Antique Japanese Sword Wakizashi Signed by Bishu Sukesada with NBTHK Hozon Certificate
This blade has a signature of Bishu Osafune Sukesa on one side and the date(The seventh year of the Eisho period in August on the other side. Those who forged swords in Bizen province at the end of the Muromachi Period(1492-1569) are called Matsu Bizen. Sukesada school was one of the most famous ones and flourished for generations among Osafune schools. There were various styles forged by the generations of Sukesada and also there were several branches such as Bishu Sukesada or Bizen Sukesada during this period. The swordsmiths in Bizen produced many swords as it was in the middle of the Sengoku period(Warring state period), and the demand for swords increased among strong feudal lords.
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Length： 50.4 cm
Curvature： 1.2 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
Tsuba and Habaki：Tsuba 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..
Saya：Saya is the scabbard for the Japanese sword
Certificate：NBTHK Hozon Certificate
【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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