Antique Japanese Sword Wakizashi Signed by Naokatsu with NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Certificate
Naokatsu was an apprentice of Taikei Naotane first and then adopted by his master. Moving to Edo city, he worked for the Akimono family, a prestigious family. Suishinshi Masahide, one of the most famous swordsmiths at the end of the Edo period, also worked for that family. Suishinshi Masahide was the master of Naotane. From the fourth or fifth year of Tenpo period(1833-1844), he started to sign as Jiro Taro Naokatsu. It is said that his technique and skill could surpass his master, Naotane. If you are familiar with Gokaden(五箇伝), his style was the mix of Bizen-Den and Soshu-Den.
Length： 33.1 cm
Curvature： 0 cm
Hamon：The blade pattern created by the tempering process
Jimon：Visible surface pattern on the steel
Fuchi-Kashira：A pair of matching sword fittings that cover the upper and bottom parts of its sword hilt
Tsuka and Menuki：Tsuka is the handle of the Japanese sword and Menuki is its decoration
Habaki：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
Kozuka：Koduka is the small knife stored in Koduka Hitsu(groove of the sheath of the Japanese 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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