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NCJSC Membership Information:


All memberships, foreign and domestic, are now $60.00 US


NOTE: If you are a member of the NBTHK-AB your NCJSC dues are included in your NBTHK-AB dues. NBTHK-AB members don't need to join the NCJSC separately, using this page.


As of April 2021 our newsletter To-Ron is digital only. We are no longer sending a printed newsletter. Therefore, there is no additional cost for international memberships.


Annual Dues: $60.00 US

Please note: Applications for membership starting after January are prorated as of the date of application.  For details see the chart at the bottom of this membership form.


To renew, or join for a FULL-YEAR, using a credit card or PayPal:

Full-year renewals and new memberships (January thru December):

NOTE: ALL countries choose DOMESTIC

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ew full-year memberships receive a free copy of the NTHK Novice Course ( 228 pages, in English) with their first issue. The Novice Course is an introduction to sword history and kantei by none other than Yoshikawa Koen Sensei and was translated by Gordon Robson DRE. Besides an overview of major schools and artists it includes a guide to making your own oshigata, an excellent way to study your blades in depth.

To join midyear, or to pay by check:

Use this printable Membership Form (PDF).


Benefits to all members of the NCJSC:



12 monthly digital issues of the newsletter, To-Ron.


Materials published by the NCJSC are free to members, or available at cost.


New members currently receive a copy of the "NTHK Novice Course" with their membership.


Welcome to attend all meetings of the club, including Board of Directors meetings!


Opportunity to submit your Nihonto related items for publication in the To-Ron and this web site.


Local and visiting members also benefit from:


 Monthly meetings, held on the third Sunday of each month, in San Francisco.
bulletMeet other collectors
bulletView a dozen or more items brought in by members each month
bulletMonthly lecture or presentation
bulletView monthly kantei blade, and participate in the Kantei exercise, if you wish.


Getting involved with local club projects and shows.

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