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Antique Japanese Sword Tanto
Signed by KANESADA
NTHK Kanteisho Certificate

$4,381.67

Made in Japan
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Signed: Kanesada
Included: NTHK certificate, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support

Category Tanto
Age Tensho Period(1568-1600 A.D.)
Swordsmith Koudai Kanesada
Certificate NTHK Kanteisho certificate
Location Mino(Today’s Gifu Pref)
Blade Size Length:27.8cm(10.9 inches)/Curvature:0.1 cm(0.04 inches)

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Antique Japanese Sword Tanto Signed by KANESADA with NTHK Certificate
【Description】
We believe this blade was forged by Noushu Shiimzu Jyu Izuminokami KANESADA based on the signature and the period(Tensho Period) written in the NTHK Kanteisho. This swordsmith was a son of third generation Izuminokami Kanesada. The first generation Izuminokami Kanesada is one of the most famous swordsmiths in Samurai history. The style of his swords resembles his prior generations. He forged swords in Mino province first and then moved to Oushu(Tohoku region, northern part of Japan) to serve Ashina Clan. During the Sengoku period(warring state period), Ashina clan was as strong as Date Clan, one of the most successful warlords back then. Kami was a kind of special title for Japanese swordsmiths given by the emperor. One needed to be really skillful at sword forging to receive this title.

 Generally, the swordsmiths from MINO (Gifu Pref.)used 兼(KANE) in the first part of his name as his signature. For example, it would be Kane-aki, Kane-tane and so forth.The most famous Kanesada was Izuminokami kanesada. However, there were other talented Kanesada as well. This sword was forged by Koudai Kanesada, who forged swords during the Tensho period.
The style of the MINO swordsmiths, also known as MINO-DEN, basically has the TOGARI in a classic straight line and random temper line with some white Utsuri. MINO-DEN had its origin from YAMATO-DEN in the late KAMAKURA period(1280-1330). It had flourished in the MUROMACHI period(1333-1573) and continued until the EDO period(1603-1868). In SHINTOU ERA(1574-1764), many MINO-DEN swordsmiths had moved to any country, such as ECHIGO province.

< SWORD SIZE >
Cutting Edge Length(Nagasa):27.8cm(10.9 inches)
Curvature(Sori):0.1cm(0.04 inches)

 

HamonThe blade pattern created by the tempering process
JimonVisible surface pattern on the steel

 

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

It has a signature of Tunemichi,who was a sword fitting maker in the Edo period.We think that it describes a Japanese folklore where Oni(Japanese demon) disguised in woman and made an innocent man drink, trying to eat him at the end. It is quite common to engrave a short story like this.

 

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

Tassel decoration is on one side and mice decoration is on the other. Mice represents prosperity for descendants.

 

Tsuba& 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.

There is a high-ranked samurai engraved on this Tsuba. Gold and silver inlay technique was applied.

 

Scabbard(Saya)Saya is the scabbard for the Japanese sword

It has Cherry blossom design and Makie(traditional lacquer technique) was used to make this case. There is a small knife store in the side of the case. It is called Kozuka, which could be Chinese folklore.

CertificateNTHK Kanteisho Certificate

 


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【How to make sure the condition】
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. If you are currently living in Japan or visiting, you can visit our actual shop in Tokyo to inspect the sword with reservation.

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.

【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.

Japanese Sword& Export Process
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. 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.

How to buy an antique Japanese Sword

【Shipping】
We have shipped Japanese swords to the USA, France, Canada(BC, AB), Australia, Germany and Mexico. If you don’t live in these countries and like to order, please contact us first before making a purchase.

Once we receive the export permit, we will inform you and ask if it is okay for us to ship. After confirming you are ready to receive the sword, we will proceed with its shipping. 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.

We ship with EMS, an international expedited shipping service provided by Japan Post in Japan. We will send you a tracking number for your order as soon as we hand it to the post office. We will put 100 % insurance on the shipping document without any extra charge. Based on the total amount, there might be a duty tax to pay, depending on the countries.

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 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.

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.

 

If you like to see more antique Japanese swords for sale, please check the link below.
https://www.samuraimuseum.jp/shop/product-category/sword/authentic-sword/

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