ENOMOTO SADAYOSHI (fss-897)

ENOMOTO SADAYOSHI (fss-897)

ENOMOTO SADAYOSHI (fss-897) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A beautiful ubu with one hole katana this sword from the Gendaito era boasts of classical like work . The hada has a dense itame with and a wild jigane and the hamon is a notarebased  like gunome/choji midare..This was Sadayoshi’s ode to the Fukuoka Ichimonli school. Ko-nie layers the entire hamon blanketing the nioi-guchi with a turbulent amount of Ara-nie, a very pleasing spectacler. This katana is very sound and healthy like the day it was forged and a real beauty.. The blade is wide and has a wonderful curvature that reminds one of the older schools. The quality of the sword is also outstanding. The hamon is bright and has very good activity. The hada is very wet looking and is forged well with much ji-nie and slight utsuri appears. The overall feel of this blade is one of a well balanced beautiful katana and is very sharp. This blade is a large and extremely healthy and one can imagine what a blade just forged really feels like. The hamon is frosted with nie and the hada is a tightly well-forged itame. The koshirae is very clean and fundamental with menuki of floral motif . The tsuba is a picturesque depiction leaves in iron tsukashi style. There is a black lacquered saya  along with black same to match.The fuchi Kashira is also of large floral motif set in a cartouche as a backdrop.  The blade is in full polish with shirasaya. The habaki is silver and seppa are gold washed. The sageo is brown as well as...
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...
Koto Bizen Sword (fss-890)

Koto Bizen Sword (fss-890)

Koto Bizen Sword (fss-890) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This koshirae is in mint condition. It was mounted with an ancestral blade of extremely good quality. The military koshirae is of quite good quality. The tsuba is pierced and the scabbard is in pristine condition. The kashira of high quality and the habaki is 2-pieced in silver and gold with intricate carvings. This sword would be a spectacular piece in a new polish.   The sword is a based in suguha with a gunome- midare mix. There is fine nie to be seen as well as ji-nie. The blade is most likely Bizen Koto and appears to have Utsuri. The hada is an itame mokume blend with Ji-nie thru out. The boshi is ko-maru with gunome. This blade is ubu. With one hole and has an outstanding sori and a real beauty to look at. The menuki are military with a special mon in the middle, The fact that its Koshi-sori makes one feel this is a old Tachi and not a katana.  This sword has a lot of potential for restoration and shinsa and is over 29″ long and ubu. Mei: Mumei Date: Koto (1400’s-1500’s) Nagasa: 29-3/8 inches Sori: 21.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 30.7 mm Width at the yokote: 20.3 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 8.0 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame/mokume Hamon: Midare Gunome 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: $6,800.00 sold full ask (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number...
Koto Daito (fss-888)

Koto Daito (fss-888)

Koto Daito (fss-888) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A fine old Koto era sword in military mounts.This koshirae is in mint condition aside from some scuffing on the leather. It was mounted with a long ancestral blade of extremely good quality and a rarity of a find. The original military koshirae is of quite good quality. The tsuba is pierced and the leather covering of the saya is pristine. The kashira has a family mon and the habaki is washed in silver. This long sword is very long and would be a spectacular piece in a new polish. The mounts come with a surrender tag which is very interesting. This koshirae was mounted with an ancestral blade of good quality and a rarity of a find but is in need of a polish. The original military koshirae is of good quality. The tsuba is pierced and you will find a beautiful mint scabbard underneath the leather covering.  The saya appears to be nickel plated and looks excellent. The kashira has a family mon of cross Hatched feathers and the habaki is in silver. This long sword needs a new polish and mounted in shirasaya. The sword is a based in suguha with a gunome- midare mix. The blade is Koto and appears to have Utsuri. The hada is an itame mokume blend with some nagare elements. The boshi is ko-maru. This blade was shortened and still retains a good length. The tang has 4 holes. This blade is an older family Tachi or Daito that was remounted for the war.   Mei: Mumei Date: Koto era (pre 1500’s) Nagasa: 26-3/4...
DOTANUKI MASAKUNI (fss-886)

DOTANUKI MASAKUNI (fss-886)

DOTANUKI MASAKUNI (fss-886) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a very good example of a  longish Dotanuki sword signed with a long signature “KYÛSHÛ HIGO DOTANUKI FUJIWARA MASAKUNI and a “Gatsu Hi” on the other side meaning “Lucky month” the blade length is 27-1/2”. This sword has horimono in the form of Bohi. The blade’s hamon is a fine sugu-ha with small inner workings expertly controlled for a well cutting piece. Just above the habaki the blade has an honorable mark left from another sword when crossed.  Its very small but historically interesting.  The kissaki is longish bordering on being an O-kisaaki. The boshi is ko-maru with nijuba and kinsuji.The hada is as usual for these smiths is a combination hatatachi of masame nagare and itame nagare with some mokume, this hada has the feeling of a much older kamakura blade. There is shirake utsuri. The blade also seems to have fumbari left. This sword has a pronounced Tori-zori and are also known to be cherished for their cutting ability. There is chikei to be found. The koshirae is a beauty of a set of mounts fully restored. The saya is lacquered in a Togidashi make stlye of a Black and Brown mottled design. The Sageo is a golden yellow in color. The Tsuka-ito is a golden yellow and black design that matches well with the sageo. The Same (rayskin) is black and there are menuki of running horses, The fuchi kashira are of samurai family mons.in a stone texture with waves. The seppa are gold washed. The Tsuba is iron with a circular pattern....