Koto Ken (fss-835)

Koto Ken (fss-835)

Koto Ken (fss-835) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Here we have a very unique find. It’s a Japanese Ken and it is in very good condition. The blade is in a good polish and is mounted in a Japanese Ho Wood shirasaya that is very well-made. We do not always sell these type of swords as they hard to find. The blade has a carving of a flowing dragon on one side.  On the other it has a signature that may have something to do with the owner of the sword.  Ken are one of the rarer styles of tanto. Ken have double edged blades and were mainly made as Buddhist ritual implements although it is not uncommon to find them mounted and used as tanto. Some ken style tanto were made from cut down yari. Ken style tanto were made in Koto, Shinshinto and Gendai eras; but few were made during the Shinto period (few tanto of any style were made during the Shinto era). Ken blades may have parallel edges or double concave shapes as above. Some of the top sword smiths in history made ken as offerings to various temples.  Mei: Mumei Date: Koto Nagasa: 13″ inches Width at the ha-machi: 30.9 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 5.1 mm Construction: ken zukuri Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame Hamon: suguba 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: $3,800.00 Sale price till July 25th! $2,600.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item:...
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 Shimane Masakiyo (fss-846)October 3, 2019 Chōunsai Tsunatoshi (fss-845)September 30, 2019 Exquisite Katana (fss 844)September 19, 2019 Minamoto Morikane (fss-843)September 18, 2019 Echizen Yasutsugu (fss-842)August 1, 2019 Hizen Kunihiro (fss-839)July 11, 2019 Enomoto Sadayoshi (fss-838)July 10, 2019 Fujimura Kunitoshi (fss-833)May 28, 2019 Koto Signed Wakazashi (fss-832)May 24, 2019 Ko-Senjuin (fss-831)May 13, 2019 Daisho Tsuba (fst-562)November 2, 2018 Soft Metal...
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 Shimane Masakiyo (fss-846)October 3, 2019 Chōunsai Tsunatoshi (fss-845)September 30, 2019 Exquisite Katana (fss 844)September...
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...