Japanese Swords

Militaria Collectibles : Japanese Swords

Militaria Collectibles Directory :: Category Japanese Swords

 

  • Blade Fittings - Custom made    tsuba and other blade fittings by Pat Hastings. Site has a picture gallery    of products and ordering information. 

  • Blade Shark - Site for    helping identify Chinese characters used on Japanese swords and fittings. 

  • Bugei Sword Discussion Forum    - Public forum with section on sword appreciation, forging, use in sports,    sword philosophy, samurai culture and tameshigiri. 

  • Chris    Husar's Japanese Sword Site - Information on Japanese swords, forging,    and a glossary of terminology. 

  • Gold and    Silver Sword Exhibition - A few photos of rare ancient Japanese gold and    silver swords. 

  • Information on    Tsuba - Collection of articles specializing in sword hand guards    (Tsuba), with bibliography, questions and answers, glossary and links. 

  • Japan Sword Preservation    Society - Nihon Token Hozon Kai (NTHK) has form for joining the    organization, sword of the month exhibit, meeting schedule and links. 

  • Japanese Art Swords    - Thomas Buck has articles on saya lacquering and tsuka-maki. Saya repair    and tsuka-maki services in various styles are available. 

  • Japanese    Military Reference - Provides information on WWII Japanese military    swords. 

  • Japanese Sword Book Museum -    Comprehensive listing of hard to find books on Japanese swords and fittings,    with pictures of covers. 

  • Japanese Sword Books - Books    translated from Japanese to English for sale to students and collectors of    Japanese swords. 

  • Japanese Sword Fittings -    specializing on fittings and related accessories, contains a database of    items and links to books, dvds and auctions. 

  • Japanese Sword    School - Articles on classification, taxonomy, history, appreciation,    manufacture, polishing, care, use and exhibition of Japanese swords. 

  • Japanese Sword Society of the United    States - A society concerned with the study and preservation of Japanese    swords (nihonto). 

  • Japanese Swords -    Collecting information. With articles on foundries, exhibitions,    swordsmiths, appraisal, purchasing, maintenance and other subjects. 

  • Japanese Swords Arms and Armor    Home - Sales and information regarding antique Japanese swords. 

  • New York Sword Club - New York    Token Kai, includes information on joining the club, meetings and    newsletters. 

  • Nihonto Message Board -    Discussion board for antique Japanese swords and additional information    pages on authenticity, kanji and related subjects. 

  • Nihonto    Random Thoughts - Articles by Dr. Takeuchi on historical and social    relevance and meaning of nihonto, its use, care and crafting. 

  • Nihonto.ca - Includes both swords and    fittings for sale, articles on swords photography, a screensaver and other    useful links. 

  • Nihonto.com Japanese Sword Website -    Sword glossary, schools, events, equipment and supplies. 

  • Nodachi -    Information on japanese "big, thick" swords, with a photo gallery. 

  • Northern California Japanese Sword Club    - A non-profit organization for the study and preservation of Japanese    swords, related items and arts. Meetings are held in San Francisco's Japan    Town. 

  • San Francisco Japanese Sword    Society - Group for Japanese sword enthusiasts and collectors who    appreciate Japanese culture, history, language, philosophy, and customs. 

  • Satcho Japanese Sword Books -    Specialists in books related to the study and appreciation of the Japanese    sword as art. Both in-print and out-of-print tiles on swords, armor, and    fittings. 

  • Shoshin.com - Site on Japanese    history, historical figures and accounts, women's histories, Japanese swords    and appraisal, investment strategy and antique sword sales. Acrobat reader    required to view much of site. 

  • Showa Swordsmith    Oshigata Database - Approximately 300 oshigata of Showa Era Japanese    swords with translations. 

  • The    Story of the Japanese Sword - Demonstrates the process and techniques    used to make Japanese swords. 

  • Sword Forum International - Site    relating to all areas of sword collecting and usage including articles and    an active discussion forums. 

  • The Token Society of Great Britain -    An organisation in existence for over 30 years dedicated to the study and    preservation of Japanese swords, fittings and armour. 

  • Traditional Oshigata - A    gallery of oshigata drawings of swords, short articles on Nihonto, a    biography of the author and some links. 

  • Tsukamaki photographs -    Catalog of photographs of the Japanese Sword Society of the United States    collection of handguards. 

  • Where to    see Nihonto (Japanese Sword) - List of locations housing collections of    nihonto in Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom and rest of Europe.    Includes links to each location.