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Specialists in Fine Japanese Arms and Armour


Welcome to David Thatcher Samurai Art, where we specialize in presenting exceptional antique Japanese armour and associated artworks. Our selection comprises meticulously curated pieces from the Muromachi era to the Edo period, covering the 15th to 18th centuries.

Explore a portion of our inventory on our website, regularly refreshed between exhibitions and new catalogue releases. We procure distinctive and stunning items through frequent trips to Japan. Should you seek a specific piece, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re dedicated to assisting in any manner possible.


We regularly produce multiple catalogues throughout the year, all accessible on our inventory page. Additionally, we highlight selected items in our spotlight feature, providing an in-depth look at specific interest pieces.

Shipping – DUTY PAID

At David Thatcher Samurai Art, our foremost goal is to ensure a seamless buying experience for our valued clients. To sidestep any potential customs hurdles, we employ the DDP (Delivered Duty Paid) option for all international shipments. When purchasing from abroad, rest assured that we take care of all customs payments and communication on your behalf, ensuring your item/s traverse customs effortlessly without necessitating your direct involvement. Our shipments are also fully insured and tracked via a 4-day service.


At David Thatcher Samurai Art, we specialize in offering exquisite antique Japanese armour and related artworks. Our collection includes bronze okimono, woodblock prints, and tansu cabinets that date from the Muromachi-jidai to the Edo period, from the 15th to the 18th century.

Our website displays a portion of our inventory, which we update between exhibitions and new catalogues. We frequently travel to Japan to source unique and gorgeous items. If you need help finding something particular, please contact us. We’re happy to assist you in any way we can.

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