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Modern Authentic Japanese Sword
Gendaito Katana Unsigned Kanemoto
NTHK Certificate(Blade&Koshirae)

$3,659.90

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

Category Katana(Gendaito)
Age Late Showa Period
Swordsmith Magoroku Kanemoto(孫六兼元): Unsigned
Registration Osaka 113704
Location Gifu Prefecture
Blade Size Length:  66.4 cm(26.1 inches)/Curvature: 1.8 cm(0.7 inches)

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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Modern Authentic Japanese Sword Gendaito Katana Unsigned Kanemoto NTHK Certificate(Blade&Koshirae)

【Description】

According to NTHK that appraised this blade, it was forged by Kaneko Magoroku Kanemoto in the late Showa period(1946-1963), although there is no signature on its tang.

The first-gen Magoroku Kanemoto was one of the most famous swordsmiths from the Muromachi period. (500 years ago) He forged swords in the Mino province, which is renowned for a particular sword style called MINO-DEN. The sword maker’s name Kanemoto lasted 27th generations from the Muromachi period(Samurai period) to the  Hesei period(Modern day).

This modern blade comes with antique sword mountings. According to NTHK, all the sword mountings were created in the middle of the Edo period(approximately 250-300 years old). It would be an interesting combination to own this blade. You can enjoy both of the craftsmanship from modern-day and ancient times.

About Modern Swordsmith
  There are around 150-200 swordsmiths in Japan today. To legally produce Japanese swords, one needs to pass the national exam given by the Agency for Cultural Affairs(Bunka-Cho) and receive the license. Before taking the exam, one must finish his or her apprenticeship under a licensed master for more than five years.
 Those who practice Iaido(居合道) tend to use those modern swords, and there are modern Japanese sword collectors nationwide.
The modern Japanese sword makers are researching old ways to forge swords and trying to recreate ancient style swords. They are the ones who keep the tradition of Japanese history alive.

【Blade】
Cutting Edge Length(Nagasa) 66.4 cm(26.1 inches)
Curvature(Sori)1.8 cm(0.7 inches)

 

HamonThe blade pattern created by the tempering process
Jimon&JihadaVisible surface pattern on the steel


 

NakagoNakago is the tang of the Japanese sword.

 Japanese swordsmiths left the black rust on the tang because it prevents red rust while the tang is in its handle. And the discoloration of the tang was created over time, and it is a great indicator for a Japanese sword specialist to estimate when the sword was forged.

KoshiraeKoshirae is the mounting of the Japanese sword. There are several parts that consist of Koshirae such as Saya(Sabbard), Tsuka( Handle), Tsuba(Handguard).

 

Fuchi-KashiraA pair of matching sword fittings that cover the upper and bottom parts of its sword hilt. 

Tsuka and MenukiTsuka is the handle of the Japanese sword and Menuki is its decoration .

Tsuba and HabakiTsuba 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.

SayaSaya is the scabbard for the Japanese sword. 

 

Authentication PaperNTHK Kanteisho Certificate for the blade and Koshirae

NTHK, also known as NPO Nihon Touken Hozon Kai, is the oldest organization for sword authentication of Japanese swords in modern times. It was established in 1889 during the post-Samurai era. They authenticated the blade&Koshirae on July 15th in the 30th year of Heisei (2018). The purchaser will receive this original certificate as well.

 

Registration paperOsaka 113704
 The Board of Education in Osaka issued a registration paper for this sword in the same year the sword was forged(2001). In order to obtain this paper, the sword needs to be traditionally hand forged. With this paper, its owner can legally own an authentic Japanese sword in Japan.

 


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【About us】
  Samurai Museum is located in Tokyo, Japan, exhibiting antique artifacts related to the Samurai history. Samurai Museum Shop is the place for those who are interested in Japanese culture and craftsmanship. We deal with antique Samurai swords/armor, traditional crafts made in Japan and so on.

Japanese Sword& Export Process
  The Japanese swords we deal with are hand-forged edged swords made in Japan. It was made from the traditional carbon steel called TAMAHAGANE(玉鋼). 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. For more detailed info, please click here.

It is allowed for residents in Japan to own authentic Japanese swords without a special license as long as they come with registration papers. Please feel free to contact us if you are a resident of Japan, whether temporarily or permanently. We will also assist you when you leave Japan and need to obtain the export permit.

【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. You can either pay in Japanese Yen or US Dollars. The price is decided in Japanese Yen. The price in US dollar is calculated automatically based on an exchange rate.

【Shipping】
  We have shipped authentic Japanese swords to the USA, Canada(BC, AB,ON), Mexico, Australia, UK, Germany and France. If you don’t live in these countries and like to order, please contact us first before making a purchase. We offer Free International Shipping as long as we can send antique Japanese swords by either EMS or UPS(USA only).

  We normally ship by EMS(Express Mail Service) provided by Japan Post.When we receive an order from the USA, we will use UPS instead as EMS temporarily stops shipping from the USA to Japan due to COVID-19.

  We will send you a tracking number for your order as soon as we hand it to the post office/UPS. We will put 100 % insurance on the shipping document without any extra charge. Based on the total amount, there might be a duty tax for you to pay, depending on the countries. 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.

  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 might be delays in shipping. If you like to know the detail about shipping, please feel free to ask us.

 

【How to make sure the condition】
  Please keep in mind that what you are going to purchase is an antique item. 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. 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.

The Art of Nihonto(Japanese Sword)
Samurai’s history is a profound, eloquent legacy of ancient Japanese warriors in which millions of people worldwide are being fascinated. If you like to find out the art of Nihonto, please click here.

A Guide to Japanese Sword Maintenance
  After acquiring an genuine Japanese sword, it is also important to know how to take good care of it. Here is the special 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.

If you like to see more antique Japanese swords for sale, please check the link.

ARTICLE ABOUT JAPANESE SWORD(Episode1-6)

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