2024 meetings

Scottish Regional meeting

Our next regional meeting which will take place on June 29th in Gullane. Gullane lies just to the south of Edinburgh and has proven to be a popular venue. We have yet to finalise the agenda but at the moment we are considering looking at the development from Yamato to Mino using swords from members collections to illustrate the transition. Long term member Ray Flockhart has also offered to give a presentation showing a number of swords he has acquired in a long collecting career.

 We will also hold a kantei, something that has proven very popular at previous events.

As at previous events we will have a sales table for members to offer pieces from their collections. As agreed at the recent AGM inclusion of pieces will be subject to a nominal charge paid prior to the meeting.


Museum study day July 20th

We have arranged for a museum visit on July 20th to Cliffe Castle museum in Keithley. Included within the collection are 20 or more swords the majority of which were donated to the museum in 1923. We have selected 10 swords for hands on study. Although the blades are mainly shinto and shin-shinto works some of the koshirae are of excellent quality. A full agenda will be published nearer the time. In the meantime, more information about Cliffe museum can be found on the link below: