Noshu Kaneuji (fss-802)

Noshu Kaneuji (fss-802)

  Noshu Kaneuji (fss-802)   Available New Item Sold On Hold Special Sale An exquisite long Shinshinto blade signed Kane Uji. The Kane Uji line of swordsmiths is famous and dates back to the koto era.  They were know to make fine quality swords that cut very well.  This sword measures in at almost 31″. At 30 11/16″ this blade is a beautiful example of a flawless ubu Shinshinto sword loaded to the max with great activity and a wonderful hada covered in ji-nie. The hamon is a vibrant gunome-midare filled with sunagashi, kinsuji and ko-nie abounds. The hada is an active itame O-mokume mix with flowing masame throughout. Chikei can be seen all over as well as being peppered with ji-nie. The blade is signed and papered to Kane Uji and given an approximate date of 1844. The boshi is maru finished with sunagashi. The hada has a perfect burl effect and a pleasure to behold. The koshirae is fitted with a high gloss black lacquer finished saya. No shirasaya is nessasary for this blade. The ito and Sageo are a matching brown color to accentuate the mounts. The menuki are a large pair of shakudo and gold running ShiShi. The fuchi Kashira are a iron and very much in the shin-shinto style. The tsuba is an iron geometric pattern accented in gold with square mimi-gata lobes and may date back to the late koto era. A beautifully finished Gold washed Habaki to complete the Koshirae for this wonderful long Shinogi-Zukiri style sword. Mei: Kaneuji Date: Koka  (1844 era) Nagasa: 30 11/16 inches Sori: 21.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 32.6 mm Width at the yokote: 22.3 mm...
Sagami Kaneyasu (fss-796)

Sagami Kaneyasu (fss-796)

Sagami Kaneyasu (fss-796) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a very interesting katana in the Shinto Mino tradition and of the Kanbun Shinto era. It is in a very good polish. The overall sugata of this sword is impressive and the hamon is loaded with activity. The hamon contains plentiful nie in sugu-ha with a slight hint of notare-ba. The hada has an oily appearance and forged very well with some areas of O- hada mixed in. This blade comes with koshirae. The sword furniture is made up of a Carp or Koi motiff and in good condition. The fuchi /  kashira are of waves with Carp or Koi menuki. A complete package of a papered and mounted sword in good polish. FUJISHIRO HAS THIS TO SAY ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR SMITH: KANEYASU SAGAMI NO KAMI [KANBUN 1661 MINO] SHINTÔ CHÛSAKU He has the Gô of Gotôhichirô, and he entered the Mon of Ômura Kaboku. (Wazamono) Signatures:            SAGAMI NO KAMI KANEYASU NÔSHÛ SEKI GEN’ICHI KANEYASU The Koi Fish The legend says the Chinese then raised the koi in their rice patty fields to be used for food, especially during the long winter months, and not for pets. The Chinese then passed on their knowledge of raising koi to the Japanese. Raising koi in ponds began in Niigata, Japan during one particularly harsh winter. Niigata Koi During this very harsh winter, Japanese farmers in Niigata could not fish and could not sustain any crops. As a result, the farmers began building ponds in which to raise koi in order to feed their families. During this time, many farmers began noticing different...
Beautiful Daisho (fss-792)

Beautiful Daisho (fss-792)

