SOSHU TSUNAHIRO (fss-824)

SOSHU TSUNAHIRO (fss-824)

SOSHU TSUNAHIRO (fss-824) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: This fine quality katana was made by the second generation Soshu Tunahiro.  It has many classic details in the blade of the soshu school and more importantly of the smith.  The Tunahiro line of smiths is very famous and it can be said that their swords and daggers are highly regarded by collects.  This katana has an abundance of activity in the hamon.  The hada is pronounced and rich looking.    This is a koto era sword with NBTHK pares and a beautiful Sayagaki by Tanobe-San of the sword museum.  This sword is also large and stout, with a extended Kissaki adding to its quality and beauty.  It also has a spectacular silver foiled tachi styes habaki.  A wonderful sword for any collector. TSUNAHIRO SÔSHÛ NIDAI [EIROKU 1558 SAGAMI] SUEKOTÔ JÔSAKU                 His family name is Yamamura, he is called Taima, legal name was the Gô of Munemoto.  His works are predominantly wakizashi, hamon has midareba, hitatsura, suguba nado, and has horimono of kenmakiryû and kusa no kurikara. Signature:              SÔSHÛ JÛ TSUNAHIRO                 According to a genealogy chart of the house of Yamamura and old documents, a change of ownership between the first and second generations can be seen between Tenmon 7 to 10 and there is a theory that these old documents are not accurate, and that the first and second generation are the same person, but they are written according to an outline of Yamamura family documents. Mei: Soshu Ju Tsuna(Hiro) Date: Ed(Hiromitsu)o (1600’s-1700’s) Nagasa: 26-3/4 inches Sori: 11.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 30.8 mm Width at the...
Hiromasa Gendaito (fss-814)

Hiromasa Gendaito (fss-814)

Hiromasa Gendaito (fss-814) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: HIROMASA (博正), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Ehime – “Hiromasa” (博正), “Yoshū Hōjō-jū Hiromasa saku” (予州北条住博正作), “Hiromasa kore o kitae” (博正鍛之), real name Toriu Kamematsu (鳥生亀松), student of Takahashi Yoshimune (高橋義宗), he worked as a rikugun-jumei-tōshō and died 1953 at the age of 45, kihin no retsu (Akihide), First Seat at the 6th Shinsaku Nihontō Denrankai (新作日本刀展覧会, 1941)  This is a very nice example of a sword made by a Rikugun Jumei Tosho swordsmith. A very nice choji/midare hamon with itame and some masame. The blade is mounted in shirasaya. A copper habaki and NBTHK papers attesting to the validity and quality of this blade. Mei: Yoshū Hōjō-jū Hiromasa saku (Made by Hiromasa, resident of Hōjō in [former] Iyo province) Date: Shōwa jūhachinen nigatsu hi (on a day in Februaru of 1943) Nagasa: 25-3/8″ inches Sori: 15.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 30.0 mm Width at the yokote: 20.2 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.2 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 Asking price: $4,400.00 (shipping and insurance included) NihontoAntiques@comcast.net How To Order Information Click to Enlarge Image KANTEI-SHO (鑑定書) - APPRAISAL No 346676 katana, mei :   Yoshū Hōjō-jū Hiromasa saku ‒ Shōwa jūhachinen nigatsu hi (豫州北条住博正作・昭和十八年二月日) ‒ “Made by Hiromasa, resident of Hōjō in [former] Iyo province, on a day in Februaru of 1943 nagasa ~ 64.5 cm According to the result of the shinsa committee of our society, we judge this work as authentic and rank it as Hozon...
Echizen Kanetaka (fss-805)

Echizen Kanetaka (fss-805)

