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Available Swords

Gallery photos have been added to the Kanemoto and Hizen Tadakuni. Both blades are on sale at reduced prices to build up my buying fund prior to the Dai Token Ichi.

Juyo Soshu Yukimitsu Katana

Soshu Yukimitsu

Sai-jo saku

Late Kamakura (ca. 1310)

Juyo Token

A wide and beautiful blade by Soshu Yukimitsu, with kinzogan mei of Yukimitsu, and owner's name of Hayami Sakon on the ura.

-new- -please enquire-

Juyo Kashu Sanekage Naginata Naoshi

Kashu Sanekage

Jo saku, Ryo-wazamono

Nanbokucho (ca. 1362)

Juyo Token

A very large naginata naoshi meito named The Falling Leaf, owned by the samurai Kiyokawa Hachiro, and preserved by Tachibana Yoshimatsutatsu.

$48,000 -new-

Tokubetsu Hozon Hizen Tadakuni Katana

Hizen Tadakuni

Jo-saku, Wazamono

Edo Shinto (ca. 1648)

Tokubetsu Hozon Token

A sword named Kazetan (Single Wind), bearing a two body gold inlay cutting test.

$21,000

Juyo Naoe Shizu Naginata Naoshi

Naoe Shizu

Jo-saku

Nanbokucho (ca. 1334-1360)

Juyo Token

A meito from the Edo period, the Imagawa Shizu, formerly in the Sano Museum collection and heirloom of the Imagawa Clan.

$42,000 -new-

Modern Ono Yoshimitsu Daisho Token

Ono Yoshimitsu

Mukansa

Shinsakuto (2017)

Modern Token

A custom ordered daisho from the highly regarded Mukansa smith, in Ichimonji style.

$59,000 -consignment-

Juyo Ko-Yamashiro Gojo Tachi

Ko-Yamashiro Gojo

Sai-jo/Jo-jo saku

Heian Koto (ca. 1040)

Juyo Token

An ancient sword, and one of the very few works left that represent the Ko-Yamashiro schools of Sanjo and Gojo. On consignment.

-hold- -please enquire-

Legacy Care Kit

A smart, modern, sword care kit. Click on the image to go to the blog post for details.

Free to New Juyo Sword Clients.

Reference Archive

The following items are not for sale, but presented for reference only.

Hozon Seki Kanemoto Katana

Seki Kanemoto

Jo-jo saku, Ryo-wazamono

Late Muromachi

Hozon Token

A long and highly active work, most likely of the third generation of the Kanemoto school, complete with fine tachi koshirae.

-sold-

Hozon Tsukamoto Okimasa Katana

Tsukamoto Okimasa

Yokozuna

Showa (1943 AD)

Hozon Token

A brilliant Soshu style work from the master WWII era swordsmith.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Juyo Yamato Shizu Kaneuji Katana

Yamato Shizu Kaneuji

Jo-jo saku

Early Nanbokucho Koto (ca. 1340)

Tokubetsu Juyo Token

A mighty katana with vibrant hataraki in the ji, and an heirloom of the Mori daimyo.

-sold-

Juyo Kamakura-Ichimonji Suketsuna Katana

Kamakura-Ichimonji Suketsuna

Sai-jo saku

Kamakura Koto (ca. 1280)

Juyo Token

A very rare katana from the Kamakura branch of Ichimonji, by one of the founding fathers of the Soshu swordsmiths.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Heianjo Nagayoshi Katana

Heianjo Nagayoshi

Jo-jo saku

Muromachi Koto (ca. 1490)

Tokubetsu Hozon Token

A good katana in Yamashiro style by the teacher of Muramasa.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Mutsu no Kami Tadayoshi Katana

Mutsu no Kami Tadayoshi

Jo-jo saku ⋅ Sai-jo O-wazamono

Kanbun Shinto (ca. 1680)

Tokubetsu Hozon Token

A gorgeous long katana from the highly talented 3rd generation Tadayoshi, and top ranked for sharpness. Accompanied by excellent mounts.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Sakakura Masatoshi Katana

Sakakura Masatoshi

Chu-jo saku ⋅ Ryo-wazamono

Muromachi Koto (ca. 1550)

Tokubetsu Hozon Token

A very long Muromachi katana by the Seki/Sengo school smith.

-sold-

Hozon Tosogu, Juyo Token, Hozon Shizu Kaneuji and Kikuoka Mitsuaki Daisho Token and Tosogu

Shizu Kaneuji and Kikuoka Mitsuaki

Sai-jo saku

Late Kamakura Koto (swords), Late Edo (tosogu)

Hozon Tosogu, Juyo Token, Hozon Token

Matched pair of swords by the Masamune student and Mino founder Shizu Kaneuji, with modern made scabbards featuring antique issaku daisho tosogu by Kikuoka Mitsuaki

-sold-

Juyo Soshu Hiromitsu Wakizashi

Soshu Hiromitsu

Sai-jo saku

Nanbokucho Koto (ca. 1360 – 1375)

Juyo Token

Very rare example of the pillar of the Nanbokucho Soshu tradition, in hitatsura and complete with koshirae.

-sold-

Juyo Sekishu Naotsuna Katana

Sekishu Naotsuna

Jo-jo saku

Nanbokucho Koto (ca. 1340)

Juyo Token

A highly active and very healthy Soshu sword from one of the famous Masamune Juttetsu.

-sold-

Juyo Awataguchi Yoshimitsu Tanto

Awataguchi Yoshimitsu

Sai-jo saku

Late Kamakura (ca. 1288)

Juyo Token

A masterpiece from the top tanto maker in history.

