(Yasakuni) Yasunobu (fss-853)

(Yasakuni) Yasunobu (fss-853)

(Yasukuni) Yasunobu (fss-853) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale An Impressive Yasukuni Shrine sword by the swordsmith Yasunobu. His full name Murakami Yasunobu and given name is Ensaku from Yamagata prefecture.According to the translation by Kenji Mishina for the JSS:He became a member of the NTKF ( Nihonto Tenren Kai Foundation ) 10/15/33 which made approx. 1000 swords.Given his Yasukuni smith name on 1/11/39 by War Minister, Itagaki Seishiro.Left 8/15/45 after the defeat by the Allied Forces.Donated a sword to the Yasakuni shrine 2/39.Donated a sword to the festival for the 700th anniversary of retired-Emporer Gotoba 3/39.Won the Chairman Award at the 2nd Gunto Tenran Kai 12/21/44His lineage: Ikeda Yasumitsu ( Ikko or Kazumitsu )He was making agricultural tools under the tutelage of Ikeda Ikko in Yamagata prefecture. This impressive blade is in pristine condition. The polish is outstanding and truly shows off the magnificence of the Yasukuni smiths workmanship. As most Yasukuni blades this is a brilliantly controlled Sugu-ha with a very tight Ko-Itame / Ko-Mokume Hada. The boshi is in Maru with no flaws to be found. The Habaki is finished in copper. And not to understate this completed with a wonderfully done Shira-saya of Honoki.Anyone interested in owning a truly perfect example of a Yasukuni Shrine blade by a noted Yasukuni Shrine Smith should own this sword or add it to their collection. This is a link to information about the Yasakuni shrine.  It has a long and extensive history and is a place that that the Japanese people visit regularly.   YASAKUNI SHRINE Mei: Yasunobu Date: Showa era Nagasa: 24-5/8 inches Sori: 15.0 mm Width at...
(Yasukuni) Yasumitsu (fss-852)

(Yasukuni) Yasumitsu (fss-852)

(Yasukuni) Yasumitsu (fss-852) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a very fine quality yasakuni sword made by one of the instructors of the Yasakuni shrine. Ikeda Yasumitsu, joined the NTK at its founding and left in Showa 15 (1940). He passed away in Showa 16 (1941). He made many fine blades and this is a great example of his work. This sword resembles the old koto era swords that were very desirable and the Yasakuni smiths made swords in this style. This sword has a well forged hada and a elegant hamon with good hataraki. The mounts are military and in very good shape.The swordsmith, Ikeda Yasumitsu, joined the NTK at its founding and left in Showa 15 (1940). He passed away in Showa 16 (1941).IKEDA YASUMITSU (BORN 2ND NOVEMBER 1879, DIED JANUARY 1941). Given name: Shuji.Originally from Yamagata Prefecture. Became a member of Nihonto Tanren Foundation as well as Sakite, Abe Shigeo and Murakami Ensaku.Given the Yasukuni smith name “ Yasumitsu “ by the war minister, Araki Sadeo on 15th of December 1933.Retired on 4th of October 1939. He was still in a position of leadership and made a small number of swords after his retirement.Left the foundation and went back to his hometown at the end of 1945.Number of swords produced at Nihonto Tanren Kai: Approx. 1,100 swords. MAIN WORKSDonated a sword to the Yasukuni Shrine in 1933.Made a sword for Prince Mikasa in the occasion of his coming-of-age celebration in 1934.Donated a sword to the festival of the 700th anniversary of the retired- Emperor Gotoba in March 1939.Had made uncertain number of...
Chikugo no Kami Kunifusa (fss-851)

Chikugo no Kami Kunifusa (fss-851)

