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A Guide to Sword Maintenance presented by Mr. Paul Martin

When handing and maintaining Japanese swords, it is imperative that certain rules and guidelines are followed—not only for the preservation of the sword, but also for your own safety. First you will need to prepare an environment that is safe and conducive for maintaining and viewing Japanese swords. Additionally, before handing any blade it is essential that you remove your watch and any pieces of jewelry, as it is possible that these may come into contact with the blade and scratch it.

[Required tools]

1. Peg remover (Mekugi-Nuki)
(often comes in the form of a small brass hammer)
2. Food quality Uchiko powder(Whetstone powder)
3. Color coded lens cloths
4. Good quality Sword Oil(Clove oil)
5. Oil applicator (clean tissue or soft cotton)

Step 1.

As an act of respect to the blade, and appreciation to the previous generations of owners who have cared for and maintained the swords for us to enjoy today, bow to the blade.

Step 2.

Remove the sword partially from the bag, just enough to be able to draw the blade from the scabbard. Tie the bag, so that it does not get in the way.

Step 3.

Remove the mekugi (bamboo retaining peg).
First, loosen the mekugi by pushing it with the flat surface of the peg remover.

Hint #2.
Use the arc of your thumb as a guide to push out the peg.

Step 4.

Place the thumb of your right hand on the base of your left hand and apply pressure to breach the saya. Slowly draw the sword out of the scabbard, while taking care not to let the blade touch the sides of the scabbard. Take the sword in your left hand and tilt at about 45 degrees over your left shoulder.

Strike the base of your left hand with your right fist and the blade should slightly pop out of the handle (tsuka). Next, remove the blade by gripping under the habaki (collar). *Best done from the spine side of the blade.

Remove the habaki and put in a safe place.

Step 5.

Take your dedicated oil removal color coded lens cloth and wiping from the spine side of the blade, remove the majority of the old oil. First, wipe towards the tang, while taking care not to transfer rust from the tang onto the polished blade before wiping along the length of the blade

Hint #3.
Make sure to only wipe ‘away’ from the point section.

Step 6.

Uchiko application.
Very gently, tap the uchiko ball along the blade, only striking from the back edge and flat surface to disperse uchiko powder across the surface of the blade.

Hint #4.
Don’t forget the mune!

Step 7.

Uchiko removal.
First, fan the blade with the color coded lens cloth dedicated for uchiko removal, to remove any possible larger uchiko paricles. As done previously, first wipe towards the tang, taking care not to transfer rust from the tang onto the polished blade.

Hint #5.
In between wipes, remember to remove collated uchiko particles from the cloth.
Inspect and appreciate your blade.

Hint #6.
If your blade has been out for appreciation for a while, it is recommended to repeat steps 6 & 7, before applying oil and storing away.

Step 8.

Oil Application.
Using either a soft clean tissue, or a brushed cotton cloth, coat the blade in a thin layer of a recommended sword oil. Again, take care to not transfer rust particles from the tang onto the blade, and don’t forget the mune!

Check to see that the blade has a sufficient coating of oil. Too much oil is not good for the life of the scabbard.

Hint #7.
Excess oil can be remedied by a single wipe of the blade with a clean soft tissue.

 

Replace the habaki. Carefully place the blade into the handle. Lightly strike the base of the handle with your palm. It should make a small ‘click’ that indicates that it is properly in place. Return the sword to its scabbard. Return it to the bag.

Final bow and finish.

Samurai Museum has been dealing with authentic Japanese swords that are a few hundreds years old with great history. If you are interested in our collections for sale, please check them below.

