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Updated: 3 Dec 2020

Episode6: The Signature of Japanese Swordsmith

Episode 6: The Signature of Japanese Swordsmith

  Welcome back to another episode of Katana Archives. Today, we would like to talk about one of the Katana’s features, which beholds among one of the most profound expertise, MEI, the signature of Japanese swordsmith.

INDEX

Ⅰ, What is MEI?

1) The Name of Swordsmith

2) Year and Month / Place of Origin

3) Owner’s name/ Client’s name

Ⅱ, What does MUMEI (Unsigned) mean?

1) Sword as Dedication to a Higher Person

2) OH-SURI-AGE(Heavily-Brushed-Up)

3) The swordsmith’s orientation

 

Ⅰ, What is MEI?

 MEI, in Japanese, typically refers  to a carving of letters that represents a particular image. In terms of antique Japanese swords, MEI is a carving on NAKAGO(茎; Root), the bottom part of the Japanese sword covered with the grip, Tsuka (柄). Since the 8th century, following the TAI-HO Edict by the Imperial government, it became legally compulsory to carve a MEI on each NAKAGO, which made MEI common among Japanese blacksmiths. Some MEI was signed by a form of gold/silver inlay or red lacquered paint. The forms of MEI changed over time.

 

There are various types of MEI. Below are some of the most likely examples of MEI and how they came out.

 

1) The Name of Swordsmith

   This one, we suppose, does not take much to explain. In most cases, MEI should represent the person who made the sword. Most MEI works were carved by the swordsmiths themselves, while there were also some cases where they were done by their apprentices or people who had appraised the swords and claimed them to be the ones made by renowned swordsmiths. Some swordsmiths would prefer carving their official titles given by their lords, the Japanese emperor of their era, or their master from school. It should typically go as such, “IZUMINOKAMI(Title) KANESHIGE (Entitled Name)” or just “KANESHIGE.”

2) Year and Month / Place of Origin

   Some MEI also says when the sword was forged, or where it was made. Date of origin was traditionally carved following the Japanese imperial calendar. Thus, they should go like “KAN-EI 4th (Year)/ August (Month) and such. Place of origin, on the other hand, depends on the individuals. It should typically go like ‘ECHIGOKOKU (Province) FUNAIJYU (Region) KANEAKI (Entitled Name)”. 

Interestingly, most of the swords that have a month in their signatures say either February or August. Japanese swordsmiths signed February on his work when finishing it after the winter solstice. And he signed August when completing his swords after the summer solstice. This fact suggests that even if you see the signature that says either February or August, it doesn’t necessarily mean the blade was forged in that month.

3) Owner’s name/Client’s name

Swordsmiths also carved their patrons’ names, as they had so much respect on the smiths that they would want to claim their ownership. Even in this instance, however, it is still possible for professionals to detect the swordsmiths. They are usually called Shoji-Mei.

 

2, What does MUMEI (Unsigned) mean?

  At this point, we are aware that many of you might assume that Katana that does not have MEI(singnature) is less valuable. Luckily, even if your sword or your favorite item at Samurai Museum Shop is MUMEI (Unsigned), they are also precious and valuable. There are a few reasons behind. As a form of art, Katana, not to mention its martial strength, also had a very well-acknowledged value as a collectible item. Therefore, there were also times when the swordsmiths had chosen not to carve their MEI.

 

Here are a few instances when the valuable swords happen not to have a MEI. 

1) Sword as Dedication to a Higher Person

During the Samurai times, the famous swordsmiths would often dedicate their Katana to the lords’ power in their locals or that of the Japanese court nobles. 

In this instance, swordsmiths were traditionally not allowed to carve their names. They would believe that their Mei might be disturbing when representing those higher powers. To stay humble and respectful toward their master, they kept the sword anonymous, although experts could tell who had made them.

 

2) OH-SURI-AGE(Heavily-Brushed-Up)

When they cut the handle’s core (Nakago) off to make it smaller, they would call it Suri-Age.

Suri-Age was being done for a few different purposes.  For instance, dating back to the Muromachi period (1333-1572 A.D) towards the end of the Warring States period (16C – early 17C), many swordsmiths had made OH-SURI-AGE swords.

OH-SURI-AGE means to downsize Tachi’s body by cutting the Nakago, so it becomes the size of Uchi-Gatana (Generally referred to as Katana from this era), the middle-sized Japanese sword.  In many cases when Oh-Suri-Age, swordsmiths had to cut it so much, to the point where they had to cut the sword’s signature. It was generally due to the change in Samurais’ combat styles as they gradually switched from cavaliers to ground soldiers, which means that the long Tachi swords did not work the way they did before.  From this time on, Samurais began to use more Uchi-Gatana, and the Oh-Suri-Age swords to fit the new standard.

On top of that, many Samurais in the Edo period had to take their swords to Suri-Age since the government restricted the public possession of long Katana. For that reason, more Katana were made shorter with the handles cut off.

There are some ways to tell Suri-Age swords from other unsigned swords.  If you look at the sword’s Nakago, you can see that there is a hole where the nail comes in and hold the Nakago’s cover, Tsuka tied to its core.  We call this hole Nakago-Ana.  Some swords have more than one Nakago-Ana because they had to gauge a new one as the Tsuka should fit a different weight balance. Also, if the rust on the Nakago appears differently, it is a good sign that the sword is a Suri-Age sword.

 

 3) The swordsmith’s orientation

MUMEI should also come from those who just did not like carving MEI. There are plenty of expertise theories behind this case of MUMEI swords. Those who were known as MUMEI-swordsmiths – with the most famous one being MASAMUNE.  

 

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Above are all the basics about MEI. Did it help you figure out the different values of MEI / MUMEI Katana? At Samurai Museum Shop, we deal with both MEI and MUMEI Katana, all of which have been authenticated by Japanese sword specialists.  

Would you like to come and have a look? We will see you in the next episode.

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    Category Tachi(KO-TO)
    Age Eisho Period(1506 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Sukesada
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Bizen Province( Okayama Prefecture today)
    Blade Size Length:  63.2 cm(24.9 inches)/Curvature: 1.8 cm(0.7 inches)

  • $9,385.09

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    Category Katana( SHIN SHIN TO)
    Age Late Edo Period(1764-1876)
    Swordsmith Masakatsu(正勝)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Unknown
    Blade Size Length: 68.8 cm(27.08 inches), Curvature:0.75 cm(0.295 inches)

  • $16,280.25

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    Category Katana (KO-TO)
    Age Late Muromachi Period:450-500 years old
    Swordsmith Fuyuhiro(冬広)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Wakasa province (Today’s Fukui prefecture)
    Blade Size Length: 70.0 cm( 27.55 inches)/Curvature: 1.4 cm( 0.55 inches)

