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Antique Japanese Sword Katana Signed by Korehira
NBTHK Hozon Certificate


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

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

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)


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Antique Japanese Sword Katana Signed by Korehira with NBTHK Hozon Certificate


The blade was forged by Settsu no kami Tachibana Korehira(摂津守是平) in the 8th year of the Kanei era. (1631) Korehiara is a swordsmith from Nagato in the Choshu domain(today’s Yamaguchi prefecture). There aren’t so many remaining works created by Korehira.

Korehira received the title of Settsu no kami in the early Edo period. The name of Kami was given by an emperor to those who were excellent at sword making. Generally, to gain the title of Kami, one needed to be recommended by the lord they serve. The title naturally represents highly skilled swordsmiths. Settsu is the name of the place located in Osaka prefecture.

It is said that Korehira belonged to Chikuzen Sekido school, which was one of the most prestigious schools in Kyushu island in Japan.
Their school tradition resembles Bizen Ichimonji school, the prestigious school in Okayama prefecture. It was quite common for a swordsmith to move to another domain or province during the Edo period to look for better opportunities.

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).

Cutting Edge Length(Nagasa)  69.7 cm(27.44 inches)
Curvature(Sori) 0.75  cm(0.29 inches)


HamonThe blade pattern created by the tempering process
JimonVisible surface pattern on the steel

NakagoNakago is the tang of the Japanese sword.


Koshirae: Koshirae is the mounting of the Japanese sword. There are several parts that consist of Koshirae such as Saya(Sabbard), Tsuka( Handle), Tsuba(Handguard).


Fuchi-KashiraA pair of matching sword fittings that cover the upper and bottom parts of its sword hilt. 

Tsuka and MenukiTsuka is the handle of the Japanese sword and Menuki is its decoration . It has dragon decoration.

Tsuba and HabakiTsuba is the handguard for the Japanese Sword and Habaki is the equipment to make the blade not touch its scabbard inside. It prevents the blade from getting rusty and chipped.


SayaSaya is the scabbard for the Japanese sword.


Authentication PaperNBTHK Hozon Certificate for the blade

 NBTHK, also known as Nihon Bijutsu Touken Hozon Kyokai (the Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), is one of the oldest Japanese sword appraising organizations in modern-day Japan. They authenticated the blade on Feb 25th in the 31th year of Heisei(2019). They appraised it as Hozon Touken, the blade worth preserving for Japanese society. The purchaser will receive this original certificate as well.

Registration Number : Chiba8678
 The Board of Education in Chiba 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.



【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 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.

【Payment Method】
We accept payment through Stripe(Credit card) or Paypal. 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 Japanese Yen or US Dollars. The price is decided in Japanese Yen. The price in US dollar is calculated automatically based on an 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.

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