Hirado-Sa (fss-800)

Hirado-Sa (fss-800)

Hirado-Sa (fss-800) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A very interesting tanto from nambokucho to Oei era.  Good activity/hataraki in the hamon is visible. A well forged hada and a lovely shape make for a desirable very early tanto. This sword is a beautiful tanto of gunome midare in itame with much ji-nie.  This sword dates back to the 1300’s and has a very good history and is considered by many as a very desirable school to collect.  This early tanto dating to the 1300’s  is very healthy and robust.  This is truly a wonderful koto era tanto from the Hirado Sa line of swordsmiths. The origin of Sa was that he lived in Chikuzen Oki bearch and was the son of Nissai.It was believed at one time that he was one of the 10 great students of Masamune but there  is conflicting evidence suggesting this is not true. The Soshu-den style of his work was definitely at the top level of this.The well grained jigane is truly spectacular. This school continued until Nanbokucho periodand after that Sue Sa smiths such as Yasuyohoshi, Yukihiro and Yoshisada were active.This sword is said to be the Hirado-Sa school that was active around middle to late Nanbokucho period.It is a wide and thick tanto and the jigane is clear and refined in the Soshu-den style. The hamon and hada are well grained.There are over 30 swords that have passed NBTHK Juyo .The work is fine and healthy and may go to a higher level. HIRADO SA School KUNIFUSA TEI-WA (t: O-SA): Came from CHIKUZEN. HIRADOZAEMONnoJO.         Father of HAKATA KUNIMITSU. Brought SA style undulating         GUNOME-NOTARE BA....
Soft Metal Kozuka (fst-503)

Soft Metal Kozuka (fst-503)

    Soft Metal Kozuka (fst-503) New Item Sold On Hold Special Sale Good quality soft metal kozuka.  The motif is of a deer under a tree.  This is a very honest and simple design. This item is on consignment. Asking price: $325.00 (shipping and insurance included)   Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fsk-503.   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 Fujishima Tomoshige Den (fss-834) Fujimura Kunitoshi (fss-833) Koto Signed Wakazashi (fss-832) Ko-Senjuin (fss-831) WWII KOSHIRAI (FSS 830) Nobumichi Gunto (fss-829) Tashiro Genichi Kanenobu (fss-828) SHINTO JUMYO KATANA (FSS-827) Hizen Tadahiro(2nd) (fss-825) SOSHU TSUNAHIRO (fss-824) Bingo Mihara Masatoshi (fss-822) SHIN-SHINTO TANTO (fss-817) Hiromasa Gendaito (fss-814) Yasuhide/Tomohide Tanto (fss-813) Daisho Tsuba (fst-562) SHITAHARA CHIKASHIGE DEN (fss-811) Echizen Kanetaka (fss-805) Shimada Sukemune (fss-781) Yamato Masanori (fss-733) Jakushū-jū Fuyuhiro (fss-695) Soft Metal Kozuka (fst-503) Cloisonné Kozuka (fsk-552) kogai/warebashi (fsk-501) Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-561) Tosho Tsuba (fst-560) Tsuba signed Kaneiye (fst-559) Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-558) Soft metal Tsuba (fst-557) Masakata Tsuba (fst-556) Signed Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-555) Dragon IronTsuba (fst-553) Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-552) Muneyuki Tsuba (fst-551) Tsuba (fso-628) Fine Menuki Papered (fso-262) Ko Kinko Kogai fso-500 chris balaze...
Cloisonné Kozuka (fsk-552)

Cloisonné Kozuka (fsk-552)

    Cloisonné Kozuka (fsk-552) New Item Sold On Hold Special Sale Shipo or cloisonné fittings are somewhat out of the norm and would be a fine addition to any collection.  This one is in very good condition considering how fragile these fitting are.  They are basically glass on soft metal.  Also this kozuka is accompanied by blade or ko-gatana.  The rabbit is very interestingly interpreted in this fine kozuka. 1634 is the earliest time that pieces of cloisonne have been credited to the Edo Era. Before that time, many pieces were made, but the makers names are unknown, as was customary in those ancient times. The Shosoin treasury in Nara, has a mirror that is dated around 750 AD. There is little doubt that the art of shippo, was known, and used, in Japan in the 8th century. Objects decorated with shippo are numerous: door pulls, nail covers, hibachi (a place for a charcoal fire), coal tongs, wine cups, sword fittings, water droppers for inkstones, furniture handles, and dozens of other things. This item is on consignment. Asking price: $1,800.00 (shipping and insurance included)   Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fsk-552.   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 Fujishima Tomoshige Den (fss-834) Fujimura Kunitoshi (fss-833) Koto Signed Wakazashi (fss-832) Ko-Senjuin (fss-831) WWII KOSHIRAI (FSS...
kogai/warebashi (fsk-501)

kogai/warebashi (fsk-501)

