New Arrivals

Bizen Osafune Omiya Morikage – NEW
Juyo Sue-Sa Sadayoshi katana in koshirae – NEW
Juyo Bizen Motoshige – SALE!
Echizen Yasutsugu katana in koshirae – HOLD
Mino katana with wild choji hamon – HOLD
Hoki no kami Hirotaka katana in kyugunto koshirae
Kajiyama Yasunori in gunto koshirae dated 1934
Kotani Yasunori in gunto koshirae dated 1940
Tomita Sukehiro katana in gunto koshirae dated 1942


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Norishige is superior to Masamune in the hataraki [activities] of nie and forges a unique jihada called matsukawa-hada. He is superior to Masamune in the hataraki of jihada and hamon, though he yields to Masamune in the clearness of jigane and the brightness of hamon. It is another feature of Norishige that the border of the hamon and ji is not conspicuous.

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Swords of Japan offers fine antique Japanese swords and sword fittings for sale. This includes traditionally-made Japanese samurai swords from all time periods from Heian through Reiwa eras. Antique Japanese swords are among the finest blades ever crafted and the swords here are exemplary examples of each school, smith and time period. In addition to offering swords for collectors, we also appraise and translate sword inscriptions, assist with research, curate exhibitions, and offer consultation as collectors work to refine their collecting goals. In many cases, we can assist in helping to refocus on specific areas, consigning swords that collectors choose to sell and locate pieces to fill specific needs within a focused collection. Please view some of our articles and reference content on Japanese swords to learn more. If you would like to discuss consignments, research, translations, or purchasing a piece for your collection, please click here to contact us.