@mistertotem2 took an old mockup set of grips to Japan and had a real live Samourai Sword maker custom weave each tiny thread for us! It still amazes me. That was easily 5 years ago, it took 24 months to get them back and sat on the shelf preserved in a zip lock untouched for the last 3 years. In fact I couldn’t remember where they were for a bit there. The instructions are in Japanese of course so hopefully I put them on right! This bike wouldn’t event be near possible without Totem’s skill and dedication to the craft! Thank you my friend! #samourai #japan #motorcyclesasart #bikeexif #caferacer #honda #totem #fullermoto #sturgis #cycleworldbikes (at Fuller Moto Shop)

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Rialto’s Trailer for Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Doulos

Now playing at the Film Forum in New York.

A noir masterpiece from the late Jean-Pierre Melville (Le Samourai, Bob Le Flambeur), spiritual Father of the French New Wave, this drama of trust and betrayal was the second of his three straight collaborations with Jean-Paul Belmondo, and the first of his last great series of studiously unrealistic gangster thrillers.