Japanese Sword Makers and Schools
By: David E. J. Pepin
The Japanese Sword: Weapon and Work of Art
Rare IPPO with 320 + y/o cutting test, blade named by tester
KIYOMARO SCHOOL / EXAMPLES OF HORIMONO BY YOSHITANE & NOBUHIDE
SODEN BIZEN / “BIZEN PROVINCE” THE PINNACLE OF SWORD PRODUCTION
JUYO ENJU TARO KUNIMURA, Koto blade w/ cutting test
Copy of “Bungo Yukihira” Work by Sadahiro
JUYO JITSUA, Ancestral Sword of “O-Daimyo “Ii” Family”
Masterpiece Katana by Tsuda Sukenao
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
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 Beauty of the Japanese Sword History and Traditional Technology by Tanzan (Research Mountain), Tanobe Michihiro sensei
SWORD SIGNATURES-GENUINE OR FAKE? by WM Hawley
Japanese Sword making Process by Jinsoo Kim
The 100+ million dollar sword. A rare 16th-century Samurai Tachi sword belonged to Fukushima Masanori, a powerful warlord in feudal Japan.
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
Also for some articles you may need to register to read it, which is free, the view the article, however at this time I can freely read some of the articles without registering for a free or a paid subscription.
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