 

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED: Kaneshige Included: NBTHK certificate, Sword maintenance kit, traditional sword carrying case, Full exportation support Category  Tanto Age The early Edo period(1661-1673 A.D.) Swordsmith Izuminokami Kaneshige Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate Location Musashi(today’s Tokyo) Blade Size  Length:21.0 cm/Curvature:0 cm

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED: Sesshu Kuniyoshi Included: NBTHK Certificate, Traditional sword carrying case, Shirasaya case, Sword Maintenance kit, full exportation support Category  Yari Age Kaei-Keian Period (1640-1649 A.D.) Swordsmith Fujiwara Kuniyoshi Certificate NBTHK Certificate Location Sesshu(Today’s Osaka) Blade Size Length: 60.4 cm, Curvature: 0.7 cm We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $3,028.95

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED: Bizenkoku Jyu Osa Sukesada(front)/ The second year in Eiroku period, August(back) Included: Sword maintenance kit, traditional sword carrying case, full exportation support Category  Tanto Age Eiroku Period (1559 A.D.) Swordsmith Bizen Osafune Sukesada(備前長船祐定) Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate Location Bizen (Today’s Okayama Pref.) Blade Size  Length:21.8 cm(8.6 inches)/Curvature:0 cm(0 inch) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $6,152.56

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED: Hitachi no Kami Muneshige Included: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Katana(Shinto) Age Kanbun era: early Edo Period(1661-1673) Swordsmith Hitachi no Kami Muneshige (常陸守宗重) Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate Location Harima(Hyogo)→ Osaka Blade Size Length: 63.2 cm(24.8 inches)/Curvature:0.9 cm(0.35 inches) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $3,691.54

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED: Hizen Karatsusumi Takada Kawachi Kami Minamoto Motoyuki(front)/ The sixth year in Hou-ei period, lucky day(back) Included: NBTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi(Shinto) Age Hou-Ei era(宝永): Edo Period(1709 A.D.) Swordsmith Hizen Karatsusumi Takada Kawachi Kami Minamoto Motoyuki(肥前唐津住高田河内守源本行) Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate Location Karatsu(Today’s Saga prefecture) Blade Size Length:57.2  cm(22.5 inches)/Curvature:1.05 cm(0.4 inches) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED: (front)/ Bizenkoku jyu Shichibe Jo Sukesada /(back)The first year of Kanbun period in August:1661 A.D Included: JASMK certificate, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi(Shinto) Age Kanbun era(寛文): Early Edo Period(1661 A.D.) Swordsmith Bizenkoku jyu  Osafune Shichibe Jo Sukesada(備前国住長船七兵衛尉祐定) Certificate JASMK Certificate Location  Bizen(Today’s Okayama Prefecture) Blade Size Cutting Edge Length(Nagasa): 57.6 cm(22.7 inches)/Curvature(Sori):1.5 cm(0.6 inches) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED: Bishu Osafune Sukesada (front)/ The seventh year of Tensho(1510 A.D) in August Included: NBTHK Hozon certificate,  traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi Age Eisho Period(1504-1521 A.D.) Swordsmith Bishu Osafune Sukesada Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate Location  Bizen(Today’s Okayama Prefecture) Blade Size Length:50.4 cm(19.8 inches)/Curvature:1.2 cm(0.5 inches) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $4,922.05

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED: Echizenkokuzumi Kanenori Included: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi(Shinto) Age Kanbun Era(寛文): Edo Period (1661-1673 A.D.) Swordsmith Echizenkokuzumi Kanenori(越前国住包則) Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate Location Echizen (Today’s Fukui Prefecture) Blade Size Length:45.3 cm(17.8 inches)/Curvature:0.9 cm(0.4 inches) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $4,732.74

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Included: NTHK certificate, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Katana(KO-TO) Age O-Ei Era(応永):Muromachi Period (1394-1428 A.D.) Swordsmith Shikkake Norinaga(Unsigned) Certificate NTHK Kanteisho Certificate Location Yamato (Today’s Nara Pref.) Blade Size Length:62.3 cm(24.5 inches)/Curvature:0.4 cm(0.2 inches) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Included: NBTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Katana Age Kan-ei Period (1624-1645 A.D.) Swordsmith Shitahara(Unsigned) Certificate NBTHK Certificate Hozon Certificate Location Musashi (Today’s Tokyo) Blade Size Length:70.5 cm/Curvature:2.7 cm  

