Posted By Thomas L. Buck

I was going through some old Colorado Token Kai files this morning and came across an article sent to me back in ’93 by an old friend now deceased, Gary Montgomery.  He talks about the start of his tsuba collection, and his chance meeting with Toshio Mifun (Toshiro Mifune).  Here’s a .pdf of Gary’s original write-up:

And, here are a couple of pics of his favorite tsuba, the same one he mentions in the article:


Sorry about the quality, I scanned them in from the covers of an old issue of the Colorado Token Kai newsletter.

Thought I would share… Let me know what you think.
2 Comment(s):
Hans said...
Oh Tom this story is absolutely wounderful and ofcourse very rare. it kind of makes you envy his huge advantage in that orange box, and my mind instantly runs of with me, there is a similar story from Sweden where this man called Helge Lundgren sold Japanese swords in center of Stockholm, he had about 1200 at that time, and they where all about 850 swedish krones, that is about 135 us dollars. but then again, knowledge where not present. and money where not in the same range of value as today...this was in the late sexties, and early to you soon /Hans
March 21, 2012 12:07:51 PM
Pat said...
What a great story. Makes you wonder what else was in that orange box.
February 24, 2010 03:53:30 PM
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