Bizen Yoshinori (fss-818)

Bizen Yoshinori (fss-818)

Bizen Yoshinori (fss-818) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: This is a signed tanto made by Yoshinori with kantei-sho origami attesting to its school, age and quality. It has a longish nakago signed yoshinori Saku.The blade length is 11 1/8″ This blade is an ubu nakago (original nakago/tang that has not been cut or shortened).  The blade shows some fine utsuri.This is a graceful tanto with strong activity. The jigane is especially attractive, and is a wonderful piece made by Yoshinori. The koshirae is in the Aikuchi style with a Kami Hira Maki zuka style tsuka wrap. The saya is finished in a brown Ishime style lacquer. The fittings are of horn with a horse and colt running side by side for menuki. The habaki is gilded.The Sageo is a reddish burgundy color. Yoshinori was of the Yoshii Bizen tradition and worked in the 15th century:The Yoshii (吉井派)school was active in Yoshii, near Osafune, beginning in the Nanbokuchô period.  Tamenori (為則) is said to have been the founder, followed by Kagenori (景則), Sanenori (真則), Ujinori (氏則), Yoshinori (吉則), Mitsunori, (光則), Morinori (盛則), Naganori, (永則) , Kanenori (兼則), and others. Later generations of smiths used the same names and those who moved to Izumo province are known as the Unshu Yoshii (雲州吉井)smiths. Most of the Yoshii (吉井)blades were produced during the Muromachi era. Their workmanship shows its own distinctive traits and is an unorthodox variation of the Bizen tradition.   Mei: Yoshinori Saku Date: Eiko (1429) Nagasa: 11-1/8inches Sori: 2.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 26.6 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 5.5 mm Construction: Hira zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame/mokume Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: Good older polish Click to Enlarge Image Click...
Bizen Sukesada (fss 806)

Bizen Sukesada (fss 806)

  Bizen Sukesada (fss 806)   New Item     Available     Sold   On Hold Special Sale Item description: This fine wakazashi has great workmanship and a beautiful gunome/choji midare hamon almost hitatsura on one side especially. This blade is ubu and signed and dated. A spectacular collection of activity with Yubashiri, Tobyaki, Sunagashi, Kinsuji, chikei and much more. Ji-nie and utsuri can be seen. A fine example of almost every activity can be seen and appreciated within this blade in the Bizen tradition.  It is in a very nice polish with a very nice set of koshirae. Look at the pictures, they not do justice to this sword.  The hamon is very nicely done with a thick nioi-guchi.  It has many hataraki and ara-nie appear.  The hada is very well forged with a milky looking color of itame with mokume. Some minor coarseness visible in the Jihada.  The boshi is ko-maru with kaen like finish. This early wakazashi is signed and dated and also has an elegant shape and is very well balanced.  The mounts are in very good shape and add to the overall value of this sword.  The fittings are sound and have a more simple and traditional look and display very well.  Overall this is a fine Japanese wakazashi.  The Fuchi-Kashira are a neutral shakudo. The menuki and kodzuka are of a floral motif. The mounts are of good quality from tsuka to saya. The floral theme of the menuki and kodzuka beautifully finish the tsuka and saya with an exceptional deep blue tsukaito wrap. The saya is an exquisite black lacquer . The floral motif was often used as a theme for Asian art. Mythological subjects and auspicious symbols...
Echizen Kanenori (fss-713)

Echizen Kanenori (fss-713)

