Welcome to Nihonto Antiques

Over 30 years of experience in Japanese Swords & specializing in art quality sword polishing & restoration.

Studying The Sword

Handling & researching as many swords as possible in hand is the best way of understanding swords, not through books alone.

Special Sale!

Items will be on sale & reduced by 20% to 30% depending on item. This sale is only for a short time only!

Sale ends October 1st 2015

Click below to see sale selection:


New Items

New items available for sale

Please don’t forget to look at our full inventory of swords


This April 2015, the NTHK Shinsa team from Japan will be conducting a professional appraisals for swords and fittings.

If you are interested in having us submit your items for shinsa, email us for details. Availability is limited!

2015 Shinsa Team Members

Yoshikawa Eiichi:
Shinsa team head, director of the NTHK, curator of swords for the Japanese Imperial Household Agency, the Shosoin Imperial Repository and the Seikado Museum collection. Head of the Yoshikawa school of sword polishing and polisher to the Imperial Household.

Okada Moriyoshi

Iwamoto Toshiki

Jim Gilbert

Ogino Mitsuaki

Kawakami Yoichiro

Yoshikawa Eiichi
Yoshikawa Eiichi

Welcome to Nihonto Antiques

The Nihonto Antiques website was started as an educational and informational site on Japanese swords.  This includes Antique Japanese samurai swords, Sword Fittings and other related antiques. Photographing these Japanese swords and antiques involved many hours of work, in addition to designing and presenting these items in our gallery. The Japanese Swords or in Japanese Nihon-to website offers Antique Japanese Swords For Sale including Japanese Samurai Tachi, Katana, Wakazashi, Tanto, and Koshirai/Kodogu. There are also many interesting facts on Japanese Sword Polishing that you may find useful on the site.

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