  • $8,140.13 $7,661.29

    SIGNED:
    ECHINOZENSHUU JYUU KANETANE

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    Category Katana(SHIN-TO)
    Age MANJI (万治): Early Edo Period(1658~1661 A.D)
    Swordsmith ECHINOZENSHUU JYUU KANETANE(越前州住兼植)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location ECHIZEN(Fukui Pref.)
    Blade Size Length: 65.7 cm(25.9 inches) , Curvature: 1.0 cm(0.4 inches)

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  • $8,618.96

    SIGNED:
    Oite Efu Kobayashi Seishinsai Morichika(front)/ The second year of KEIO era in August

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    Category Katana( SHIN SHIN TO)
    Age Late Edo Period(KEIO era):1866
    Swordsmith Oite Efu Kobayashi Seishinsai Morichika(於江府小林清心斎盛近)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Edo(Today’s Tokyo)
    Blade Size Length: 67.8 cm (26.7 inches), Curvature:1.7cm( 0.67 inches)

  • $0.00

    Included:
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    Category TACHI(KO-TO)
    Age Ko-An era(弘安): Late Kamakura Period(1278-1288 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Later Ichimonji Sukekane(Unsigned) 一文字助包
    Certificate NTHK Kanteisho Certificate
    Location Bizen Province( Okayama Prefecture today)
    Blade Size Length:  63.2 cm/Curvature: 1.5 cm
  • $7,804.94

    SIGNED:
    Kishu Monjyu Shigekuni

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    Category Katana( SHINTO)
    Age Early Edo Period(1655- )
    Swordsmith Monjyu Shigekuni(文殊重国)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Kishu(Today’s Wakayama prefecture)
    Blade Size Length: 63.7 cm(  25.1 inches), Curvature:1.3 cm(0.51 inches)

  • $7,804.94

    SIGNED:
    Fujiwara Sadayuki

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    Category Katana( SHINTO)
    Age Early Edo Period(Jōō era):1652-1655
    Swordsmith Fujiwara Sadayuki(藤原貞行)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Bungo province(Ohita)
    Blade Size Length:68.9 cm(27.1 inches) , Curvature: 1.5 cm(0.59 inches)

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  • $5,171.37 $4,654.24

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    Category Katana(SHINTO)
    Age The early Edo Period
    Swordsmith Jyumyo(Unsigned) 寿命
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon certificate
    Location Mino Province(Gifu prefecture)
    Blade Size Length:69.5 cm(27.4 inches)/Curvature:2.2cm(0.9 inches)

  • $7,469.76

    Signed:
    Miyazu Ju Unjyu Toshitane(front)/ Forged in the first year in GENJI era(back)

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    Category Katana (SHIN-SHIN TO)
    Age Late Edo Period(The first year of GENJI era: 1864)
    Swordsmith Miyazu Ju Unjyu Toshitane(宮津住運寿俊胤)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Certificate
    Location  Tango province (Kyoto Prefecture today)
    Blade Size Length: 72.3 cm(28.46 inches)/Curvature: 1.8 cm(0.70 inches)

  • $8,571.07

    Included:
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    Category Katana( KO-TO)
    Age Late Muromachi Period(450-500 years old)
    Swordsmith Katsuie(勝家)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Unknown
    Blade Size Length: 68.0 cm( 26.8 inches), Curvature:2.0 cm(0.79 inches)

  • $12,210.19

    SIGNED:
    Hizen Koku Kawachi Daijyo Fujiwara Masahiro

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    Category Katana(Shinto)
    Age Kan-Ei era(寛永): Early Edo Period(1661‐1673)
    Swordsmith Hizen Koku Kawachi Daijyo Fujiwara Masahiro(肥前国河内大掾藤原正広)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Hizen Province(Saga prefecture)
    Blade Size Length: 69.8 cm(27.5 inches), Curvature: 1.2 cm(0.47 inches)

  • $14,364.93

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    Category Katana(KO-TO)
    Age Genki era(元亀)  : Late Muromachi Period(1570-1573 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Wakasanokami Ujifusa(Unsigned) 若狭守氏房
    Certificate NTHK Kanteisho Certificate
    Location Mino Province( Gifu Prefecture today)
    Blade Size Length:  70.5 cm(27.8 inches)/Curvature: 2.1 cm(0.8 inches)

  • $7,182.46

    SIGNED:
    Kaga no Kami Fujiwara Sadahiro

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    Category Katana( SHIN SHIN TO)
    Age The mid Edo Period
    Swordsmith Fujiwara Sadahiro(藤原貞廣)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Certificate
    Location Echizen(Today’s Fukui)→ Settsu(Today’s Osaka)
    Blade Size Length: 69.7 cm (27.44 inches) , Curvature:1.3 cm( 0.51 inches)

  • $0.00

    Signed:
    Hizenkoku Dewanokami Yukihiro

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    Category Katana(Shinto)
    Age Kanbun Period (1661-1673 A.D): The early Edo period
    Swordsmith Hizenkoku Dewanokami Yukihiro(The first generation)
    Certificate NTHK Kanteisho Certificate
    Location Hizen Province( Saga Prefecture today)
    Blade Size Length:  63.1 cm/Curvature: 1.3 cm

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  • $6,559.98 $6,272.68

    Signed:
    Taira Kagemori

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    Category Katana (KO-TO)
    Age Late Muromachi Period(Tenbun era: 1532-1555)
    Swordsmith Taira Kagemori(平景盛)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Bungo province(Ohita Prefecture today)
    Blade Size Length:  69.8 cm/Curvature: 2.5 cm

  • $6,224.80

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    Category Katana(KO-TO)
    Age Late Muromachi Period
    Swordsmith SUE-SEKI(末関)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location MINO province(Gifu Prefecture today)
    Blade Size Length:  69.6 cm/Curvature: 1.6 cm

  • $6,464.22

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    Category Katana( SHINTO)
    Age Early Edo Period:Appox. 400 years old
    Swordsmith Shimosaka(下坂): Unsigned
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Echizen(Today’s Fukui prefecture)
    Blade Size Length: 68.8 cm( 27.1 inches), Curvature:1.2 cm(0.47 inches)

  • $0.00

    SIGNED:
    Inshu Zumi Fujiwara Kanesaki

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    Category Katana(SHIN-TO)
    Age Early Edo Period(Kan-Ei era):1624-1645
    Swordsmith Fujiwara Kanesaki(藤原兼先)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Tottori province(today)
    Blade Size Length:72.5  cm( inches) , Curvature: 2.5 cm( inches)

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  • $11,491.94

    Included:
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    Category Katana  *Fixed from Nagamaki sword
    Age Late Azuchi Momoyama period-Early Edo Period(1588-1631)
    Swordsmith Hidano Kami Ujifusa(飛騨守氏房)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Kiyosu province(Aichi Prefecture today)
    Blade Size Length: 61.5 cm( 24.21 inches)/Curvature: 1.51 cm( 0.59 inches)

  • $5,075.61

    Included:
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    Category Katana (SHIN-TO)
    Age Early Edo Period(Kanbun-Enpo era:1661-1681)
    Swordsmith Omi No Kami Hisamichi(Unsigned) :近江守久道
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Yamashiro province (Kyoto Prefecture today)
    Blade Size Length:  63.0   cm( 24.8 inches)/Curvature: 1.0  cm( 0.39 inches)

