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This forum is a place to ask general questions about the technical functions of this site eg. How to change your personal look of the forum, avatar help, uploading pics, how to modify your signature, etc.
For the discussion of all topics related to Nihonto, collecting, the Samurai, Japanese Art or Japanese history that are not covered below.
Post requests for Nihonto-related translation assistance here. Please be patient with requests.
For the Discussion of eBay and other Online Sale and Auction Items or Sellers.
For the Discussion of Genuine Traditionally-Made Japanese Swords
For the Discussion of Genuine Japanese Tsuba and Fittings
For the discussion of Japanese armor and related subjects
For the discussion and identification of non-traditionally made Japanese military swords 1876-1945
Discussion on Japanese matchlocks and early firearms
For the Discussion of Other Japanese Traditional Arts Such as Pottery, Shodo, Ukiyo-e etc.
For the Discussion of Past, Present and Upcoming Shows and Events and for any Other Nihonto Community News such as Legislation Issues
Post your Nihonto items that you wish to sell or trade. For both commercial and private transactions and eBay listing notifications.
Post items that you are looking for.
Items that have sold in the past and have the seller and buyers permission to be archived.
Kanji used in names
Dates/Eras appearing on Japanese swords.
Provinces used in mei
Useful and Common Kanji