View Full Version : Wanted: Original Ivory Katana Marto

12-02-2010, 03:57 AM
I am interested in buying the original ivory katana, a sword Marto produced many years ago. I know there are several of us who started collecting years ago and I wish to find this particular sword for my collection. If you do have it, please message me here. I will give a good price for it.

I would like to find one in the red leather covered scabbard with bronze or gold kozuka, kojiri etc. if possible. But I will consider all versions.

Thanks (sales@by-the-sword.com)

12-11-2010, 11:10 PM
Wow..i haven't seen one in a long time. Good luck to you! When you do find one, mind posting pics?? :)

12-12-2010, 08:22 AM
Sounds pretty pricey considering that ivory is now so closely protected.
The fact that the ivory market is now extremely limited would drive up the cost of anything previously made.

Good luck in your hunt for one. Let us know how you make out.
And yes, please do post some pics.:)

12-12-2010, 06:05 PM
Hhmm..i know Marto does not use real ivory in their swords... But a sword being that old, i'm not sure what the Spanish legalities were back then.... Would be interesting to find out...