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Echizen Kanenori tachi
A fine, Circa 400-year-old blade in 19th-century tachi mountings.
Japanese battle flag
Resist-dyed cotton in white and indigo, with three fans mon.
Hawk and pine tsuba
Carved out of copper alloy with details highlighted in gold.
Early tsuba with alphabet
Curious early tsuba with the beginning of the Western alphabet inscribed into it.
Fine pierced nanban tsuba
Very delicate work with carved guardian lions.
Thick Aoi gata tsuba with foreigners
With fine golden overlays, even on the thick rim.
Aoi-gata tsuba with foreigners
Unusual tsuba with foreign figures and Chinese auspicious symbols.
Iron nanban ship tsuba
Pierced and chiseled showing an 18th century European vessel.
Hirado Kunishige fuchi
One of his classic designs, signed by the maker.
Unusual nanban tsuba
Very finely carved with designs reminiscent of export wares.
Japanese lacquered sword stand
With scenes of pine trees and three drawers.
62 plate kabuto with maedate
Each plate with raised rib, the visor embossed with simulated eyebrows.
Shimazu mon daishō
A pair of daishō with blades forged by the Takada smiths of Bungo in the north of Kyūshū.
Early Edo samurai armor
Very heavy armor, made for business.
Mother of pearl inlaid katana kake
In black and gold urushi lacquer, with fine mother-of-pearl inlays with aquatic landscapes on both sides.
Fine Sōshū tantō
A fine tantō forged in the Sōshū tradition with Hon'Ami Koson sayagaki.
Muramasa masterpiece tantō
A masterpiece by the "cursed" smith, active in the early 16th century.
Called kuttom-ushbe in the local language. This one mounted in deer antler mounts.
Miniature Ainu makiri
Despite its size it is of remarkably fine workmanship.
Facing dragon Canton tsuba
Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
Echizen Kanesada in striking koshirae
Blade with fine dragon horimono. The mounts signed Sōmin and Masatatsu.
Fine autumn themed daishō
Both blades signed, its koshirae fine maki-e lacquer work. Ito school tsuba and Mino Gotō style mounts.
Katakiriha zukuri naginata by Masatsune
Considered one of the best makers of naginata, he worked for the household of Fukushima Masanori.
Jumonji yari by Kanabō Masazane
Made in the 16th century, for the warrior monks of the Hozo-in temple in Nara.
Very good hachiwari
Literally "skull splitter", more widely known as kabutowari; "helmet splitter." An excellent example, one of the best of its type.
Yagami school nanban tsuba
A masterpiece of the genre. The Yagami school were excellent carvers of iron.
Enamelled Hirado Kunishige tsuba
Fine work and one of the very few enamelled tsuba by this maker.
Katana in horse theme koshirae
Blade signed Sesshū-jū Fujiwara Hiroyoshi, active in the 1670s-80s.
Three wise monkeys tsuba
Japanese sword guard depicting three wise monkeys conveying the message see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
N.B.T.H.K. Hozon with a set of Nanban-style koshirae with signed tsuba.
Important Ko-Hōki Sadatsuna katana
12th-century blade. 33rd Shinsha Juyō Token with sayagaki by Tanobe.
Jumyo katana with fine koshirae
The very detailed mountings are decorated with designs of Japanese spiny lobsters.
Katana by Musashi Taro Yasukuni
Signed, ubu. Complete with tasteful koshirae and Hozon papers.
Sōshū sword with tachi koshirae
Tokubetsu Hozon, attributed to Den Tametsugu. With fine itomaki no tachi koshirae.
Ainu sword with sash
With deeply carved scabbard, complete with fine guard embroidered sash.
Rare Ainu kuttom-ushbe
A luxury Ainu knife styled after the Japanese tantō.
Unusual Ainu knife
Resembling a makiri but with the blade's edge on the opposite side.
Of a typical style used in Hokkaido in the 19th century.
Bark wrapped Ainu makiri
A slender makiri with a bark wrapped scabbard.
Fine Ainu makiri
An exceptionally well-carved Ainu knife.
Winged dragon tsuba
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
Kunikiyo wakizashi, Yamano test cut
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
Fine Kinai dragon tsuba
Made by the Kinai group of Echizen, who originated as horimono carvers.
Sukesada uchigatana made August 1523
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.
Jūmonji yari (hozon)
A fine cross-shaped yari made by Enju Nobakatsu, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
Yari with kusabi-hi
Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
Suneate with Dutch leather
A pair of Samurai shin protectors finished with Dutch "goudleer".
Handachi mounted wakizashi
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
Golden kabuto with iron menpo
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
Signed nanban style ship tsuba
Signed by an artist named Kanesada from Higo.