  • $11,491.94 $10,917.34

    SIGNED:
    Chikuzen Jyu Minamoto Nobukuni Yoshikane

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    Delivery Date:
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    Category Katana(Shinto)
    Age The middle of the Edo Period(1681-1683)
    Swordsmith Chikuzen Jyu Minamoto Nobukuni Yoshikane(筑前住源信国吉包)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Chikuzen Province(Fukuoka prefecture)
    Blade Size Length: 70.5 cm(27.75 inches) , Curvature: 1.9 cm(0.75 inches)

  • $0.00

    SIGNED:
    Doshu Jyu Kunimasu Saku

    Included:
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    Category Katana( SHINTO)
    Age Early Edo Period(ENPO era:1673-1681)
    Swordsmith Doshu Jyu Kunimasu(土州住國益)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location  Tosa province(Kouchi Prefecture)
    Blade Size Length: 64.6 cm(25.4 inches) , Curvature: 1.4 cm(0.55 inches)

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  • $6,416.33

    Signed:
    Igano Kami Minamoto Kanemichi

    Included:
    NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Certificate, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
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    Category Katana (SHINTO)
    Age Early Edo Period(Kanbun era: 1661-1673)
    Swordsmith Minamoto Kanemichi(源包道)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Certificate
    Location Settsu province (Osaka Prefecture today)
    Blade Size Length: 66.6 cm(26.2 inches)/Curvature: 0.6 cm(0.23 inches)

     

  • $6,224.80

    SIGNED:
    Hitachi no Kami Muneshige

    Included:
    NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
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    Category Katana(Shinto)
    Age Kanbun era: early Edo Period(1661-1673)
    Swordsmith Hitachi no Kami Muneshige (常陸守宗重)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Harima(Hyogo)→ Osaka
    Blade Size Length: 63.2 cm(24.8 inches)/Curvature:0.9 cm(0.35 inches)

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  • $0.00

    Signed:
    Tanba no Kami Fujiwara Terukado

    Included:
    NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
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    Category Katana (SHIN-TO)
    Age Manji era(early Edo period: 1658-1661)
    Swordsmith Tanba no Kami Fujiwara Terukado(丹波守藤原照門)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Mino province( Gifu Prefecture today)
    Blade Size Length: 67.2 cm( 26.45 inches)/Curvature: 1.0 cm(0.393 inches)

  • $4,309.48 $4,094.00

    Included:
    NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
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    Category Katana (KO-TO)
    Age Late Muromachi Period(450-500 years old)
    Swordsmith Kashu Katsuie(加州勝家): Unsigned
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Kashu province (Today’s Ishikawa prefecture)
    Blade Size Length: 65.0  cm(25.6 inches)/Curvature: 1.5 cm(0.59 inches)

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan
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    SIGNED:
    ECHIGOKOKU FUNAIJYU KANEAKI

    Included:
    NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
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    Category Katana
    Age KAN-EI (寛永)1624-1643 A.D
    Swordsmith KANEAKI
    Certificate NBTHK TOKUBETSU HOZON Certificate
    Location ECHIGO(Nigata Pref.)
    Blade Size Length: 65.7 cm , Curvature: 1.0 cm

     

  • $5,267.14

    Signed:
    Bizen Koku Jyu Osafune Sukesada(front)/ 17th of Eisho Era(1520)

    Included:
    NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
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    Category Katana (KO-TO)
    Age 17th year of Eisho era (Late Muromachi Period:500 years old)
    Swordsmith Bizen Koku Jyu Osafune Sukesada(備前国住長船祐定)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Bizen province (Today’s Okayama prefecture)
    Blade Size Length: 63.3 cm( 24.9 inches)/Curvature: 1.9 cm(0.74 inches)

  • $0.00

    Signed:
    Hokkyo Raikuni

    Included:
    NBTHK Certificate, Koshirae Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Katana
    Age Edo Period-Kanbun(寛文):1661-1673 A.D.
    Swordsmith Hokkyo Rai Kunitsugu (法橋来國次)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Echizen(Fukui Pref.)→ Higo(Kumamoto Pref.)
    Blade Size Length:  67.9 cm/Curvature: 1.5 cm

     

  • $0.00

    Included:
    NBTHK Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Koshirae Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Katana
    Age 450-500 years old(Muromachi Period)
    Swordsmith Taira-Takada
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Bungo(Today’s Oita Prefecture)
    Blade Size Length: 66.4 cm , Curvature: 1.9cm 

     

  • $0.00

    SIGNED:
     Chikuzen Jyu Minamoto Nobukuni Shigemune

    Included:
    NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya case, Koshirae Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Katana(SHIN-TO)
    Age The middle of the Edo Period(1688-1703 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Minamoto Nobukuni Shigemune(The third generation Nobukuni Yoshimasa) 筑前住源信邦重宗
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Chikuzen Province(Fukuoka prefecture)
    Blade Size Length: 68.2 cm(26.9 inches) , Curvature: 1.4 cm(0.6 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $4,788.31

    Included:
    NBTHK Hozon certificate, Shirasaya case, Koshirae Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Katana(KO-TO)
    Age Late Muromachi Period(Approx. 450 years old)
    Swordsmith Kashu Ietsugu(加州家次) : Unsigned
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Kaga Province(Ishikawa prefecture)
    Blade Size Length: 669.3 cm(27.3 inches), Curvature: 1.66 cm( 0.65 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $4,788.31

    Included:
    NTHK Kanteisho Certificate, Koshirae Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Katana(KO-TO)
    Age O-Ei Era(応永):Muromachi Period (1394-1428 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Shikkake Norinaga(Unsigned)
    Certificate NTHK Kanteisho Certificate
    Location Yamato (Today’s Nara Pref.)
    Blade Size Length:62.3 cm(24.5 inches)/Curvature:0.4 cm(0.2 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    SIGNED:
    Masatsugu

    Included:
    NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya Case,Koshirae Sword Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Katana(KO-TO)
    Age Late Muromachi Period(1532-1555)
    Swordsmith Masatsugu(Sakakura Seki)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Mino province(Gifu prefecture today)
    Blade Size Length: 67.0 cm(26.3 inches) , Curvature: 1.8 cm(0.74 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $8,140.13

    SIGNED:
    Omi no Kami Fujiwara Tsuguhiro(front)/ Echizen Jyu Shimosaka(back)

    Included:
    NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Koshirae Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Katana( SHINTO)
    Age Kanbun Era(1661-1673) : Early Edo Period
    Swordsmith Omi no Kami Fujiwara Tsuguhiro(近江守藤原継広)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Echizen(today’s Fukui Prefecture)
    Blade Size Length: 64.6 cm(25.43 inches), Curvature: 1.0 cm(0.39 inches)

