WEBSITES SELLING SWORDS AND RELATED ITEMS
This is one of the finest Japanese websites. This is the link to the English version. Seikodo offers top quality swords.
This is Alfred Tan’s commerical web site offering swords and fittings in many price ranges.
This is the web site of Moses Becerra. Moses is a polisher and also sells swords and fittings.
Ted Tenold’s site offers restoration services and a variety of antique swords and fittings as well as contemporary works. Ted is a member of the Northern California Japanese Sword Club and the American Branch of the NBTHK.
JAPANESE SWORD BOOKS AND TSUBA
This is a well run site by Grey Doffin. He has a nice selection of books and tsuba at reasonable prices. Worth a look.
A very informative web site with great Kanji and Hiragana references. This site is owned by Ray Singer.
This is Danny Massey’s web site. Danny offers a lot of informaiton about swords and fittings as well as items for sale.
This is a website created by David bond of Canada. Interesting items.
This is Tim Pepin’s site of swords and related items for sale. He also has an extensive glossary of sword terms.
Roger offers a web site devoted to the study of Hizen blades.
Jim is one of the foremost experts on Japanese tsuba in the USA. Tons of information on his site.
SWORD CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
The NCJSC was founded by John M. Yumoto (among others) in the early 1960’s, and incorporated as a nonprofit educational organization in June of 1976. An outstanding monthly newsletter is published for its members. The NCJSC hosts an annual Japanese sword show in August in the San Francisco area.
The Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (NBTHK) is the Society for the Preservation of Japanese Art Swords located in Tokyo, Japan. The American Branch of the NBTHK is one of only two Branches that have been organized by authority of the NBTHK outside Japan, the other being the European Branch.
The JSSUS is one of the oldest sword organizations in the USA.