Shimane Masakiyo (fss-846)

Shimane Masakiyo (fss-846)

Shimane Masakiyo (fss-846) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale   About this smith: MASAKIYO (正清), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Shimane – “Masakiyo” (正清), real name Amatsu Tomita (天津富太), born 1884, he worked as rikugun-jumei-tōshō, kihin no retsu (Akihide), First Seat at the 6th Shinsaku Nihontō Denrankai (新作日本刀展覧会, 1941)  This sword is as it came back after WWII.  This is a hand made gendaito and is of good quality and is a solid honest collectable sword. Mei: Masakyo Date: Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989) Nagasa: 26-5/8 inches Sori: 13.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 32.6 mm Width at the yokote: 22.8 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.5 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: Older 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-633. 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 Chikugo no Kami Kunifusa (fss-851)December 11, 2019 Ishidô Unju Korekazu (fss-850)December 9, 2019 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 Katana (fss 844)September 19, 2019 Hizen Kunihiro (fss-839)July 11, 2019 Enomoto Sadayoshi (fss-838)July 10, 2019 Fujimura Kunitoshi (fss-833)May 28, 2019 Ko-Senjuin (fss-831)May 13,...
Chōunsai Tsunatoshi (fss-845)

Chōunsai Tsunatoshi (fss-845)

Chōunsai Tsunatoshi (fss-845) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a beautiful example of a fine quality sword made by Chōunsai Tsunatoshi. Tsunatoshi is a JO-SAKU level swordSmith. This is obviously one of his finest works of art. This sword is flawless, and shows a beautiful tightly forged hada almost looking like mu-ji hada. This is a long sword measuring at 30 inches and comes with high level Tokubetsu papers from the NBTHK. The mounts have been all restored and a new saya has been made so that the blade can be displayed in its mounts. Only the highest level of workmanship was performed on this fine art sword. The saya is ribbed and adds to the elegance of the mounts overall. Tsunatoshi is one of the leading swordsmiths of his time, and this sword should be regarded as a unique and special sword. This blade is a cut above the majority of blades made during the shin-shinto era.  The shirasaya has a sayagaki from Tanobe Sensei.  Note: Tanobe sensei will not do any sayagaki if he feels the sword does not deserve his appraisal on the saya.  Overall this is an excellent high quality beautiful collectable antique Japanese sword by Chōunsai Tsunatoshi. Mei: Kōfu ni oite Chōunsai Tsunatoshi saku – Kōka sannen jūichigatsu kichijitsu (於江府長運斎綱俊作・弘化三年十一月吉日) – “Made by Chōunsai Tsunatoshi on a lucky day in the eleventh month of Kōka three (1846) in Edo.” Date: Edo (1846) Nagasa: 30″ inches Sori: 27.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 31.0 mm Width at the yokote: 18.8 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.8 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame Hamon: Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: Good polish Click to Enlarge Image...
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...
Minamoto Morikane (fss-843)

Minamoto Morikane (fss-843)

Minamoto Morikane (fss-843) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is an incredible example of a Kongobei School sword made by Morikana. He signed this sword  “Minamoto Morikane Saku”. The School was very active from the Einin era (1292). The founder was Moritaka. Early era swords are very rare most are generally seen from the Oei era (1394) and after.  The style of this sword is in a beautiful Nagamaki styes with a long kissaki measuring at 3 inches. The blade has an abundance of beautiful activity. The hada is well forged, it shows on exuberance a fine qualities. Many area show utsuri very clearly.  The hamon is also very beautiful. The details of the hamon are quite striking. There is on abundance of nie and nioi. The length of the sword is quite long at 30″. For such a long sword to have no flaws is impressive. But such was the quality of workmanship in  swords of this age. This sword comes with papers authenticating signature, age and quality. It also comes with its full mounts. The mounts are early and well made, and were made in good samurai tradition and style. Kongobei swords are very desirable specially one such as this.  Mei: Minamoto Morikane Saku Date: Eiroku (1558-1570) Nagasa: 30 inches Sori: 28.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 30.2 mm Width at the yokote: 26.3 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 8.7 mm Construction: Nagamaki (Kanmuri-Otoshi zukuri) Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame/mokume Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Midare (3″ Long) Condition: Good polish Click to Enlarge Image The Connoisseur’s Book of Japanese SwordsBy Kōkan Nagayama Click to Enlarge Image Sayagaki (Writing on the shirasaya)伝斬馬刀銘 源盛包作時代永禄頃筑前金剛兵衛一派刃長 貮尺五寸有之昭和五十六年五月廿七日甲種特別貴重刀剣指定 Den ZanbatōMei: Minamoto Morikane sakuJidai Eiroku...
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...