You haven't verified your email address yet

Japan - nihonto - katana

Lot reference 28586107

Valid bid!

In order to place your bid, you'll only need to sign in or create a free account.

Already registered?

Waiting for extension Lot closed Open for bids in Lot closes in: Offer expires in:

Your bid Current bid $1,902
Reserve price not met
Next minimum bid $2,014
Location: Italy
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
Shipping to United States: $89.54

No bids placed.

$1,902 Bidder 5447
17-08-2019 07:19:00
$1,846 Bidder 7091
17-08-2019 07:19:00
$1,734 Bidder 5447
17-08-2019 07:18:46
$1,622 Bidder 7091
17-08-2019 07:18:46
$1,511 Bidder 5447
17-08-2019 07:18:34
$1,399 Bidder 7091
17-08-2019 07:18:34
$1,287 Bidder 5447
16-08-2019 21:29:58

Very good - 1940

Country of manufacture: Japan
Weapon Type: katana
Sub-type: nihonto
Year of Manufacture: 1940
Condition: Very good
Material: tamahagane
Overall Length: 90 cm
Barrel/ blade length: 67 cm

Beautiful showa sword, probably made in 1940.

The features are:

The blade is in excellent condition, the polish is in excellent condition. small defects due to wear.

hamon : ko choji midare , in hadori. habuchi in nioi deki very bright.
hada mujo , nakago ubu. mekugi ana uno ,
Mumei. Sori about 1.5 cm, koshizori curve.

The koshirae is original but the tsuka has been restored. The lacquer on the koshirae has a pearlescent brown effect although it looks black in photos.

The habaki is in copper covered in 24Kt gold.

Gorgeous piece, a must-have.

The sale, purchase and possession of arms are subject to national laws and regulations. Please ensure that you are familiar with the laws and regulations of your country BEFORE placing a bid. The sale of weapons to persons under the age of 18 is prohibited. By placing a bid, you declare that you are 18 years of age or older and that you have verified that you are allowed to legally buy such items in your country.

It Nihonto , Japanese Sword  

Catawiki member since May 28, 2018, received 3 reviews in total (3 in last 12 months)

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    user-7948f69 July 25, 2019

    Response by seller
    Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off
  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Schnelle Lieferung und gut verpackt!
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    Bronzefreak May 8, 2019

  • Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.
    Tutto Ok. Grazie
    View translation Automatically translated. Turn off

    spokk August 19, 2018


The seller will ship the item(s) within 3 working days after receiving confirmation of payment.

Shipping costs are for mainland destinations only.
More information

Customs information

Any other costs or charges such as customs or import duties, customs clearance and handling may also apply during the shipment of your lot and will be charged to you by the involved party at a later stage if applicable.

Shipping costs

United States $89.54
Italy $33.58
Spain $44.77
Rest of Europe $44.77
Anywhere else $89.54

If you win more than one lot sold by the same seller in the same auction, your shipment will be combined. In this case, only the shipping costs of whichever lot has the highest shipping costs will be applied.

All of our auctions are subject to notarial supervision 

Payment options

Visa Mastercard Sepa_credit_transfer

Share this lot with your friends

We’re sorry, we're unable to accept your bid

Due to an outstanding payment, you currently cannot place any bids on Catawiki.

Once your payment has been processed, you will immediately be able to place your bids again as normal. Please note: If you decide to pay via bank transfer, your payment may take up to 2 working days to be processed. We therefore recommend using one of the direct payment methods available on our payment page.

Pay now

Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 50,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in