New Arrivals

Daimyo gift sword with documented provenance – NEW!
Special Order Shibata Ka tanto – NEW!
Saijo-saku tanto by Magoroku KanemotoNEW!
Boy’s Day Sword in koshirae – SPECIAL PRICE: $725
Juyo Ko-kyo Gojo tachi – COMING SOON
Juyo Awataguchi Tadatsuna naginata – COMING SOON
Tokubetsu Hozon Go Yoshihiro – COMING SOON
Izumi (no) kami KunisadaNEW!
Nanbokucho Ichijo katana in gunto koshiraeNEW!
Catfish tosoguNEW!

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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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