Antique Japanese Sword Katana Unsigned Jyumyo with NBTHK Hozon Certificate
The JYUMYO school has its origins from the YAMATO region(NARA Pref.) and moved to Mino province from the KAMAKURA period(1185-). The school kept forging excellent quality swords for centuries until the end of the EDO period. Their name JYUMYO means life span or longevity. As its meaning suggests, their swords were prized as celebrated gifts among DAIMYO, feudal lords, in the SAMURAI government(Bakufu).
This blade was forged by one of the Jyumyo, who worked for the Tokugawa shogunate in Owari province (Today’s Aichi prefecture) during the early Edo period.
This sword has a Hozon certificate issued by NBTHK. This authentication paper was only given to Japanese swords, worth preserving by Nihon Bijutsu Touken Hozon Kyokai(the Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword).
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Cutting Edge Length(Nagasa)： 66.1 cm(26.0 inches)
Curvature(Sori)： 1.8 cm(0.7 inches)
Hamon：The blade pattern created by the tempering process. Gunome with Notare-goshi
Jimon：Visible surface pattern on the steel. Mujihada-style with Mokume-hada
Nakago：The hilt of the Japanese sword. There is no signature on this blade. However, based on the shape of the blade, hamon and other factors, NBTHK, one of the trusted Japanese sword appraiser issued the certificate that states this sword was forged by Jymyo.
Fuchi-Kashira：A pair of matching sword fittings that cover the upper and bottom parts of its sword hilt. It has designed of rock surface and there is a family crest whose design was based on Japanese quince. They are made of Shakudo. Gold inlay and Takabori technique are applied.
Tsuka and Menuki：Tsuka is the handle of the Japanese sword and Menuki is its decoration. Bamboo grass and turtle are designed on Menuki.
Tsuba and Habaki：Tsuba is the handguard for the Japanese Sword and Habaki is the equipment to make the blade not touch its scabbard. The Tsuba is made of iron and pine tree, sea, rocks, geese, beach are described.
Saya：Saya is the scabbard for the Japanese sword. It is red/brown lacquered and the design is the grain of the wood.
Certificate：NBTHK Hozon Certificate
Samurai Museum is located in Tokyo, Japan, exhibiting antique artifacts related to the Samurai history. Samurai Museum Shop is the place for those who are interested in Japanese culture and craftsmanship. We deal with antique Samurai swords/armor, traditional crafts made in Japan and so on.
【Japanese Sword& Export Process】
The Japanese swords we deal with are hand-forged edged swords made from the traditional carbon steel called TAMAHAGANE(玉鋼). Samurai Museum is familiar with the proper legal procedure for an antique/ authentic Japanese sword to be exported from Japan. We have sent more than 300 Japanese swords to amazing owners who appreciate its historical value.
Each Japanese sword is registered under the Agency for Cultural Affairs and the Board of Education in Japan.They issue a registration paper for each Japanese sword for its owner in Japan to legally possess it. The Japanese sword with its registration paper means it was traditionally hand-forged in Japan.
To legally export the sword from Japan to other countries, we will have to apply for its permit to the Agency for Cultural Affairs(Bunkacho) and return the original registration paper to the Board of Education. It normally takes around 1-1.5 months to receive this permit. And we would like you to expect at least 2-3 months for your order to arrive at your given address after you ordered. For more detailed info, please click here.
We accept payment through Stripe(Credit card) or PayPal, both of which are secure payment methods. If you prefer other payment method, please contact us. After confirming the payment from you, we will apply for an export permit. You can either pay in JPY, USD, EUR or GBP. The price is decided in Japanese Yen. The price in other currencies is calculated automatically based on the exchange rate.
We have shipped Japanese swords to the USA, Canada(BC, AB,ON), Mexico, Australia, UK, Germany and France. If you don’t live in these countries and like to order, please contact us first before making a purchase.
Once we receive the export permit, we will inform you and ask if it is okay for us to ship. After confirming you are ready to receive the sword, we will proceed with its shipping. We use package cushioning to protect the item and put it in a PVC pipe, which is one of the most secure packages because of its durability.
We ship with EMS, an international expedited shipping service provided by Japan Post in Japan. We will send you a tracking number for your order as soon as we hand it to the post office. We will put 100 % insurance on the shipping document without any extra charge. Based on the total amount, there might be a duty tax to pay, depending on the countries.
It will normally takes 5-14 days for the item to arrive at your given address after we dispatch it. Time of delivery is estimated as accurately as possible by the carrier but does not take into account any delays beyond our control such as by inclement weather, post office holiday seasons.
*Please keep in mind that due to the spread of COVID-19, there are delays in shipping to many countries as most of the airlines are reducing the number of flights from Japan. If you like to know the detail about shipping, please feel free to ask us.
【How to make sure the condition】
We uploaded high resolution photos for you to check its condition thoroughly. If you like to see more photos with different angles, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to send them to you so that you can make informed decision. If you are currently living in Japan or visiting, you can visit our actual shop in Tokyo to inspect the sword with reservation.
It is essential for us to know that you are happy with your choice of a sword. and we are prepared to use the best of our ability to serve you.
【A Guide to Japanese Sword Maintenance】
After acquiring an genuine Japanese sword, it is also important to know how to take good care of it. Here is the special video for you. Mr. Paul Martin, Japanese sword expert, shows you how to give proper maintenance to your sword. When you purchase a Japanese sword from us, you can get a Free sword maintenance kit, which appears in this video.
If you like to see more antique Japanese swords for sale, please check the link below.
Episode 1: Types of Japanese Swords
Episode 2: Japanese Swords from Different Ages
Episode 3: Budget of Japanese Swords
Episode 4: Japanese Sword Appraisers in Modern Times (NBTHK / NTHK )