Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
Blade signed Sesshū-jū Fujiwara Hiroyoshi, active in the 1670s-80s.
A fine cross-shaped yari made by Enju Nobakatsu, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
A pair of Samurai shin protectors finished with Dutch "goudleer".
An exceptionally well-carved Ainu knife.
Resembling a makiri but with the blade's edge on the opposite side.
N.B.T.H.K. Hozon with a set of Nanban-style koshirae with signed tsuba.
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
With scenes of pine trees and three drawers.
Nanban kozuka are extremely rare, and this is a particularly fine example.
Called kuttom-ushbe in the local language. This one mounted in deer antler mounts.
Literally "skull splitter", more widely known as kabutowari; "helmet splitter." An excellent example, one of the best…
Exceedingly rare Ainu sword. Comes in an old Japanese collection box.
A luxury Ainu knife styled after the Japanese tantō.
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
In black and gold urushi lacquer, with fine mother-of-pearl inlays with aquatic landscapes on both sides.
Each plate with raised rib, the visor embossed with simulated eyebrows.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
Made in the 16th century, for the warrior monks of the Hozo-in temple in Nara.
The very detailed mountings are decorated with designs of Japanese spiny lobsters.
With deeply carved scabbard, complete with fine guard embroidered sash.
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
Signed, ubu. Complete with tasteful koshirae and Hozon papers.
Considered one of the best makers of naginata, he worked for the household of Fukushima Masanori.
Both blades signed, its koshirae fine maki-e lacquer work. Ito school tsuba and Mino Gotō style mounts.
A fine, Circa 400-year-old blade in 19th-century tachi mountings.
Tokubetsu Hozon, attributed to Den Tametsugu. With fine itomaki no tachi koshirae.
Blade with fine dragon horimono. The mounts signed Sōmin and Masatatsu.
Very heavy armor, made for business.
A fine tantō forged in the Sōshū tradition with Hon'Ami Koson sayagaki.
12th-century blade. 33rd Shinsha Juyō Token with sayagaki by Tanobe.
A masterpiece by the "cursed" smith, active in the early 16th century.