Minamoto Morikane (fss-843)

Minamoto Morikane (fss-843)

Minamoto Morikane (fss-843) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is an incredible example of a Kongobei School sword made by Morikana. He signed this sword  “Minamoto Morikane Saku”. The School was very active from the Einin era (1292). The founder was Moritaka. Early era swords are very rare most are generally seen from the Oei era (1394) and after.  The style of this sword is in a beautiful Nagamaki styes with a long kissaki measuring at 3 inches. The blade has an abundance of beautiful activity. The hada is well forged, it shows on exuberance a fine qualities. Many area show utsuri very clearly.  The hamon is also very beautiful. The details of the hamon are quite striking. There is on abundance of nie and nioi. The length of the sword is quite long at 30″. For such a long sword to have no flaws is impressive. But such was the quality of workmanship in  swords of this age. This sword comes with papers authenticating signature, age and quality. It also comes with its full mounts. The mounts are early and well made, and were made in good samurai tradition and style. Kongobei swords are very desirable specially one such as this.  Mei: Minamoto Morikane Saku Date: Eiroku (1558-1570) Nagasa: 30 inches Sori: 28.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 30.2 mm Width at the yokote: 26.3 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 8.7 mm Construction: Nagamaki (Kanmuri-Otoshi zukuri) Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame/mokume Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Midare (3″ Long) Condition: Good polish Click to Enlarge Image The Connoisseur’s Book of Japanese SwordsBy Kōkan Nagayama Click to Enlarge Image Sayagaki (Writing on the shirasaya)伝斬馬刀銘 源盛包作時代永禄頃筑前金剛兵衛一派刃長 貮尺五寸有之昭和五十六年五月廿七日甲種特別貴重刀剣指定 Den ZanbatōMei: Minamoto Morikane sakuJidai Eiroku...
Echizen Yasutsugu (fss-842)

Echizen Yasutsugu (fss-842)

Echizen Yasutsugu (fss-842) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is an important sword made by Yasutugu. This Yasutsugu is known as the San-dai or third generation of the Yasutsugu lineage. this group of swords were very renowned and were allowed to sign with the Hollyhock crest. The 3rd generations work in general is not flashy but more serene with a deep elegance.  The word that the Japanese people use for things of this nature is “Shibui” (Deep high quality not flashy). This particular sword is flawless and shows all the beautiful traits from the school. A rather long sword that is very stout and strong looking and feeling when in hand. Please take a very good look at all the pictures to capture all the fine details within the temper line. The Ji is also exquisite and finally forged. This sword comes in original mounts that have never been altered, or changed. The scabbard is wrapped in a beautiful leather that has been lacquered. It has a hidden compartment that is quite unique and not commonly found. It was said that in these compartments gold could be stored or even important Hidden documents. In any case it’s unique and the compartment is long and shows skill in the scabbard maker. It is also in good shape for such an old scabbard dating back a few hundred years. The handle is original down to it’s Silk wrapping. The iron fittings appear to be all made by the same hand there is a signature on the edge of the sword guard that is the same signature that is...
Yakuwa Musashi (fss-836)

Yakuwa Musashi (fss-836)

Yakuwa Musashi (fss-836) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Here we have one of the finest Shinsaku-to that we have ever seen. It was made by Yakuwa Musashi, and it is an exceptional sword. His given name is Yakuwa Tadao and was born in 1944.  We do not know if he is still alive at this point. But we do know that he has left a beautiful Legacy with this sword. This sword is massive, measuring 32 and 1/16 of an inch long. The Kissaki/point is just over 3 inches long and shows an abundance of activity. I feel that this could be a masterpiece of Yakuwa Musashi. The style of this sword is reminiscent of Ichimonji Bizen work. This style of tempering or shall we say heat treating has an exuberant feel to it, this gives the sword a very exciting and robust look. The activity within this temper line is abundant with nie and nioi. It’s a flawless example of a well forged well shaped Katana. The curvature of this blade is deep, allowing it to cut almost anything very easily. It comes in very sound mounts, so it can be easily used for training or cutting. We don’t recommend it though, because it’s fine collectible sword. The fittings are more than likely a little earlier than the sword. They are all brass and well-made. The dragon motive is all matching and the menuki are hawk feather mon (taka-no-ha). The handle wrapping looks also solid and has a Gold washed copper habaki. A new scabbard was made for this sword prior to polishing. This scabbard...
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...