Japanese Swords

Listing #: 731175338
Business name: EMPIRES
Location: Awanui
Far North
About: We have the largest selection of authentic Samurai Swords, fittings and armor for sale in NZ. We also sell Antiques, Collectabl­es and Eclectic items
Services offered: General sword repairs. Sword appraisals including signatures and maintenanc­e info. We can offer a trade and lay buy service on all shop stock
Areas serviced: We currently deliver, post or courier items through out NZ and have shipped items to overseas customers without any problems
Availability: Monday to Sunday, 9am – 5pm. Phone for private viewing if required. Follow us on Facebook for events we will be attending and our latest updates
Dating from the 1100s to 1940s we have authentic Yari, Tachi, Katana, Wakizashi, Tanto, Daisho, WW11 Gunto, sword fittings and Samurai Armor. This selection allows us to cater for both the experienced or first time collector or martial arts practitioners. If we do not have what you want in stock, we will endeavor to source it for you through our networks. The shop also displays a large variety of unique Antiques, Collectables and eclectic items. These have been acquired in NZ and from overseas suppliers. From Ceramics, Glass and Furniture, to Militaria, Art and Maori craft. There is something for every one. We are always looking for those special items you may want to sell or trade so contact us. Call in and see us when your in the far north or on your way to the top of NZ

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Hi, Are you open tomorrow?
andy359 (147 147 positive feedback)  Fri 16 Nov
Bill Subritzky: Hi sorry we missed one another. If your ever heading north again give me a call cheers Bill
Amazing collection and highly knowledgeable. Thanks for my katana.
cthulhu4 (179 179 positive feedback)  Mon 27 Aug
Bill Subritzky: its always better when you can meet face to face prior to making a choice. Enjoy and i m always available to help with future enquiries. cheers
Hi Bill - Great to meet up in Manukau last week - -Impressive collection and your knowledge is astounding. Thanks for the time you gave my guys . Garry Moore MPS
lwr (143 143 positive feedback) Address Verified Aug 2018  Mon 06 Mar
Bill Subritzky: Hi guys first time, for a long time, I,ve actually enjoyed a visit to Auckland . Will certainly recommend your business and brilliant service to others. Cheers Bill
Hi Bill My appologies for a rather late review - I wanted to say a very big thank you for your help and advice to a newbie with a big interest in this field. I am most grateful and look forward to seeing your website and to visiting your stall at the the next show. Roger
casterman (105 105 positive feedback) Address Verified Sep 2018  Sat 14 May
Bill Subritzky: Thanks Roger. This is a huge field and trust me there,s always something new to learn ' Always good to have others to bounce ideas off, something a lot of us earlier collectors never had. cheers Bill
Hi Bill, just a big thanks for your awesome work on my wakisaki earlier this year and to wish You and your family a great Christmas and a happy new year, best regards Gary - Wigan1
wigan1 (905 905 positive feedback) Address Verified Aug 2019  Fri 18 Dec
Bill Subritzky: Hi Gary, it,s back to normality after xmas and the usual new years celebrations and I wish you and your family a happy and prosperous New year.....Cheers
Many thanks for another great purchase. Buying authentic Japanese artifacts, like swords and their fitting, there is only one man to see, and its Bill. I have done Martial Arts and then Iaido for over 46 years, and you come to know truth from fiction when a man talks. Bill is one person that I will sit down with and listen too. Thanks again Bill. cheers.
00buck (1051 1051 positive feedback) Address Verified Nov 2019  Sun 23 Aug
Bill Subritzky: Excellent catching up with you guys last weekend and sharing ideas and experiences Thanks also for the gifts. Bill
Most excellent service as always, highly recommended to anyone exploring this field of collecting AAAA+++++
friendly26 (257 257 positive feedback) Address Verified Jun 2018  Wed 17 Jun
Bill Subritzky: Thanks for the feed back
i bought 2 great swords from bill. was very hospitable and great to deal with,a very enlightining source of infomation of the samurai and their weapons. Thank you very much bill and your partner :)
rambodownunder (142 142 positive feedback)  Wed 27 May
Bill Subritzky: Thank you, Your feedback is much appreciated. If you have any queries don t hesitate to contact me , otherwise enjoy Bill
Im a bit concerned knowing that any original swords must be stolen.As an 'expert' you must be aware of this. Do you try and get them back to their real families?
stormrides (220 220 positive feedback)  Mon 06 Apr
Bill Subritzky: when you wage war against the world loosing your weapons is a small price to pay and common through out history. Millions of swords were produced in japans history. Unless the blade is of recoded historical significance or the owners name is on the blade,your chances of finding them are slim to non existent Much of my 35 year collection was obtained from Pacific and J-Force veterans and non of these men expressed any interest in returning these blades for whatever reason So no I do not
Fantastic trader, we bought 2 vintage samurai armour suits from Bill and hired another antique for a television commercial shoot. He (and his lovely wife) was helpful, professional and friendly. Great trader!! Thank you Bill!
hazel1000 (409 409 positive feedback) Address Verified Mar 2018  Thu 13 Feb
Bill Subritzky: Brilliant tour around the prop work shop. If its possible to buy a copy of the add please let me know Thank you
Thank you, very helpful and informative, Highly recommend to anyone. Cheers.Paul.
friendly26 (257 257 positive feedback) Address Verified Jun 2018  Mon 23 Dec
Bill Subritzky: thanks Paul enjoy your swords.
Hi Bill, Regards the Samurai sword that you identified for me last week. Thanks so much for all your help and wealth of knowledge!! This has been much appreciated and I will be in contact in the near future. Regards Rob (Kaeo)
clarabelle (45 45 positive feedback)  Thu 05 Sep
Bill Subritzky: cheers ,it was just as rewarding for me confirming the type of sword and signature
This is one of a very few original Samurai shops where you get the best in service and authenticity for genuine artifacts. Well done Bill. cheers.
00buck (1051 1051 positive feedback) Address Verified Nov 2019  Sat 24 Aug
Bill Subritzky: really appreciate the positive feedback,trust your recent purchases fit your swords.
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