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Updated: 28 Feb 2021

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Antique Japanese Sword Katana
Signed by Hasebe Yoshishige
NTHK Kanteisho Certificate

$6,344.58

DELIVERY TIME : Approx. 1-1.5 months
*There might be delay in shipment depending on countries

SHIPPING TO : USA, Australia, UK, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Hong Kong
*Please contact us prior to purchase if your country isn’t listed.

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

Category Katana (SHIN SHIN TO)
Age the second year of Ansei era(1855)
Swordsmith Hasebe Yoshishige(長谷部義重)
Certificate NTHK Kanteisho Certificate
Location Takasaki province (Gunma prefecture)
Blade Size Length: 70.6 cm( 27.8 inches)/Curvature: 2.2 cm( 0.87 inches)

More photos& videos available on request. Please feel free to contact us. 

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Antique Japanese Sword Katana Signed by Hasebe Yoshishige with NTHK Kanteisho Certificate

【Description】

Hasebe Yoshishige(長谷部義重) forged this blade in the second year of Ansei era(1855: the end of the Edo period).
This blade is categorized as a SHIN SHIN TO, which refers to the Japanese blades forged from the early 1760s to the early Meiji period.

Yoshishige was originally born in Bushu Kawagoe city(Today’s Saitama prefecture). Working for Hosokawa Masayoshi(細川正義) as an apprentice, he learned a sword-forging tradition called BiZEN-DEN in Tsuyama city(today’s Okayama prefecture).

He eventually became Okakaekaji in Takasaki Domain(Gunma Prefecture).
Okakaekaji is those who forged swords for exclusively one domain or feudal family. To gain this position, one needed to be extremely skilled at sword forging.
Yoshishige dedicated one of his works to Atago shrine in Takasaki in 1853. It was later designated as Important Cultural Property in 1973 because of its historical importance.

There was a civil war between Tokugawa’s military government and the new Meiji imperial force around when this blade was forged. That means the original owner of this Katana might have seen the moment when Samurai’s life changed forever. During this civil war, the Takasaki domain where Yoshishige served supported the Meiji side.

This blade is in excellent condition with beautiful Hamon and Jihada. It comes with Shirasaya Case. If you like to have a Koshirae(Sword Mounting) for this blade, we can make it happen at an extra cost. (2000-3000 USD) Please feel free to ask us if you are interested.

【Blade 】
Cutting Edge Length(Nagasa) 70.6 cm( 27.8 inches)
Curvature(Sori)2.2 cm( 0.87 inches)

 

Hamon
The crystalline structure which forms along the cutting edge of a blade as a result of the hardening process
Jimon(Jihada)
visible steel surface pattern created by folding and hammering during forging process


【Other details】

NakagoNakago is the hilt of the Japanese sword. 

Japanese swordsmiths left the black rust on the tang because it prevents red rust while the tang is in its handle. And the discoloration of the tang was created over time, and it is a great indicator for a Japanese sword specialist to estimate when the sword was forged.

 

Authentication PaperNTHK Kanteisho Certificate for the blade

NTHK, also known as NPO Nihon Touken Hozon Kai, is the oldest organization for sword authentication of Japanese swords in modern times. It was established in 1889 during the post-Samurai era. They authenticated the blade on Feb 16th in the 57th year of Showa (1982).The purchaser will receive this original certificate as well. We can also translate what is written into English and make a PDF file for your record if you request.

 

Registration Number : Tokyo 199667
 The Board of Education in Hokkaido prefecture issued a registration paper for this sword . In order to obtain this paper, the sword needs to be traditionally hand forged. With this paper, its owner can legally own an authentic Japanese sword in Japan.

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【About us】
  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 in Japan. It was 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 2-4 weeks to receive this permit after submitting required documents. And we would like you to expect at least 1-1.5 months for your order to arrive at your given address after you ordered. For more detailed info, please click here.

It is allowed for residents in Japan to own authentic Japanese swords without a special license as long as they come with registration papers. Please feel free to contact us if you are a resident of Japan, whether temporarily or permanently. We will also assist you when you leave Japan and need to obtain the export permit.

【Payment Method】
 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.

【Shipping】
We have shipped authentic Japanese swords to the USA, Canada(BC, AB,ON), Mexico, Australia, UK, Germany , France and Hong Kong. If you don’t live in these countries and like to order, please contact us first before making a purchase. We offer Free International Shipping as long as we can send antique Japanese swords by either EMS or UPS(USA only).

  We normally ship by EMS(Express Mail Service) provided by Japan Post.When we receive an order from the USA, we will use UPS instead as EMS temporarily stops shipping from Japan to the USA due to COVID-19.

  We will send you a tracking number for your order as soon as we hand it to the post office/UPS. We will put 100 % insurance on the shipping document without any extra charge. Based on the total amount, there might be a duty tax for you to pay, depending on the countries. 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.

  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 might be delays in shipping. If you like to know the detail about shipping, please feel free to ask us.

【How to make sure the condition】
  Please keep in mind that what you are going to purchase is an antique item. 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. 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.

The Art of Nihonto(Japanese Sword)
Samurai’s history is a profound, eloquent legacy of ancient Japanese warriors in which millions of people worldwide are being fascinated. If you like to find out the art of Nihonto, please click here.

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.

ARTICLE ABOUT JAPANESE SWORD(Episode1-6)

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