• 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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  • 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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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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Tibetan sword form Bhutan

Tibetan sword form Bhutan

This Tibetan sword (or glaive) is extremely rare. It comes from Bhutan, a Himalayan kingdom of Tibetan culture, and dates from the 19th century. The blade, wide and thick, has two gutters with a beautiful gray patina. The scabbard is made of a single wooden plank hollowed out in the […]

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Katana Kake Maki-e

Katana Kake Maki-e

Superb and fine Katana Kake dating from the end of the Edo period, decorated with a very beautiful traditional lacquer work called Maki-e (絵). The decorations take the form of a lion surrounded by peonies with leaves encrusted with mother-of-pearl, sakura flowers on the feet, and butterflies in flight on […]

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Bajo-zutsu Edo

Bajo-zutsu Edo

Rare Bajō-zutsu (馬上筒) made in Osaka Saikai, during the end of the Takugawa shoguna (late Edo). Finely decorated with ornate brass parts decorated with sakura flowers and other floral motifs, as well as a usagi (rabbit). Its state of preservation is exemplary, and the serpentine trigger mechanism works. Dimensions: Total […]

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Tsuba Dragon Mito Ichiryu Tomoyoshi

Tsuba Dragon Mito Ichiryu Tomoyoshi

Gorgeous tsuba signed « Ichiryu Tomoyoshi » – 一柳友善 Late Edo Mito school This beautiful katana-sized tsuba is made of shakudo embellished with gold and silver accents, on the theme of the unryu dragon. The work is very fine and of high quality, with a beautiful relief and many details. Dimensions : […]

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Tsuba dragon Nagato

Tsuba dragon Nagato

Beautiful tsuba signed « Nagato / This was made in anger » – 長門 怒造之 Late Edo period Nagato province In patinated iron, finely chiseled with an unryu dragon crossing a cloud implicitly represented by the tsuba itself. Dimensions : 8,5 x 8 cm 1200 €

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Wakizashi Yasunaga

Wakizashi Yasunaga

Wakizashi signed Yasunaga Early Edo – Settsu province Osaka-Ishido School Mei / Signature: Omote: Settsu Sumi Yasunaga – 摂 津 住 康 永 Ura: « A day of the eighth month of the tenth year of the Kanbun era (August 1670), Kanoe-inu (year of the dog) – 庚戌 寛 文 十年 […]

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Katana Kake oak wood

Katana Kake oak wood

Oak wood katana kake with openwork decorations Not available

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Japanese armor Edo

Japanese armor Edo

Description coming soon.

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Tsuba Sayagata

Tsuba Sayagata

Iron tsuba sukashi style with « Sayagata » pattern Early Edo period Dimensions : 70 x 65 cm Not available

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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, shodai (1st generation) Mishina (Sanpin) school Early Edo – Settsu 1652 Rare, extravagant hamon in Sudare-ba with tama-ba on each side of the boshi. This temper is typical of […]

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