Echizen Kanetaka (fss-805) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A very interesting sword made by Kanetaka.  This katana has a wonderful hamon that is very lively and loaded with hataraki/activity.  The mixture of the activity and overall balance in this hamon make it a very fine example of Kanetaka work.  You can find much ji-nie and temper in the ji area.  Its very difficult to give a good example of the hamon in the pictures because of the older polish.  I can only say that in hand its much more beautiful than the pictures can show.  The hada is ko-itame and is very well forged and has no flaws. This katana is in an older polish with some scuffing but has no serious rust.   As for the mounts/koshirai, they are original to the sword.  They came directly from the WWII effort.  The handle is obviously the older katana handle with it’s fitting that date back over 100 years to the Edo era.  The habaki is of copper with silver foil covering.  These mounts were used and adapted to be carried during WWII.  It’s a unique mount and very interesting to see the transition from the older fitting to the adaptation for the war.  The saya was covered with leather to protect the older lacquer.  The cover still has its strap and buckle, to hold the sword tightly in its scabbard.  A hanger was also added in copper with a tassel.  I find these mounts extremely collectable, there unique transition from older to newer adjustment for the war is fascinating. Swordsmith information:The NBTHK papers point to the...
Daito in Koshirai (fss-769)

Daito in Koshirai (fss-769)

Daito in Koshirai (fss-769) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A beautiful Late koto early Shinto Katana, this sword is reminiscent of Gassan work. The blade is a longish mumei piece with spectacular hada and vibrant hamon at 27-1/4″, his blade is a true Samurai sword. The hada is a spectacular o-Mokume with large burls covered in ji-nie . There is longish wavy Masame throughout. There is chikei and much nie all over. The hamon is made up of ko-gunome based in sugu-ha with small puffs and clusters of nie the length of the blade. This is a fantastic sword with much to enjoy and appreciate.  This sword be more valuable if submitted to shinsa. It should receive a good attribution. The koshirae is just as wonderful. There is a scholarly theme with a scene of men playing GO and enjoying the Tea ceremony. The menuki show the bringing of tea to the ceremony all in shakudo and gold. There is a pierced tsuba crowned in gold with black lacquered saya and matching ito and sageo of black. It is finished with a rain pattern silver foil habaki. Mei: Mumei Date: (1500-1700’s) Nagasa: 27-1/8 inches Sori: 15.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 30.2mm Width at the yokote: 19.6 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.3 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame/mokume 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: $7,400.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-769. NihontoAntiques@comcast.net How To Order...
Jakushū-jū Fuyuhiro (fss-695)

Jakushū-jū Fuyuhiro (fss-695)

Jakushū-jū Fuyuhiro (fss-695)   New Item   Available   Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a very interesting Katana in the Koto tradition that appears Soshu in character and attributed to Fuyuhiro and of the late muromachi era. It is in  a nice polish and has a cutting edge of over 27″ and appears ubu and mumei.  The overall shape of this Katana is impressive and the hamon is loaded with activity.  The hamon contains plentiful nie with Suagashi and Kinsuji to be seen as well as some tobyaki.  The hada has a milky slick  looking finish and forged very well with some areas of O- hada mixed in.  This blade comes in shirasaya with horn insert.. The Hamon is a brilliant Midare-ba based in sugu-ba with gunome present and loaded with activity. The hada is a swirling itame-nagare and some Masame with many hataraki as well. There is chikei and profuse ara-nie as well as ji-nie. Tobyaki,  ashi and yo is quite prevalent. The boshi is a thick hakikake The tang shape is unusual and is usually sometimes associated with other schools and smiths of Soshu origin. These swords are known to have FUYUHIRO HADA. It is flowing with MASAME that stands out. JI-NIE. MIDARE, NOTARE-MIDARE and GUNOME-MIDARE. 3rd generation banners greater exuberance with TOBI-YAKI, MUNE-YAKI and HITATSURA in KO-NIE.  The most prolific FUYUHIRO can be found with a  standing HADA with JI-NIE. SUGUHA, GUNOME-MIDARE and NOTARE BA. GUNOME-MIDARE with TOBI-YAKI and MUNE-YAKI. HITATSURA. Occasionally there is wide MIDARE HA with more NIE but often the YAKIBA is a defined NIOI that is narrow. As well as the contributing factors of the activities of this...