    Phoenix kogai/warebashi (fsk-501) New Item Sold On Hold Special Sale This is truly a magnificent and functional kogai.  It was designed so that it could also be used as a eating utensil ( chopsticks ).  Made of soft metal it is finely carved with the phoenix and detailed scroll work.  Some extra documentation accompanies this kogai. Jidai(era) :Edo Period Special feature: This Wari-kogai with phoenix and Karakusa design is engraved in the carving style of Sukide-Bori . This item is on consignment. Asking price: $925.00 (shipping and insurance included)   Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fsk-501.   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 Fujishima Tomoshige Den (fss-834) Fujimura Kunitoshi (fss-833) Koto Signed Wakazashi (fss-832) Ko-Senjuin (fss-831) WWII KOSHIRAI (FSS 830) Nobumichi Gunto (fss-829) Tashiro Genichi Kanenobu (fss-828) SHINTO JUMYO KATANA (FSS-827) Hizen Tadahiro(2nd) (fss-825) SOSHU TSUNAHIRO (fss-824) Bingo Mihara Masatoshi (fss-822) SHIN-SHINTO TANTO (fss-817) Hiromasa Gendaito (fss-814) Yasuhide/Tomohide Tanto (fss-813) Daisho Tsuba (fst-562) SHITAHARA CHIKASHIGE DEN (fss-811) Echizen Kanetaka (fss-805) Shimada Sukemune (fss-781) Yamato Masanori (fss-733) Jakushū-jū Fuyuhiro (fss-695) Soft Metal Kozuka (fst-503) Cloisonné Kozuka (fsk-552) kogai/warebashi (fsk-501) Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-561) Tosho Tsuba (fst-560) Tsuba signed Kaneiye (fst-559) Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-558) Soft metal Tsuba (fst-557) Masakata Tsuba (fst-556) Signed Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-555) Dragon IronTsuba (fst-553) Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-552) Muneyuki Tsuba (fst-551) Tsuba (fso-628) Fine Menuki Papered (fso-262) Ko Kinko Kogai fso-500...
Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-561)

Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-561)

    Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-561) New Item Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a well made iron tsukashi tsuba. The patina is in good condition.  The motif is of sea shells.  This tsuba is from the 1500’s-1600’s. This item is on consignment. Asking price: $550.00 (shipping and insurance included)   Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fst-261.   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 Fujishima Tomoshige Den (fss-834) Fujimura Kunitoshi (fss-833) Koto Signed Wakazashi (fss-832) Ko-Senjuin (fss-831) WWII KOSHIRAI (FSS 830) Nobumichi Gunto (fss-829) Tashiro Genichi Kanenobu (fss-828) SHINTO JUMYO KATANA (FSS-827) Hizen Tadahiro(2nd) (fss-825) SOSHU TSUNAHIRO (fss-824) Bingo Mihara Masatoshi (fss-822) SHIN-SHINTO TANTO (fss-817) Hiromasa Gendaito (fss-814) Yasuhide/Tomohide Tanto (fss-813) Daisho Tsuba (fst-562) SHITAHARA CHIKASHIGE DEN (fss-811) Echizen Kanetaka (fss-805) Shimada Sukemune (fss-781) Yamato Masanori (fss-733) Jakushū-jū Fuyuhiro (fss-695) Soft Metal Kozuka (fst-503) Cloisonné Kozuka (fsk-552) kogai/warebashi (fsk-501) Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-561) Tosho Tsuba (fst-560) Tsuba signed Kaneiye (fst-559) Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-558) Soft metal Tsuba (fst-557) Masakata Tsuba (fst-556) Signed Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-555) Dragon IronTsuba (fst-553) Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-552) Muneyuki Tsuba (fst-551) Tsuba (fso-628) Fine Menuki Papered (fso-262) Ko Kinko Kogai fso-500 chris balaze...