Articles

Japanese Sword Makers and Schools

By: David E. J. Pepin

Publications / Interviews / Exhibits – David EJ Pepin

Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Illinois April 1, 1984 – article (to be updated)

CBS news – interview by Bob Wallace, CBS Chicago – WBBM – to be added once acquired

The Naval Memorial Museum exhibit November 15, 1977 – January 15, 1978 in the historic Washington Navy Yard.

The West Point exhibit book  listing from June 5, 1977 – August 31, 1977. We will add images of the book as soon as we can acquire a copy. Exhibit photo

Interesting articles I found in a Newspapers.com search… Coming soon!

Area's of interest by Markus Sesko

Token-Bijutsu Articles

In the magazine article listings, whereby Markus will translate individual articlesof interest for a fee.

KUNITSUNA – A VERY SPECIAL SHIMOSAKA KUNITSUNA BLADE WITH A VERY RARE CUTTING TEST. By Markus Sesko – Tim Pepin

Articles by The late Darcy Brockbank

& Barry Hennick, Chris Leung, and the late Arnold Frenzel. (formerly @www.yuhindo.com, now de-listed since spring 2022).

Sword and Smith Classification covers how we talk about smiths for school and era

Swords and Smiths Ratings Systems is more important, covering the different organizations that rate and attribute swords and what the ratings mean.

History, Evolution and Meaning of NBTHK sword papers

Learn about the history of NBTHK certificates (papers) and most importantly how to read and verify authenticity.

Other Articles of Interest…

The New York Times – Samurai Sword Articles of Interest…

“Ninja Turtles Never Swung These Samurai Swords” – A New York Times article in regards to the collection of Dr. Walter A Compton Christie’s New York auction house sale that was upcoming at the time of press release. I read online that links to NYT articles break frequently. If that is the case with this link later – Just Google the article and I hope it comes up again. Credit to Rita Reif & The New York Times.

Other Samurai Sword articles of interest

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