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General Nihonto Related Discussion

For the discussion of all topics related to Nihonto, collecting, the Samurai, Japanese Art or Japanese history that are not covered below.

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For the Discussion of eBay and other Online Sale and Auction Items or Sellers.

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For the discussion of Japanese armor and related subjects

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Military Swords of Japan

For the discussion and identification of non-traditionally made Japanese military swords 1876-1945

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Tanegashima / Teppo / Hinawajū

Discussion on Japanese matchlocks and early firearms

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For the Discussion of Other Japanese Traditional Arts Such as Pottery, Shodo, Ukiyo-e etc.

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Sword Shows, Events, Community News and Legislation Issues

For the Discussion of Past, Present and Upcoming Shows and Events and for any Other Nihonto Community News such as Legislation Issues

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For Sale or Trade

Post your Nihonto items that you wish to sell or trade. For both commercial and private transactions and eBay listing notifications.

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Wanted to Buy

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