Chikugo no Kami Kunifusa (fss-851) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This sword was made by the 2nd gen of a 9 generation lineage working in Iyo province for the “Date” who ruled the local Uwajima fief. Kunimori was his early mei. This fine sword boast an abundance of activity and workmanship. There’s a beautiful carving of a dragon on one side and bonji on the other that are well done. The sword is flawless and  has a beautiful hamon and with many hataraki, Its a mixture of nie and nioi.  The itame hada has a dark deep appearance and almost looks wet. Some ji-nie is also visible in the hada. This Sword has a very serene feel to it and although it has many find details it does not look flashy, instead it looks very elegant. The mounts accompany this sword are also in dragon motif.  They are in good condition but we would recommend a shirasaya and tsunagi be made some day for this sword.  It comes with papers authenticating the signature, age and quality.   KUNIFUSA (国房), 2nd gen., Kanbun (寛文, 1661-1673), Iyo – “Chikugo no Daijō Fujiwara Kunifusa” (筑後大掾藤原国房), “Chikugo no Kami Kunifusa” (筑後守国房), real name Kono Koichi (小野小市), he signed first with Kunimori (国林), he studied in Ōsaka under the 1st gen. Yamato no Kami Yoshimichi (大和守吉道), he died on the 13th day of the twelfth month Kyōhō 19 (享保, 1734), dense itame mixed with mokume, gunome-chōji in ko-nie-deki, compact nioiguchi, sugu-bōshi with a ko-maru-kaeri   Mei: Chikugo no Kami Kunifusa (筑後守国房) Date: Kanbun (寛文, 1661-1673) Nagasa: 18 inches Sori: 9.5 mm Width at...
Yukikage Yari (fss-848)

Yukikage Yari (fss-848)

Yukikage Yari (fss-848) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Yari by Yukikage. This smith is in the Nihonto Meikan. Therein, he is listed as having signed like on this yari, that he was based in Higo. However, There is listed a Higo smith from that time who used the name Yukikage too, although written with a different YUKI. I guess it may be the same smith who changed the writing at some point. We have him as: YUKIKAGE (幸景), Tenpō (天保, 1830-1844), Higo – “Higo no Kuni-jū Ibara Jirōzaemon no Jō Fujiwara Yukikage” (肥後国住茨次郎左衛門尉藤原幸景), real name Ibara Jirōzaemon (茨次郎左衛門). This is a perfect example of a yari in polished condition. It also has a shirasaya to add even more value to this blade. I wonderful signed and dated Yari for any collector. Mei: YUKIKAGE (幸景),  Date: Tenpō (天保, 1830-1844) Overall Nagasa: 19-6/8 inches Blade Nagasa: 5-1/2 inches Width at the yokote: 17.7 mm Construction: Yari  Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame/mokume 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 NOVEMBER SALE ENDS 12/1/19 New Sale Price $1,800.00 Asking price: $2,200.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-848. 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 BUNGO NORIYUKI (fss-858)January 31, 2020 (Yasakuni) Yasunobu (fss-853)December 30, 2019 Ishidô...
Mounted Wakazashi (fss-847)

Mounted Wakazashi (fss-847)

Mounted Wakazashi (fss-847) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Here we have a very beautiful antique sword that is very well mounted. The sword dates back to the Edo era (1600’s-1800’s).  The fittings are signed and have a beautiful rich colored patina.  This sword has no flaws and is very well-made.  No flaws or opening can be found on this blade.  Its in an older polish thats in good shape. The sword is unsigned, and will receive a good paper when submitted to shinsa in the future.  If looking for a solid antique Japanese sword that is authentic and untouched for many years, this is the sword.  It appears mino school and h as a active hamon with many hataraki. Nie and nioi are visible and flow beautifully along its length.  The forging is very tight and no flaws are visible. This is a wonderful, honest sword from the EDO era. Mei: Mumei Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s) Nagasa: 17-1/4 inches Sori: 10.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 29.2 mm Width at the yokote: 21.4 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.7 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: Older polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold NOVEMBER SALE ENDS 12/1/19 New Sale Price $2,900.00 Asking price: $3,600.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-847. NihontoAntiques@comcast.net How To Order Information Click to Enlarge Image Subscribe for the Latest Updates!Join our mailing list to receive the latest News & Updates from Nihonto Antiques....