SHINTO JUMYO KATANA (FSS-827)

SHINTO JUMYO KATANA (FSS-827)

SHINTO JUMYO KATANA (FSS-827) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is an exquisite katana that has beautiful activity and is well made.  It is from the shinto era around 1600’s and accompanied with NBTHK papers attributing it to a Jumyo swordsmith and also attesting to its quality.  The hamon is gunome midare and it has many hataraki.  The shape is elegant and well balanced.   The hada is very rich and profoundly active.  The mounts are also very interesting and attractive with original old fitting that are also dating back to the shinto era.  This beautiful sword is even more interesting when viewing in hand.  A fine collectable sword. Information on JUMYO:JUMYO(Toshinaga) 寿命 school, it’s founder was born in Seki town, Mino province in Tensho 8 (1580), real name was Kondo Sukezaemon 近藤助左衛門. He had moved to Kiyosu castle town during Keicho(1596-1614) period and the enjoyed Tango-no-kami 丹後守 title in Kanei 2 (1625). JUMYO school had been prospered in 5 generations during Edo period under the patronage of Owari Tokugawa clans. JUMYO(Toshinaga) 寿命, it exactly means [happy long life] so that most of Samurais treasured JUMYO works. Mei: mumei (Attributed to Jumyo) Date: shinto 1600’s Nagasa: 27 inches Sori: 16.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 28.4 mm Width at the yokote: 18.5 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.0 mm Construction: shinogi-zukuri Mune: iori Nakago: suriage Kitae: mokume Hamon: gunome midare Boshi: maru Condition: good polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword comes with a shirasaya and tsunagi for its mounts. This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $7,200.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item...
Hizen Tadahiro(2nd) (fss-825)

Hizen Tadahiro(2nd) (fss-825)

Hizen Tadahiro(2nd) (fss-825) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: A beautiful sword in the Hizen tradition. This blade is a wonderful example of one of the best smiths of the Tadayoshi line.  This sword is signed “Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro” and the shinsa team dated it Keian 1648.  That would be the 2nd generation and in Fujishiro he is listed as “Jo Jo Saku level”. Fujishiro ratings:Saijo saku (High level Very best smith)Jojo saku (High level best smith)Jo saku (High level smith)Chujo saku (Good level smith)Chu saku (standard level smith)(please note this is a general interpretation of the Fujishiro ratings) Tadahiro the Second forged this katana.He was born Heisakuro Hashimoto as a legitimate son of Tadayoshi the First.Tadahiro was only19 years old when his father passed away in1632but he had enough skill to forge swords at that time. Tadahiro was designatedas Omi-Daijo in 1641, at the age of 29 not only did he continued forge swordsbut also supervised many pupils until his death in 1693, aged 80.He is known as very skillful swordsmith almost all his works are above the standard hizen-to level.  Takahiro  was good at both Suguha-hamon and Choji-midare Hamon. He was especially good at  forging the beautiful  jitetsu called konuka-hada.  His work is appreciatedas the best among the hizen-to. His swords are ranked at the Owaza-mono because of the sharpness. This Tadahiro is in immaculate fully restored condition, papered and mounted. This sword comes ensuite with wonderful koshirai. The Fuchi/Kasira are papered and menuki are of fine quality. The tsuba is in iron and very uniquely carved with dragons on both sides. The habaki is completed...
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...