Major site run by with loads of links and interesting articles.
Another nice site worth a visit:  FREE Japanese Sword Appraisals, Armor, Swords and Fittings for Sale, About Japanese related swords and items. ANTIQUE Firearms WANTED!
Run by ; Kodzuka and other Japanese art.

Armour or Lacquer restoration?

Try Robert Soanes in England. His work comes highly recommended. Click here to see some of his work.

Link to Robert Soanes                                       E-mail Robert:

Need some sword parts?
Try sword service- he has all the parts you could ever need. All modern fittings with a good service.

Need some sword books and related art books?
site has loads of new and out-of-print books on anything & everything sword related. 

Sword for Sale

in Japan:
Aoi-Art sword shop, polishing etc. run by
in USA:
Quality swords, armour and fittings always for sale, run by
Classified ads:
Nihonto Classified Ads run by ; these classified ads are for buying, selling and posting 'Wanted' ads relating to Japanese swords, fittings, and miscellaneous items. This is a free service and a nonprofit venture and all are welcome to post ads and to visit.

Japanese Polishing:

in Japan:

: Specializes in later period swords. Agent for Japanese polisher, English speaking.

Getting thirsty and want some Japanese Green Tea?
Interesting site on Japanese Green Tea with links to other Japanese Art & Craft related sites - follow the Japanese theme...


Bad guys

                Here is one of many!

Also John Spicer (Australia) who used my name on an obvious gimei Hizen blade he was trying to sell, claiming I had seen and authenticated it