Ko-Senjuin (fss-831)

Ko-Senjuin (fss-831)

Ko-Senjuin (fss-831) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale An elegant Ko Senjuen tachi. When we talk of ko-senjuin swords we talk of swords made in the Heian era (782-1184) to the Kamakura era (1185-1332).  The sayagaki by Tanobe sensei puts in early Kamakura.  The fact that this sword is almost 1000 years old and in such good condition is astonishing in itself.  This sword shows many amazing features, features that go back to an earlier time when the samurai were flourishing. The Ko-senjuin school is one of the most desirable schools to collect. Many of these swords have receive Juyo papers. This is amazing sword that has its original shape. The nakago is almost ubu with a raised machi. Shinogizukure, koshizori, high shinogi, ko kissaki, iroi mune. The Hamon is a brilliant ko gunome midare togare, hotsure, ha nie, deep ashi iri, kinsuji, short inazuma, hataraki, nado. Hadatatsu mokume nagare, masame near the ha, large and small chikei. There is midare togare utsure. The sword is polished, in shirasaya, with Tanobe Sensei Sayagaki. It is accompanied with NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate. Information on The Ko-senjuin School: The Yamato (大和) school of sword making originated in the Yamato Province and gave rise to the five oldest sword forging technologies.  The five schools of the Yamato tradition consist of the Senjûin (千手院), Hosho (保昌), Taima (当麻), Tegai (手掻), and Shikkake (尻懸).  The Senjûin school (千手院) is acknowledged as the earliest and most elegant of the five schools.   The Senjûin school belonged to a sub-temple of the Tôdaiji Temple located near to the Senjû valley on the eastern foot of...
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: $1,900.00   (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 Hizen Kunihiro (fss-839) Enomoto Sadayoshi (fss-838) Yakuwa Musashi (fss-836) Fujimura Kunitoshi (fss-833) Koto Signed Wakazashi (fss-832) Ko-Senjuin (fss-831) SHINTO JUMYO KATANA (FSS-827) Hizen...
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 Hizen Kunihiro (fss-839) Enomoto Sadayoshi (fss-838) Yakuwa Musashi (fss-836) Fujimura Kunitoshi (fss-833) Koto Signed Wakazashi (fss-832) Ko-Senjuin (fss-831) SHINTO JUMYO KATANA (FSS-827) Hizen Tadahiro(2nd) (fss-825) Bingo Mihara Masatoshi (fss-822) Daisho Tsuba (fst-562) Echizen Kanetaka (fss-805) 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 Hizen Kunihiro (fss-839) Enomoto Sadayoshi (fss-838) Yakuwa Musashi (fss-836) Fujimura Kunitoshi (fss-833) Koto Signed Wakazashi (fss-832)...