Information & Sales Policy
All of our Japanese swords and fittings are genuine, authentic and have been created in the traditional Japanese way. We do not, and will not ever sell, trade or otherwise deal in imitations or replicas.
Many of our swords have certificates of authenticity issued by various organisations specialised in Shinsa (sword appraisal and judging) in Japan. Generally, our items are certified by the NBTHK (Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai) or NTHK (Nihon Token Hozon Kai). These organisations are well established and highly respected in their field of Japanese sword appraisal. Some of the swords on offer do not have certificates. Many of these came back to Australia as trophies of war by returning serviceman. Although we are confident that these swords are genuine, we cannot guarantee the mei (signature) as they haven’t been submitted for Shinsa.
Most of the swords and fittings found on our site are traditional antiques. Some however are more recent items, such as those created for WWI and WWII. In addition to swords from the world wars, we occasionally have swords created by present day sword makers, many of which have had their techniques passed down for many generations and still exercise the traditional methods to create their swords. Modern swords will not have a certificate, as certificates can only be issued for swords of which their maker has passed away.
We standby the items we sell, and you can have confidence that your purchase/investment is warranted. If you are interested in a sword on the site, please feel free to contact us for further information.