Chōunsai Tsunatoshi (fss-845)

Chōunsai Tsunatoshi (fss-845)

Chōunsai Tsunatoshi (fss-845) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a beautiful example of a fine quality sword made by Chōunsai Tsunatoshi. Tsunatoshi is a JO-SAKU level swordSmith. This is obviously one of his finest works of art. This sword is flawless, and shows a beautiful tightly forged hada almost looking like mu-ji hada. This is a long sword measuring at 30 inches and comes with high level Tokubetsu papers from the NBTHK. The mounts have been all restored and a new saya has been made so that the blade can be displayed in its mounts. Only the highest level of workmanship was performed on this fine art sword. The saya is ribbed and adds to the elegance of the mounts overall. Tsunatoshi is one of the leading swordsmiths of his time, and this sword should be regarded as a unique and special sword. This blade is a cut above the majority of blades made during the shin-shinto era.  The shirasaya has a sayagaki from Tanobe Sensei.  Note: Tanobe sensei will not do any sayagaki if he feels the sword does not deserve his appraisal on the saya.  Overall this is an excellent high quality beautiful collectable antique Japanese sword by Chōunsai Tsunatoshi. Mei: Kōfu ni oite Chōunsai Tsunatoshi saku – Kōka sannen jūichigatsu kichijitsu (於江府長運斎綱俊作・弘化三年十一月吉日) – “Made by Chōunsai Tsunatoshi on a lucky day in the eleventh month of Kōka three (1846) in Edo.” Date: Edo (1846) Nagasa: 30″ inches Sori: 27.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 31.0 mm Width at the yokote: 18.8 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.8 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame Hamon: Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: Good polish Click to Enlarge Image...
Minamoto Morikane (fss-843)

Minamoto Morikane (fss-843)

Minamoto Morikane (fss-843) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is an incredible example of a Kongobei School sword made by Morikana. He signed this sword  “Minamoto Morikane Saku”. The School was very active from the Einin era (1292). The founder was Moritaka. Early era swords are very rare most are generally seen from the Oei era (1394) and after.  The style of this sword is in a beautiful Nagamaki styes with a long kissaki measuring at 3 inches. The blade has an abundance of beautiful activity. The hada is well forged, it shows on exuberance a fine qualities. Many area show utsuri very clearly.  The hamon is also very beautiful. The details of the hamon are quite striking. There is on abundance of nie and nioi. The length of the sword is quite long at 30″. For such a long sword to have no flaws is impressive. But such was the quality of workmanship in  swords of this age. This sword comes with papers authenticating signature, age and quality. It also comes with its full mounts. The mounts are early and well made, and were made in good samurai tradition and style. Kongobei swords are very desirable specially one such as this.  Mei: Minamoto Morikane Saku Date: Eiroku (1558-1570) Nagasa: 30 inches Sori: 28.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 30.2 mm Width at the yokote: 26.3 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 8.7 mm Construction: Nagamaki (Kanmuri-Otoshi zukuri) Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame/mokume Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Midare (3″ Long) Condition: Good polish Click to Enlarge Image The Connoisseur’s Book of Japanese SwordsBy Kōkan Nagayama Click to Enlarge Image Sayagaki (Writing on the shirasaya)伝斬馬刀銘 源盛包作時代永禄頃筑前金剛兵衛一派刃長 貮尺五寸有之昭和五十六年五月廿七日甲種特別貴重刀剣指定 Den ZanbatōMei: Minamoto Morikane sakuJidai Eiroku...
Echizen Yasutsugu (fss-842)

Echizen Yasutsugu (fss-842)

