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Re: The long way

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:59 am
by Uwe Sacklowski
Great example for how things extend, made their way through history.....nowadays collectors should keep that in mind!
Or the other way round, connoisseurs only get granted their “real collectors passport” if they can proof, to have seen the movie ..... 8-)

Re: The long way

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:21 am
by Piers Dowding
Amen

Re: The long way

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:48 pm
by Henry Jones
A Japanese friend of mine is quite superstitious, and becomes visibly uncomfortable around certain antique objects. He says it's potentially dangerous to invite spirits into my home that may reside within the armors. He doesn't visit me much anymore, and prefers to meet at the bar down the street.

I have heard the stigma is still worse with swords than armor, as they are life takers rather than lifesavers...

Re: The long way

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:52 pm
by Uwe Sacklowski
:idea: ...So you need a well chosen balance between swords and armor in you collection..... 8-)

Re: The long way

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:23 pm
by Henry Jones
Uwe Sacklowski wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:52 pm
:idea: ...So you need a well chosen balance between swords and armor in you collection..... 8-)
Agreed Uwe!

Because hiring a Buddhist monk to chant and burn sage is becoming a nuisance. :D

Re: The long way

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:11 am
by Richard Jones
Cousin Henry,
A great thread that confirms we are a small community and only temporary custodians to these pieces of art.
This sentiment of custodian is one that I have always believed in.

Richard (Jones!)

Re: The long way

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:00 pm
by Henry Jones
Cousin Richard!

Agreed!

It's such a pleasure and duty to take care of these pieces of history... yes, our time is fleeting, but the armor was here before us and as good custodians we will ensure it be here when we are gone.

What I love about our esoteric group is that we can appreciate and sympathize our addiction together, you know the disease we all share! It's kind of like a recovery group, but one that inspires and enables.

It's great to be part of the JAS , since our families, wives, girlfriends and civilian friends are not always so understanding!
(Especially given the price tags involved.) ;)

best,
Henry

Re: The long way

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:33 pm
by Uwe Sacklowski
Hmm, now I’m in the mood to burn some incense...⛩