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 Shimane Masakiyo...
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...
Daisho with Koto Blades  (fss-819)

Daisho with Koto Blades (fss-819)

Daisho with Koto Blades (fss-819) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: These swords are mounted in an elegant daisho Koshirae. The saya are elaborately finished in a uniques style of Samegawa. The Same/ray skin is attached to the wooden core and ground down flat and polished after lacquer is applied.  This finish is not usually found in this condition.  An interesting note: The kurikata of both saya are finished in same(rayskin) which is a rarity. The Motif is of Dragons throughout finished in gold waves and clouds as a backdrop.  All the fitting are original and matching.  This is a true original Daisho.  The koshirae has an ito of blue that is also very old and the sageo are black in color. The Kodzuka blade and ko-gatana are in a dragon motif also with a shakudo/nanako finish. The ko-gatana blade is signed. The menuki are also well made in a dragon motif that compleat the koshirai. The tsubas are of a Buddhist symbol repeated throughout finished in iron. These tsuba are spectacular and the amount of work that went into them is incredible.  Both swords have matching gold washed habaki and seppa. Please note that for koshirai or mounts to receive papers they must be original and not put together.  This is a real daisho set. The katana is signed Kanesada . A beautiful blade in pristine polish and loaded with activity from the Shinto period. Within the gunome-midare hamon there is hotsure, sunagashi and kinsugi. The hada is a dense and beautiful itame and mokume mix with some masame and loaded with ji-nie. It has the appearance of the evening sky! The wakazashi was attributed to kaneharu of the shinto period. A mumei...
Hiromasa Gendaito (fss-814)

Hiromasa Gendaito (fss-814)

Hiromasa Gendaito (fss-814) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: HIROMASA (博正), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Ehime – “Hiromasa” (博正), “Yoshū Hōjō-jū Hiromasa saku” (予州北条住博正作), “Hiromasa kore o kitae” (博正鍛之), real name Toriu Kamematsu (鳥生亀松), student of Takahashi Yoshimune (高橋義宗), he worked as a rikugun-jumei-tōshō and died 1953 at the age of 45, kihin no retsu (Akihide), First Seat at the 6th Shinsaku Nihontō Denrankai (新作日本刀展覧会, 1941)  This is a very nice example of a sword made by a Rikugun Jumei Tosho swordsmith. A very nice choji/midare hamon with itame and some masame. The blade is mounted in shirasaya. A copper habaki and NBTHK papers attesting to the validity and quality of this blade. Mei: Yoshū Hōjō-jū Hiromasa saku (Made by Hiromasa, resident of Hōjō in [former] Iyo province) Date: Shōwa jūhachinen nigatsu hi (on a day in Februaru of 1943) Nagasa: 25-3/8″ inches Sori: 15.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 30.0 mm Width at the yokote: 20.2 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.2 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame/mokume Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: Good polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $4,800.00 (shipping and insurance included) NihontoAntiques@comcast.net How To Order Information Click to Enlarge Image KANTEI-SHO (鑑定書) - APPRAISAL No 346676 katana, mei :   Yoshū Hōjō-jū Hiromasa saku ‒ Shōwa jūhachinen nigatsu hi (豫州北条住博正作・昭和十八年二月日) ‒ “Made by Hiromasa, resident of Hōjō in [former] Iyo province, on a day in Februaru of 1943 nagasa ~ 64.5 cm According to the result of the shinsa committee of our society, we judge this work as authentic and rank it as Hozon...