Kunihisa wakizashi (fss-911)

Kunihisa wakizashi (fss-911)

Kunihisa wakizashi (fss-911) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Kunihisa wakizashi in need of restoration.  We feel the signature is fine.  The temper line or hamon although difficult to see is all there.  This is a solid blade that has history and should be restored. It came from an older collection and has not been touched since World War II I would assume.  This antique sword was made in the 1600s-1700s or thereabouts. It comes in original mounts and this priced accordingly because of condition. However we do feel that this word will polish out fine.   Mei: Kunihisa Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s) Nagasa: 17-5/8 inches Sori: 13.5 mm Width at the ha-machi: 28.9 mm Width at the yokote: 21.4 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.7 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Condition: needs polish Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $1,300.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-633. info@nihontoantiques.com How To Order Information Click to Enlarge Image 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 Kunihisa wakizashi (fss-911)September 23, 2022 Katana military mounts (fss-910)September 23, 2022 Ujinobu Wakazashi (fss-909)September 21, 2022 MINO DEN KATANA (fss-908)August 4, 2022 (IMAI) KANETSUGU (fss-907)August 4, 2022 TAKEDA MUNEYUKI (FSS-906)July 10, 2022 (MINO) DAIDO (fss-905)May 15, 2022 SEKI KANEKADO (fss-904)May 15, 2022 Bizen Norimitsu (fss-903)April 14, 2022 Fujishima Tomoshige Den...
Katana military mounts (fss-910)

Katana military mounts (fss-910)

Katana military mounts (fss-910) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a katana that dates back to the 1600s or 1700s. It is mounted in military WWII fittings.  The sword over all is in good condition but could use restoration.  It is also signed but we feel that the signature is not correct for the workmanship on the sword.  The process in restoration of these types is that the first step is to remove the signature and make the sword unsigned. It can then be appraised properly and issued papers respectively in the future, or it can be appreciated as it is now with its history.  Here we find an antique Japanese sword that was mounted for the war effort.  It was customary for family Swords to be taken to the Arsenal and mounted during this time period for WWII. description here Mei: Izumi no kami kanesada (false signature) Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s) Nagasa: 26-3/4 inches Sori: 13.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 32.9 mm Width at the yokote: 21.2 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.9 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame Hamon: midare Boshi: Maru Condition: Needs polish Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $2,400.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-633. info@nihontoantiques.com How To Order Information Click to Enlarge Image 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...
Ujinobu Wakazashi (fss-909)

Ujinobu Wakazashi (fss-909)

Ujinobu Wakazashi (fss-909) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a very nice wakazashi with koshirae. Signed “HEIANJO JU UJINOBU and dated TENSHO SAN NEN ROKU GATSU HI ( A DAY IN JUNE 1575) It’s in an older polish and is also mounted. We believe it to be a good signature and dateThis sword is in need of restoration and is priced accordingly.  We feel its a good sword to try and bring it back to original beauty.  It can also stay in this condition for a time as no deep red rust is visible.     Mei: HEIANJO JU UJINOBU Date: TENSHO SAN NEN ROKU GATSU HI ( A DAY IN JUNE 1575 Nagasa: 23-3/4 inches Sori: 13.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 29.2 mm Width at the yokote: 19.2 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 8.4 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Condition: needs polish Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $2,800.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-909. info@nihontoantiques.com How To Order Information Click to Enlarge Image 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 Kunihisa wakizashi (fss-911)September 23, 2022 Katana military mounts (fss-910)September 23, 2022 Ujinobu Wakazashi (fss-909)September 21, 2022 MINO DEN KATANA (fss-908)August 4, 2022 (IMAI) KANETSUGU (fss-907)August 4, 2022 TAKEDA MUNEYUKI (FSS-906)July 10, 2022 (MINO) DAIDO (fss-905)May...
MINO DEN KATANA (fss-908)

MINO DEN KATANA (fss-908)

MINO DEN KATANA (fss-908) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a very long sword at almost 30″.  Its a very strong and functional sword and shows good workmanship from the sue-seki line of smiths.  Some utsuri can be seen along with many active hataraki.  It’s in a good polish and is also mounted in a dragon motif.  The mounts have been restored and are also sound.  This sword is from the 1500 or so and overall is a fine sword. About the school: Sue-seki refers to the sword makers who forged swords from Mino province at the end of the Muromachi Period.The MINO swordsmiths style, also known as MINO-DEN, has the TOGARI(Pointed shapes protruding from the Hamon )in a classic straight line and random temper line with some white Utsuri. MINO-DEN had its origin from YAMATO-DEN in the late KAMAKURA period(1280-1330). It flourished in the MUROMACHI period(1333-1573) and continued until the EDO period(1603-1868).  MINO-DEN especially prospered during Sengoku Jidai(Warring State period) due to the high demand for weapons. And the location of Mino province was better than other schools. Akechi Mitsuhide controlled Mino province, and Nobunaga Oda ruled Owari province, and Tokugawa Ieyasu was the lord of Suruga (Neighboring areas). There was high demand from those powerful feudal lords and their retainers. Furthermore, so many wars occurred between the Kanto region and the Kyoto area, and Mino is located in the middle, making feudal lords feel convenient to order swords from MINO-DEN. The blades forged in MINO provinces also had the reputation of its practical design and sharpness. Many feudal lords demanded swords forged in...
(IMAI) KANETSUGU (fss-907)

(IMAI) KANETSUGU (fss-907)

(IMAI) KANETSUGU (fss-907) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale JOSHU Ju IMAI KANETSUGU SAKU Gendaito  JOSHU Ju IMAI KANETSUGU SAKU Gendaito WWII Japanese Army Officer’s sword…A very well made blade with a brilliant choji hamon and very tight well defined hada. The blade has some old dried grease and had not been cleaned when the photos were taken. A much better quality blade than commonly seen. “His real name is Imai Kenzaburo. Kanetsugu began his training as a student of Kiribuchi Kanetomo, but later studied under Kasama Shigetsugu. He used the Go (professional name) of Ryuminsai. During WW2 he served as a Rikugun Jumei Tosho. Kanetsugu died on February 6th, 1971, at the age of 77.” Medium to High Grade Gendaito1941 Exhibition – 3rd Seat His teacher was the well known smith:\ Kane tomo and Kanetsuigu was his first pupil Kanetomo’s lineage and background is as follows: Background There are so many things a person could learn about collecting Nihonto.  The author, a beginning student in this field, tends to spend more time studying items that are more often encountered at affordable prices–Gendaito–than pre-Meiji pieces. Because of the generosity of one of my teachers, I was able to study a good katana made by Ryuminsai Kanetomo. He is listed in Hawley’s, KAN2550 and in Toko Taikan. This teacher of mine also provided me with an article about this smith, written by Mr. Yano Tsuneo 矢野恒夫 which was published in the March 1990 issue Token Bijutsu of NBTHK. There is another article from the September 1988 Token Bijutsu about Kanetomo’s teacher, Kaneyuki 兼行, by the same author. The following information about Kanetomo...