  • $3,639.11

    Included:
    NTHK Kanteisho Certificate, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Katana(Gendaito)
    Age Late Showa Period
    Swordsmith Magoroku Kanemoto(孫六兼元): Unsigned
    Registration Osaka 113704
    Location Gifu Prefecture
    Blade Size Length:  66.4 cm(26.1 inches)/Curvature: 1.8 cm(0.7 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    Included:
    NTHK Kanteisho Certificate, Shirasaya case,Koshirae Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Katana (SHIN-TO)
    Age Kyo-Ho era(1716-1736) : Mid-Edo Period
    Swordsmith Jyumyo(寿命: Unsigned)
    Certificate NTHK Kanteisho Certificate
    Location Mino province( Gifu Prefecture today)
    Blade Size Length: 68.6 cm( 27.0 inches)/Curvature:1.8 cm(0.70 inches)

     

  • $3,351.82 $3,016.63

    Signed:
    Hizenkoku Tadataka

    Included:
    Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Katana(Gendaito)
    Age Showa Period
    Swordsmith Hizenkoku Tadataka(肥前国忠孝)
    Registration Saga 29304
    Location Saga Prefecture
    Blade Size Length:  74.3  cm( 29.25 inches)/Curvature: 2.0 cm( 0.787 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    Signed:
    Boushu Ju Fujiwara Masayuki(豊洲住藤原正行)

    Included:
    NTHK Kanteisho Certificate, Koshirae Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Katana(Shinto)
    Age Kanbun era(寛文) :Early Edo Period(1661-1673 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Fujiwara Masayuki(藤原正行)
    Certificate NTHK Kanteisho Certificate
    Location Bungo province(Oita Prefecture today)
    Blade Size Length: 69.6 cm(27.4 inches)/Curvature:1.1 cm(0.4 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $7,852.83 $7,374.00

    Signed:
    Kusan Saku(Forged by Kusan)/on October , in 13th year of Heisei era(2001)

    Included:
    Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Tanto (Gendaito)
    Age Heisei Period(2001)
    Swordsmith Oda Kusan(小田久山)
    Registration Tokyo286287
    Location Tokyo
    Blade Size Length:  29.2 cm(11.5 inches)/Curvature: 0 cm
  • $0.00

    Signed:
    Settsu no kami Tachibana Korehira(front)/ 8th year of Kanbun era in August(back)

    Included:
    NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Sword Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Katana (SHIN-TO)
    Age 8th year of Kanbun Era(1668): Early Edo Period
    Swordsmith Settsu no kami Tachibana Korehira (摂津守橘是平)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Nagato province( Yamaguchi Prefecture today)
    Blade Size Length: 69.7 cm(27.44 inches)/Curvature: 0.75  cm(0.29 inches)

     

  • $3,830.65

    SIGNED:
    Kagekuni(景国)

    Included:
    NBTHK Hozon certificate, Koshirae Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Tanto( KO-TO)
    Age Late Muromachi Period(450-500 years old)
    Swordsmith Kagekuni(景国)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Bizen province(today’s Okayama prefecture)
    Blade Size Length:23.6 cm ( 9.3 inches), Curvature: 0.0- cm

  • $7,374.00

    SIGNED:
    Tenryuji Masataka(front)/ March in the first year of Genji era(1864,backside)

    Included:
    NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Koshirae Sword Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Wakizashi ( SHIN SHIN TO)
    Age Genji Era(1864) : Late Edo period
    Swordsmith Tenryuji Masataka(天龍寺正隆)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Settsu province(today’s Osaka prefecture)
    Blade Size Length:30.5 cm( 12.0 inches) , Curvature: 0.4 cm( 0.16 inches)

  • $4,213.71

    Included:
    NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Katana (SHINTO)
    Age Early Edo Period(350-400 years old)
    Swordsmith Jyumyo(寿命) : Unsinged
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Mino province (Today’s Gifu prefecture)
    Blade Size Length: 69.6 cm( 27.4  inches)/Curvature: 0.8 cm( 0.31 inches)

  • $5,267.14

    Included:
    NTHK Kanteisho Certificate, Koshirae Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Wakizashi(SHIN TO)
    Age Enpo Era(1673-1681) : Early Edo Period
    Swordsmith The third generation Hoki no Kami Nobutaka(三代伯耆守信高):Unsigned
    Certificate NTHK Kanteisho certificate
    Location Owari province( Aichi prefecture)
    Blade Size Length:52.1 cm( 20.5 inches)/Curvature:1.0 cm( 0.4 inches)

  • $0.00

    Included:
    NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Koshirae Sword Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Katana (KO-TO)
    Age Late Muromachi Period(450-500 years old)
    Swordsmith Bishu Osafune Sukesada(備州長船祐定)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Bizen province(Okayama Prefecture today)
    Blade Size Length: 71.3  cm(28.07 inches)/Curvature: 1.8 cm(0.70 inches)

     

  • $5,267.14

    SIGNED:
    Omi no Kami Fujiwara Tsuguhiro(front)/ Echizen Jyu(back)

    Included:
    NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Wakizashi( SHINTO)
    Age Kanbun Era(1661-1673) : Early Edo Period
    Swordsmith Omi no Kami Fujiwara Tsuguhiro(近江守藤原継広)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Echizen(today’s Fukui Prefecture)
    Blade Size Length: 53.6 cm(21.1 inches), Curvature: 0.8 cm(0.31 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $3,351.82

    SIGNED:
    Bushu Shitahara Jyu Hiroshige

    Included:
    NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Shirasaya Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category  Naginata(Shinto)
    Age Early Edo Period(350 years)
    Swordsmith Bushu Shitahara Jyu Hiroshige(武州下原住広重)
    Certificate NBTHK HOZON certificate
    Location Bushu (Today’s Tokyo)
    Blade Size Length: 37.9 cm(14.92 inches), Curvature: 2.4 cm(0.94 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $4,979.84 $4,778.73

    SIGNED:
    Echizenkokuzumi Kanenori

    Included:
    NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Koshirae Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Wakizashi(Shinto)
    Age Kanbun Era(寛文): Edo Period (1661-1673 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Echizenkokuzumi Kanenori(越前国住包則)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Echizen (Today’s Fukui Prefecture)
    Blade Size Length:45.3 cm(17.8 inches)/Curvature:0.9 cm(0.4 inches)

  • $0.00

    Included:
    NTHK Kanteisho Certificate, Koshirae Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Katana
    Age ENBUN(延文)1356-1361 A.D
    Swordsmith Bizenkoku Osafune Motomitsu(備前国長船基光)
    Certificate NTHK Kanteisho Certificate
    Location Bizen(Today’s Okayama Prefecture)
    Blade Size Length: 60.6 cm(23.9 inches) , Curvature: 1.6 cm(0.6 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $5,267.14 $4,778.73

    Signed:
    KAWAI HISAYUKI(front)/7th year of ANSEI(1860). peach blossoms season (back)

