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...
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...
(Mino) Katana (fss-798)

(Mino) Katana (fss-798)

(Mino) Katana (fss-798) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A beautiful long katana from the late edo era and is in very good condition. The saya is in a textured black lacquer finish. The hada is very active with a swirling mokume and itame. The hamon is active with a gunome midare with much hataraki. Ji-nie covers the blade. Overall this is a very well balanced blade and is a good example of a katana from the samurai era. This blade  should be  submitted to shinsa some day as it would add to its overall value. The handle is original and the silk for the most part is in good condition. The koshirae is unique and a nice addition to the blade. The kashira is of a mountain scene in iron and soft metal. The fuchi is of a stylized design set in a cartouche. The tsuba is of iron in the sukashi style. There is old Same (rayskin) with a very nice patina wrapped with a black silk Tsuka-ito. There is a black sageo to match. The habaki is copper in a unique mottled finish. Mei: mumei Date:  1700’s-1800’sNagasa:  28 “Sori: 15.0mmWidth at the ha-machi:  32.3mmWidth at the yokote:  20.7mmThickness at the mune-machi:  6.4mmConstruction:  shinogi zukuriMune:  ioriNakago:  ubuKitae:  mokumeHamon:  gunomeBoshi:  maruCondition:  good polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $7,400.00 Holiday Sale Price $6,800,00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-798. NihontoAntiques@comcast.net How To Order Information Click to Enlarge...
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...