Most expensive katana

most expensive katana

World's most expensive Samurai sword

expensive samurai sword

The most expensive katana in the world was a Kamura from the 13th century, sold at auction in 2013 for a record-breaking $418 000. It is owned by an anonymous European private collector and is not on public display. This Japanese sword was part of the collection of Dr. Walter Ames Compton, a physician who began collecting such weapons in the early 1930s. This record makes it the most valuable katana in the world.

Following his death in 1992, his collection of over 1,100 Japanese swords was auctioned off in New York, raising over $8 million, making it the largest katana sale ever. The lot included this legendary sword, the kamakura, considering as one of the rarest sword in the world.

This legendary sword was created by the famed swordsmith Goro Nyudo Masamune in the 13th century and is considered to be one of the finest examples of his work. It is believed that only six of Masamune's swords still exist today, making them some of the rarest and most valuable objects in the world.

This expensive Samurai sword is not only famous for its incredible value, but also for its fascinating history. The sword was passed down through generations of Japanese samurai families and played a role in many important events in Japanese history. It is said to have been wielded by the great samurai warrior Miyamoto Musashi in his famous duel with Sasaki Kojiro, and later by Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Tokugawa period.

This incredible sword occasionally goes on tour to various museums and art galleries, giving people a rare chance to see this amazing sword up close.

So there you have it, the most expensive Samurai sword ever. This legendary sword is not only incredibly valuable, but also has a rich and fascinating history. If you ever have the chance to see it in person, be sure to take advantage of it!

Picture credit: Japan city

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