiukuin. Early 20th C. Beautiful flutes too.
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PostPosted: 2012-03-09, 00:08    Post subject: A beautiful kinko hanko Reply with quote

You have 4 hours to bid on it! I don't like the seller, but ...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120869599886?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p…
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PostPosted: 2012-03-09, 03:24    Post subject: A beautiful kinko hanko Reply with quote

The one I have here is certainly worth more than the present top bid of $510.
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PostPosted: 2012-03-09, 06:43    Post subject: A beautiful kinko hanko Reply with quote

Do you know more about the one that's in your shop? Yamazaki Chikuin is a great maker, but John says he doesn't think that's his hanko.
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PostPosted: 2012-03-10, 00:06    Post subject: A beautiful kinko hanko Reply with quote

I've handled two of these fine instruments. I'm pretty sure it's Chikuin.
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PostPosted: 2012-03-11, 01:18    Post subject: A beautiful kinko hanko Reply with quote

We'll know soon enough!
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PostPosted: 2012-03-20, 08:59    Post subject: A beautiful kinko hanko Reply with quote

The flute has arrived in Tasmania.

But that doesn't matter because I am in Melbourne. I'll play it in a few days.

I asked my wife to open it and give her impression. She was irritated. The only thing I could get out of her was that it is "thick".
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PostPosted: 2012-03-20, 21:18    Post subject: A beautiful kinko hanko Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 2012-03-21, 05:39    Post subject: A beautiful kinko hanko Reply with quote

My top student saw it today. He told my wife it is "good". I will find out tomorrow how good. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: 2012-03-22, 21:46    Post subject: A beautiful kinko hanko Reply with quote

OK Guys, the verdict is in!

It's a very nice big bore, big hole, semi jinashi 1.8 pitched around A=443. Aside from a few chips in the utaguchi and some gunk in the joint seems to be in original condition. Three hanko.

From what I can remember of my previous Yamazaki Chikuin 1.8 (in Perry's picture) it has the same colour of urushi (rust) and the same flat tsu. Perry maybe you can verify those qualities? I haven't seen that flute in years. It definitely has the same unstable ro that flute features.

So the holy grail has been achieved, getting a killer 1.8 on eBay for peanuts. Thanks to X and Perry guys I owe you a Bombay Sapphire martini in these dimensions in the future:

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PostPosted: 2012-03-24, 14:52    Post subject: A beautiful kinko hanko Reply with quote

Brian Tairaku Ritchie wrote:


Thanks to X and Perry guys I owe you a Bombay Sapphire martini in these dimensions in the future.

Looking forward to it!
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