Echizen Yasutsugu (fss-842)

Echizen Yasutsugu (fss-842)

Echizen Yasutsugu (fss-842) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is an important sword made by Yasutugu. This Yasutsugu is known as the San-dai or third generation of the Yasutsugu lineage. this group of swords were very renowned and were allowed to sign with the Hollyhock crest. The 3rd generations work in general is not flashy but more serene with a deep elegance.  The word that the Japanese people use for things of this nature is “Shibui” (Deep high quality not flashy). This particular sword is flawless and shows all the beautiful traits from the school. A rather long sword that is very stout and strong looking and feeling when in hand. Please take a very good look at all the pictures to capture all the fine details within the temper line. The Ji is also exquisite and finally forged. This sword comes in original mounts that have never been altered, or changed. The scabbard is wrapped in a beautiful leather that has been lacquered. It has a hidden compartment that is quite unique and not commonly found. It was said that in these compartments gold could be stored or even important Hidden documents. In any case it’s unique and the compartment is long and shows skill in the scabbard maker. It is also in good shape for such an old scabbard dating back a few hundred years. The handle is original down to it’s Silk wrapping. The iron fittings appear to be all made by the same hand there is a signature on the edge of the sword guard that is the same signature that is...
Ko-Senjuin (fss-831)

Ko-Senjuin (fss-831)

Ko-Senjuin (fss-831) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale An elegant Ko Senjuen tachi. When we talk of ko-senjuin swords we talk of swords made in the Heian era (782-1184) to the Kamakura era (1185-1332).  The sayagaki by Tanobe sensei puts in early Kamakura.  The fact that this sword is almost 1000 years old and in such good condition is astonishing in itself.  This sword shows many amazing features, features that go back to an earlier time when the samurai were flourishing. The Ko-senjuin school is one of the most desirable schools to collect. Many of these swords have receive Juyo papers. This is amazing sword that has its original shape. The nakago is almost ubu with a raised machi. Shinogizukure, koshizori, high shinogi, ko kissaki, iroi mune. The Hamon is a brilliant ko gunome midare togare, hotsure, ha nie, deep ashi iri, kinsuji, short inazuma, hataraki, nado. Hadatatsu mokume nagare, masame near the ha, large and small chikei. There is midare togare utsure. The sword is polished, in shirasaya, with Tanobe Sensei Sayagaki. It is accompanied with NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate. Information on The Ko-senjuin School: The Yamato (大和) school of sword making originated in the Yamato Province and gave rise to the five oldest sword forging technologies.  The five schools of the Yamato tradition consist of the Senjûin (千手院), Hosho (保昌), Taima (当麻), Tegai (手掻), and Shikkake (尻懸).  The Senjûin school (千手院) is acknowledged as the earliest and most elegant of the five schools.   The Senjûin school belonged to a sub-temple of the Tôdaiji Temple located near to the Senjû valley on the eastern foot of...