    Included:
    NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate, Koshirae Mounting, Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Wakizashi(SHIN-SHIN TO)
    Age ANSEI era(安政): Late Edo Period( 1860 A.D.)
    Swordsmith KAWAI HISAYUKI(川井久幸)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate
    Location MUSASHINOKUNI (TOKYO Pref.)
    Blade Size Length:39.7cm cm(15.6 inches)/Curvature:0.6 cm(0.2 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    Included:
    NBTHK Certificate,Koshirae Mounting, Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Katana
    Age Tenpo Period(1831-1845 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Tenryuji Masataka
    Certificate NBTHK Certificate on the blade and sword mountings
    Location Owari (Today’s Aichi Prefecture)
    Blade Size Length: 75.0 cm/Curvature:1.3 cm

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $4,117.95

    SIGNED:
    Yamamoto Tada-Aki

    Included:
    NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Koshirae Mounting, Sword Maintenance Kit, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category  Tanto(SHIN-SHIN TO)
    Age The late Edo period(Keio Era: 1865-1868)
    Swordsmith Yamamoto Tada-Aki
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Inaba(Today’s Tottori pefecture)
    Blade Size  Length:27.8 cm/Curvature:0.3 cm

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    Included:
    NBTHK Hozon Certificate,Koshirae Mounting, Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Katana
    Age Kan-ei Period (1624-1645 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Shitahara(Unsigned)
    Certificate NBTHK Certificate Hozon Certificate
    Location Musashi (Today’s Tokyo)
    Blade Size Length:70.5 cm/Curvature:2.7 cm

     

  • $4,070.06

    SIGNED:
    Unju Nobukazu

    Included:
    NBTHK Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Koshirae Mounting, Sword Maintenance Kit, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category  Tanto
    Age The late Edo period(The third year of KEIO era: 1867 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Unju Nobukazu
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Kyoto
    Blade Size  Length:28.0 cm(11.0 inches)/Curvature:0.1 cm(0.04 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    Included:
    NTHK Kanteisho Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Katana
    Age Enpo Era: Edo Period(1673-1681 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Sagaminokami Yasuyuki(相模守泰幸)
    Certificate NTHK Kanteisho Certificate
    Location Bishu(Today’s Aichi prefecture)
    Blade Size Length:64.1cm(25.2 inches)/Curvature:1.3 cm(0.5 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    SIGNED:
    Chikuzenkoku Fukuoka Jyu Moritsugu

    Included:
    NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Koshirae Mounting, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category Katana(Shinto)
    Age The beginning of the Edo period
    Swordsmith Chikuzenkoku Fukuoka Jyu Moritsugu(筑前国福岡住守次)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Chikuzen province(Fukuoka today)
    Blade Size Length: 68.1 cm(26.8 inches) , Curvature: 1.51 cm(0.6 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $1,723.79

    Included:
    NBTHK Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Sword maintenance Kit, Full Exportation Support

    Category Wakizashi( KOTO)
    Age Late Muromachi Period(450-500 years old)
    Swordsmith Kinbou(金房): Unsigned
    Certificate NBTHK Certificate
    Location Yamato(today’s Nara Prefecture)
    Blade Size Length: 38.6  cm( 15.2 inches), Curvature: 1.1 cm( 0.43 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $3,734.88

    Included:
    NTHK Kanteisho Certificate, Shirasaya Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category  Tanto(Shin-Shin-To)
    Age Bunka era(文化):Late Edo period(1804-1818 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Hamabe Toshinori(Unsigned) 浜部寿格
    Certificate NTHK Kanteisho Certificate
    Location Inshu Province (today’s Tottori prefecture)
    Blade Size  Length:21.0 cm(8.3 inches)/Curvature:0.1 cm(0.04 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $2,681.45

    Included:
    NTHK Kanteisho certificate, Shirasaya Case, Sword Maintenance Kit, Traditional Sword Carrying Case, Full Exportation Support

    Delivery Date:
    1.0-1.5 month after you place an order
    *There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

    Category  Tanto(KO-TO)
    Age Tensho era(天正):Azuchi Momoyama period(1573-1593 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Noshu Seki Kanetsune(Unsigned) 濃州関兼常
    Certificate NTHK Kanteisho Certificate
    Location Mino Province (today’s Gifu prefecture)
    Blade Size Length: 28.6 cm(11.3 inches)/Curvature:0.2 cm(0.07 inches)

  • $0.00

    Signed: Minamoto Kunitsugu(front)/ Utsushi Kotetsu   The 13 rd year of Heisei in August(back)

    Included: traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Katana(Gendaito)
    Age Heisei period(2001)平成
    Swordsmith Minamoto Kunitsugu(源国次)
    Registration Tokushima 28091
    Location Tokushima Prefecture
    Blade Size Length:  76.9 cm(30.3 inches)/Curvature: 1.7 cm(0.7 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    Signed: Hizenkoku Dewa Daijyo Yukihiro

    Included: NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho certificate, Shirasaya Case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Wakizashi(SHINTO)
    Age Kanbun Period (1661-1673 A.D) : The early Edo period
    Swordsmith Hizenkoku Dewanokami Yukihiro
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Ninteisho
    Location Hizen Province( Saga Prefecture today)
    Blade Size Length:  51.2 cm(20.2 inches)/Curvature: 1.36 cm(0.5 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $766.13

    Made in Japan
    Free Shipping Worldwide

    ■Size : Approx. 22 cm, 14.8 cm
    ■Weight: Approx. 105 g, 74 g
    ■Material

    Tsuka (Handle) Stingray Skin, Dark brown thread
    Fuchi Kashira (Pommel) Copper
    Menuki (Hilt Decor) Copper

    *1 inch=2.54 cm, 1.0 kg=2.205 pounds
    *We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $1,149.19

    ■Size : Scabbard: Approx. 77.5 cm, Handle: 22.5 cm, Overall: 100.5 cm
    ■Weight: Approx. 558 g
    ■Material

    Tsuba (Handguard) Brass
    Saya (Scabbard) Red colored hard wood
    Tsuka (Handle) Stingray Skin, Black thread
    Fuchi Kashira (Pommel) Copper
    Menuki (Hilt Decor) Copper

    *1 inch=2.54 cm, 1.0 kg=2.205 pounds
    *We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $1,149.19

    ■Size : Scabbard: Approx. 73 cm , Handle: 24.5 cm , Overall: 98 cm
    ■Weight: Approx. 539 g
    ■Material

    Tsuba (Handguard) Iron
    Saya (Scabbard) Black colored hard wood
    Tsuka (Handle) Stingray Skin, Brown thread
    Fuchi Kashira (Pommel) Copper
    Menuki (Hilt Decor) Copper

    *1 inch=2.54 cm, 1.0 kg=2.205 pounds
    *We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $3,447.58 $3,275.20

    Included: NBTHK certificate, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Wakizashi(KO-TO)
    Age Muromachi Period(1532-1573 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Genbe Sukesada(源兵衛祐定)
    Certificate NBTHK certificate on both the blade and its scabbard
    Location Bizen(Today’s Okayama Prefecture)
    Blade Size Length:38.0 cm(15.0 inches)/Curvature:1.0 cm(0.4 inches)