Echizen Kanenori (fss-713)   New Item   Available   Sold On Hold Special Sale   This stunning Echizen blade from the Shinto era comes in koshirai and is in a fine Japanese polish. The work on this sword is very elegant and exciting at the same time. In the hamon you can see tsunagashi and kinsuji with a well defined habuchi with some ko-nie to frost the top and in the valleys are much Nie to be seen.. The hada is well forged and in great shape for such beauty of a blade with some masame running here and there entwined with itame and mokume. Ji-nie appears. The style is that of shinogi-zukuri with double bohi carved. The tang is signed: Chikugo no Kami Fujiwara Kanenori Echizen-jû -on the reverse 2nd generation Echizen Kanenori (包則) From the later Muromachi period onwards, Mino province saw a steady outflow of swordsmith, a trend that saw its peak in the Momoyama and early Edo period. Reason was for the most part the then significant demand for swords and thus local daimyô began to recruit famous masters to work for them on their lands. Mino bldes, or Seki blades in particular, were regarded as being durable and sharp and so a downright wave of migration of Mino/Seki swordsmiths can be seen, especially in the neighboring provinces of Owari and Echizen. As for Echizen, the province also gave a new home to many formerly Ômi-based Shimosaka smiths, thus we use classifications like “Echizen-Seki” (越前関) and “Echizen-Shimosaka” (越前下坂) to refer to these two different currents. The “trend-setters” of the Echizen-Seki group were first and foremost...
Katsutoshi Tanto (fss-650)

Katsutoshi Tanto (fss-650)

Katsutoshi Tanto (fss-650) New Item Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a fine quality tanto signed and dated from the shin-shinto era. The signature reads Katsutoshi and is dated in the Meiji era. This smith is listed in Hawley’s and in his longer signature signed “Echigo Wakida Yoshiteru and Ryuunsai (Wakida) Katsutoshi. He is from Echigo and is a very good smith. Tanto from him are not easily found and this tanto is especially very well made and has a beautiful clear jigane. the hada is a swirling mokume in itame. It is well forged and has no flaws. The hamon is incredibely attractive of gunome-midare with much to see within. Many quality hataraki/activity can be seen in this blade. Tanto like these that were made during the shinshinto era and brought to war are few. After the wakazashi came to existence during the Edo era tanto production diminished greatly. During the shin-shinto era tanto began to be made again. Swordsmiths took pride in producing these quality blades to honor the blades of old. This blade is in a good older polish but would greatly benefit with a new polish. The blade interestingly was mounted for WWII. Tanto mounted in military garb such as this are extremely rare and well sought after by the WWII Japanese sword collector. it may have been a pilots tanto, its difficult to say but the few extent pieces were as such. You generally don’t find tanto like this in a leather cover that is clearly WWII military. The hanger for the cord is also of good quality, to add to it’s uniqueness. To...
Bayonet Collection (nji-104)

Bayonet Collection (nji-104)

Bayonet Collection (nji-104) New Item Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a lot of 5 bayonets. They are in good shape and condition. This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold 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: nji-104. 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 Daisho with Koto Blades (fss-819) Bizen Yoshinori (fss-818) SHIN-SHINTO TANTO (fss-817) (Inoue Shinkai) Kunisada (2nd) (fss-816) Soshu Hiromasa (fss-815) Hiromasa Gendaito (fss-814) Yasuhide/Tomohide Tanto (fss-813) ISHIDO DEN (fss-812) Daisho Tsuba (fst-562) SHITAHARA CHIKASHIGE DEN (fss-811) Echizen Kaneshige (fss-807) Bizen Sukesada (fss 806) Echizen Kanetaka (fss-805) (Hizen) Tadakuni (fss-803) Noshu Kaneuji (fss-802) Kanemichi Wakazashi (fss-801) Hirado-Sa (fss-800) PROJECT WAKAZASHI (fss-799) (Mino) Katana (fss-798) Kunisada with Cutting Test (fss-795) HIGO MITSUYO (fss-784) Shimada Sukemune (fss-781) Takada Tadayuki (fss-770) Daito in Koshirai (fss-769) Yamato Masanori (fss-733) KANESAKI WAKAZASHI (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) Dragon IronTsuba (fst-553) Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-552) Muneyuki Tsuba (fst-551) Tsuba (fso-628) Fine Menuki Papered (fso-262) Ko Kinko Kogai...