Passionate for quality, dedicated to the preservation of fine, exceptional Japanese swords and fittings whilst safeguarding these treasures for future generations.
Detailed photographs available on request and a hands on viewing Welcome. I'm a great believer in a hands on approach
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Shikkake daito in Shirasaya and fantastic Koshirae
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon for Sword
Blade length : 69.7 cm or 27.44 inches.
Sori : 1.3 cm
Width at the hamachi : 2.86 cm or 1.12 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.93 cm or 0.75 inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Late Kamakura to early Nanbokucho.
Jitetsu : Itame, ji-nie, chikei, some ohada and hadadatsu
Hamon : Nie deki bright suguha-cho with kogunome at base, hotsure, sunagashi, kinsuji and yubashiri.
Boshi : hakikake.
Omi yari from the Sengoku period
A huge yari in Shirasaya.
Here you can see Roald knutsen using as a prop at a talk in 2014 and shows just how large it realy is.