|Many Japanese swords were
brought to the United States during and after WWII (some estimate over 1 million). The majority of these
swords were machine made military weapons made for use in field; a few were older or well-made hand
The value of a Japanese sword is determined by type, style, condition, age, maker and many other factors. Many swords have characters on the tang that give information about the maker and year made. The lack of information on the tang does not mean the sword is machine made, some older swords do not have characters on the tang and many machine made swords have a maker's name on the tang.
|If you own a Japanese sword
and are planning on selling it, identifying what it is will help you establish an appropriate value.
Please see pictures of some typical styles of swords. If your sword or swords
look like any of the photos, please note which one if you fill out the
I have enjoyed an interest in Japanese Swords for over 20 years; collecting them has been my hobby the past 10 years. I would enjoy working with anyone interested in selling their swords to establish age, maker (I can translate the Japanese characters on the tang), type and condition of the sword or swords.