• Rare Katana Takada School – with Gold Inlay Cutting Test

    Rare Katana Takada School – with Gold Inlay Cutting Test

    Koto Katana attributed to the Takada school with gold-inlay cutting test authenticated by the NBTHK. The cutting test (Tameshigiri) reads « Kiri-Tetsu », which translates as « cut iron ». This means that this sword has literally cut iron! This kind of test is extremely rare, not only because of its nature, but also […]

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  • Wakizashi Shimosaka Sadatsugu

    Wakizashi Shimosaka Sadatsugu

    Wakizashi signed Echizen Kuni Shimosaka Sadatsugu – 越前国下坂貞次 Sadatsugu Shimosaka Early Edo – Echizen 1624 Shimosaka school Gorgeous ubu and signed blade, large and thick, in perfect condition of preservation and enriched with two parallel Futasuji-bi grooves on each side. Hamon in niedeki gunome midare with ashi giving it a […]

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  • Fuchi Kashira Nanako and gold Kamon

    Fuchi Kashira Nanako and gold Kamon

    Superb Fuchi Kashira of good quality, worked in Nanako and decorated with golden Mon. Edo period (1600-1868) The Kamon represented here are those of the Daimyo Oda Nobunaga as well as Akechi Mitsuhide who was at his service as a general. Dimensions : Fuchi : 38 x 25 mm Kashira […]

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  • Katana Yamato Kanabo

    Katana Yamato Kanabo

    Rare Katana Yamato from Kanabo school. Koto period, late Muromachi (approx 1520). This small school was created late in Yamato, at the end of the Muromachi period. Its name comes from the fact that the blacksmiths added « Kanabo », the place of establishment of the school, to their patronymic in their […]

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  • Echizen Dragon Tsuba

    Echizen Dragon Tsuba

    Large and massive Tsuba representing a Dragon Edo period – Echizen province. Probably from Kinai school, with high grade quality. Dimensions : 9 x 8,8 cm NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu certificate. Price = SOLD

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About me

Specializing in antique Japanese Art

Welcome to Nihonto France. My name is Florian Sala, I am passionate and collector of Japanese swords for over 20 years and an active member (No. 00035264) of the NBTHK (Nihon Token Bijitsu Hozon Kyokai) located in Tokyo, Japan.This website has been created primarily for the love of Japanese sword, and it is with pleasure that I share with you today this art of beauty and complexity rarely matched to this day. I will strive to propose on my website only old, authentic and high quality items, directly from Japan.


Recent Posts

Wakizashi Koto Morihiro Chiyozuru – Gold Cutting Body Test

Wakizashi Koto Morihiro Chiyozuru – Gold Cutting Body Test

Wakizashi Koto attributed by NBTHK to Morihiro Chiyozuru – 千代鶴守弘 – Gold Engraved Cutting Test (Kinzogan) – 己大脇毛 丙度平地入 The first part of the cutting test (Tameshigiri) reads « Dai Wakige », which involves cutting a body in half at the armpits. These tests were mainly carried out on the bodies of […]

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Daisho Koshirae Soten

Daisho Koshirae Soten

Rare Koshirae Daisho The fuchi-kashira are signed Soten (Munenori). They are of very high quality, made in shakudo nanako with gilding and inlays of silver and copper. The theme is of wise men in a garden playing Go. The tsuba are made of iron and have the same theme. The […]

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Menuki Dragon Yoshioka Inabanosuke

Menuki Dragon Yoshioka Inabanosuke

Gorgeous pair of menuki on the theme of the dragon, signed « Inabanosuke » Edo period Yoshioka School These menuki are of remarkable quality. Probably among the most beautiful that I have ever seen on the theme of the dragon. They are done in a deep, shiny black shakudo, with the eyes […]

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Katana Hirotaka

Katana Hirotaka

Katana Shinto signed Hoki no Kami Fujiwara Hirotaka / Echizen Early Edo (~1655) – Echizen Province Shimosaka school Fujishiro Rank: Shinto Chujosaku Yamada Rank: Wazamono Beautiful blade in excellent health, ubu and signed, only one mekugi ana. Quality jigane made in itame / ko-itame, with masame style straight grains in […]

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Koshirae Wakizashi Crane Themed

Koshirae Wakizashi Crane Themed

Japanese Crane Themed Wakizashi Koshirae Edo period This koshirae is composed of a crane-shaped Higo-style iron tsuba, a very nice kinko Fuchi-Kashira pair in shakudo with gilding and nanako-ji work, a pair of Menuki in shakudo with gilding on a floral theme, and a beautiful Kozuka signed Naomitsu /kao, still […]

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Fuchi-Kashira Shakudo Dragon signed Mitsushige

Fuchi-Kashira Shakudo Dragon signed Mitsushige

Fuchi-Kashira Unryu dragon themed, signed Mitsushige (光重) Edo period. Kinko Meikan rank : Ryoko Very nice work in kebori and katakiri-bori on shakudo representing an Unryu dragon. A few small bumps on one side of the kashira. Dimensions: Fuchi (outside): 36.8 x 21.6mm Fuchi (inner): 32.7 x 17.7 mm Kashira […]

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Koshirae Katana – Ichijo Kojiri

Koshirae Katana – Ichijo Kojiri

Gorgeous koshirae dragon Unryu themed – Kojiri signed « Ichijo » ( 一乗 ) Edo period. The tsuba is in shakudo, mokko-gata shape and of the waki-Goto school style, a branch of the famous Goto school. The patterns represent an unryu dragon in the clouds, flying over a raging sea. The fuchi-kashira […]

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Menpo Iwai

Menpo Iwai

Superb natural iron menpo of reissei type (fierce expression). Iwai School – Early Edo 17th century. This model is typical of the Iwai school and is called Etchu-Bo. Name derived from the honorary title « Etchu no kami » used by the illustrious samurai Hosokawa Tadaoki Sansai (1564 – 1645) who was […]

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Kakejiku Amaterasu

Kakejiku Amaterasu

Kakejiku (or hanging scroll), also called Kakemono. Representation of the sun goddess Amaterasu and Saruta Hiko, the god of the Earth (or god of martial arts). Painting on paper, signed. Meiji period. Dimensions : 185 x 55 cm 320 €  250 €

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Kakejiku Samurai and Sakura

Kakejiku Samurai and Sakura

Kakejiku (or hanging scroll), also called Kakemono. Samurai under a cherry blossom (sakura), writing a poem. Painting on paper, signed. Meiji period. Dimensions : 205 x 53 cm 300 €  230 €

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