• 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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  • Tsuba Shoami « Nobuie »

    Tsuba Shoami « Nobuie »

    Iron Tsuba from the school Shoami – 正阿弥 Rare design of Nobuie 信家 style depicting a shakudo bamboo sickle. Edo period (1600 – 1868) Dimensions = 8,5 x 7,9 cm Reserved

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  • Tsuba Tomoe
  • 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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  • Nidai Tadatsuna Katana

    Nidai Tadatsuna Katana

    Katana signed Awataguchi Omi no Kami Tadatsuna – 栗田口近江守忠綱 Nidai Tadatsuna (2nd generation) Shinto – Genroku 1688 – Settsu Ko Itame Jigane, chôji midare hamon, ko-maru Bôshi. With a nice activity of the Hamon where we can see ji nie, bright nioiguchi, kinsuji, sunagashi… Ikkanshi school. Koshirae and shirasaya. Tsuba […]

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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.


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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 of any beauty with ashi […]

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Wakizashi Tanba no Kami Yoshimichi

Wakizashi Tanba no Kami Yoshimichi

Big Wakizashi signed Tanba no Kami Yoshimichi – 丹波守吉道 / Nanban tetsu wa motte korewa tsukuru – 以南蛮鉄作之 Yoshimichi Osaka Tanba, nidai (2nd generation) Mishina (Sanpin) school Early Edo – Settsu 1661 Rare, extravagant hamon in Sudare-ba with tama-ba on each side of the boshi. This temper is typical of […]

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Menpo Reissei style natural iron

Menpo Reissei style natural iron

Rare and gorgeous Menpo 面 頬 (Japanese war half mask), Reissei style. Early / mid Edo period. Interesting and uncommon facial expression, in natural iron with a very beautiful patina. Red lacquered interior, silver teeth, and mustache made in silver makie (these last two characteristics are rare). Not available

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Katana Soshu Tsunahiro

Katana Soshu Tsunahiro

Katana Soshu Tsunahiro – 相州綱広 Koto – Muromachi Period – 1532 Province of Sagami Name of school: Sagami Sue Soshu (« Sue » refers to « Sosho den » production during Muromachi) Niedeki hamon in gunome midare dotted with tobiyaki giving a rather marked hitatsura appearance. Beautiful activity with strong presence of kinsuji, ashi […]

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Katana Hizen Masahiro 1st generation

Katana Hizen Masahiro 1st generation

Katana signed “Hizen Kuni Kawachi no Daijo Fujiwara Masahiro” – 肥前国河内大掾藤原正広 Shodai (first generation) Early Edo ~1628 Hizen province School name : Tadayoshi Stunning and exuberant gunome midare hamon on a bright and deep Nioi base dotted with ko nie, ji nie, sunagashi, kinsuji … The Jigane is ko itame […]

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Katana Ko Mihara Masahiro

Katana Ko Mihara Masahiro

Katana Ko Mihara Masahiro 古三原正広 Koto – Nanbokucho Period – 1384 Bingo Province (currently the eastern part of Hiroshima) Name of the school: (Ko) Mihara Hamon in chu suguha on base Nioi strewn with some nie, kinsuji and sunagashi, with a luminous nioiguchi. The jihada is in itame / mokume […]

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Katana Kake Hon Akagashi (red oak)

Katana Kake Hon Akagashi (red oak)

Katana Kake « two places » made of Hon Akagashi (hight quality japanese red oak) Dimensions : Height = 33,4 cm Length = 43 cm Width = 18 cm SOLD

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Sunobi Tanto signed Muramasa

Sunobi Tanto signed Muramasa

Gorgeous sunobi Tanto signed Muramasa with its Koshirae. Koto – Muromachi period (1336 – 1573) Very beautiful blade of 37 cm nagasa (as mentioned on the certificate Hon’ami), where we can see a beautiful hamon in Hitatsura with great activity of Nie, ko nie, tobiyaki, some sunagashi … The hada […]

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Katana Kake Kamon Mitsu Kashiwa

Katana Kake Kamon Mitsu Kashiwa

Imposing old Katana Kake ornamented with a Kamon representing three oak leaves. The Kamon is that of the Makino clan, which is a Daimyo branch of the samurai Minamoto clan in the Edo period. The meaning of this Kamon is Maru ni mitsu Kashiwa. In winter, the dead leaves of […]

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Tiger Menuki Iyo Shoami Yoshikazu

Tiger Menuki Iyo Shoami Yoshikazu

Gorgeous and rare set of Tiger menuki, signed Yoshikazu – 吉一 Iyo Shôami school – Edo 1675-1700 Matsuyama province Made from a sentoku/copper alloy with shakudo inlays on the bodies of tigers, the eyes are gold and teeth are shakudo. Dimensions : 4,3 cm SOLD

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