Authentic Japanese Swords
Many internet sites sell “real” Japanese swords: those made in Japan by traditional methods (the only way swords can legally be made in Japan). But too many sites that claim to have real Japanese swords are actually selling Chinese or other reproductions.
Fake swords may be good for training, but real Japanese swords carry the history and culture of Japan and would never be imported to, sold, or papered/recognized by the Japanese sword societies such as the NBTHK.
Our collection is exclusively authentic.
Prices will reflect this and while there are some pieces that we consider “less expensive”, most are a considerable investment.
Browse our collection, reach out to us, or make an offer on one of our handcrafted, original Japanese masterpieces.
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Katana Mumei NBTHK the Fujishima school
The Fujishima school worked in Echizen and Kaga provinces from the J?wa (1345-50) through Eish? (1504-21) periods and included several generations of the famous smiths, Tomoshige, Yukimitsu, Kiyomitsu, Chikanori, and Nobunaga.
Katana signed Sukemori, Shinto
Simple but elegant older Meiji period fittings mount this tachi mei signed piece by Sukemori. Excellent older tsuba with silver inlay of rabbit with flowers. Saya is done in a shima (stripped) pattern with an iron kojiri. Blade is tori-zori, with suguha hammon, ko-itame tsume, miji shinoji-jihada, nioi-deki. Ko-kissaki with ko-maru.
Blade is signed: Bizen Kuni Osafune Ju Yokoyama Sukemori. Sukemori worked in the Bizen province in the Kansei period (1789-1800). He is the son of Uji Toshimori.
Nagatoshi ?????? (shinsakutou)
Seishinshi Nagatoshi, Seishinshi Nagatoshi Saku (kao). Nagatoshi’s original name was Kojima Tamekazu ????. started making swords in Showa 8 and focused on the Bizen tradition especially the style of Osafune Nagamitsu ????. Nioi based choji hamon with long ashi and well-forged mokume hada with frosty ji-nie are the main characteristics of his work.
This piece he made with his son Sadatoshi (also a swordsmith) and they both signed.
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