Fujishima Tomoshige Den (fss-834)

Fujishima Tomoshige Den (fss-834)

Fujishima Tomoshige Den (fss-834) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale The condition of this sword is very good considering it was carried during World War II. This sword was appraised by the Japanese sword preservation Society and was deemed to be authentic and made by the Fujishima Tomoshige School back in the 1500s. The blade has some small flaws/fukure/kizu, such is the case with many swords of this age. None of the flaws are fatal flaws. The Hamon or temper line is extremely active and very beautiful. What I find most interesting in this item is it overall history. During world war Japanese soldiers that had Samurai lineage and had swords in their family for many generations would bring their swords to the arsenal and asked for them to be mounted for the war effort in World War II mounts. This is such a sword. On the top of the handle you will find a family crest or Mon in silver. Also, the sword comes with its original tassel. Keep in mind that soldiers that did this felt that their ancestors would be on the battlefield with them. If we analyze this item a little bit we can see that the samurai sword has been a useful weapon for centuries and continued to be a useful weapon up to World War II. Yes, they were weapons but more importantly they were a Spiritual support for Soldiers. This sword was obviously carried in battle and has received damage that is very minor and scuffing on the blade. The most interesting damage of all is in one area on...
WWII KOSHIRAI (FSS 830)

WWII KOSHIRAI (FSS 830)

WWII KOSHIRAI (FSS 830) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale WWII Military mounts in almost mint condition.  The overall length of these mounts is 29 1/2 inch.  This military koshirai has a wooden blade inside to display mounts.  Please note the family crest/MON on the kashira.  All the fittings are original and are in excellent condition.  A great WWII collectable!   “NO BLADE IS INCLUDED IN THIS SALE”.  Please do not ask us for measurements of the inside of the stuka or koshirai to try and fit a sword inside them.  It is impossible to find a sword to fit, all swords are unique and made one at a time.  The overall length of the mounts is 39 1/2 inch. Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $1,200.00 Sale price till July 25th! $600.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-830. NihontoAntiques@comcast.net 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)...
Nobumichi Gunto (fss-829)

Nobumichi Gunto (fss-829)

Nobumichi Gunto (fss-829) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a very interesting sword made during WWII and signed “(Anchor stamp) Nobumichi Saku”.  The stamp with the anchor indicates a sword made for navel forces.  This sword is not a hand made or traditional made sword and is instead a sword made from stainless steel.  Some smiths/forges were experimenting with stainless because of the problems incurred by swords that were made from carbon steel that were carried by navel forces.  Carbon swords or traditional made sword tend to rust quickly in navel situations.  This is one of these swords made of stainless steel.  Overall its in very good condition and would fit very well in ay WWII collection. Mei: (Anchor stamp) Nobumichi Saku Date: WWII (SHOWA ERA) Nagasa: 25-5/8 inches Sori: 17.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 31.2 mm Width at the yokote: 21.8 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.8 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: MUJI  Hamon: SUGU Boshi: Maru Condition: WWII polish  Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $1,600.00 Sale price till July 25th! $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-829. 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...
Tashiro Genichi Kanenobu (fss-828)

Tashiro Genichi Kanenobu (fss-828)

Tashiro Genichi Kanenobu (fss-828) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Tashiro Genichi kanenobu was working during the  Syoho era(1624) from Mino province.Kanenobu adored Kanemoto sanbon sugi style and his work and this is reflected in his own work style.In the Edo period, Kanenobu, Darani and Katsukuni are well known sword makers for making sanbonsugi hamon.This sword is beautifully made and appears very sharp.  The sword has an abundance of hataraki/activity in the hamon.The itame hada is forged well and its in an original older polish.  In a fresh polish it would be exceptional, but the work can still be enjoyed in the older polish. If interested in having use polishing the sword for you the total price would 2000 for polish. Saya lacquering would be a little more.  In the end the work would be worth the effort and would increase the value of this fine sword.  The blade comes with its original mounts.  The habaki is not pictured but is solid copper in good shape.  The handle is very interesting in that its lacquered leather with honest samurai fittings.  The mounts are not flashy but of good taste.  Kanenobu is a Jo-Saku level smith.  The papers attest to the smith and quality of this blade. Mei: Mumei (Tashiro Genichi Kanenobu) Date: Edo (1652-1654) Nagasa: 26-1/8 inches Sori: 13.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 29.8 mm Width at the yokote: 19.8 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.1 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Suriage Kitae: Itame Hamon: Gunome Boshi: Ko-Maru Condition: Older polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $4,200.00 Sale price till July 25th! $3,000.00...
SHIN-SHINTO TANTO (fss-817)

SHIN-SHINTO TANTO (fss-817)

SHIN-SHINTO TANTO (fss-817) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: This is a shin shinto tanto in mounts.  The overall condition is very good.  This blade is more than likely from the 1800’s and the work on it is clearly visible.  The hamon is in gunome style and looks attractive. There are many little inner workings (hataraki)  that can be seen peppering the blade. A layer of ji-nie can be seen frosting the hamon. The hada is itame and clear and fine chikei and ji-nie can be found. This tanto was well made and the mounts are a mixture of shakudo, gold and copper with a Togidashi Makie style lacquer on the saya.  Overall a very reasonably priced tanto for a new collector that is in very good condition. The older polish is very clean and in very good condition some minor openings are visible but can polish out and not deep. The fittings are matching (fuchi/kashira/tsuba) in a Buddhist design, There are kodzuka and kogai of shakudo with gold of various design, and the the sageo is a very nice braided black The saya is finished in the swirling Togidashi Makie style . The habaki is 2-pieced of a gold washed copper. The handle is done in Same (rayskin) with Mon menuki. Mei: Mumei Date: Late Edo (1800’s) Nagasa: 14 7/8 inches Sori: 10.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 32.5 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.8 mm Construction: Hira-zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: Older polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $3,600.00 Sale price till July 25th! $2,200.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in...