Soshu Hiromasa (fss-815)

Soshu Hiromasa (fss-815)

Soshu Hiromasa (fss-815) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: The hamon of this sword is in the gunome/choji style and looks attractive.  The hada is itame and clear. The blade has a partial mei remaining. This tanto has a horimono that is partially obscured by the shortening of the blade though most remains. There is a  ” SO NO KURIKARA ” which is a dragon winding around a ken. this is a highly simplified dragon which winds around a sword and very visible for such an old blade. The sword is mounted in shirasaya with an old sayagaki. The habaki is very rich looking and gilded in gold. a great old sword that is very reasonably priced.   Mei: So (shu) cut off Date: Muromachi (1500’s-1600’s) Nagasa: 15-3/4 inches Sori: 10.5 mm Width at the ha-machi: 32.9 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.4 mm Construction: hira- zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: Old polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $1,800.00 Holiday Sale Price $1,050,00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-815. NihontoAntiques@comcast.net How To Order Information Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image Info on Soshu Den:  In the Shouou Era some 700 years ago, Regent Hojo called swordsmiths from across the country to the city of Kamakura, then the seat of the shogunate, to set the standards for Kamakura’s swordsmiths. Goro Nyudo Masamune, the founder of the Soshu tradition, was the son of the swordsmith Yukimitsu from Awataguchi, Kyoto....
ISHIDO DEN (fss-812)

ISHIDO DEN (fss-812)

ISHIDO DEN (fss-812) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: When first viewing this blade you can see a resemblance of an Ichimonji blade. Fine utsuri covers the blade as well as Ji-nie. The chiji midare is very active and it appears as flames dancing along the blade. There is tobyaki and yubashiri causing a hitatsura like hamon. The hada is a finely worked itame. An exquisite blade and one that never tires of viewing. The koshirae is a high gloss black lacquer with a gloss black lacquered Same(rayskin). The tsuka-ito and sageo are a matching gold in color. the tsuba is of a scenic nature. The menuki are of shakudo and gold and the fuchi/kashira are of a geometric design. A beautiful gilded 2-piece habaki was made for this sword to create a great package and wonderful piece. The stub is also signed. The Ishido Kei had its foundations in Omi Province. Omi Province was the home of many well-known smiths from the late Kamakura period into the Nanbokucho period. Some of the more famous smiths were Takagi Sadamune (高木貞宗) and Kanro Toshinaga. They had many descendants but very few of their works survived so that by the time the Tokugawa period began, there were not many of these descendants left in this province. Around the Meio Era (1492), many of the Osafune-kaji from Bizen came to Omi and made swords thus breathing new life into this area. Among these was Sukenaga (助長) who moved to this area and is said to have founded the Ishido Kei.  During the early years of the Edo period...
PROJECT KOTO KANEMASA (fss-810)

PROJECT KOTO KANEMASA (fss-810)

PROJECT KOTO KANEMASA (fss-810) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE BEEN ASKED BY MANY OF OUR CLIENTS TO LIST THEIR ITEMS THAT ARE IN NEED OF RESTORATION ETC. EACH PIECE IS SOLD AS IS. WE DO HOWEVER GUARANTEE THERE ARE NO FATAL FLAWS. WE TRY TO PRESENT BLADES THAT ARE WORTHY OF RESTORATION. YOUR DUE DILIGENCE IS ADVISED AND YOU MAY FIND A GEM LURKING AMONGST THESE ONCE VALUED TREASURES!!  ALL ITEMS ARE PRICED ACCORDINGLY. A nicely preserved signed “KANEMASA” wakazashi that has very nice workmanship and a active hamon. This blade is ubu and signed with a good signature. A collection of activity may be found with a proper polish. This is a great looking blade with good possibilities if polished. The is in a very restorable condition. We would be happy to polish the sword for the new owner.  The cost for polishing this sword is normally approximately $2000.00 but we will give the buyer a better price of $1700,  Koshirai/shirasaya work is extra.  The sword has no scabbard. The pictures not do justice to this sword.  The hada is very well forged with a very tight itame. The mounts are original and add to the overall value of this item. This sword also comes with papers from the NTHK shinsa team attesting to the blade quality and its signature.  All the sword needs is restoration to bring it back to its original beauty. Mei: KANEMASA Date: Tenmon (1532) koto era Nagasa: 19-5/8 inches Sori: 19.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 28.3 mm Width at the yokote: 21.4 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.5 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: old polish Click to Enlarge...
Bizen Sukesada (fss-809)

Bizen Sukesada (fss-809)

Bizen Sukesada (fss-809) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: A very nice TANTO signed BIZEN NO KUNI JU FUJIWARA SUKESADA . This sword is finished in the classic Bizen style of this period and is from the koto era. There were many smiths working at this time and could be one of the many of the fujiwara Sukesada smiths. It is constructed in typical bizen fashion with bizen tang and hira zukiri in shape. The hamon is Sugu-ha with much activity and plenty of nie with nioi. The hada is a mokume/itame mix.  From a historical perspective what makes this blade very special is the fact it was forged in the Momoyama period just before the great flooding of the Yoshii River which wiped out most of the Bizen smiths of this time.  This tanto comes mounted in a beautiful koshirai with a silver habaki. A brilliant example of a Bizen sword with an abundance of hataraki. The sword is very attractive and retains the original Bizen shape and is ubu with one hole. An extremely healthy sword for a koto period Tanto with wonderful koshirai. The koshirae for this blade is very unique. The saya is finished in a beautiful glossy black lacquer adorned with a kirimon motif, one of the two emblems of the imperial family of Japan, composed of paulowina leaves and flowers. The tsuka has a beautiful gold same accentuated with red knodules. The menuki are a matching kiri-mon theme. The sageo is black to match. What is most unique about this saya is it has a hidden compartment for storing coins. Well to do merchant class to keep their...
Shin-Shinto Tanto (fss-808)

Shin-Shinto Tanto (fss-808)

Shin-Shinto Tanto (fss-808) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: This is a shin shinto tanto in mounts.  The overall condition is 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.  The hada is itame and clear.  These tanto were functional and the mounts are a mixture of brass and copper often called castle mounts.  Overall a good reasonably priced tanto for a new collector that is in very good shape. The fittings are all matching, there are kodzuka and kogai, and the blue tsuka-ito string wrap is slightly frayed at one area. The sageo is a very nice fancy blue and white combination and the saya is finished in black lacquer with some raised floral design. The habaki and seppa are of copper. Mei: Mumei Date: Late Edo (1800’s) Nagasa: 11-3/4 inches Sori: 3.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 27.8 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.8 mm Construction: Hira zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: Good polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold 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: fss-808. 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 TSUNAHIRO (fss-824) Bingo Mihara Masatoshi (fss-822) SHIN-SHINTO...