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Antique Japanese Samurai Sword

An antique Japanese sword is a true piece of art that is made from five elements in Japanese philosophy; soil (earth), water, fire, wind and aether These elements are strongly associated with power, creativity, spontaneity, inventiveness and even the spiritual energy of the swordsmith.
Tozando stocks all types of Japanese swords (Nihonto), from ornamental pieces to swords used in Iaido and Battōjutsu martial arts. When choosing your sword, there are a number of factors to consider, such as if it is for display-only or actual use, as well as the curve of the blade, its length, weight and age. Many people search for Japanese ceremonial swords based on their antique value, the swordsmith, historical era, and style or design. There are 4 broad categories when looking at swords by era of construction: "koto" old swords, "shinto" new swords, "shinshinto" very new swords, and "gendaito" modern swords.
At Tozando we have Japanese swords from every era, and an abundant supply of designs. Check the specific product pages for details, as you are sure to find something that takes your fancy. In addition, we are part of a wide network of buyers and sellers of Japanese swords in Japan, so if you have a special request we can help you find what you are looking for based on your budget and other preferences. We also deal in swords with certification from the "Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai" Society for the Preservation of Japanese Art Swords, so feel free to ask us about authenticity and certifications, if you are searching for a family heirloom, are an antiques collector, or have any questions.
Here are some of the reasons why Tozando is your reliable source for real antique Japanese Samurai swords, since 1990.
  • We buy Japanese swords directly from sword owners and collectors and we can offer you the best price.
  • We have ties with many knowledgeable sword collectors and craftsmen, so you get the best value for money.
  • We have an actual showroom and professional staff who really enjoy and appreciate the Japanese sword. We know the pieces we sell.
And if you cannot see what you are looking for, we might be able to help you to find it. Just fill out Tozando's Antique Sword Wanted Form!
Antique Sword Wanted Form
Please note that some of the swords listed on this page are also on display in our stores, so first come, first serve applies. If the sword you wanted to buy is already sold, we will gladly try to find something that is to your satisfaction from our sources, so please don't hesitate to contact us for more information!