"Mark’s Corner"
Upcoming Sword Shows

Updated 9/29/23

This section is to share news and information about swords and sword related subjects. I live in the Midwest USA. I travel to national and regional shows. I am including a list of upcoming events where Japanese swords can, or may, be found for sale. I invite comments and additional information. I can be reached by email at nixe@bright.net If you are coming to one of these shows for the first time feel free to contact me with any questions and introduce yourself at the show.

Mailing address: Mark Jones P.O. Box 1401 MAUMEE, OH 43537


The San Francisco show was well attended. All tables were sold. A lot of great items to see and purchase. Educational presentations on Saturday.

Upcoming Shows:

January 25-27, 2024 Las Vegas sword show, held in conjunction with the huge Las Vegas Antique Arms show. This is the second time we will have a sword show with another event, it should be great. There are 1000+ tables and about 60 in the sword section. Educational events are scheduled on Saturday. Check the website for information https://www.vegasswordshow.com

February 22-24, 2024 OVMS Show of Shows Kentucky Expo Center Louisville. Come to attend this show if you can. It is a very large Militaria show, about 1500 tables. Set up day is Thursday 22rd, you can check the website for show times, members get in before the public. You can buy a membership at the door. There will be a number of Japanese sword dealers set up and there are other swords scattered about. This is a chance to see at least 400 Japanese swords in one place. http://www.sosovms.com/

March 16-17, 2024 Baltimore Antique Arms Show http://www.baltimoreshow.com/ The show is mostly antique pistols, rifles and US swords but there are a few Japanese sword dealers set up and the show draws a large number of attenders so you never know what will show up. This show is located in a major eastern city and is worth a visit if you are in the area.

April 26- 28, 2024 Midwest Token kai, Chicago Sword Show at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg IL. There will be an educational display or lecture by the N.B.T.H.K. AB. Over 100 tables with Swords, tsuba, fittings, armor, and other sword and samurai related items. http://www.chicagoswordshow.com

June 21-23, 2024 Orlando Sword show. I have attended past shows, the venue is easy to get to. The hotel is comfortable and the show staff does a great job. There will be a shinsa at this show. https://orlandoswordshow.com/

August 2-4, 2024 San Francisco CA Token Kai S.F. Airport Marriott. This is a great show. There are over 100 tables of swords, tsuba, and other items to be seen and purchased. There are educational lectures and exhibits. Attending is an opportunity to see swords in hand, ask questions, and build your knowledge. http://www.ncjsc.org

*note: The JSS/US has no affiliation with, and does not endorse or intend to promote, any of these shows or shinsa. This is provided for informational use only.