Among the many high-value collectibles favored by the world’s super-rich, samurai swords are now seen as one of the most promising, with prices that keep breaking records. Loved by both amateurs and sword enthusiasts alike, the samurai sword represents the ancient Japanese art of swordsmithing that is still practiced today.
Not everyone can forge a samurai sword. It is estimated that so far in the world there are only about 180 swordsmiths who are fully skilled in making a samurai sword. Each sword is unique, they are made up of layers of steel that fold together to create a finished blade with a one-of-a-kind pattern. In modern times, when the purpose of making weapons is no longer suitable, these swords become a work of art. They are even seen as status symbols and become ideal collectibles or investments for the wealthy.
1. Samurai Tachi – 100,000,000 million USD ~ more than 2,351 billion VND
Samurai Tachi is the most expensive Japanese sword ever made. Originally, Samurai Tachi belonged to the warlord Fukushima Masanori – a famous daimyo in Japanese history, he lived in the 16th century.
The Tachi sword has gone through countless battles alongside Fukushima Masanori and remains intact to this day. For this reason, it is considered a masterpiece that represents the pinnacle of sword crafting and has an interesting historical story.
2. Katana Kamakura – USD 418,000 ~ VND 9.8 billion
The Kamakura katana is a sword crafted during the Kamakura period, which is described as the golden age of sword making.
The Kamakura sword, purchased in 1992, belongs to the sword collection of Dr. Walter Ames Compton, blade part estimated to date from 13th century. According to records, only 125 similar Kamakura katana have ever been made, but not all of these are in as good condition as the sword in the series. collect.
Researchers believe that this katana originated from the Taima school of swords, which produced many thin swords. The peculiarity of swords from this school is that they have no names, as swordsmiths rarely carve their names on these swords.
3. Katana Shoshu – 69,000 USD ~ 1.6 billion VND
Through the date and maker’s name engraved on the sword, one can prove that the Shoshu katana originated in the 14th century Nanbokucho period. The sword was made by a Japanese master swordsmith living in Japan. Kyoto in this period of implementation. He is said to be the blacksmith Hasebe Kunishige, a swordsman student at the Sosho dojo and a disciple of the sword master Masamune.
Hasebe Kunishige is considered one of the most legendary and revered swordsmiths in Japan.
4. Katana Tokubetsu Hozon – 32,000 USD ~ 752 million VND
This katana Tokubetsu was crafted by swordsmith Naniwa Jyu Gassan Sadayoshi in the late Edo period. To this day, it remains historically valuable thanks to the inscriptions on the blade.
Naniwa Jyu Gassan Sadayoshi was an excellent swordsmith who attended Gassan dojo, a dojo founded in Japan in the 12th century. This dojo is not only known for training swordsmiths. legendary but also excellent quality katanas at extremely high prices.
5. Kantana Ko-Mihara – 29,000 USD ~ 6.8 billion VND
Based on appraisal and the inscription on the blade, it is thought to be around 600 years old. When unearthed, on the sword there were still traces of a battle between many samurai.
Katana Ko-Mihara was crafted at the Ko Mihara dojo, located in Bingo, in present-day Hiroshima Prefecture. Martial arts was founded in the late 14th century.