I have bought a nice matchlock pistol from then. No problems. I think they have been around and have a good rep. You do not get the prices down that much when negotiating.
Regarding the yanone;
284-Overpriced at 175, no more than 50. 286-Karimata with sukashi. Nice, ok price. 287-Tagone-ya, Overpriced, no more than 50. 288-A little bit crude, for that price it should be more refined, not more than 200. 289-overpriced, not more than 50. 290-Nice but common model, price ok. 303-Nice with the cherry, rare, good price. 305-Karimata style, common, a little crude, max 200. J21-A litttle crude, but nice shape with inome. 175. J19-Nice signed Yanagi ba, Good price. J22-Common, crude. Overpriced. max 50. J14-Nice, ok price. 131-Signed karimata, Ok price. 357-Nice, rare. So so price, 500? 725 if signed. 358-Nice watakushi. Stiff price, 800? 133-Nice signed karimata. Ok price. J17-Lovely, signed. High end. That is what they cost. 130-Nice, signed with suguha hamon. Ok price 285-Nice Yanagi ba, Inome, signed. Ok price. 137-Nice signed karimata with sukashi. Ok price. 132-Nice, signed, Yanagi ba with sukashi. Ok price. J18-Outstanding, pity if the tang is replaced. My favourite. Umetada is the Aston martins of yanone. better than J17. 136-sweet, rare that the smith is flaunting his mei like that. ok, price. 240. Another nice yanagi ba. Price slightly high. Last one- Nice yanagi ba with sukashi. price slightly high.
Overall a nice collection up for sale for the yanone fans.
If you like Umetada, this page is a sight to behold. It does not get better than this.
Wow Anthony! You went way above and beyond in your response. Greatly appreciated. I have seen Umetada but not this page. They are beautiful and always out of my price league....at least for now. Thank you so much for this information.