Soshu Hirotsugu (fss-755)

Soshu Hirotsugu (fss-755)

Soshu HiroTsugu (fss-755)   New Item   Available   Sold On Hold Special Sale This blade is spectacular in its size and girth. At just over 31″ it is a site to behold and view. Koto era swords of this length are very uncommon and desirable.  The hamon represents the best of this style by this smith based in a gunome midare with choji. It is laced with sunagashi, kinsuji and nie. The hada has a depth seldom seen on swords of this era. There is a deep, rich looking hada. The blade is loaded with chikei, ji-nie all on an elegantly woven pattern of Masame, itame and mokume grain pattern blending for the perfect backdrop of this gorgeous hamon. The pictures cannot show the complete beauty of this steel and must be appreciated in hand. The polish is a spectacular sashikomi style which gives a crystal clear view of all the swords unique attributes. The boshi is ko-maru with hakikake. The blade is O-suriage but appears ubu with 2 mekugi-ana. It is beautifully carved with an exceptional horimon of dragon on sword and sohi with bonji on other side. The koshirae is a spectacular accompaniment to the sword. The fittings of samurai in battle are also in a spectacular pristine condition. The Tsuka-ito and Sageo are a rich blue and the lacquer is finished in a stone texture of brown highlights which perfectly accompanies the horimono of the blade. There is a stylized mokko-gata and arabesque tsuba in iron with a deep motif engraved Cloud design. There are Buddhist figures sitting front to back in meditative postures for menuki. The Same has a beautifully aged patina.This beautiful koshirae is adorned with matching royal blue sageo and tsuka...
Echizen Kanenori (fss-713)

Echizen Kanenori (fss-713)

Echizen Kanenori (fss-713)   New Item   Available   Sold On Hold Special Sale   This stunning Echizen blade from the Shinto era comes in koshirai and is in a fine Japanese polish. The work on this sword is very elegant and exciting at the same time. In the hamon you can see tsunagashi and kinsuji with a well defined habuchi with some ko-nie to frost the top and in the valleys are much Nie to be seen.. The hada is well forged and in great shape for such beauty of a blade with some masame running here and there entwined with itame and mokume. Ji-nie appears. The style is that of shinogi-zukuri with double bohi carved. The tang is signed: Chikugo no Kami Fujiwara Kanenori Echizen-jû -on the reverse 2nd generation Echizen Kanenori (包則) From the later Muromachi period onwards, Mino province saw a steady outflow of swordsmith, a trend that saw its peak in the Momoyama and early Edo period. Reason was for the most part the then significant demand for swords and thus local daimyô began to recruit famous masters to work for them on their lands. Mino bldes, or Seki blades in particular, were regarded as being durable and sharp and so a downright wave of migration of Mino/Seki swordsmiths can be seen, especially in the neighboring provinces of Owari and Echizen. As for Echizen, the province also gave a new home to many formerly Ômi-based Shimosaka smiths, thus we use classifications like “Echizen-Seki” (越前関) and “Echizen-Shimosaka” (越前下坂) to refer to these two different currents. The “trend-setters” of the Echizen-Seki group were first and foremost...
Katsutoshi Tanto (fss-650)

Katsutoshi Tanto (fss-650)

Katsutoshi Tanto (fss-650) New Item Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a fine quality tanto signed and dated from the shin-shinto era. The signature reads Katsutoshi and is dated in the Meiji era. This smith is listed in Hawley’s and in his longer signature signed “Echigo Wakida Yoshiteru and Ryuunsai (Wakida) Katsutoshi. He is from Echigo and is a very good smith. Tanto from him are not easily found and this tanto is especially very well made and has a beautiful clear jigane. the hada is a swirling mokume in itame. It is well forged and has no flaws. The hamon is incredibely attractive of gunome-midare with much to see within. Many quality hataraki/activity can be seen in this blade. Tanto like these that were made during the shinshinto era and brought to war are few. After the wakazashi came to existence during the Edo era tanto production diminished greatly. During the shin-shinto era tanto began to be made again. Swordsmiths took pride in producing these quality blades to honor the blades of old. This blade is in a good older polish but would greatly benefit with a new polish. The blade interestingly was mounted for WWII. Tanto mounted in military garb such as this are extremely rare and well sought after by the WWII Japanese sword collector. it may have been a pilots tanto, its difficult to say but the few extent pieces were as such. You generally don’t find tanto like this in a leather cover that is clearly WWII military. The hanger for the cord is also of good quality, to add to it’s uniqueness. To...
Bayonet Collection (nji-104)

Bayonet Collection (nji-104)

Bayonet Collection (nji-104) New Item Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a lot of 5 bayonets. They are in good shape and condition. This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $325.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: nji-104. NihontoAntiques@comcast.net How To Order Information Subscribe for the Latest Updates!Join our mailing list to receive the latest News & Updates from Nihonto Antiques. SUBSCRIBE You have Successfully Subscribed! Your email address will be kept private & will only be used to send updates from this site! For Sale Enomoto Sadahito (fss-756) Soshu Hirotsugu (fss-755) Sado no Motoyoshi (fss-754) Hokke Katana (fss-753) Nobushige Wakazashi (fss-752) Mumei Daito (fss-751) Masasada Kanabo (fss-748) Koyama Munetoshi (fss-747) Noshu Ju Kanetoshi (fss-746) Yamato Masanori (fss-733) Chinese sword (nji 112) Chinese sword (nji-111) Chinese sword (nji-110) Chinese Sword (nji-109) Bizen Morimitsu (fss-721) Kunitaka Daito (fss-717) Bitchu Yasuhiro (fss-716) Wakazashi Mumei (fss-715) Yamato No Daijo Masanori (fss-714) Showa Kaneyoshi (fss-711) Tsukushi-Ryôkai (fss-708) Yamashiro Nobuyoshi Wakazashi (fss-707) Chikuzen Moritsuna (fss-701) Jakushū-jū Fuyuhiro (fss-695) Ko Nio Tachi (fss-689) Yasukuni Akitomo (fss-681) Soft Metal Kozuka (fst-503) Cloisonné Kozuka (fsk-552) kogai/warebashi (fsk-501) Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-561) Tosho Tsuba (fst-560) Tsuba signed Kaneiye (fst-559) Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-558) Soft metal Tsuba (fst-557) Masakata Tsuba (fst-556) Signed Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-555) Satsuma Style Tsuba (fst-554) Dragon IronTsuba (fst-553) Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-552) Muneyuki Tsuba (fst-551) Koto Bizen Tanto (fss-641) Tsuba (fso-628) Fine Menuki Papered (fso-262) Ko Kinko Kogai...