Antique Japanese Sword Tanto Signed by Masakuni Doutanuki with NBTHK＆NTHK Certificate
Dotanuki school is the descendant of Enju school at the end of the Muromachi period. Masakuni and his brother, Kiyokuni served Daimyo Kato Kiyomasa, the feudal lord of Higo domain. Dotanuki swords are w renown as Wazamono, the top quality Samurai blade. The blade forged by Dotanuki Masakuni is also very well known as Katana of Ogami Ittō, Samurai character of film “Lone Wolf and Cub”(Kozure Ōkami).
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Shirasaya：Wooden case for the Japanese sword
Habaki：Habaki is the part that helps the blade not to touch the scabbard inside.
【Antique Japanese Sword& Export Process】
All 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.
The Japanese sword is considered a cultural article for the Japanese Cultural Agency(Bunka-Cho). Therefore, we will need to obtain its export permit from the agency before we ship any Japanese swords overseas. It might take a long time to receive this permit so, we would like you to expect at least 2-3 months for us to ship the sword you ordered. We have shipped antique Japanese swords to USA, UK, France, Australia, Canada(BC, AB province), Mexico before. Once we receive the permit, we will ship your sword with a PVC pipe, which is one of the most secure packages because of its durability.
We ship by EMS(Japan Post Office), an international shipping carrier based in Japan, and inform you of a tracking number for your sword. We will put 100 % insurance for your sword without any extra charge.
*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.
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.
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