Echizen Yasutsugu (fss-842) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is an important sword made by Yasutugu. This Yasutsugu is known as the San-dai or third generation of the Yasutsugu lineage. this group of swords were very renowned and were allowed to sign with the Hollyhock crest. The 3rd generations work in general is not flashy but more serene with a deep elegance.  The word that the Japanese people use for things of this nature is “Shibui” (Deep high quality not flashy). This particular sword is flawless and shows all the beautiful traits from the school. A rather long sword that is very stout and strong looking and feeling when in hand. Please take a very good look at all the pictures to capture all the fine details within the temper line. The Ji is also exquisite and finally forged. This sword comes in original mounts that have never been altered, or changed. The scabbard is wrapped in a beautiful leather that has been lacquered. It has a hidden compartment that is quite unique and not commonly found. It was said that in these compartments gold could be stored or even important Hidden documents. In any case it’s unique and the compartment is long and shows skill in the scabbard maker. It is also in good shape for such an old scabbard dating back a few hundred years. The handle is original down to it’s Silk wrapping. The iron fittings appear to be all made by the same hand there is a signature on the edge of the sword guard that is the same signature that is...
Tamba Kanemichi (fss-840)

Tamba Kanemichi (fss-840)

Tamba Kanemichi (fss-840) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale There were six generations. But I have only the first generation adding a chrysanthemum crest and the character Ichi. So this sword appears to be made by the first generation Kanemichi. The sword could use a polish, but over all the work is still visible on this blade in general. Sword has papers authenticating the signature and overall has a ton of potential. This is information on KANEMICHI (兼道), 1st gen., Manji (万治, 1658-1661), Settsu – “Tango no Kami Naomichi” (丹後守直道), “Tango no Kami Fujiwara Rai Naomichi saku” (丹後守藤原来直道作), “Mishina Tango no Kami Naomichi” (三品丹後守 直道), “Tango no Kami Kanemichi” (丹後守 兼道), “Tango no Kami Fujiwara Kanemichi” (丹後守藤原兼道), “Mishina Tango no Kami Kanemichi” (三品丹後守兼道), “Mishina Tango no Kami Fujiwara Kanemichi” (三品丹後守藤原兼道), real name Mishina Kichibei (三品吉兵衛, the first name can also read Yoshibei), he was the second (according to other traditions the third) son of the 1st gen. Kyō Tanba no Kami Yoshimichi (丹波守吉道) and it is said that he signed at the beginning of his career with Yoshimichi too, before he took over the name Kanemichi, he signed also with Naomichi (直道) and is therefore also counted as 1st gen. Naomichi, in the second year of Kan´ei (寛永, 1625) he received the honorary title Tango no Kami, the move from Kyōto to Ōsaka took place during the Kan´ei era (1624-1644), he died in the twelfth year of Kanbun (寛文, 1672) at the age of 70, dense ko-itame, regular gunome-chōji with plenty of nie and a wide nioiguchi, he also hardened a sudareba and a narrow sugu-yakidashi, he...
Hizen Kunihiro (fss-839)

Hizen Kunihiro (fss-839)

Hizen Kunihiro (fss-839) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This sword was made by Hizen Kunihiro, he was the sonof the Hizen Hirosada who was a younger brother of first generation Hizen Tadayoshi. kunihiro was named Rokuro zaemon Hashimoto.He studied from his father sword making techniques so his work is similar to his father’s.This blade is very well made, the Jigane is active and is course in some areas. The hamon is gunome midare.The blade is accompany with NBTHK  hozon paper.  The sword comes in its Shirasaya and has a solid silver Habaki. This would be a great sword to mount someday. Mei: Hizen Ju Kunihiro Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s) Nagasa: 21-5/8 inches Sori: 12.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 28.8 mm Width at the yokote: 19.8 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.4 mm Construction: Shinogi 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: $2,900.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-839. NihontoAntiques@comcast.net How To Order Information Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image 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 Echizen Kaneshige (fss-859)January 31, 2020 BUNGO NORIYUKI (fss-858)January 31, 2020 Edo Period Katana (fss-856)January 30, 2020 Echizen Yasutsugu (fss-855)January 17, 2020 (Yasakuni) Yasunobu (fss-853)December 30, 2019 (Yasukuni) Yasumitsu...