Find the perfect gift for yourself or someone special. Items range from specimens of raw tamahagane from the NBTHK tatara, to fittings (fuchi/kashira, menuki, kozuka, tsuba), to blades in shirasaya or koshirae. There are many more pieces in the gallery than ever make it to the web page.
New to the field of Nihonto (Japanese swords)? Come view our gallery and talk to us. We can point you to excellent books and online references and our inventory has many fine entry level pieces as well as items for the advanced student/collector.
Following up on the Gokaden series, we will look at the spread and influence of some of the great schools and teachers of the Kamakura and Nambokucho periods like the Yamato Tegai, Yamashiro Rai Kunitoshi, the Soshu school, the Bizen Osafune school, and others. As always the emphasis will be on shape (sugata) to deternime era, jitetsu to determine region and school, and hamon to determine artist and school. Several study blades will be available from a variety of schools and regions.