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...
SHINTO JUMYO KATANA (FSS-827)

SHINTO JUMYO KATANA (FSS-827)

SHINTO JUMYO KATANA (FSS-827) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is an exquisite katana that has beautiful activity and is well made.  It is from the shinto era around 1600’s and accompanied with NBTHK papers attributing it to a Jumyo swordsmith and also attesting to its quality.  The hamon is gunome midare and it has many hataraki.  The shape is elegant and well balanced.   The hada is very rich and profoundly active.  The mounts are also very interesting and attractive with original old fitting that are also dating back to the shinto era.  This beautiful sword is even more interesting when viewing in hand.  A fine collectable sword. Information on JUMYO:JUMYO(Toshinaga) 寿命 school, it’s founder was born in Seki town, Mino province in Tensho 8 (1580), real name was Kondo Sukezaemon 近藤助左衛門. He had moved to Kiyosu castle town during Keicho(1596-1614) period and the enjoyed Tango-no-kami 丹後守 title in Kanei 2 (1625). JUMYO school had been prospered in 5 generations during Edo period under the patronage of Owari Tokugawa clans. JUMYO(Toshinaga) 寿命, it exactly means [happy long life] so that most of Samurais treasured JUMYO works. Mei: mumei (Attributed to Jumyo) Date: shinto 1600’s Nagasa: 27 inches Sori: 16.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 28.4 mm Width at the yokote: 18.5 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.0 mm Construction: shinogi-zukuri Mune: iori Nakago: suriage Kitae: mokume Hamon: gunome midare Boshi: maru Condition: good polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword comes with a shirasaya and tsunagi for its mounts. This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $7,200.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item...
Hizen Tadahiro(2nd) (fss-825)

Hizen Tadahiro(2nd) (fss-825)

Hizen Tadahiro(2nd) (fss-825) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: A beautiful sword in the Hizen tradition. This blade is a wonderful example of one of the best smiths of the Tadayoshi line.  This sword is signed “Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro” and the shinsa team dated it Keian 1648.  That would be the 2nd generation and in Fujishiro he is listed as “Jo Jo Saku level”. Fujishiro ratings:Saijo saku (High level Very best smith)Jojo saku (High level best smith)Jo saku (High level smith)Chujo saku (Good level smith)Chu saku (standard level smith)(please note this is a general interpretation of the Fujishiro ratings) Tadahiro the Second forged this katana.He was born Heisakuro Hashimoto as a legitimate son of Tadayoshi the First.Tadahiro was only19 years old when his father passed away in1632but he had enough skill to forge swords at that time. Tadahiro was designatedas Omi-Daijo in 1641, at the age of 29 not only did he continued forge swordsbut also supervised many pupils until his death in 1693, aged 80.He is known as very skillful swordsmith almost all his works are above the standard hizen-to level.  Takahiro  was good at both Suguha-hamon and Choji-midare Hamon. He was especially good at  forging the beautiful  jitetsu called konuka-hada.  His work is appreciatedas the best among the hizen-to. His swords are ranked at the Owaza-mono because of the sharpness. This Tadahiro is in immaculate fully restored condition, papered and mounted. This sword comes ensuite with wonderful koshirai. The Fuchi/Kasira are papered and menuki are of fine quality. The tsuba is in iron and very uniquely carved with dragons on both sides. The habaki is completed...
Ishido Teruhide (fss-823)

Ishido Teruhide (fss-823)

Ishido Teruhide (fss-823) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: Ishido Teruhide (1900~1982) was the 10th and last generation of the prestigious Ishido Korekazu line of swordsmiths in Edo/Musashi Province (Tokyo). He was the descendant of the famous Musashi Daijo Fujiwara Korekazu.During WWII, he produced many swords for high-ranking military officers and also made blades for civilians. Ishido Teruhide was ranked Betseki in the 1943 swordsmith rankings by the Nihon Token Tanrenjo and the Nihon Token Shinbunshi. As in all Ishido swords the construction is sublime. It has a with a fine ko-itame jihada and muji-hada with a suguha based hamon mixed with gunome midare. This Blade is in its original WWII Japanese Navy Officer Kai-Gunto Koshirae. It also carries an original copper habaki and same saya. This blade would be outstanding in a fresh new polish with shirasaya. Mei: Teruhide Date: Showa (1900’s) Nagasa: 25-3/4 inches Sori: 15.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 32.9 mm Width at the yokote: 24.5 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.6 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: Old polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $3,400.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-823. 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 Hizen Kunihiro...
Seki Kanenori (fss-820)

Seki Kanenori (fss-820)

Seki Kanenori (fss-820) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: We have here an exceptional katana with a very elegant Shinto sugata and a horimono of a Dragon on one side and sand script on the other. The Hada is brilliantly forged with masame in the shinogi-ji and tight mokume throughout covered with ji-nie. The hada has that oily appearance to the steel seen on the best of swords. No forging flaws are apparent on this blade.The hamon is also very active. A brilliant Sugu-ba-midare is frosted in nioi with a beautiful layer of nie. There is much activity to enjoy with many hours of viewing and studying pleasure.There is a beautiful key-fret designed gold washed habaki that adorns the blade along with gold washed seppa.  The workmanship is superb and the shape of this particular blade is very unique and attractive. The hada is very well forged. The hamon is subdued and is a very elegant sugu-midare-ba with hataraki thru out the hamon.  This blade has a deeply carved horimono of a dragon that stands out and adds to the uniqueness of this work.  The blade comes with NTHK papers attesting to its quality. Mino-province swords were, from the start, famous for their sharpness. Smiths centered in the town of Seki are representative of the Mino tradition of the time just after the middle of the Muromachi period. Generally, Mino-province swords of this period are known as Sue-Seki swords, because of the prosperity of the town of Seki.” This particular blade is from the Shinto period and displays the splendor of the swords from this era. This sword with beautiful horimono emulates the great blades from an ealier era.  There...