  • $2,202.62

    ■Size : Scabbard: Approx. 57.0 cm , Handle: 16.5 cm , Overall: 74.5 cm
    ■Weight: Approx. 501 g
    ■Material

    Tsuba (Handguard) Brass
    Saya (Scabbard) Black and brown colored hard wood
    Tsuka (Handle) Stingray Skin, Black thread
    Fuchi Kashira (Pommel) Copper
    Menuki (Hilt Decor) Copper
    Kozuka (Knife Handle) Iron (handle part)

    *1 inch=2.54 cm, 1.0 kg=2.205 pounds
    *We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $3,064.52 $2,920.87

    SIGNED: Bizenkoku Jyu Osa Sukesada(front)/ The second year in Eiroku period, August(back)

    Included: Sword maintenance kit, traditional sword carrying case, full exportation support

    Category  Tanto
    Age Eiroku Period (1559 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Bizen Osafune Sukesada(備前長船祐定)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Bizen (Today’s Okayama Pref.)
    Blade Size  Length:21.8 cm(8.6 inches)/Curvature:0 cm(0 inch)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    ■Size : Scabbard: Approx. 74.5 cm , Handle: 24.5 cm , Overall: 99.5 cm
    ■Weight: Approx. 506 g 
    ■Material

    Tsuba (Handguard) Iron
    Saya (Scabbard) Black colored hard wood
    Tsuka (Handle) Stingray Skin, Brown thread
    Fuchi Kashira (Pommel) Copper
    Menuki (Hilt Decor) Copper

    *1 inch=2.54 cm, 1.0 kg=2.205 pounds
    *We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    Signed: Jiro Taro Maokatsu(front)/ 11th year of Tenpou period in August (1840 A.D.)

    Included: NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho certificate, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Wakizashi(Shin-Shin To)
    Age Tenpou era(天保):Late Edo Period(1831-1845 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Jiro Taro Naokatsu(次郎太郎直勝)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Certificate
    Location Musashi(Tokyo )
    Blade Size Length:33.1  cm(13.0 inches)/Curvature:0.0 cm(0 inch)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    Included: NTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Wakizashi
    Age Tenbun Period(1532-1554 A.D)
    Swordsmith Soshu Yasuharu
    Certificate NTHK Certificate
    Location Soshu(Today’s Kanagawa prefecture)
    Blade Size Length:53.6  cm/Curvature:0.9 cm

     

  • $0.00

    SIGNED: Echizennokami Minamoto Rai Nobuyoshi

    Included: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Katana(Shinto)
    Age The beginning of the Edo Period
    Swordsmith Rai Minamoto Nobuyoshi
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Yamashiro province(Kyoto today)
    Blade Size Length: 69.3 cm , Curvature: 1.95 cm

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    SIGNED: Kanemichi

    Included: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Katana
    Age The end of Muromachi period
    Swordsmith Mutsu No Kami Oh-Michi(The first generation)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Mino Province (Gifu prefecture today)
    Blade Size Length: 71.5 cm(28.1 inches) , Curvature: 1.8 cm(0.7 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    SIGNED: Hizenkoku Saga Jyu Minamoto Tanehiro

    Included: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Katana(SHIN-TO)
    Age Kanbun Period(寛文):The beginning of the Edo Period
    Swordsmith Hizenkoku Saga Jyu Minamoto Tanehiro(肥前國佐賀住源種廣)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Hizen Province(Saga prefecture)
    Blade Size Length: 67.4 cm(26.5 inches) , Curvature: 1.2 cm(0.5 inches)

     

     

  • $0.00

    Included: NBTHK Hozon certificate, Shirasaya Case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Katana (SHINTO)
    Age Early Edo Period
    Swordsmith Izuminokami(Masakatsu): 和泉守(正勝)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Edo (Tokyo Prefecture today)
    Blade Size Length:  66.0 cm/Curvature: 1.09 cm

     

  • $0.00

    SIGNED: Chikushu Fukuoka Jyo Nobukuni

    Included: Traditional sword carrying case, Shirasaya case, Sword Maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category  Naginata(Shinto)
    Age Kan-Ei Period(1624-1645 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Nobukuni Yoshisada
    Certificate NBTHK HOZON certificate
    Location Chikuzen (Today’s Fukuoka)
    Blade Size Length: 53.3 cm(21.0 inches), Curvature: 3.6 cm(1.4 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    SIGNED: Kaneshige

    Included: NBTHK certificate, Sword maintenance kit, traditional sword carrying case, Full exportation support

    Category  Tanto
    Age The early Edo period(1661-1673 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Izuminokami Kaneshige
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Musashi(today’s Tokyo)
    Blade Size  Length:21.0 cm/Curvature:0 cm
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    SIGNED: Sesshu Kuniyoshi

    Included: NBTHK Certificate, Traditional sword carrying case, Shirasaya case, Sword Maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category  Yari
    Age Kaei-Keian Period (1640-1649 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Fujiwara Kuniyoshi
    Certificate NBTHK Certificate
    Location Sesshu(Today’s Osaka)
    Blade Size Length: 60.4 cm, Curvature: 0.7 cm

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

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    SIGNED: Hizen Karatsusumi Takada Kawachi Kami Minamoto Motoyuki(front)/ The sixth year in Hou-ei period, lucky day(back)

    Included: NBTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Wakizashi(Shinto)
    Age Hou-Ei era(宝永): Edo Period(1709 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Hizen Karatsusumi Takada Kawachi Kami Minamoto Motoyuki(肥前唐津住高田河内守源本行)
    Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
    Location Karatsu(Today’s Saga prefecture)
    Blade Size Length:57.2  cm(22.5 inches)/Curvature:1.05 cm(0.4 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

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    SIGNED: (front)/ Bizenkoku jyu Shichibe Jo Sukesada /(back)The first year of Kanbun period in August:1661 A.D

    Included: JASMK certificate, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Wakizashi(Shinto)
    Age Kanbun era(寛文): Early Edo Period(1661 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Bizenkoku jyu  Osafune Shichibe Jo Sukesada(備前国住長船七兵衛尉祐定)
    Certificate JASMK Certificate
    Location  Bizen(Today’s Okayama Prefecture)
    Blade Size Cutting Edge Length(Nagasa): 57.6 cm(22.7 inches)/Curvature(Sori):1.5 cm(0.6 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    SIGNED: Bishu Osafune Sukesada (front)/ The seventh year of Tensho(1510 A.D) in August

    Included: NBTHK Hozon certificate,  traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Wakizashi
    Age Eisho Period(1504-1521 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Bishu Osafune Sukesada
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location  Bizen(Today’s Okayama Prefecture)
    Blade Size Length:50.4 cm(19.8 inches)/Curvature:1.2 cm(0.5 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