  • $4,448.78

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Signed: Kanesada Included: NTHK Kanteisho certificate, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Tanto Age Tensho era(天正) : Muromachi-Azuchi-Momoyama Period Swordsmith Noushu Shiimzu Jyu Izuminokami KANESADA(濃州清水住和泉守兼定) 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) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED: Masataka Included: NBTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Katana Age Tenpo Period(1831-1845 A.D.) Swordsmith Tenryuji Masataka Certificate NBTHK Certificate on the blade and sword mountings Location Owari (Today’s Aichi Prefecture) Blade Size Length: 75.0 cm/Curvature:1.3 cm We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Included: NBTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Katana(Shinto) Age Edo Period(about 350 years old) Swordsmith Jyumyo(Unsigned) 寿命 Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate Location Owari (Today’s Aichi Prefecture) Blade Size Length:66.1 cm(26.0 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.

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED: Omi Daijyo Fujiwara Tadahiro Included: NBTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi Age 1641-1693 A.D.(Edo Period) Swordsmith Fujiwara Tadahiro Certificate NBTHK Certificate Location Hizen (Today’s Saga Prefecture) Blade Size Length: 52.4 cm,Curvature: 1.4 cm  

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED: Yoshimitsu Included: NTHK Kanteisho certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Tanto(KO-TO) Age Dai-Ei era(大永): Muromachi Period(1521-1528 A.D.) Swordsmith Tosa Yoshimitsu Certificate NTHK Kanteisho certificate Location Tosa(Kouchi Pref.) Blade Size Length: 21.2 cm(8.34 inches) ,Curvature: 0 cm(0 inch) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED: Masakuni Included: NBTHK&NTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Tanto(SHIN-SHIN TO) Age KAN-SEI era(寛政): Late Edo period (1789-1801 AD) Swordsmith Doutanuki Masakuni(同田貫正国) Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate&NTHK Kanteisho certificate Location HIGO(Kumamoto Pref.) Blade Size Length: 20.0 cm(7.9 inches) ,Curvature: 0 cm(0 inch) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED: ECHIGOKOKU FUNAIJYU KANEAKI Included: NBTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Katana Age KAN-EI (寛永)1624-1643 A.D Swordsmith KANEAKI Certificate NBTHK TOKUBETSU HOZON Certificate Location ECHIGO(Nigata Pref.) Blade Size Length: 65.7 cm , Curvature: 1.0 cm  

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED: Motomitsu Included: NTHK certificate, Traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, Full exportation support Category Katana Age ENBUN(延文)1356-1361 A.D Swordsmith Bizenkoku Osafune Motomitsu(備前国長船基光) Certificate NTHK Kanteisho Certificate Location Bizen(Today’s Okayama Prefecture) Blade Size Length: 60.6 cm(23.9 inches) , Curvature: 1.6 cm(0.6 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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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Included: NBTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Katana Age 450-500 years old(Muromachi Period) Swordsmith Taira-Takada Certificate NBTHK Hozon Certificate Location Bungo(Today’s Oita Prefecture) Blade Size Length: 66.4 cm , Curvature: 1.9cm   

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED【出羽守源助信】Dewanokami Minamoto Sukenobu CERTIFICATE:*** SWORDSMITH:出羽守源助信 Dewanokami Minamoto Sukenobu PERIOD:*** LOCATION:*** REGISTRATION NO. AKITA24431

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Included: NTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Katana Age Kanbun period (1661-1673) Swordsmith Higonokami Hata Mitsuyo Certificate NBTHK Certificate Location Owari (Today’s Aichi prefecture) Blade Size Length:65.4cm/Curvature:1.3cm  

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED【近江守藤原継平】Oumikami Fujiwara Tsunehira CERTIFICATE:*** SWORDSMITH:近江守藤原継平 PERIOD:*** LOCATION:*** REGISTRATION NO. MIE10171

