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    I have been contacted by an individual wishing to sell a early edo period sword in miltary mountings. The individual is in europe. Since I already have some swords I am not really in the market for any more. The price is $400 US which is very reasonable. He needs the money according to his contact info. I would be happy to forward his message to anyone interested. It has pictures and particulars. Contact me at jmarsten@hotmail.com and put sword in the subject line. The blade is suitable for iaido based on the length and pictures he sent.

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    Pawel Tomasz Nowak has a bad reputation, and I believe I saw this same set of pictures (with a different description) on e-Bay a while back. Here's one bit of information on him I found in a quick google search - that happens to have the same message Marsten-sensei received:

    http://www.thetreasuredepot.com/cgi-bin/scuba/scuba_config.pl?noframes;read=1230

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    • #3
      And, you can also do a search about him on e-budo. He has a VERY bad rep! He sends this drivel to people all the time. He's just a scammer.

      Kaoru

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      • #4
        The UNSW Kendo Club received an email not too long ago exactly with that description too!

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        • #5
          The good news is people are aware of him. The more places he is listed as a scammer the less likely he is to succeed.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jmarsten
            The good news is people are aware of him. The more places he is listed as a scammer the less likely he is to succeed.
            I received the same note early this year. I told him if he sends the sword to me, I'll evaluate the sword and either return it to him or buy it. He suggest I pay half first. When I said No he stop e-mailing me. The photo of the swrod he sent were the copies from some website selling Japanese Sword. The e-mail text is exactly the same.. The lazy guy didn't even bother to change it from time to time..:-(

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            • #7
              Pawel Nowak

              I have been contacted by Pawel in the past also. As soon as I saw the initial post I thought it smelled of this gentleman's noxious aroma as well.

              If one does a search he has a history of ripping people off and there are warnings about him posted concerning scams he's pulled dealing with antiquities non-martial arts related. ( Treasure seeking etc.. )

              I was sure we'd see him popping up with a different name or a different partner working with him soon.

              It is unfortunate that merely by virtue of being a member of this forum that we have all become targets for this kind of opportunist. But being forewarned is being forearmed!

              It is a good thing that jmarsten was not in need of a sword.

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