Nihonto Masterwork

My name is Darcy Brockbank and I am a life member of the Nippon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (NBTHK) in Tokyo, Japan. On this website you can find authentic Nihonto – antique Japanese swords for sale, as well as various educational material, research documents and photographs.

You can contact me by using the contact button on the upper right hand corner of this website or try me at the following address: contact

My speciality is in the sale of high class antique Japanese Swords that have met elite standards for quality and integrity. These are usually masterwork items that have passed the stringent requirements to be awarded Juyo Token (Important Sword) or Tokubetsu Juyo Token (Extraordinarily Important Sword) by the NBTHK in Japan. Mostly I sell authentic antiques from the samurai era and earlier, though I will place some high class modern swords from time to time. If this is the first time you have encountered any of these terms, you can read about them more in my nihonto ratings article. Or you can read the other articles.

Available Items For Sale

I've had to split the inventory into sword and fittings pages as it was getting a bit heavy to load everything off the home page.

Sale: In preparation for the Dai Token Ichi, I have put several tosogu on sale, as well as discounts on Kanemoto and the Tadakuni cutting test blade with the name Kazetan. If you wanted a cutting test blade, especially a meito in this case, this is a very low price to pay for this in association with this extra info. Also I put a Tokuju blade on sale, the Yoshikage, which is an incredible piece which needs to find a home with someone who can properly judge swords and will not wring their hands over Jo-saku instead of Jo-jo saku. Please look at the swords and judge. I take hundreds of photos so you can see with your eyes what is here.

I recently conducted a major trade for an enmormously important treasure blade from Japan and some things are incoming on trade. One is a particularly important Sanemori Tokubetsu Juyo sword.