Swords

Exceptional Swords and fittings

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

I have many more, so please ask if you have a perticular requiremet

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.

£8500

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.

£3000

To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.

 

Average items will always be average, but exceptional will always be desired and cherished. It's all about the nanako :)