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...
Bingo Mihara Masatoshi (fss-822)

Bingo Mihara Masatoshi (fss-822)

Bingo Mihara Masatoshi (fss-822) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: This sword was made by “Mihara-jū Masatoshi” (三原住正利).   It needs restoration but the mihara group is a classic sword school.  They come from the yamato tradition and made very good quality swords.  This group comes from the Bingo province and does back to the Sochu era 1324-1313. This sword is from the koto era around 1400’s we feel.  It is a solid blade that has no flaws and should polish out very well if done by a qualified sword polisher.  The mounts are original and very old also at least from the 1500’s-1600’s.  We feel its a great sword to save and bring back to life. Mei: “Mihara-jū Masatoshi” (三原住正利) Date: Koto Nagasa: 16-7/8 inches Sori: 12.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 27.0 mm Width at the yokote: 20.0 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 5.8 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame Hamon: Suguba Boshi: Maru Condition: old polish 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-822. 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 SHINTO JUMYO KATANA (FSS-827) Koto Tanto (fss-826) Hizen Tadahiro(2nd) (fss-825) SOSHU TSUNAHIRO (fss-824) Bingo Mihara Masatoshi (fss-822) SHIN-SHINTO TANTO (fss-817) (Inoue Shinkai) Kunisada (2nd) (fss-816) Hiromasa...
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...
Yasuhide/Tomohide Tanto (fss-813)

Yasuhide/Tomohide Tanto (fss-813)

Yasuhide/Tomohide Tanto (fss-813) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: A beautiful rare father and son collaboration this is a shin shinto tanto in shirasaya.  The overall condition is very good.  This blade is more than likely from the 1800’s and the work on it is clearly visible.  The hamon is in chu-suguha style and looks attractive.  The hada is itame and clear. The blade is signed, dated, and papered. This tanto sports horimono on both sides. There is a  ” SO NO KURIKARA ” which is a dragon winding around a ken. this is a highly simplified dragon which winds around a sword and is very rich and well cut. This Ken or Sword is with “sankozuka” which is a vajra thunderbolt hilt. The ken/sword is also an alternative of the Buddhist deity Fudo Myoo. The other side has gomma-hashi which are chopsticks that are used on alters of Shinto shrines. There is also a  Bonji of “Mato Kwannon” who is the horse-head Buddha. Bonji inscriptions are invocations to this spirit to help the wielder of this sword.   Nice joint work between father and son. I have the two listed as (portrait attached also):   YASUHIDE (安英), Bunka (文化, 1804-1818), Musashi – “Buyō ni oite Ichinoseki-shi Takehiro Yasuhide” (於武陽一関士武広安英), “Tōbu ni oite Ōshū Ichinoseki-shi Takehiro Yasuhide” (於東武奥州一之関士武広安英), “Tōbu ni oite Ōshū Takehiro” (於東武奥州武広), “Takehiro Fujiwara Yasuhide tsukuru” (武広藤原安英造), real name Takehiro Yo´emon (武広与右衛門), student of Suishinshi Masahide (水心子正秀), he workd for Ōshū´s Ichinoseki fief (一関藩) which was ruled by the Tamura family (田村), he died on the 25th day of the second month Tenpō 14 (天保,...