• New listingEdo Period Japanese Samurai Tea Ceremony Sword

    45 cm long Edo Period Japanese Samurai Tea Ceremony Sword. Blades were banned at tea ceremonys but Samurai would often want to give the illusion they were armed for protection from foul play by the host and would wear a short sword during the ceremony. The host would never insult the samurai's knowledge of courtesy by requesting he remove his sword and would have to assume the samurai was armed. In case the samurai's honour was challenged an to comply with etiquette these swords never had Blades of any kind and we're simply a replica of a real sword. This sword belong to a Samurai because of the presence of a kazuka handle. Sent with Australia Post Standard Service.
    AU $200.00
    Era: 1800s
    Free postage
    Material: Wood
    or Best Offer
  • sword stand ( deer antler)

    52cm high 37cm wide.
    AU $500.00
    AU $25.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • New listingJapanese Samurai Swords iaito made in Japan.

    Direct from Japan Daisho Iai-to katana set Made in Japan featues engraved twin dragons and Buddhist Sanskrit motives Ryuu=Dragon matching tsuba / handguards and Gold silk ito-maki tsuka handles not common.
    AU $500.00
    0 bids
    Free postage
    Ending 3 Mar at 11:17 AEDST9d 4h
    or Best Offer
  • Superb Gendai Katana by sought after swordsmith CHOUNSAI EMURA

    Maker EMURA. A beautiful sword by a sought after maker in excellent condition and original polish. The superb blade is vibrant and healthy. Age 1936-1944. Tsuka length: 24.5 cm.
    AU $4,915.37
    From United States
    AU $74.19 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Kaginawa very old ninja grappling hook

    Rare and very hard to find ninja original item from the 1700's. Original/Reproduction Antique Original.
    AU $245.23
    From United States
    AU $31.84 postage
  • MUROMACHI TANTO in Shira Saya w/sayagaki, single character signature "SA"

    Tanto signed "Sa" in Shira Saya with Sayagaki. Era: Muromachi. Region of Origin Japan. Moto Haba / Blade width: 0.8" - 2.1cm.
    AU $3,164.40
    From United States
    AU $33.05 postage
  • JAPANESE SWORD MAINTENANCE TOOLS SET IN WOODEN BOX

    Complete maintenance set of excellent quality.
    AU $70.06
    From United States
    AU $71.47 postage
  • JAPANESE SWORD MAINTENANCE TOOLS SET IN CARTON BOX

    Maintenance set of excellent quality.
    AU $56.04
    From United States
    AU $71.47 postage
  • Hand-Forged Full Tang Japanese Samurai Katana Collection-V

    1045 Carbon Steel (Forged);. Hand Guard Zinc Alloy. Fuchi &Kashira Material : zinc alloy. Colour Plated & Polished. Scarbbard Hard Wood; Gloss Finish, Golden Sprinkles. Any claims made after 48 hours will NOT be accepted.
    AU $169.90
    AU $23.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Hand-Forged Full Tang Japanese Samurai Katana Collection-VI-A

    Blade Material 1045 Carbon Steel (Forged). Blade Edge 2.8mm. Hand Guard Zinc Alloy. Scarbbard Hard Wood;_Gloss Finish. Any claims made after 48 hours will NOT be accepted. What is a Manufacture Defective Item and How Do I Make A Claim?.
    AU $139.90
    AU $23.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Hand-Forged Full Tang Japanese Samurai Katana Collection-VI-D

    Blade Material 1045 Carbon Steel (Forged). Hand Guard Zinc Alloy. Scarbbard Hard Wood;_Gloss Finish. Any claims made after 48 hours will NOT be accepted. What is a Manufacture Defective Item and How Do I Make A Claim?.
    AU $139.90
    AU $23.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Hand-Forged Full Tang Japanese Samurai Katana Collection-VI-B

    Blade Material 1045 Carbon Steel (Forged). Hand Guard Zinc Alloy. Scarbbard Hard Wood;_Gloss Finish. Any claims made after 48 hours will NOT be accepted. What is a Manufacture Defective Item and How Do I Make A Claim?.
    AU $139.90
    AU $23.00 postage
    or Best Offer

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Antique Japanese Swords

Just about anyone with an interest in weapons and armour knows the appeal of collectable Japanese swords and sabres. From the samurai to the ninja, Japanese culture has captured the imagination of many Australians, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the appreciation of Japanese swords. Antique Japanese swords represent a tangible connection to an aspect of culture that has become popular all over the world.

Samurai Legalities

It is legal for Australians to possess traditional samurai swords, and replicas, as well as bring them into the country from abroad. In states such as Queensland, you do not even require a licence to own one. That being said, you should always check with the local authorities before purchasing a blade of any length just as with any other collectable knives, blades, armour and accessories you may own.

Katana

The traditional weapon of the samurai, the katana, is a slightly curved single edged blade made from bars of iron and steel welded together to produce a weapon that will both hold an edge and survive a heavy impact. Unlike many other blades, it is traditionally worn edge up, to allow for an immediate cut upon being drawn. This is the most desirable of all antique Japanese blades.

Tanto

Another popular Japanese blade is the tanto. More a dagger than a sword, this blade dates back to the end of the eighth century. The traditional tanto features a sharp point on a usually single but occasionally double-edged blade and is between fifteen and thirty centimetres long. Originally designed for use in the crowded hallways of Japanese fortifications it was well-suited for personal defence.

Collecting

While you cannot carry a weapon, you can certainly display your legally owned blades in your home. Many collectors put their blades on stands in a gallery, where they are on display in full view of any visitors to the home.

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