Links

Organizations that publish and that you should join.

The Japanese Sword Society of the US.    http://www.jssus.org

Click on JSL Index on the top bar and you'll be taken to the Index of Japanese Sword Literature, which indexes many of the books I sell.

NBTHK American Branch.    http://www.nbthk-ab.org/Etiquette.htm

This link takes you to their Sword Care and Etiquette brochure, which everyone should read.

The Northern California Japanese Sword Club.    http://www.ncjsc.org/

The Nihonto Message Board.    http://www.nihontomessageboard.com/

The NMB is likely the premier gathering spot online for us Japanese sword nuts.

Other sword book dealers in the West.

Satcho.    http://www.satcho.com/

Paragon Books in Chicago.    http://www.paragonbook.com

Alan Bale in the UK.    http://www.japaneseswordbooks.com/

 

Other sword dealers I can recommend.

Andy Quirt.    http://www.nihonto.us/

Robert Benson.    http://www.bushidojapaneseswords.com/

Fred Guyer.    http://www.swordsandtsuba.com/

Fred Weisberg.    http://www.nihonto.com/

Darcy Brockbank.    http://www.nihonto.ca/index.html

Danny Massey.    http://www.nihontocraft.com/japanese_sword_home.html

Byron Shimizu.    http://www.samuraiswords-hawaii.com/index.html

David Bond. (swords, fittings, pottery, prints, etc.)    http://www.blackship.gallery

Mike Quigley (Japanese swords, Oriental art/antiques, WWII militaria),   http://shogunorientalarts.com

The Big Kahuna

Richard Stein's Japanese Sword Guide.    http://www.japaneseswordindex.com/nihonto.htm

Other links

Jim Gilbert has a very informative site about tsuba.  http://home.earthlink.net/~jggilbert/tsuba.htm

Grey Doffin - Dealer in Nihonto Art

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