HOKI-KAMI NOBUTAKA(伯耆守信高)

HOKI-KAMI NOBUTAKA(伯耆守信高) was a Japanese swordsmith working in Mino and Owari province. His name was succeeded through 10 generations until the end of the Edo period.  Region Mino and [...]

KANESADA(兼定)

KANESADA(兼定) was a Japanese swordsmith working in Seki of Mino province. His name was succeeded through many generations until the end of the Edo period. He is rated at O-wazamono ranking. Region [...]

ECHIZEN-SEKI SCHOOL(越前関派)

ECHIZEN-SEKI SCHOOL(越前関派), was a Japanese sword school founded by a group of swordsmiths who moved together from Mino province. Region Echizen province (Fukui province today) Active Edo period. [...]

KANEWAKA(兼若)

KANEWAKA(兼若), was a Japanese swordsmith in Kaga province.  Region Kaga province (Ishikawa prefecture today) Active the Edo period. Related swordsmiths Arihira(有平) Kagehira(景平) Characteristics  [...]

TAMETSUGU(為継)

TAMETSUGU(為継) was a Japanese swordsmith in Ecchu and Mino province. Region Ecchu and Mino province (Toyoma and Gifu prefecture today) Active Nanbokucho period. Related swordsmiths Go [...]

MINO Tradition(美濃伝)

Mino Tradition, also known as Mino-den, refers to the swords made in Mino province. It also refers to the common characteristics of the swords. Region Mino(Gifu prefecture today) Related smiths [...]

SEKI SCHOOL(関派)

SEKI SCHOOL(関派) refers to the swordsmiths working in Seki village of Mino province. The swords made by them are referred to as SEKI MONO(関物).  Region Mino province (Gifu prefecture today) Active [...]

JUMYO SCHOOL(寿命派)

JUMYO SCHOOL(寿命派)was a Japanese sword school founded by Kondo Sukesaemon (近藤助左衛門) as known as Ganmaku Toshinaga(岩捲寿命) in Seki of Mino province. Region Mino province (Gifu prefecture today) Active [...]

SHIZU SABURO KANEUJI(志津三郎兼氏)

SHIZU SABURO KANEUJI(志津三郎兼氏) was the Japanese swordsmith in Mino province. Also known as O-Shizu(大志津). Region Yamato, Soshu and Mino province (Nara, Kanagawa and Gifu prefecture today) Active [...]

NAOE-SHIZU SCHOOL(直江志津派)

NAOE-SHIZU SCHOOL(直江志津派) was a Japanese sword school in Naoe village(直江村), Mino province(美濃). Region Mino province (Gifu prefecture today) Active The Middle Nanbokucho period to the Early [...]

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