EDO ISHIDO SCHOOL(江戸石堂派)

EDO ISHIDO SCHOOL(江戸石堂派) was a branch of the Ishido school(石堂派) in Edo city of Musahi province. Region Musashi province(Tokyo metropolis today) Active The Edo period Famous Swordsmiths from the [...]

UNJU KOREKAZU(運寿是一)

UNJU KOREKAZU(運寿是一) was a swordsmith of the Edo Ishido school(江戸石堂派) in Musashi province. Region Musashi province (Tokyo metropolis today) Active 1816-1891 Related swordsmiths Aizu Kanetomo(会津兼友) [...]

YASUKUNI-TO(靖国刀)

YASUKUNI-TO(靖国刀) refers to the swords made by the swordsmiths of Nihonto Tanren Kai (Japanese Sword Forging Association). Region Tokyo metropolis Active 1933-1945 Famous Swordsmiths Yasuaki(靖要) [...]

KIYONDO(清人)

KIYONDO(清人) was a Japanese swordsmith working in Edo, Musashi province. Region Musashi province (Tokyo metropolis today) Active ca. 1827 – 1901 Related swordsmiths Minamoto Kiyomaro(源清麿) [...]

KOTETSU(虎徹)

KOTETSU(虎徹) was a Japanese swordsmith working in Edo, Musashi province. Region Musashi province (Tokyo metropolis today) Active ca. 1605 – 1678 Related swordsmiths Izumi-kami [...]

SHITAHARA SCHOOL(下原派)

SHITAHARA SCHOOL(下原派), was a Japanese sword school founded by Chikashige(周重) in Musashi province. Region Musashi province (Tokyo metropolis today) Active The late Muromachi to Edo period. Famous [...]

HOJOJI SCHOOL(法成寺派)

HOJOJI SCHOOL(法成寺派), was a Japanese sword school founded by Masahiro(正弘) in Musashi province, He was a descendant of Hojoji Kunimitsu(法成寺国光). Region Musashi province (Tokyo metropolis today) [...]

YAMAURA SANEO(山浦真雄)

YAMAURA SANEO(山浦真雄) , as known as Masao(正雄), was a Japanese swordsmith in Musashi province. He had a younger brother, Kiyomaro(清麿), one of the most famous swordsmiths. Region Musashi province [...]

MISHINA SCHOOL(三品派)

MISHINA SCHOOL(三品派) was a Japanese sword school founded by Kanemichi (兼道), a descendant of  SHIZU SABURO KANEUJI(志津三郎兼氏) in Seki of Yamashiro province. Region Yamashiro province (Kyoto [...]

SUGU-YAKIDASHI(直焼出し)

What is Sugu-Yakidashi(直焼出し) ? Sugu-Yakidashi refers to straight YAKIDASHI(焼出し). The shorter one is known as Edo-Yakidashi(江戸焼出し) also, because it’s seen a lot in swords made around Edo [...]

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