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David E. J. Pepin 5/28/1946 - 09/16/2013

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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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A fine 69 cm ~ 27" Shin-Shinto Moritoshi w/ NTHK certificate

Fine Gendaito by Yoshitada, made for Presentation to Japan fireman's association - with NTHK paper - certificate image added

Fine blade by top gendai smith - Chounsai Emura mounted on Mint WW II Army Officers Shin Gunto - now with NTHK paper certificate image added

Gendaito signed Amada Sadayoshi
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Koto Soshu Hiromitsu with O-Kissaki

Nice WWII Navy mounts with older blade by Kanetsuji 
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Fine Ono Yoshimitsu 72.2 cm / 28.5" Tachi - SOLD

Gendaito by Sadaroku

A very fine Miike Katana Circa 1350 AD ~  NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon

28" / 71 cm Gendaito by Takahashi Yoshimune

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

A fine Ichihara Nagamitsu Gendaito in very nice WW II Army Officer's mounts

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