Listed below are some additional web sites which pertain to Japanese swords and related items.
This is a very informative site started by Rich Stein. Lots of information and easy to navigate.
This is Alfred Tan's commerical web site offering swords and fittings in many price ranges.
Roger offers a web site devoted to the study of Hizen blades.
The JSSUS is one of the oldest sword organizations in the USA.
A very informative web site with great Kanji and Hiragana references.
This is the web site of Moses Becerra. Moses is a polisher and also sells swords and fittings.
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 Sam Francisco area.
This site primarily gives information about its annual spring show in the Chicago area.
This is Danny Massey's web site. Danny offers a lot of informaiton about swords and fittings as well as items for sale. Danny has put a great amount of effort into his studies and it is reflected in his website.
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.
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. In partnership with Keith Larman, he is also the co-founder of Modern Tosho, www.moderntosho.com, exhibiting and offering the works of modern Japanese swordsmiths of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
SWORDS AND TSUBA.COM - FRED GEYER
A quality web site of investment grade swords and tsuba for even the most demanding collector.
GINZA SEIKODO, LTD.
This is one of the finest Japanese websites. This is the link to the English version. Seikodo offers top quality swords, fittings and armor. The owners of this site are fluent in English and this sword shop has been in business since the Meiji era.
JAPANESE SWORDS AND TSUBA
This is a realatively new site by Grey Doffin. He has a nice selection of books and tsuba at reasonable prices. Worth a look.
This is a site sponsered by Tim and Matt Pepin. He has a nice selection swords, fitings, and useful information.