KOTO WAKAZASHI (fss-895)

KOTO WAKAZASHI (fss-895)

KOTO WAKAZASHI (fss-895) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A beautiful wakazashi of the koto era that has been shortened. As you can see in our photographs the hamon is a hoso-suguha with an overall stoic shape. There is ji-nie in abundance and and a perfectly controlled hoso-sugu-ha with a bright nioi-gucchi. The boshi is a ko-maru style almost yakitsune and also follows the hoso-suguha hamon that tends to kaen at the top.  A very nice feature to study. The hada is a ko-itame with mokume mix and ji-nie appears, a beautiful mix of hada to accentuate this glowing hamon. The sword has a slight curvature and the overall classic sugata/shape of a koto suriage piece. This narrow suguha along with the yakitsune like boshi reminds one of the oldest of Yamato pieces.The koshirae:  This is a interesting set of mounts with  a menuki of a dragon around ken against a beautiful pattern of Same with large nodules. The tsuba is of brass with a mokku shape.  The fuchi and kashira are match of Chidori over ocean waves.  A lacquered saya of crushed Abalone shell with silver inlayed in the lacquer.  The condition of the mounts is a bit worn but are still together and add to this old sword. The kodzuka is of Hoei’s bag and fan. The Sageo is in white to match the tsuka ito. The habaki, is finished in a silver foil. There is a peculiar red stripe running down one side of the saya that makes one wonder if this has any meaning. A good package for restoration of an old koto blade. Mei: Mumei Date: Koto (1400’s-1500’s) Nagasa: 13-1/8 inches...
WAKAZASHI (fss-894)

WAKAZASHI (fss-894)

WAKAZASHI (fss-894) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This sword was a katana originally. Now it’s a very interesting  long wakizashi with an active hamon. If it were 1/8″ longer it would still be clarified as a katana.  This hamon is a large choji /O-gunome midare with Tobyaki. The blade is covered in ji-nie. The boshi is almost ichimei with Kaen/hakikae. This blade would be spectacular in a fresh polish. A great entry level sword for restoration. The hada is also loaded with activity and is made up of a dense itame/mokume nagare with masame nagare also. Ji-nie abounds. This blade is mumei O-suriage with 2 mekugi ana. This blade is accompanied by a full set of koshirae that is very utilitarian in nature. The Tsuka-ito is an olivish brown ans the sageo is brown. The saya is a mottled black lacquer finish. the menuki and fuchi has a dragon on it. The tsuba is iron. There is a kojiri and handachi style accoutrement on the saya.    Mei: Mumei Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s) Nagasa: 23-1/2 inches Sori: 12.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 27.5 mm Width at the yokote: 20.7 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.8 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: O-suriage Kitae: Itame/mokume Hamon: Midare Chioji 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: $3,200.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-894. info@nihontoantiques.com How To Order Information Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image Subscribe for the Latest Updates!Join our mailing list to receive...
Settsu Shigetora (fss-893)

Settsu Shigetora (fss-893)

Settsu Shigetora (fss-893) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This wakizashi is signed “Settsu (or Seshu) Ju Shigetora.  He was a student of Kaneyasu and is know to work in 1673.  He was from Settsu Provence.  This interesting wakazashi from Settsu provence made by Shigetora and has a bit of a soshu feel to it. Sesshu or Settsu is the same Provence.  There is a sugu-ha yakidashi and It is in a very nice pristine polish.  The overall sugata of this sword has a slight sori and the hamon is loaded with activity.  The hamon contains an abundance of beautiful activity of ashi with a thick nioi-guchi, and the hamon is in a  gunome / choji midare style . Ji-nie and chikei can be found and is well made.  The hada has a tightly forged itame / mokume mix and covered in ji-nie.  The kissaki is a longish chu-kissaki and ko-maru boshi with a bit of kaen.  This blade comes with mountings.  The furniture of the koshirae are made of iron with a gold floral motif.  The Tsuba is iron also with a floral  design and basket like weave in gold with a butterfly. The set of tsuba, fuchi,kashira is matching and made by the same person. The menuki are birds to compliment the floral motif. The Sageo is gold and the Ito is black over an old patina’d rayskin and the saya lacquer is finished in a black lacquer. The silk on the handle is original and old and the saya is also and has wear.  There is a shirasaya for the sword as well as a tsunagi for the koshirae.  We  the signature is  good signature and not fake.  The habaki is...
BANRYUSHI NAGAHIRO (fss-892)

BANRYUSHI NAGAHIRO (fss-892)

BANRYUSHI NAGAHIRO (fss-892) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is an outstanding wakazashi from the shinshinto period . The blade is signed “Banryushi Nagahiro” and dated.  He worked from 1818-1864 and is from IYO Provence.  He was the son of Nagatsugu and he was a student of the well known “Hamabe Toshizane”. The sugata is shobu-zukiri. There is a sugu-ha yakidashi and It is in a very nice pristine polish.  The overall sugata of this sword has a nice sori and the hamon is loaded with activity.  The hamon contains an abundance of beautiful activity of ashi , yo and sunagashi with a thick nioi-guchi, and the hamon is in a  gunome / choji midare style . There is a round tobyaki which we believe is to represent the bsun or moon. Ji-nie and chikei can be found and is well made.  The hada has a tightly forged itame / mokume mix and covered in ji-nie. There are wisps of temper here and there floating above the hamon.  This blade comes with mountings.  The furniture of the koshirae are made of shakudo with a tiger and bamboo motif. There are gold highlights and in good condition. The Tsuba is copper with a mimi of shakudo also with a tiger and bamboo.The fuchi and kashira are also a tiger and bamboo. The menuki are of gold tigers. The Sageo is black and the Ito is gold over a  rayskin and the saya lacquer is finished in a unique striation of red, black with gold striping.. There is a shirasaya for the sword as well as a tsunagi for the koshirae. Note the kodzuka of Shoki . The blade is ubu and signed but has some damage ....
Suishinshi School Katana (fss-891)

Suishinshi School Katana (fss-891)

Suishinshi School Katana (fss-891) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a beautiful late edo period Katana, This sword is reminiscent of the beautiful work of a bygone era. The blade is a longish 32+” mumei piece with a fine hada and a wavy Gunome-midare in a notare-ish hamon.  The hada is a fine Mokume with itame covered in ji-nie . The hamon has a beautiful frosting of both Nie and Nioi. The ko-nie is finely sprinkled the entire length of the hamon. There is sunagashi and kinsugi found within. There is a long ko-maru kissaki full of hakike.There is ji-nie all over this sword.  The hamon is made up of a gunome/choji midare set in a notare base which looks spectacular in this polish which is pristine. A fantastic sword with much to enjoy and appreciate. The koshirae is a beautiful set. These are a matching set of soft metal fuchi/kashira in the gilded Stone style finish. There is a saya of a lacquer mixed with blueish/greenish crushed abalone. There is also a gold washed habaki This sword with beautiful horimono over 15″ long emulates the great blades from an earlier era.  There is beautiful horimono of Gomabashi with claw on one side and “Shin No Kurikara” on the other. The blade is tremendously healthy and in a spectacular polish. The hamon is a very striking gunome midare. There is a well worked fantastic hada of ko- itame and can be appreciated from across the room and can be viewed in the photos. A note on Horimono;kurikara (倶梨伽羅) – According to legend, the guardian deity Fudô-Myôô (不動明王) once had to fight a deity from another religion, the...