Antique Japanese Sword Wakizashi Signed by Motoyuki NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon
His long signature came from how he spent his life as a swordsmith. He first forged his sword in Takata(Today’s Oita prefecture) and then moved to Karatsu. After a while, he relocated himself to the east side of Edo city working for the Hon-ami family and eventually received the name “Motoyuki” from them. He studied for the rest of his life learning sword-forging techniques. There were four-generations of Motoyuki. This sword was forged in the six year of Hou-ei period(1709 A.D.)
Length： 57.2 cm
Curvature： 1.05 cm
Hamon：The blade pattern created by the tempering process
Jimon：Visible surface pattern on the steel
Nakago：Nakago is the hilt of the Japanese sword. There is the inscription on this blade. It says “肥前唐津住高田河内守源本行”(the maker’s name) on the front and “宝永六年吉月日”(the year the blade was forged)on the back.
Habaki： Habaki is the equipment to make the blade not touch its scabbard inside. It prevents the blade from getting rusty and chipped.
Certificate：NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
*Tokubetsu Hozon certificate was only isssued to Japanese swords especially worth preserving
by Nihon Bijutsu Touken Hozon Kyokai(the Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword)
【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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