Exquisite Katana (fss 844)

Exquisite Katana (fss 844)

Exquisite Katana (fss-844) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Here we have a beautiful sword that appears to be used for one-handed use. It looks more like it was made to be a kodachi. A bit shorter than the average katana, perhaps for a quick slashing sword. We feel that this length was made shorter intentionaly with the suriage.  The sword is exceptional and is very tightly forged.  The hada is crystal clear and looks very deep and dark.  The hamon is very interesting and unique.  It has a mixture of nie and some nioi adding to its quality.  It has a very faint signature that is not legible. The sword looks Mino school in style. The sword has not been submitted to shinsa yet so it would be interesting to find out what they would say about the sword. Mounts are fully restored and are in the same style as they originally came.  The saya is a satsuma red and a black tsukamaki.  The fittings are from the Edo era.  The saya is clean inside to preserve the polish for years to come. Mei: Mumei Date: approximately Momoyama era (1573-1599) Nagasa: 24-3/8 inches Sori: 13.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 28.9 mm Width at the yokote: 21.1 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.8 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: O-suriage Kitae: Itame/mokume Hamon: Gunome mixed with suguba Boshi: Maru Condition: Good polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $6,800.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this...
Hizen Kunihiro (fss-839)

Hizen Kunihiro (fss-839)

Hizen Kunihiro (fss-839) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This sword was made by Hizen Kunihiro, he was the sonof the Hizen Hirosada who was a younger brother of first generation Hizen Tadayoshi. kunihiro was named Rokuro zaemon Hashimoto.He studied from his father sword making techniques so his work is similar to his father’s.This blade is very well made, the Jigane is active and is course in some areas. The hamon is gunome midare.The blade is accompany with NBTHK  hozon paper.  The sword comes in its Shirasaya and has a solid silver Habaki. This would be a great sword to mount someday. Mei: Hizen Ju Kunihiro Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s) Nagasa: 21-5/8 inches Sori: 12.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 28.8 mm Width at the yokote: 19.8 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.4 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: Good polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $2,900.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-839. NihontoAntiques@comcast.net How To Order Information Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image 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 Yamashiro Kunikiyo Daisho (849)November 15, 2019 Yukikage Yari (fss-848)October 28, 2019 Mounted Wakazashi (fss-847)October 15, 2019 Shimane Masakiyo (fss-846)October 3, 2019 Chōunsai Tsunatoshi (fss-845)September 30, 2019 Exquisite...
Enomoto Sadayoshi (fss-838)

Enomoto Sadayoshi (fss-838)

Enomoto Sadayoshi (fss-838) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is an exquisite example of a sword made by Enamoto Sadayoshi in the style of Fukuoka Ichimonji. This beautiful sword shows an abundance of activity. This sword is in a very good state of polish, in a beautiful Horn inlaid Shirasaya and has papers authenticating the sword. The habaki is a foiled piece.. Biography and Lineage;1908–2000. Born 榎本吉市 Enomoto Yoshiichi in Tokushima prefecture. Moved to Mishima city in 1943. Licensed in 1966, “mukansa-taigu” in 1981 and NBTHK designated mukansa in 9/1996. Studied under Gassan Sadakatsu for ten years starting in 1928. Skilled in ayasugi-hada. Trained his two sons Enomoto Tatsuyoshi & Sadahito from a young age.May have used the name Yorikichi while working for the Rikugun Jumei Tosho.WorkmanshipSkilled in classic Gassan style (e.g. Ayasugi-hada) and Sōshu-den. Occasionally used a strongly contrasting hada. Mei: Saku’i Fukuoka-Ichimonji Mishima ni oite Yūsuishi Sadayoshi kinsaku – Kanoe-inu gogatsu kichijitsu Shōwa yonjūgonen Yamaguchi Gō no motome ni ōjite (作意福岡一文字於三島湧水子貞吉謹作・庚戌五月吉日 昭和二二十五年応山口豪需) – “Respectfully made by Yūsuishi Sadayoshi on a lucky day in May of 1970, year of the dog, in the Fukuoka-Ichimonji style in Mishima and on request of Yamaguchi Gō” Nagasa: 28-1/8 inches Sori: 18.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 32.0 mm Width at the yokote: 23.5 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.3 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: ko-Itame Hamon: Notare based with chōji-ashi Boshi: Maru Condition: Good polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $8,400.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include...
Fujimura Kunitoshi (fss-833)

Fujimura Kunitoshi (fss-833)

Fujimura Kunitoshi (fss-833) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a Gendai-To made by 藤村國俊 fujimura kunitoshi.  Kunitoshi worked during the Showa era (1926-1989). He comes from the Yamaguchi Provence.  His lineage stems from the Akihide School of sword making. Kunitoshi was born in 1887and died in 1965 at the age 77.  He was known for making swords in the style of Masamune. This is a fine example of his work. This beautiful sword comes in a shirasaya, and is in very good condition. Signatures he placed on his swords: 藤村國俊 fujimura kunitoshi 松龍子國俊 shōryūshi kunitoshi 岩國住國俊 iwakuni ju kunitoshi   Mei: iwakuni ju kunitosh (岩國住國俊) Date: Gendai-to Showa era 1900’s Nagasa: 26-3/8 inches Sori: 16.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 34.2 mm Width at the yokote: 23.7 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.8 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame/mokume Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: Good polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold NOVEMBER SALE ENDS 12/1/19 New Sale Price $3,800.00 Asking price: $4600.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-833. NihontoAntiques@comcast.net 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 Yamashiro Kunikiyo Daisho (849)November 15, 2019 Yukikage Yari (fss-848)October 28, 2019 Mounted Wakazashi (fss-847)October 15, 2019 Shimane Masakiyo (fss-846)October 3, 2019 Chōunsai Tsunatoshi (fss-845)September 30, 2019 Exquisite...
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...