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Antique Japanese Sword Katana Signed by Nobuyoshi
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate

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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

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Antique Japanese Sword Katana Signed by Nobuyoshi with NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate 
【Description】
 Echizennokami Minamoto Rai Nobuyoshi was one of the most famous swordsmiths in Yamashiro province(today’s Kyoto). First, he forged swords in Kyoto and also in Osaka later in his life. He was known as one of Gokaji. (five most prestigious swordsmiths in Kyoto)He was allowed to inscribe chrysanthemum emblem, which is the symbol of the Japanese emperor. His sword forging technique was so great that the emperor allowed him to use this emblem, which was quite honorable for any swordsmiths.

 This sword has a Tokubetsu Hozon certificate issued by NBTHK. This authentication paper was only given to Japanese swords, especially worth preserving by Nihon Bijutsu Touken Hozon Kyokai(the Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword).This sword comes with Shirasaya with Sayagaki and gorgeous sword fittings.

【 Blade】
Cutting Edge Length(Nagasa)69.3 cm
Curvature(Sori)1.95 cm

 

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

 

Nakago

 

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 .
 

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. 

Saya Saya is the scabbard for the Japanese sword.  The design is Handachi Koshirae.(Half-Tachi style sword fitting). 

CertificateNBTHK TOKUBETSU Hozon
Tokubetsu Hozon certificate was only issued to Japanese swords especially worth preserving
by Nihon Bijutsu Touken Hozon Kyokai(the Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword)

 

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Japanese Sword& Export Process
The antique Japanese swords we sell are hand-forged edged swords, which are at least 150 years old or older. Also, the blades were made of Japanese special carbon steel called TAMAHAGANE. It is legal to own authentic antique Japanese swords that are several hundred years old. Samurai Museum is familiar with the proper legal procedure for an antique 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 the owner in Japan to legally possess it. After receiving the full payment from you, we will return the registration paper to the Board of Education and apply for its permit to Agency for Cultural Affairs(Bunkacho) to legally export the sword from Japan to other countries. 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.

【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, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to send them to you so that you can make an 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.

【Shipping】
 We have shipped Japanese swords to the USA, France, Canada(BC, AB), Australia, and Mexico. 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 buy an antique Japanese Sword

【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.

A Guide to Japanese Sword Maintenance
 If you like to know how to take care of the Japanese sword, here is the 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.
https://www.samuraimuseum.jp/shop/product-category/sword/authentic-sword/

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NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate”

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