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Antique Japanese Sword Tanto
Signed by Sukesada
NBTHK Hozon Certificate


Made in Japan
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SIGNED: Bizenkoku Jyu Osa Sukesada(front)/ The second year in Eiroku period, August(back)

Included: Sword maintenance kit, traditional sword carrying case, full exportation support

Category  Tanto
Age Eiroku Period (1559 A.D.)
Swordsmith Bizen Osafune Sukesada
Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate
Location Bizen (Today’s Okayama Pref.)
Blade Size  Length:21.8 cm(8.6 inches)/Curvature:0 cm(0 inch)

We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

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Antique Japanese Sword Tanto Signed by Sukesada NBTHK Hozon Certificate


 This blade has a signature of Bizenkoku Jyu Osa Sukesada  on the front and the date(The second year of the Eiroku period in August on the back. Those who forged swords in the Bizen province at the end of the Muromachi Period(1492-1569 A.D) are called Matsu Bizen(Matsu mean the end).

 Sukesada school was one of the most famous schools and it flourished for generations among Osafune schools(The head branch). There were various styles forged by the generations of Sukesada during this period. There were about 60 swordsmiths who used Sukesada as his maker’s name in the Samurai history.

 The swordsmiths in Bizen produced many swords during the Muromachi period as it was in the middle of the Sengoku period(Warring state period), and the demand for swords increased among strong feudal lords. The length of this blade is efficient and must have been easy for its owner to handle back then.

【Blade SIZE】
Cutting Edge Length(Nagasa)  21.8 cm(8.6 inches)
Curvature(Sori) 0 cm(0 inch)

HamonThe blade pattern created by the tempering process

JimonVisible surface pattern on the steel


NakagoNakago is the hilt of the Japanese sword. There is the inscription on this blade. It says “備前国住長祐定”(the maker’s name) on the front and “永禄二年八月”(the year the blade was forged)on the back.

Habaki Habaki is the equipment to make the blade not touch its scabbard.

KoshiraeKoshirae is the sword fitting of the Japanese sword

CertificateNBTHK Hozon Certificate


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【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.

【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.

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. 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.

How to buy an antique Japanese Sword

We have shipped Japanese swords to the USA, France, Canada(BC, AB), Australia, Germany 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.

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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