The Oldest Antique Japanese Sword Restoration & Sales Service Outside of Japan
We provide all services related to Antique Japanese swords : Their Preservation, Appraisal and Collection
05/04/2016 New Supplies added - shirasaya bags, tsuba boxes
03/10/16 Two New tsubas
03/09/2016 - New wakizashi added: Hizen No Kuni Junin Hirosada
New fittings :
02/22/16 - 4 tsubas listed in the under $300 section
Tips for learning about Japanese Swords:
1) Buy Books: Start with John Yumoto's The Samurai Sword: a handbook . This book will give you a good background in all the terminology that needs to be learned.
2) Download the information from the NBTHK American Branch website at www.nbthk-ab.org on how to handle and look at a Japanese sword.
3) Join a Japanese sword club near you, go to the sword shows that are held around the country. There's nothing better than being able to see and hold a sword to learn about it.
4) Most importantly learn what not to buy. Learn how to look for all the faults in a blade.