Links


Educational:

Japanese Swords of the Bizen Tradition: A highly recommended book by Robert Benson and Darcy Brockbank.  Excellent photography.

JSSUS.org: A great resource, in particular, the Kanji Pages.

Morikami.org: A must see museum and Japanese Gardens if in South Florida.

NBTHK-AB.org: The Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (NBTHK) is the Society for the Preservation of Japanese Art Swords.

Nihontoclub.com: An excellent site, in particular, the Swordsmith Index.

Nihontomessageboard.com: A great resource and forum for the study of Japanese Swords.

Orlando Japanese Sword Show: A great show to conduct business and all around good times.

Southeastshowsauctions.com: The website of the Tampa Sword Show.

Token Bijutsu: A collection of English translations to the NBTHK’s Kantei.


Sword Dealers and Restoration Services:

Blackship.galleryDavid Bond is a well regarded collector and dealer of Nihonto, Samurai Armor, and other Asian Antiques.  

Legacyswords.com: Ted Tenold is a gifted sword polisher by any standard.  Also, an honest appraiser.

Nihonto.ca: Darcy Brockbank has a steady flow of excellent items.  His site demonstrates a plethora of knowledge.

Nihonto.us: Andy Quirt is an excellent person to conduct business with.

Swordsofjapan.com: Ray Singer has fine swords and great information for the beginner and advanced collector.

Togishi.com: Bob Benson brings Bushido to sword collecting and offers full restoration services. He is extremely knowledgeable and offers sincere advice.

Yakiba.com: Ed Marshall is another recommended person to conduct business with.


Knife Dealers and Services:

Bladegathering.com: An excellent site for hard to find custom knives.

Gunshinearms.com: The finest in Firearms, Knives and Accessories.  Class III Dealer.

Marfionecustomknives.com: Anthony Marfione is the owner of Microtech Knives.  This site is for his custom knives.

Microtechknives.com: The home of Microtech Knives.  See Onihonto.com on the Microtech Dealers Page.

Modelandtool.com: Custom Tool Maker.  Has a ready supply of hard to find Microtech knife tools and bits.

Ratworxusa.com: The home of Ratworx USA.  Maker of fine knives, including the popular MRX.  See Onihonto.com on the Ratworx Dealers Page.

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