Chikuzen Yoshisuke (fss-786)

Chikuzen Yoshisuke (fss-786)

Chikuzen Yoshisuke (fss-786) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale The Chikuzen Nobukuni at the Edo period during the Kanbun era is continuation of the Muromachi period. Chikuzen-ju Yoshisada, Nobukuni Yoshisuke of which this sword is attributed to and Nobukuni-zaemon Yoshikane were active at same time. An affordable exquisite package for the connoisseur’s of collecting. This blade is fully polished and mounted with papers attributing it to CHIKUZEN NOBUKUNI YOSHISUKE. The sword is a beautiful saka gunome-midare just loaded with hataraki. There is ashi, sunagashi. a thick nioi-guchi, kinsuji. The hada is layed in ji-nie with much ara-nie peppering the hamon especially found in the valleys of the GUNOME. The hada is a true itame and mokume blend with masame. There is chikei and the boshi is finished in O-maru. The koshirae is a dazzling horse theme with fuchi, kashira and menuki of horses finished in shakudo and gold. The tsuba is a Mokko shape in iron with a picturesque setting of scholars under a tree signed and finished in gold and silver. The sageo and tsuka ito are a matching cobalt blue with a large nodule same(rayskin). The saya is beautiful and narrowly ribbed finished in black lacquer. Chikuzen Nobukuni History: Chikuzen Nobukuni is a long line extending from Koto times. The Sengoku labored all sword schools until the Momoyama of robust unification breathed new life into the arts and styles of all of Japan. The young masters coming from Ten-sho, such as Horikawa Kunihiro, traveling to Kyoto, would create a new world of strong new Momoyama styles. The “Shinto” sword-period grew directly from Hideyoshi’s Momoyama Unification....
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-110)

Chinese sword (nji-110)

Chinese sword (nji-110)   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 late 18 Century to the late 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. The blade is hand forged and the laminating patterns and tempered edge are very beautiful to behold. The saya was made from rosewood we believe as well as the handle which is intricately hand carved with Dragon and Phoenix which was most likely made when restored. The fittings are most likely mid to late 19th century with Bat motif and found on many Chinese blades. We feel this blade was made for Tai Chi training as it is light and well balanced and creates a whistling like swishing sound when slashing through the air while performing the many Jian or Gim techniques. the JIAN 剑;  劍; jiàn or Gim) is a double-edged straight sword used during the last 2,500 years in China. The first Chinese sources that mention the jian date to the 7th...
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...
QING DYNASTY MILITARY DAO SABER (nji-108)

QING DYNASTY MILITARY DAO SABER (nji-108)

QING DYNASTY MILITARY DAO SABER (nji-108) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description; From Mandarin Mansion’s Philip Tom when asked about these swords: QING DYNASTY MILITARY SABER: This is about as good an example as one of this type of saber will get. They are mass-produced (in a pre-mechanized industrial setting) regulation-pattern weapons for military use during the last decades of the Qing dynasty. The basic design evolved from late 18th century forms, earlier ones were brass-fitted with a somewhat shorter blade and livelier balance. What you have here is a simplified pattern that made up in durability for what it lacked in refinement — . This blade is from the late 19th century (1850-1890 ). Here you have a complete, clean example that’s not missing anything, and moreover with all the leather covering intact. Most examples on the market are pretty chewed up. To add the provenance of the blade: This blade originally came from the grand-nephew of the owner of the blade. The original box dated 1/58 is still intact with the armory address tag and Grand-Uncles Name. This is what he had to say: The name on the box was my Uncles Father. He was good friends with my Grandfather. He gave it to my Grandpa years ago. I believe that my Great Uncle served in the China Burma India Theatre and the Korean War. He may have received it as a gift at this time. That would be my only hypothesis. They were both officers during their service time. The name on the box was my Uncles Father. He was good friends with...