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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
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A very nice Hojoji Masateru with kiku mon & NTHK certificate

Gendaito signed Amada Sadayoshi
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Koto Soshu Hiromitsu with O-Kissaki

Gendaito by Sadaroku

Kaneshige Katana with very nice koshirae with certificate of authenticity

A Fine Kazusa Kaneshige Wakizashi with NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho certificate

Fine Katana by Kunitomo C- 1596 AD with NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate

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