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    Signed: Kanesada
    Included: NTHK Kanteisho certificate, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Tanto
    Age Tensho era(天正) : Muromachi-Azuchi-Momoyama Period
    Swordsmith Noushu Shiimzu Jyu Izuminokami KANESADA(濃州清水住和泉守兼定)
    Certificate NTHK Kanteisho certificate
    Location Mino(Today’s Gifu Pref)
    Blade Size Length:27.8cm(10.9 inches)/Curvature:0.1 cm(0.04 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

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    Included: NBTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Katana(Shinto)
    Age Edo Period(about 350 years old)
    Swordsmith Jyumyo(Unsigned) 寿命
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
    Location Owari (Today’s Aichi Prefecture)
    Blade Size Length:66.1 cm(26.0 inches)/Curvature:1.8 cm(0.7 inches)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

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    SIGNED: Omi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro

    Included: NBTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Wakizashi
    Age 1641-1693 A.D.(Edo Period)
    Swordsmith Fujiwara Tadahiro
    Certificate NBTHK Certificate
    Location Hizen (Today’s Saga Prefecture)
    Blade Size Length: 52.4 cm,Curvature: 1.4 cm

     

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    SIGNED: Yoshimitsu

    Included: NTHK Kanteisho certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Tanto(KO-TO)
    Age Dai-Ei era(大永): Muromachi Period(1521-1528 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Tosa Yoshimitsu
    Certificate NTHK Kanteisho certificate
    Location Tosa(Kouchi Pref.)
    Blade Size Length: 21.2 cm(8.34 inches) ,Curvature: 0 cm(0 inch)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

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    SIGNED: Masakuni

    Included: NBTHK&NTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Tanto(SHIN-SHIN TO)
    Age KAN-SEI era(寛政): Late Edo period (1789-1801 AD)
    Swordsmith Doutanuki Masakuni(同田貫正国)
    Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate&NTHK Kanteisho certificate
    Location HIGO(Kumamoto Pref.)
    Blade Size Length: 20.0 cm(7.9 inches) ,Curvature: 0 cm(0 inch)

    We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

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    SIGNED【出羽守源助信】Dewanokami Minamoto Sukenobu

    CERTIFICATE:***
    SWORDSMITH:出羽守源助信 Dewanokami Minamoto Sukenobu
    PERIOD:***
    LOCATION:***
    REGISTRATION NO. AKITA24431

  • $0.00

    Included: NTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Katana(SHINTO)
    Age Kanbun period (1661-1673)
    Swordsmith Higonokami Hata Mitsuyo
    Certificate NBTHK Certificate
    Location Owari (Today’s Aichi prefecture)
    Blade Size Length:65.4cm/Curvature:1.3cm

     

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    SIGNED【近江守藤原継平】Oumikami Fujiwara Tsunehira

    CERTIFICATE:***
    SWORDSMITH:近江守藤原継平
    PERIOD:***
    LOCATION:***
    REGISTRATION NO. MIE10171

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    SIGNED【 備後三原正真 】Bigomihara MASAZANE
    CERTIFICATE:NTHK
    SWORDSMITH:MASAZANE
    LOCATION:***
    PERIOD:***
    REGISTRATION NO. KANAGAWA20995

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    SIGNED【— 】

    CERTIFICATE:NTHK (1st generation)
    SWORDSMITH:Mumei 無銘(Yamatodaijyou Fujiwara Masanori 大和大掾藤原正則)
    PERIOD:Early EDO
    LOCATION:ECHIZEN(FUKUI Pref.)
    REGISTRATION NO. TOKYO320901

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    SIGNED【— 】無銘

    CERTIFICATE:NTHK
    SWORDSMITH:JYUMYO 寿命
    PERIOD:EDO GENROKU 元禄1688~1704
    LOCATION:MINO(GIFU Pref.)
    REGISTRATION NO. TOKYO320852

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    SIGNED【肥前國忠吉】
    CERTIFICATE:—
    SWORDSMITH:Not reliable signature
    LOCATION:***
    PERIOD:***
    REGISTRATION NO. NIIGATA67270

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    SIGNED【肥前國忠廣】
    CERTIFICATE:—
    SWORDSMITH:Not reliable signature
    LOCATION:***
    PERIOD:***
    REGISTRATION NO. KANAGAWA59181

  • $0.00

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    Included: NBTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Wakizashi
    Age Muromachi period_Oei(1394-1428)
    Swordsmith Bizen Osafune Sanemitsu
    Certificate NTHK certificate
    Location Bizen(Today’s Okayama prefecture)
    Blade Size Length:37.8cm/Curvature:0.7cm

     

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    Signed: Kiyonaga
    Included: NTHK certificate, , Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Tanto
    Age Tensho Period(1573-1593 A.D.)
    Swordsmith Namidaira Kiyonaga
    Certificate NTHK certificate
    Location Satsuma(Today’s Kagoshima)
    Blade Size Length:24.5 cm/Curvature:0.0 cm

     

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    Signed: Sukesada

    Included: NTHK certificate, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Wakizashi
    Age Azuchi-Momoyama period_Tensho(1573~1591)
    Swordsmith Bizen Osafune Sukesada
    Certificate NTHK certificate
    Location BIZEN(OKAYAMA Pref.)
    Blade Size Length:38.4cm/Curvature:0.7 cm

     

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    Included: NTHK certificate, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

    Category Wakizashi
    Age EDO_Kanbun(1661~1673)
    Swordsmith Bichunokami Tachibana YASUHIRO
    Certificate NTHK certificate
    Location SETTSU(OSAKA Pref.)*KISHUU→SETTSU
    Blade Size Length:42.0 cm/Curvature:0.8cm

     

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    SIGNED【MUMEI】無銘

    REGISTRATION 【NO. GIFU21869】
    LENGTH【33.0cm】
    CURVATURE【0.5cm】

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    SIGNED【SUKENAGA】祐永

    CERTIFICATE:NTHK
    SWORDSMITH:YOKOYAMA SUKENAGA
    PERIOD:EDO(1849)
    LOCATION:BIZEN(OKAYAMA Pref.)
    REGISTRATION NO.GIFU59401

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    SIGNED【ISHIHARA KANENAO】石原兼直

    CERTIFICATE:***
    SWORDSMITH:Ishihara Kanenao 石原兼直
    PERIOD:early SHOWA
    LOCATION:SEKI(GIFU Pref.)
    REGISTRATION NO. TOKYO78951

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    SIGNED【TSUNAMUNE】綱宗
    Registration NO. TOKYO249546

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    SIGNED【KASHUJYU KANEHARU SAKU】加州住 兼春 作

    CERTIFICATE:NBTHK HOZON
    LOCATION:KAGA(ISHIKAWA Pref.)
    PERIOD:Early EDO(1624~1643)
    REGISTRATION NO. OKAYAMA125616

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    SIGNED【HIDENAGA】秀永
    CERTIFICATE:NTHK
    LOCATION:MUSASHI(TOKYO Pref.)
    PERIOD:EDO(1830~1843)
    REGISTRATION NO. MIE53440

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    Authentic Japanese Sword
    The price of authentic Japanese swords is a lot higher than Japanese imitation swords.
    All of them were hand-forged, and most of the swords sold on our website are antique swords, which are at least 150 years old or older. Also, the blades are made of Japanese special carbon steel called TAMAHAGANE. That means the swords are edged, and some of them are super sharp.

