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Updated: 17 May 2022

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Antique Japanese Sword Katana signed by Fujiwara Kuniyuki
NBTHK paper

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Authentic Japanese Sword
The price of authentic Japanese swords is a lot higher than Japanese imitation swords.
All of them were hand-forged, and most of the swords sold on our website are antique swords, which are at least 150 years old or older. Also, the blades are made of Japanese special carbon steel called TAMAHAGANE. That means the swords are edged, and some of them are super sharp.

All the Japanese swords are considered cultural assets for Japanese Cultural Agency. Therefore, we will need to obtain its export permit from them before we ship the sword abroad. It will take about 4-6 weeks to receive this permit. Including the shipping time, we would like you to expect at least 1.5-2.0 months to receive the sword you order.

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Thank you for visiting our website. This sword was sold as each antique Japanese sword is one of a kind. However, we might be able to show you something similar because we have various types of swords available. Also, there are ones that aren’t listed on the website yet. Our customer service will help you find your ideal blade you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of swords. We will be more than happy to help you.

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SHINTOU KATANA SIGNED 【藤原 国行】(FUJIWARA KUNIYUKI)
EDO PERIOD (寛文頃 1661~1672)
CERTIFICATE; NBTHK KICHOU KODOUGU
SWORDSMITH; FUJIWARA KUNIYUKI
LOCATION; BUNGO 【豊後】(大分 OOITA Pref.)

*Length ; 二尺四寸一分一厘(73.05cm)
*Curvature ; 五分一厘(1.54cm)
*Hamon ; gunome midare (randam wave temper line)
*Jihada ; koitate (closed-grained)
*Boshi ; saki-maru(small turn-back)

The long blade is shinogizukuri with a iori-mune. This swordsmith was belonged in big group “TAKADA” which is a place name of BUNGO TAKADA. This TAKADA group had been flourished until late EDO period. In Muromachi period they were called “平 高田”(TAIRA TAKADA), and in EDO period called “藤原 高田”(FUJIWARA TAKADA). Almost their swordsmith name had been named “行”(YUKI) at last portion.

This is a quality SAMURAI sword blessed with a beautiful set of antique mounts and a plain black lacquer scabbard. The hilt fittings Iron with engraving family crest. The antique MENUKI are gold colored shells with carving shakudou. The iron TSUBA has open work water mills with a brass flange. The HABAKI has also open work hawk wings crest with silver material.

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