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED【 備後三原正真 】Bigomihara MASAZANE CERTIFICATE:NTHK SWORDSMITH:MASAZANE LOCATION:*** PERIOD:*** REGISTRATION NO. KANAGAWA20995

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Included: NBTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, Full exportation support Category Katana Age Enpo Era: Edo Period(1673-1681 A.D.) Swordsmith Sagaminokami Yasuyuki(相模守泰幸) Certificate NTHK Kanteisho Certificate Location Bishu(Today’s Aichi prefecture) Blade Size Length:64.1cm(25.2 inches)/Curvature:1.3 cm(0.5 inches) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED【— 】 CERTIFICATE:NTHK (1st generation) SWORDSMITH:Mumei 無銘(Yamatodaijyou Fujiwara Masanori 大和大掾藤原正則) PERIOD:Early EDO LOCATION:ECHIZEN(FUKUI Pref.) REGISTRATION NO. TOKYO320901

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED【— 】無銘 CERTIFICATE:NTHK SWORDSMITH:JYUMYO 寿命 PERIOD:EDO GENROKU 元禄1688~1704 LOCATION:MINO(GIFU Pref.) REGISTRATION NO. TOKYO320852

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED【肥前國忠吉】 CERTIFICATE:— SWORDSMITH:Not reliable signature LOCATION:*** PERIOD:*** REGISTRATION NO. NIIGATA67270

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED【肥前國忠廣】 CERTIFICATE:— SWORDSMITH:Not reliable signature LOCATION:*** PERIOD:*** REGISTRATION NO. KANAGAWA59181

  • $3,407.57

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Included: NBTHK certificate, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi(KO-TO) Age Muromachi Period(1532-1573 A.D.) Swordsmith Genbe Sukesada(源兵衛祐定) Certificate NBTHK certificate on both the blade and its scabbard Location Bizen(Today’s Okayama Prefecture) Blade Size Length:38.0 cm(15.0 inches)/Curvature:1.0 cm(0.4 inches) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Included: NBTHK certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi Age Muromachi period_Oei(1394-1428) Swordsmith Bizen Osafune Sanemitsu Certificate NTHK certificate Location Bizen(Today’s Okayama prefecture) Blade Size Length:37.8cm/Curvature:0.7cm  

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Signed: Kiyonaga Included: NTHK certificate, , Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Tanto Age Tensho Period(1573-1593 A.D.) Swordsmith Namidaira Kiyonaga Certificate NTHK certificate Location Satsuma(Today’s Kagoshima) Blade Size Length:24.5 cm/Curvature:0.0 cm  

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Signed: Sukesada Included: NTHK certificate, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi Age Azuchi-Momoyama period_Tensho(1573~1591) Swordsmith Bizen Osafune Sukesada Certificate NTHK certificate Location BIZEN(OKAYAMA Pref.) Blade Size Length:38.4cm/Curvature:0.7 cm  

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Included: NTHK certificate, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi Age EDO_Kanbun(1661~1673) Swordsmith Bichunokami Tachibana YASUHIRO Certificate NTHK certificate Location SETTSU(OSAKA Pref.)*KISHUU→SETTSU Blade Size Length:42.0 cm/Curvature:0.8cm  

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED【MUMEI】無銘 REGISTRATION 【NO. GIFU21869】 LENGTH【33.0cm】 CURVATURE【0.5cm】

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED【SUKENAGA】祐永 CERTIFICATE:NTHK SWORDSMITH:YOKOYAMA SUKENAGA PERIOD:EDO(1849) LOCATION:BIZEN(OKAYAMA Pref.) REGISTRATION NO.GIFU59401

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED【ISHIHARA KANENAO】石原兼直 CERTIFICATE:*** SWORDSMITH:Ishihara Kanenao 石原兼直 PERIOD:early SHOWA LOCATION:SEKI(GIFU Pref.) REGISTRATION NO. TOKYO78951

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED【TSUNAMUNE】綱宗 Registration NO. TOKYO249546

