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  • A couple kendo antiques for collectors

    I was surfing around on Ebay and found a couple interesting antiques there, the first one is an old (1900-1920) do, made from bamboo, very beautiful item.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

    The second item is something I wonder about, it's a men made of leather in London, UK in 1932, and I was wondering if they actually did make them from leather back in the days? Or is this some rare British version different from Japanese men from the same time period?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

    Sorry if this thread doesn't belong in this category but I figured since these items are part of kendo history, it'd be the best place to put the thread here, to discuss these old items.

  • #2
    the doh is only 250? im gna get it one day..

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    • #3
      wow, nice find. I guess well see who gets it.

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      • #4
        I have 3 or 4 of those and one with straight bamboo that is even older. Regarding the helmet, it does not look like anything used for kendo. Looks like something that was used for training with sabers or such before the sport days.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jmarsten
          Regarding the helmet, it does not look like anything used for kendo. Looks like something that was used for training with sabers or such before the sport days.
          specialy when it's stamped with and English trade-mark.

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          • #6
            Kendo Fighting Helmut

            Made from leather

            Made by F.HAYRES of London

            1932c.

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            • #7
              It's "Helmut" which gave it away!

              What's with the mune on that doh by the way? Were they made flexible in those days?

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              • #8
                The "helmut" looks kinky.

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                • #9
                  That dou is sweet!
                  i'd wear it!

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