Ivory Tanto (fss-889)

Ivory Tanto (fss-889)

Ivory Tanto (fss-889) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A very interesting carved ivory tanto in pristine condition. This tanto koshirae is of an interestingly carved  depiction of scholars or teachers with children in nature amongst the pine trees with clouds. The sages and or scholars are depicted in a series of intricate robes and garb. Some have canes in hand while others are in period clothing with complex designs of the period including caps or hats of differing pieces. There are scrolls and fans to be found also. The children are also dressed in raveled regalia obviously learning from this group of wise old fellows. Some of these wise old men are sporting beards and the like all depicting a wonderful day in this place. The sword that is mounted with this koshirae is hirazukiri in shape with gunome midare like hamon. The hada is an itame mokume like blend with a semi-long turnback in the boshi.This Tanto is a art item and is an interesting addition to any collection. Mei: THE IVORY MOUNTS IS SIGNED Date: MEIJI 1800’S Nagasa: Blade is 8-5/8″  and the overall length of mounts is 14-3/4″ Construction: Hira zukuri Mune: Iori Kitae: Itame/mokume Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: polished Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $2,600.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-889. 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...
SHOWA AKIYUKI (fss-867)

SHOWA AKIYUKI (fss-867)

SHOWA AKIYUKI (fss-867) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale AKIYUKI (昭行), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Gunma – “Akiyuki” (昭行), real name KuriharaWashio (栗原鷲雄), he worked as a rikugun-jumei-tōshō This gendai-to sword is a wonderful katana. The hada is A TIGHT IOTAME/MOKUME MIX. The hamon is based in sugu-ha made up of a gunome midare with a tight nioi-gucchi. The boshi is also ko-maru of gunome midare. This sword is wide healthy blade a bit on the larger side.  A beautiful sword for mounting and training.  The term “gendai or gendaito”  is used by collectors to refer to traditionally made blades; those which have folded steel and are water tempered. The Japanese require that for a sword to be “gendaito” it must be made of tamehagane or oroshigane even though it is impossible to tell what a sword is made from after the sword is finished and polished. Swords made of forge folded commercial mill steel look the same as those made of tamehagane after they are polished although some collectors feel that swords made of tamehagane are more likely to have active hamon and more prominent hada than those made of folded mill steel. Gendaito Swords Explained The term “gendaito” also refers to Japanese swords produced during 1876 to 1945. Japanese bladesmiths have produced swords for centuries, with some of the region’s first swords dating back to around 300 to 500 A.D. There were still swords in Japan before this era, though they were believed to have come from China. It wasn’t until 300 to 500 A.D. when Japan began making its own swords. Modern swords produced in Japan from 1876 to 1945...
Fine Menuki Papered (fso-262)

Fine Menuki Papered (fso-262)

Shakudo Menuki - Fine Menuki Papered (fso-262) New Item Sold On Hold Special Sale Click to Enlarge Image Condition: excellent These very fine menuki come in box and with papers attesting to quality and authenticity. They are from the Edo era (1700’s) NINTEISHO 1, Flower basket menuki Mumei (Ishiguro)The above item, as a result of a shinsa at this organization, has been confirmed as TOKUBETSU KICHÔ kodôgu November 1, 1972 NBTHK This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $800.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fso-262. 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 SEKI KANEKADO (fss-904)May 15, 2022 Bizen Norimitsu (fss-903)April 14, 2022 Fujishima Tomoshige Den (fss-902)April 14, 2022 Osafune Morikage (fss-901)April 14, 2022 (Owari) Masahide (fss-900)April 5, 2022 NIO DEN KATANA (FSS-899)March 4, 2022 MUTSU NO KAMI TSUNASHIGE (FSS-898)January 30, 2022 ENOMOTO SADAYOSHI (fss-897)January 14, 2022 BIZEN WAKAZASHI (fss-896)January 14, 2022 Settsu Shigetora (fss-893)January 14, 2022 Ivory Tanto (fss-889)December 1, 2021 SHOWA AKIYUKI (fss-867)June 10, 2021 Fine Menuki Papered (fso-262)January 27, 2015 Ko Kinko Kogai fso-500January 27,...
Ko Kinko Kogai fso-500

Ko Kinko Kogai fso-500

Ko Kinko Kogai fso-500 New Item Sold On Hold Special Sale Click to Enlarge Image This is a muromachi (1400’s) era kogai in a floral motif. This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $800.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fso-500. 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 SEKI KANEKADO (fss-904)May 15, 2022 Bizen Norimitsu (fss-903)April 14, 2022 Fujishima Tomoshige Den (fss-902)April 14, 2022 Osafune Morikage (fss-901)April 14, 2022 (Owari) Masahide (fss-900)April 5, 2022 NIO DEN KATANA (FSS-899)March 4, 2022 MUTSU NO KAMI TSUNASHIGE (FSS-898)January 30, 2022 ENOMOTO SADAYOSHI (fss-897)January 14, 2022 BIZEN WAKAZASHI (fss-896)January 14, 2022 Settsu Shigetora (fss-893)January 14, 2022 Ivory Tanto (fss-889)December 1, 2021 SHOWA AKIYUKI (fss-867)June 10, 2021 Fine Menuki Papered (fso-262)January 27, 2015 Ko Kinko Kogai fso-500January 27,...