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED【KASHUJYU KANEHARU SAKU】加州住 兼春 作 CERTIFICATE:NBTHK HOZON LOCATION:KAGA(ISHIKAWA Pref.) PERIOD:Early EDO(1624~1643) REGISTRATION NO. OKAYAMA125616

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED【HIDENAGA】秀永 CERTIFICATE:NTHK LOCATION:MUSASHI(TOKYO Pref.) PERIOD:EDO(1830~1843) REGISTRATION NO. MIE53440

  • $4,732.74

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Signed: KAWAI HISAYUKI(front)/ 1860 peach blossoms season (back) Included: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate, Shirasaya case, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Wakizashi(SHIN-SHIN TO) Age ANSEI era(安政): Late Edo Period( 1860 A.D.) Swordsmith KAWAI HISAYUKI(川井久幸) Certificate NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate Location MUSASHINOKUNI (TOKYO Pref.) Blade Size Length:39.7cm cm(15.6 inches)/Curvature:0.6 cm(0.2 inches) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Included: NBTHK certificate, traditional sword carrying case, Sword maintenance kit, full exportation support Category Katana Age The early Edo Period Swordsmith Jyumyo(Unsigned) 寿命 Certificate NBTHK Hozon certificate Location Mino Province(Gifu prefecture) Blade Size Length:69.5 cm(27.4 inches)/Curvature:2.2cm(0.9 inches) We use high resolution images. You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the blade and sword mountings.

  • YASUTSUGU / NAOMITSUYASUTSUGU / NAOMITSU
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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide NO SIGNED【YASUTSUGU】康継 EDO PERIOD(江戸時代;KANBUN 1661~1672 寛文頃) Certification:NTHK Swordsmith:3rd Generation YASUTSUGU(三代 康継) Location:MUSASHINOKUNI【TOKYO, SAITAMA Pref.】 The 1st generation YASUTSUGU had signed “ECHIZEN SHIMOSAKA” then moved to EDO. The SHOUGUN TOKUGAWA IEYASU gave him to use “YASU” of “IEYASU” for his signature and the hollyhock crest. So his name was changed to YASUTSUGU. 3rd generation YASUTSUGU is a son of 2nd generation YASUTSUGU. NO SIGNED【NAOMITSU】直光 EDO PERIOD(江戸時代;ANSEI 1854~1859 安政頃) Certification:NTHK Swordsmith:HOSODA NAOMITSU(細田 直光) Location:MUSASHINOKUNI【TOKYO, SAITAMA Pref.】 HOSODA NAOMITSU belonged to NAOTANE group. TAIKEI NAOTANE is top class swordsmith at SHINSHINTOU ERA. The original name of HOSODA is “HOSODA HEIJIROI(細田 平次郎)”. He was often called “KAJIHEI(鍛冶平), because he…

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide 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…

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide 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…

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide 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…

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide SIGNED〔HASHUUJYUU YUKIFUSA 羽州住 行房〕KEIOU Period(1865~  慶応頃~) CERTIFICATE : NBTHK HOZON(katana & wakizashi) SWORDSMITH : HASHUU YUKIFUSA LOCATION : DEWA 出羽 〔 AKITA & YAMAGATA] The blade is shinogi-zukuri with a iorimune. The singed WAKIZASHI is HASHUU-SAN YUKIFUSA(羽州産行房). It means YUKIFUSA was born in DEWA. The sined KATANA is HASHUUJYUU YUKIFUSA (羽州住行房). It is almost same meaning. JYUU(住)means living. These are Antique DAISHOU KOSHIRAE with both scabbard made of black lacqured Sharkskin. These hilt fitting are shakudou which have curved design of autumn leaves and insect with signed “HITOYANAGI OOSATO”(一柳 大里)【late EDO】.The antique menuki are gold colored leaves and flowers. The DAISHOU TUBA are shakudou with open…

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide 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…

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide 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…

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide 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…

  • $0.00

    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…

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide 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…