• 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 chopping Shakudo knife, a inlaid silver Hamon inlay and a Sentoku handle. Edo period (1600 – 1868) Dimensions = 8,5 x 7,9 cm 570 €

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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 Hamon, Ko-maru Bôshi. With a nice activity of the Hamon where we can see Ji Nie, Nioi guchi, Kinsuji, Sunagashi… Ikkanshi school. Koshirae and Shirasaya. Tsuba Kinai […]

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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

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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Katana Kunisuke

Katana Kunisuke

Katana signed « Kawachi no kami Kunisuke » 河内守国助 Second generation (nidai) « Naka Kawachi » Early Edo – 1658 Settsu province (Osaka) School : Kunisuke choji Midare hamon ko itame hada jigane komaru boshi Dimensions : Nagasa = 68,9 cm Sori = 0,9 cm Motohaba = 3,4 cm Kasane = 0,8 cm Fujishiro rank : […]

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Full antique japanese armor

Full antique japanese armor

Ō-yoroi - 大鎧 Authentic and genuine Japanese warfare armor dating from the 17th century, early Edo. Sujibachi Kabuto (helmet) made of 47 steel slats (rare) with an iron Tehen. Menpô (half mask) of good quality in two parts assembled by pitons. Made of lacquered iron, and mustache in horse mane. Red lacquered […]

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Old KatanaKake with engravings

Old KatanaKake with engravings

Very beautiful wooden Katanakake decorated with engravings representing a samurai as well as a geometric pattern on the drawer. SOLD

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Tsuba Manji

Tsuba Manji

Massive and heavy iron Tsuba shaped Manji (Svastika). Edo period. Manji is also the Japanese name for the Buddhist and Hindu svastika, 卍, which represents qualities of peace, intelligence and strength, and also a sign of good omen. In Japan, the two forms of swastika are sometimes associated with the […]

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Tsuba Senoo

Tsuba Senoo

Very rare Tsuba signed Senoo Saku Beautiful representation of Daruma wrapped in his robes decorated with floral motifs in Ke-bori . The ring to his ear is in silver and the pupil of his eye in Shakudo. The alloy of this Tsuba is predominantly made of copper and silver. Senoo […]

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Katanakake Sunuke

Katanakake Sunuke

Beautiful japanese Katanakake made with Sunuke wood. Heavy and massive, Sunuke Wood is a wood over 300 years old, worked exclusively in the Kyushu area for several centuries. This wood is often used in the manufacture of high-end Katanakake because its naturally heavy weight helps to stabilize the whole. This […]

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Katana Nobushige

Katana Nobushige

Big Katana signed Kofu Ju Minamoto Nobushige Zo, and dated Keio Gannen 8 gatuhi. Shinshinto period (1864), Musashi province. Nobushige was making swords under the Yushima Tenjin and he was probably influenced by the famous Suishinshi Masahide. This Katana is big and massive, with a Niedeki Kogunome midare Hamon, and a  ko itame […]

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Boars Kinko Menuki

Boars Kinko Menuki

Lovely copper Kinko Menuki depicting two boars with gold and sterling silver inlays. Fine and quality work, with a nice patina. Late Edo period (~1800) Dimensions = 4,2 cm 360 €

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