Beautiful Daisho (fss-792) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A True Samurai Daisho, These swords are mounted in an Oxen theme of very nice quality. The Motif is of oxen and are in pristine condition finished in shakudo, gold and copper with a fine nanako. The kodzuka is of oxen also with gold back finish. The saya are black with a brown sageo. The tsuba are nanban style but not your ordinary type. This daisho set are thick with a rounded rim that sings when tapped gently. There are dragons and a hidden Christian theme of crucifix’. The menuki appear to be Sakura of gold and shakudo finish. The ito is black and the same (rayskin have a beautiful patina). The habaki are an original matching silver foil with quite a patina finished in a rain storm pattern, just splendid. The katana is ubu, and loaded with activity. Within the Sugu-ha, gunome can be seen, there is hotsure, sunagahi and kinsugi. The hada is a dense and beautiful itame and mokume mix with some masame. It is signed katsumitsu and the signature looks good. The wakazashi an O-suriage piece, this sword has a hamon based in sugu-ha. The hada appears to be an itame nagare with ji-nie. The blades are both from the koto period. The wearing of daishō was limited to the samurai class, and became a symbol or badge of their rank. Daishō may have became popular around the end of the Muromachi(1336 to 1573)as several early examples date from the late sixteenth century an edict in 1629 defining the duties of a samurai required the wearing of a daishō when on official duty....
Project Sword (fss-790)

Project Sword (fss-790)

Project Sword (fss-790) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE BEEN ASKED BY MANY OF OUR CLIENTS TO LIST THEIR WARES  THAT ARE IN NEED OF RESTORATION ETC. FOLLOWING IS THE FIRST OF BLADES LISTED AT A VERY REASONABLE PRICE. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE SIGNATURES ETC. AND EACH PIECE IS SOLD AS IS. WE DO HOWEVER GUARATEE THERE ARE NO FATAL FLAWS. WE TRY TO PRESENT BLADES THAT ARE WORTHY OF RESTORATION. SO 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 and dated koto katana that has very nice workmanship and a hoso-suguha hamon with utsuri. This blade is ubu and signed with a long signature of Bizen no kuni Osafune ju Kiyomitsu. A collection of activity with  Sunagashi, Kinsuji, chikei and much more may be found with a proper polish. Ji-nie and utsuri can be found. An exquisite blend of most Bizen activity can be seen and appreciated within this blade in the old Bizen tradition. The condition of this koto piece is in very restorable condition as can be seen in the pictures. It is in need of a good polish.. The pictures not do justice to this sword.  The hamon is very nicely done with a thick nioi-guchi that flares up here and there..  It has many hataraki and ko-nie appear.  The hada is very well forged with a very slick looking blend of swirling  itame with mokume.  The boshi is ko-maru with kaen like finish and longish for this size sword. This koto katana is signed Kiyomitsu and also has an elegant shape and is very well balanced. The curvature is...
Sesshū-jū Norihide (fss-788)

Sesshū-jū Norihide (fss-788)

Sesshū-jū Norihide (fss-788) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This Shinsakuto is a captivating traditionally made sword. With a ″ Nagasa and custom mountings this is a sword to admire. This blade was created to use for training and also for appreciation. A Choji midare hamon loaded with sunagashi, kinsuji and chikei . Ji-nie abounds and adds to the aesthetic quality of the blade. There are thick lines of Chikei that form large Mokume burls similar to Ayasugi hada with fine itame loaded with ji-nie. These large Mokume areas form a stream flowing into the Hamon. This is a beautiful sword by Norihide in Sesshu, present day Hyogo prefecture. His real name is Koshio Gonda who lives in Takarazuka-city and he has won several awards in the Contemporary Sword Exhibition and Contest held by Japanese Sword Preservation Society (NBTHK). This blade is an outstanding example of his work style. Special ordered and elaborately made. The whole shape is stout and entirely overflowing with an ambitious spirit. There are 2 mekugi-ana in an ubu nakago. This sword is spectacular to study and for the finest of Shinsakuto collectors. A pleasure to behold and one never gets tired of viewing the myriad of activity that is found in this blade. The Koshirae is very appealing.  Adorned with iron Fuchi / Kashira and Tsuba . The handle wrap is finished in black leather as well as a black silk sageo. There is a Sukashi style tsuba and a swirling lacquer finish to the saya which also accentuates the mountings. The Saya is in a red and black lacquered finish. The habaki and seppa are finished in a gold wash. This blade was made of Tamahagane and using the traditional methods, folded and clay tempered,...