A fine, Circa 400-year-old blade in 19th-century tachi mountings.
Resist-dyed cotton in white and indigo, with three fans mon.
Carved out of copper alloy with details highlighted in gold.
Very delicate work with carved guardian lions.
Unusual tsuba with foreign figures and Chinese auspicious symbols.
Pierced and chiseled showing an 18th century European vessel.
One of his classic designs, signed by the maker.
Very finely carved with designs reminiscent of export wares.
With scenes of pine trees and three drawers.
Each plate with raised rib, the visor embossed with simulated eyebrows.
Very heavy armor, made for business.
In black and gold urushi lacquer, with fine mother-of-pearl inlays with aquatic landscapes on both sides.
A fine tantō forged in the Sōshū tradition with Hon'Ami Koson sayagaki.
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.
Despite its size it is of remarkably fine workmanship.
Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
Blade with fine dragon horimono. The mounts signed Sōmin and Masatatsu.
Both blades signed, its koshirae fine maki-e lacquer work. Ito school tsuba and Mino Gotō style mounts.
Considered one of the best makers of naginata, he worked for the household of Fukushima Masanori.
Made in the 16th century, for the warrior monks of the Hozo-in temple in Nara.
Literally "skull splitter", more widely known as kabutowari; "helmet splitter." An excellent example, one of the best…
A masterpiece of the genre. The Yagami school were excellent carvers of iron.
Fine work and one of the very few enamelled tsuba by this maker.
Blade signed Sesshū-jū Fujiwara Hiroyoshi, active in the 1670s-80s.
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.
12th-century blade. 33rd Shinsha Juyō Token with sayagaki by Tanobe.
The very detailed mountings are decorated with designs of Japanese spiny lobsters.
Signed, ubu. Complete with tasteful koshirae and Hozon papers.
Tokubetsu Hozon, attributed to Den Tametsugu. With fine itomaki no tachi koshirae.
With deeply carved scabbard, complete with fine guard embroidered sash.
A luxury Ainu knife styled after the Japanese tantō.
Resembling a makiri but with the blade's edge on the opposite side.
Of a typical style used in Hokkaido in the 19th century.
A slender makiri with a bark wrapped scabbard.
An exceptionally well-carved Ainu knife.
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
Made by the Kinai group of Echizen, who originated as horimono carvers.
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.
A fine cross-shaped yari made by Enju Nobakatsu, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
A pair of Samurai shin protectors finished with Dutch "goudleer".
With Nanban-style guard and kozuka. Signed Fujiwara Hisayoshi.
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
Signed by an artist named Kanesada from Higo.
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
Executed in "nanban style" openwork with chiseled and gold-encrusted peonies.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.