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Japanese Sword

For The Collector

JapaneseSword.com started in 1998 with the goal of providing a trusted source for Japanese sword collectors to study and trade antique swords. 20 years later, that has not changed.

The swords featured on this page reflect our personal pursuits into the world of antique Japanese swords, swordsmanship, and culture. Each item is carefully selected with the simple requirement that we would love to have it in our personal collections.

Items in our collections generally possess two key qualities: practical effectiveness and understated elegance. These qualities are not defined by cost.

Appreciation of practical effectiveness stems from our roots in martial arts. Swords are tools, and should be ready to carry out their intended purpose. Tired blades and delicate fittings do not appeal to us. Neither do poorly balanced swords, and low-quality fittings. 

Understated elegance is rooted in Zen and Confucian ideals. We prefer simple, quiet, extremely well-made objects that are effortlessly elegant. We appreciate quality and craftsmanship that is not immediately apparent, but present upon deeper inspection.

Items of this nature bring joy when studied, handled and admired.

Services

Tastes change, collections need updating, or you simply need the cash. Whatever your reason, we are ready to help. We are in constant need of inventory to satisfy eager buyers across the globe. If you have any swords, armor or other antiques, we offer several options.

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Sell Your Sword

Sell us your sword, plain and simple. Selling is usually the fastest route to get rid of any swords, armor or other antiques you no longer need.

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Consign Your Sword

Send us your sword and let us do the hard part! Consignment is an great way to make room for new items. While it usually takes longer than selling outright, it generally brings back more money.

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Trade Your Sword

If you're interested in a sword we have and think we can make a trade, that may be the best way to go for you. Keep in mind we are a business and aim to trade up, in our favor.

Below is a list of swords, fittings and armor we currently have for sale. To inquire about an item, please contact us.


Feel free to also browse our archives. We document the hundreds of swords we have sold for informational purposes, or simply for your enjoyment!


Contact


We're located in Bellevue, WA. If you would like to meet in person please contact us via email and we will set up a time and a place with you.

 

Email

service@japanesesword.com

Mailing Address

4957 Lakemont Blvd. SE, Suite C4 #328
Bellevue, WA 98006


Photos by Duncan Mullen