-sold-

Juyo Ko-Osafune Kagemitsu Tanto

Ko-Osafune Kagemitsu

Sai-jo saku

Late Kamakura Koto (ca. 1315)

Juyo Token

A work with vivid utsuri by the best maker of Bizen tanto.

-sold-

Juyo Sekishu Naotsuna Katana

Sekishu Naotsuna

Jo-jo saku

Late Kamakura / Early Nanbokucho (ca. 1334)

Juyo Token

A healthy and gorgeous example of Soshu-den from one of the famous Masamune Juttetsu.

-sold-

Juyo Hatakeda Moriie Tachi

Hatakeda Moriie

Sai-jo saku

Middle Kamakura Koto (ca. 1259)

Juyo Token

A finely mounted tachi by the famous Kamakura period grandmaster.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Juyo Yamashiro Hasebe Katana

Yamashiro Hasebe

Jo-jo saku

Middle Nanbokucho Koto (ca. 1356)

Tokubetsu Juyo Token

A massive, brutal katana from the Soshu/Yamashiro Hasebe school, ranked at the highest level.

-sold-

Juyo Ko-Hoki Katana

Ko-Hoki

Heian Koto (ca. 987 - 1050)

Juyo Token

An ancient katana about a thousand years in age, from the school that inspired and challenged Masamune and Norishige to create their masterpieces.

-sold-

Juyo Ko-Bizen Tomonari Tachi

Ko-Bizen Tomonari

Sai-jo saku

Late Heian Koto (ca. 987 – 1185)

Juyo Token

The first of eight accepted at the Juyo level by the as works of Ko-Bizen Tomonari, the founder of the Bizen tradition. An extremely precious and ancient blade, its maker very rarely seen. Polished by the Living National Treasure togishi Ono Kokei.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Hasebe Kunishige Tanto

Hasebe Kunishige

Chu-jo saku

Nanbokucho Koto (ca. 1370 – 1380)

Tokubetsu Hozon Token

A Soshu beautiful tanto in hitatsura by the 2nd generation Hasebe Kunishige, accompanied by koshirae.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Hizen Yukihiro Katana

Hizen Yukihiro

Jo saku

Kanbun Shinto (ca. 1675)

Tokubetsu Hozon Token

A shinto katana from the well known Hizen school, complete with koshirae.

-sold-

Juyo Ayanokoji Sadatoshi Tachi

Ayanokoji Sadatoshi

Sai-jo saku

Early Kamakura (possibly late Heian) Koto (ca. 1200)

Juyo Token

A long tachi of 75cm, almost ubu, a treasure from the beginning of the Kamakura period. Property of a private collector.

-sold-

Juyo Aoe Tsugunao Tachi

Aoe Tsugunao

Jo-jo saku ⋅ Ryo-wazamono

Nanbokucho Koto (ca. 1352)

Juyo Token

A long tachi of 77cm with rare katana-mei from the top smith of the middle Aoe school, in nearly mint condition.

-sold-

Juyo Aoe Sadatsugu Katana

Aoe Sadatsugu

Jo-jo saku

Late Kamakura Koto (ca. 1326)

Juyo Token

A beautiful Aoe school katana with kinzogan mei by Honami Kokyu, accompanied by Edo period Tokugawa samurai koshirae and solid gold Aoi mon habaki.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Hizen Tadayoshi Naginata

Hizen Tadayoshi

Sai-jo saku ⋅ Sai-jo O-wazamono

Early Edo Shinto (1616)

Tokubetsu Hozon Token

A stunning and rare naginata work of Shodai Tadayoshi made in the early part of his career.

-sold-

Juyo Chikuzen Samonji Tanto

Chikuzen Samonji

Sai-jo saku

Early Nanbokucho Koto (ca. 1340)

Juyo Token

A rare, beautiful and healthy Soshu tanto by the famed Great Sa. Ensuite with koshirae.

-sold-

Juyo Hizen Tadayoshi Katana

Hizen Tadayoshi

Sai-jo saku ⋅ Sai-jo O-wazamono

Early Edo Shinto (1632)

Juyo Token

A rare kenjo-mei katana custom ordered by the Nabeshima Daimyo clan. Bearing his final art name Tadahiro and the last date of his career, and gold inlaid two body cutting test by Yamano Nagahisa. An exquisite package complete with koshirae.

-sold-

Juyo Fukuoka Ichimonji Katana

Fukuoka Ichimonji

Sai-jo saku

Middle Kamakura Koto (ca. 1260)

Juyo Token

A stunning katana with radiant utsuri by the top school of Ichimonji. Accompanied by Honami Kochu origami and koshirae.

-sold-

Authenticated Koyama Munetsugu Katana

Koyama Munetsugu

Jo-jo saku

Late Edo Shinshinto (1854)

Authenticated Token

A consigned katana by the top Bizen tradition smith of the late Edo period, accompanied by koshirae.

-sold-

Juyo Hosho Sadakiyo Wakizashi

Hosho Sadakiyo

Jo-jo saku

Late Kamakura Koto (ca. 1330)

Juyo Token

One of the very few signed works of the Yamato Hosho school to survive to the present day. Excellent, typical work of this school. Ex. Han Bing Siong collection.

-sold-

Hozon Rai Kunitoshi Tanto

Rai Kunitoshi

Sai-jo saku

Late Kamakura (ca. 1310)

Hozon Token

A beautiful Rai tanto with gold maki-e koshirae and kozuka by Goto Mitsumasa.

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Echizen Sadatsugu Katana

Echizen Sadatsugu

Edo Shinto (ca. 1630)

Tokubetsu Hozon Token

-sold-

Tokubetsu Hozon Sengo Muramasa Yari

Sengo Muramasa

Tokubetsu Hozon Token

An unusual mukara yari by the famous maker Muramasa.

-sold-

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