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Updated: 25 Nov 2021

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Antique Japanese Sword Katana
Unsigned Norinaga
NTHK Kanteisho Certificate

¥500,000

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

Shipping Method: EMS or UPS(USA only)

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)

Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

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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.

 

Antique Japanese Sword Katana Unsigned Norinaga NTHK Kanteisho Certificate

【Description】
This sword was forged by Shikkake Norinaga(尻懸則長) in later generation.
The sword-style that was created in the Yamato region(Today’s Nara Prefecture) is called Yamato-Den. Yamato-Den was one of the most famous sword-styles during the Samurai Period. The others are Yamashiro-Den, Bizen-Den, Soshu-Den, and Mino-Den.

 There were five prestigious schools in the Yamato region. One of them was the Yamato Shikkake school. Norinaga was the founder of this school. Some of the swords forged by Yamato Shikkake school are now specified as important cultural properties in Japan.
The scabbard of this sword used oyster shell and the grain pattern on the blade is stunning.

【Blade】
Cutting Edge Length(Nagasa)  62.3 cm(24.5 inches)
Curvature(Sori) 0.4 cm(0.2 inches)

HamonThe blade pattern created by the tempering process. Suguha-design(Straight hamon)

JimonVisible surface pattern on the steel. Itame-hada


【Other Details】

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 . Dragonflies symbolize winning in Japan as they only move forward.

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.

There are oyster shell/lacquer decorations called Raden on this scabbard. Its motif might have been the sea. You can see an anchor and rope on the scabbard.We believe  the artist who made this Saya thought about the scenery of a ship dropping its anchor.

 

Authentication PaperNTHK Kanteisho Certificate

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 Sep 15th in the the first year of Reiwa (2019). The purchaser will receive this original certificate as well.

 


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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), PayPal, Apple Pay or ChromePay, all of which are secure payment methods. If you prefer other payment method, please contact us. After confirming your payment, we will apply for an export permit. You may either pay in JPY, USD, AUD, EUR or GBP. The price is set in Japanese Yen. Prices in other currencies are automatically calculated based on the latest 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.

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