Chinese sword (nji 112)

Chinese sword (nji 112)

Chinese sword (nji 112)   New Item   Available   Sold On Hold Special Sale Click to Enlarge Image ” THIS IS ONE OF A SERIES OF SWORDS THAT WILL BE FEATURED IN THE ” FEATURED WEAPON SECTION OF KUNG FU TAI CHI MAGAZINE.” This sword is being offered for a short time only. As collectors of Chinese arms know most of these weapons from China were seized and or destroyed in the past and are becoming very hard to find. This sword in particular was acquired from a West coast dealer over 25 years ago. The blade is most likely from the mid 18 Century to the mid 19th Century, maybe older. It is very hard to date Chinese swords unless it still retains the original mountings. Most Chinese blades are not signed or dated and dating can be a task. Opinions can vary from the many experts. We were told that this blade is a true seven star sword blade and the brass that is left representing the stars were original and not added at a later date mainly due to the fact that each star is connected by the remnants of a wavy inlay which connects each star. This was usually only found on original seven star blades. The later brass additions on other blades were just usually round inlays of similar dimension and added at a later date. This is a monster to behold and wield. The blade is hand forged and the laminating patterns and tempered edge are can be seen throughout. The saya was made from rosewood we believe as well as the handle which is intricately hand carved with Dragons which...
Chinese sword (nji-111)

Chinese sword (nji-111)

Chinese sword (nji-111)   New Item   Available   Sold On Hold Special Sale ” THIS IS ONE OF A SERIES OF SWORDS THAT WILL BE FEATURED IN THE ” FEATURED WEAPON SECTION OF KUNG FU TAI CHI MAGAZINE.”   This sword is being offered for a short time only. As collectors of Chinese arms know most of these weapons from China were seized and or destroyed in the past and are becoming very hard to find. The blade is most likely from the mid 17 Century to the mid 19th Century, maybe older. It is very hard to date Chinese swords unless it still retains the original mountings. Most Chinese blades are not signed or dated and dating can be a task. Opinions can vary from the many experts.This is an excerpt from an article by Philip Tom of Mandarin Mansion who reproduced the handle of this sword. As you can see the blade closely resembles the sword second from the left. This particular sword was found many years ago in a consignment shop located very close to Boston’s Chinatown district. It was located in a very old building which has undergone Gentrification since. The building now has been converted to housing condominiums and the shop no longer exists. The blade was found in this saya with remnants of an old handle that was not restorable and stripped of its fittings. The shop owner at the time was told that this was most likely a 14 or 15 Century blade and was originally mounted with solid gold fittings and habaki that were stripped by the prior owner and refitted with this saya...
Chinese Sword (nji-109)

Chinese Sword (nji-109)

Chinese Sword (nji-109)   New Item   Available   Sold On Hold Special Sale Click to Enlarge Image ” THIS IS THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF SWORDS THAT WILL BE FEATURED IN THE ” FEATURED WEAPON SECTION OF KUNG FU TAI CHI MAGAZINE. THIS PARTICULAR SWORD IS CURRENTLY SPOT LIGHTED IN THE MARCH/APRIL ISSUE OF THE MAGAZINE.” NIUWEIDA / OXTAIL SABER Cutting edge 29 ½” Overall in scabbard 38” This sword is being offered for a short time only. As collectors of Chinese arms know most of these weapons from China were seized and or destroyed in the past and are becoming very hard to find. This sword in particular was acquired from the Norton Flea Market over 30 years ago. The blade is most likely from the late 19 Century . It is very hard to date Chinese swords unless it still retains the original mountings such as this. Most Chinese blades are not signed or dated and dating can be a task. Opinions can vary from the many experts. This Dao was originally found at the Norton Flea Market In Norton, Ma. During the 1980’s. The owner of the sword where found claimed it was given to his wife’s great-uncle at the turn of the Century from the Chinese government. He was a Consulate or Ambassador to China and leaving his post. A great farewell gift! THE OWNER NOW: This blade is not of the soft flexible training steel one usually finds in more recent blades but of a hardened battle type of steel. Cuts in the steel from blade blocks can be found on  the blade! The following is an excerpt from Philip...
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 Soshu Masahiro (fss-763) Harima no Daijō Shigetaka (fss-761) Kai Mihara (fss-758) Osafune Sukesada (fss-757) Noshu Ju Kanetoshi (fss-746) Yamato Masanori (fss-733) Chinese sword (nji 112) Chinese sword (nji-111) Chinese sword (nji-110) Chinese Sword (nji-109) UNIQUE KOTO WAKAZASHI KANE SAKI MINO-DEN (fss-715) 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) Satsuma Style Tsuba (fst-554) Dragon IronTsuba (fst-553) Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-552) Muneyuki Tsuba (fst-551) Koto Bizen Tanto (fss-641) 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 Soshu Masahiro (fss-763) Harima no Daijō Shigetaka (fss-761) Kai Mihara (fss-758) Osafune Sukesada (fss-757) Noshu Ju Kanetoshi (fss-746) Yamato...