    All the Japanese swords are considered cultural assets for Japanese Cultural Agency. Therefore, we will need to obtain its export permit from them before we ship the sword abroad. It will take about 4-6 weeks to receive this permit. Including the shipping time, we would like you to expect at least 1.5-2.0 months to receive the sword you order.

    > How to buy an authentic Japanese Sword
    A guide to sword maintenance

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    Authentic Japanese Sword
    The price of authentic Japanese swords is a lot higher than Japanese imitation swords.
    All of them were hand-forged, and most of the swords sold on our website are antique swords, which are at least 150 years old or older. Also, the blades are made of Japanese special carbon steel called TAMAHAGANE. That means the swords are edged, and some of them are super sharp.

    All the Japanese swords are considered cultural assets for Japanese Cultural Agency. Therefore, we will need to obtain its export permit from them before we ship the sword abroad. It will take about 4-6 weeks to receive this permit. Including the shipping time, we would like you to expect at least 1.5-2.0 months to receive the sword you order.

    > How to buy an authentic Japanese Sword
    A guide to sword maintenance

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    Authentic Japanese Sword
    The price of authentic Japanese swords is a lot higher than Japanese imitation swords.
    All of them were hand-forged, and most of the swords sold on our website are antique swords, which are at least 150 years old or older. Also, the blades are made of Japanese special carbon steel called TAMAHAGANE. That means the swords are edged, and some of them are super sharp.

    All the Japanese swords are considered cultural assets for Japanese Cultural Agency. Therefore, we will need to obtain its export permit from them before we ship the sword abroad. It will take about 4-6 weeks to receive this permit. Including the shipping time, we would like you to expect at least 1.5-2.0 months to receive the sword you order.

    > How to buy an authentic Japanese Sword
    A guide to sword maintenance

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    SIGNED〔HASHUUJYUU YUKIFUSA 羽州住 行房〕KEIOU Period(1865~  慶応頃~)
    CERTIFICATE : NBTHK HOZON(katana & wakizashi)
    SWORDSMITH : HASHUU YUKIFUSA
    LOCATION : DEWA 出羽 〔 AKITA & YAMAGATA]

    The blade is shinogi-zukuri with a iorimune. The singed WAKIZASHI is HASHUU-SAN YUKIFUSA(羽州産行房). It means YUKIFUSA was born in DEWA. The sined KATANA is HASHUUJYUU YUKIFUSA (羽州住行房). It is almost same meaning.
    JYUU(住)means living.

    These are Antique DAISHOU KOSHIRAE with both scabbard made of black lacqured Sharkskin. These hilt fitting are shakudou which have curved design of autumn leaves and insect with signed “HITOYANAGI OOSATO”(一柳 大里)【late EDO】.The antique menuki are gold colored leaves and flowers. The DAISHOU TUBA are shakudou with open work which have
    also signed “GOTOU TEIJYOU”(後藤 程乗).

    EACH SWORD SIZE
    Katana Wakizashi
    Length 69.6cm 39.6cm
    Curvature 1.6cm 0.5cm
    Hamon Gunomemidare with ashi ko-Gunome
    Hada flowing Itame flowing Itame
    Boshi ko-maru ko-maru

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    Authentic Japanese Sword
    The price of authentic Japanese swords is a lot higher than Japanese imitation swords.
    All of them were hand-forged, and most of the swords sold on our website are antique swords, which are at least 150 years old or older. Also, the blades are made of Japanese special carbon steel called TAMAHAGANE. That means the swords are edged, and some of them are super sharp.

    All the Japanese swords are considered cultural assets for Japanese Cultural Agency. Therefore, we will need to obtain its export permit from them before we ship the sword abroad. It will take about 4-6 weeks to receive this permit. Including the shipping time, we would like you to expect at least 1.5-2.0 months to receive the sword you order.

    > How to buy an authentic Japanese Sword
    A guide to sword maintenance

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    Made in Japan
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    Authentic Japanese Sword
    The price of authentic Japanese swords is a lot higher than Japanese imitation swords.
    All of them were hand-forged, and most of the swords sold on our website are antique swords, which are at least 150 years old or older. Also, the blades are made of Japanese special carbon steel called TAMAHAGANE. That means the swords are edged, and some of them are super sharp.

    All the Japanese swords are considered cultural assets for Japanese Cultural Agency. Therefore, we will need to obtain its export permit from them before we ship the sword abroad. It will take about 4-6 weeks to receive this permit. Including the shipping time, we would like you to expect at least 1.5-2.0 months to receive the sword you order.

    > How to buy an authentic Japanese Sword
    A guide to sword maintenance

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    Made in Japan
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    Authentic Japanese Sword
    The price of authentic Japanese swords is a lot higher than Japanese imitation swords.
    All of them were hand-forged, and most of the swords sold on our website are antique swords, which are at least 150 years old or older. Also, the blades are made of Japanese special carbon steel called TAMAHAGANE. That means the swords are edged, and some of them are super sharp.

    All the Japanese swords are considered cultural assets for Japanese Cultural Agency. Therefore, we will need to obtain its export permit from them before we ship the sword abroad. It will take about 4-6 weeks to receive this permit. Including the shipping time, we would like you to expect at least 1.5-2.0 months to receive the sword you order.

    > How to buy an authentic Japanese Sword
    A guide to sword maintenance

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    Authentic Japanese Sword
    The price of authentic Japanese swords is a lot higher than Japanese imitation swords.
    All of them were hand-forged, and most of the swords sold on our website are antique swords, which are at least 150 years old or older. Also, the blades are made of Japanese special carbon steel called TAMAHAGANE. That means the swords are edged, and some of them are super sharp.

    All the Japanese swords are considered cultural assets for Japanese Cultural Agency. Therefore, we will need to obtain its export permit from them before we ship the sword abroad. It will take about 4-6 weeks to receive this permit. Including the shipping time, we would like you to expect at least 1.5-2.0 months to receive the sword you order.

    > How to buy an authentic Japanese Sword
    A guide to sword maintenance

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    Made in Japan
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    Authentic Japanese Sword
    The price of authentic Japanese swords is a lot higher than Japanese imitation swords.
    All of them were hand-forged, and most of the swords sold on our website are antique swords, which are at least 150 years old or older. Also, the blades are made of Japanese special carbon steel called TAMAHAGANE. That means the swords are edged, and some of them are super sharp.

    All the Japanese swords are considered cultural assets for Japanese Cultural Agency. Therefore, we will need to obtain its export permit from them before we ship the sword abroad. It will take about 4-6 weeks to receive this permit. Including the shipping time, we would like you to expect at least 1.5-2.0 months to receive the sword you order.

    > How to buy an authentic Japanese Sword
    A guide to sword maintenance

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