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Article: The Japanese Sword: Weapon and Work of Art
by David E. J. Pepin, 1977

The Japanese sword, more commonly know as the Samurai sword, was a superb weapon. Its unique edge-tempering (compared to the full-blade tempering of the famous Toledo and Damascus swords of Europe) allowed a degree of hardness and razor-sharpness impossible to attain in European swords without danger of brittleness and breakage. The fear and respect which the Japanese warrior and his sword inspired among Oriental foes is recorded in many contemporary accounts. But beyond its quality as a weapon, the Japanese sword is important as one of history's finest expressions of the metal worker's art. Click to read more...

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Kunitomo, Yamashiro (Prov) C-1596, one of the founders of the Shinto style.  NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon with Sayagaki by Tanzan (Tanobe Michihiro Sensei) of the NBTHK, W/ battle damage
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Added to 4k or less page: gendaito blade by Kanekami, a Rikugun Jumei Tosho smith / Star stamped, w/ Type 44 mounts.

Added to 4k or less page: Kyū Gunto with Colonel's tassel & rare matching hanger

Added to 4k or less page: A very nice Masamitsu Gendaito

For Sale: Juyo Token Nado Zufu volumes 1-25 (and a few others) by the NBTHK, make inquiry for list and prices.

Fine Katana by Kunitomo C- 1596 AD with NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate, TANZAN saya-gaki, with Battle damage

Tsuguhiro Katana (29"+Nagasa) with cutting test NBTHK Hozon, Very nice Edo period koshirae & Tsuba with NPO NTHK Kanteisho.  (sold prior to posting - see our "Sold Cutting test blades page")

8th Generation Hokke Saburo Nobufusa Katana w/ NBTHK certificate

82+ cm Katana blade by Matsuba Kunimasa (Mukansa)

Mihara School Katana w/ koshirae NBTHK Hozon

Gendaito signed Amada Sadayoshi
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Gendaito by Sadaroku

A Fine Kazusa Kaneshige Wakizashi with NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho certificate

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