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Priceless katana blade 30 of 68 | Samurai sword | National treasure of Japan

Priceless katana blade 30 of 68 | Samurai sword | National treasure of Japan

Odachi / otachi or nodachi. Mei (name): Unsho.   Location: Shiogama Jinja, Miyagi.  Period: Kamakura (1182 - 1333).  Sugata (shape): Shinogi-zukuri, mitsumune, ubu nakago .  Hada (grain): Mokume on itame with chikei.  Hamon (temper pattern): wide suguha, maru boshi.  This Ôdachi is actually listed as a Tachi at Shiogama Jinja, but I have included here as it is over 91cm.  This sword is believed to be the first from the swordsmith Unsho and the tang is still in original condition, nagasa 92.1…

Odachi / otachi or nodachi. Mei (name): Unsho. Location: Shiogama Jinja, Miyagi. Period: Kamakura (1182 - 1333). Sugata (shape): Shinogi-zukuri, mitsumune, ubu nakago . Hada (grain): Mokume on itame with chikei. Hamon (temper pattern): wide suguha, maru boshi. This Ôdachi is actually listed as a Tachi at Shiogama Jinja, but I have included here as it is over 91cm. This sword is believed to be the first from the swordsmith Unsho and the tang is still in original condition, nagasa 92.1…

Kogatana. Miyairi Norihiro. Small utility blade that slips into the saya of a larger piece. Often thrown for fun by children.

Kogatana. Miyairi Norihiro. Small utility blade that slips into the saya of a larger piece. Often thrown for fun by children.

Go Yoshihiro, designation:Juyo Token, Session 29. period:Kamakura (ca. 1320), nagasa:	69.2 cm. sori:1.2 cm, motohaba:2.85 cm sakihaba:1.9 cm. Go Yoshihiro is one of the most famous and important sword smiths to have lived. From the time of Toyotomi Hideyoshi he has been revered as one of the Nihon San Saku, the Three Great Smiths of Japan. His peers in this group are Masamune and Awataguchi Yoshimitsu, he is the most skilled smith of the Masamune Juttetsu (the 10 great students of Masamune).

Go Yoshihiro, designation:Juyo Token, Session 29. period:Kamakura (ca. 1320), nagasa: 69.2 cm. sori:1.2 cm, motohaba:2.85 cm sakihaba:1.9 cm. Go Yoshihiro is one of the most famous and important sword smiths to have lived. From the time of Toyotomi Hideyoshi he has been revered as one of the Nihon San Saku, the Three Great Smiths of Japan. His peers in this group are Masamune and Awataguchi Yoshimitsu, he is the most skilled smith of the Masamune Juttetsu (the 10 great students of Masamune).

Espada de las Siete Estrellas (Shichisei-ken) de la Osa Mayor - Great Bear sword or Seven Stars Sword, The sword contains a gold inlay of clouds and seven stars forming the Great Bear constellation. According to a document at Shitennō-ji, this sword was owned by Prince Shōtoku., Asuka period, 7th century , 62.1 cm (24.4 in) Osaka Shitennō-ji, Osaka, Japan  日本語: 七星剣, 四天王寺

Espada de las Siete Estrellas (Shichisei-ken) de la Osa Mayor - Great Bear sword or Seven Stars Sword, The sword contains a gold inlay of clouds and seven stars forming the Great Bear constellation. According to a document at Shitennō-ji, this sword was owned by Prince Shōtoku., Asuka period, 7th century , 62.1 cm (24.4 in) Osaka Shitennō-ji, Osaka, Japan 日本語: 七星剣, 四天王寺

Osafune school , Sukesada blade - Samurai Sword Shop Info Center

Osafune school , Sukesada blade - Samurai Sword Shop Info Center

Katana Bizen Kanemitsu, period: Nambokucho (1350). A rare, flawless sword with flamboyant utsuri by the famous Bizen grandmaster smith.

Katana Bizen Kanemitsu, period: Nambokucho (1350). A rare, flawless sword with flamboyant utsuri by the famous Bizen grandmaster smith.

Katana [Hizen Musashi-Daijyou Tadahiro][N.B.T.H.K] Tokubetu Hozon Token. Edo era 1661.

Katana [Hizen Musashi-Daijyou Tadahiro][N.B.T.H.K] Tokubetu Hozon Token. Edo era 1661.

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