WWII KOSHIRAI (FSS 830)

WWII KOSHIRAI (FSS 830)

WWII KOSHIRAI (FSS 830) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale WWII Military mounts in almost mint condition.  The overall length of these mounts is 29 1/2 inch.  This military koshirai has a wooden blade inside to display mounts.  Please note the family crest/MON on the kashira.  All the fittings are original and are in excellent condition.  A great WWII collectable!   “NO BLADE IS INCLUDED IN THIS SALE”.  Please do not ask us for measurements of the inside of the stuka or koshirai to try and fit a sword inside them.  It is impossible to find a sword to fit, all swords are unique and made one at a time.  The overall length of the mounts is 39 1/2 inch. Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $1,200.00 Sale price till July 25th! $600.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-830. NihontoAntiques@comcast.net 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 (fss-846)October 3, 2019 Chōunsai Tsunatoshi (fss-845)September 30, 2019 Exquisite Katana (fss 844)September 19, 2019 Minamoto Morikane (fss-843)September 18, 2019 Echizen Yasutsugu (fss-842)August 1, 2019 Hizen Kunihiro (fss-839)July 11, 2019 Enomoto Sadayoshi (fss-838)July 10, 2019 Fujimura Kunitoshi (fss-833)May 28, 2019 Koto Signed Wakazashi (fss-832)May 24, 2019 Ko-Senjuin (fss-831)May 13, 2019 Daisho Tsuba (fst-562)November 2, 2018 Soft Metal...
Nobumichi Gunto (fss-829)

Nobumichi Gunto (fss-829)

Nobumichi Gunto (fss-829) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a very interesting sword made during WWII and signed “(Anchor stamp) Nobumichi Saku”.  The stamp with the anchor indicates a sword made for navel forces.  This sword is not a hand made or traditional made sword and is instead a sword made from stainless steel.  Some smiths/forges were experimenting with stainless because of the problems incurred by swords that were made from carbon steel that were carried by navel forces.  Carbon swords or traditional made sword tend to rust quickly in navel situations.  This is one of these swords made of stainless steel.  Overall its in very good condition and would fit very well in ay WWII collection. Mei: (Anchor stamp) Nobumichi Saku Date: WWII (SHOWA ERA) Nagasa: 25-5/8 inches Sori: 17.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 31.2 mm Width at the yokote: 21.8 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.8 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: MUJI  Hamon: SUGU Boshi: Maru Condition: WWII polish  Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $1,600.00 Sale price till July 25th! $900.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-829. 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 (fss-846)October 3, 2019 Chōunsai Tsunatoshi (fss-845)September 30, 2019 Exquisite Katana (fss 844)September...
Signed shin-gunto (fss-741)

Signed shin-gunto (fss-741)

Signed shin-gunto (fss-741)   New Item   Available   Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a WWII era sword made for the war effort. The mounts are referred to as Shingunto and looks to have seen some use as well as the blade . The sword is signed but is difficult to make out and needs further examination on the signature.  There are many smiths making swords for the military that signed differently.  This is just one example of a authentic WWII sword. There appears to be a thick suguha-midare style hamon as well as an arsenal stamp on the tang. The sword is in relativly good condition and shows the wear and tear from being on the battlefield. A perfect blade for a WWII era Japanese sword collector. The blade comes mounted in a green lacquered saya with a tassel in very good condition. Shin-gunto, army officers swords, are the most common style of sword mountings from the World War II era. There is an enormous difference in quality of both blades and mounts of this period. Many, perhaps most, of the blades found in shin-gunto mounts are NOT traditionally made swords. Many are machine made and therefore are of interest as military collectables. The sword is 26 1/4″ and a fine example of a WWII military sword. These swords were sometimes found in civilian mounts used for Japanese sword practice. Mei: Difficult to read (needs more research) Date: WWII Era Nagasa: 26-1/4 inches Sori: 15.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 31.1 mm Width at the yokote: 22.6 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.5 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: muji Hamon: Oil tempered Midare Boshi: Maru Condition: WWII polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge...
NCO shin-gunto (fss-740)

NCO shin-gunto (fss-740)

NCO shin-gunto (fss-740)   New Item   Available   Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a WWII era sword made in the later part of the war. The sword is in fair condition and the mounts are standard NCO style mounts. a good sword for the WWII era Japanese sword collector.  Shin-gunto, army officers swords, are the most common style of sword mountings from the World War II era. There is an enormous difference in quality of both blades and mounts of this period. Many, perhaps most, of the blades found in shin-gunto mounts are not traditionally made swords. Many are machine made or old tempered and therefore are of interest only as military collectables. Some blades made during the war period were handmade but not by traditional methods. Excerpt from Rich Steins site: NCO SHIN-GUNTOPrior to 1945, NCO shin-gunto, non-commissioned officers swords, have all metal tsukas (handles) made to resemble the traditionally cloth wrapped shin-gunto swords. The first model had an unpainted copper hilt. On later models the hilts were made of aluminum and painted to resemble the lacing (ito) on officer’s shin-gunto swords. These swords will have serial numbers on their blades and are ALL machine made, without exception. The serial numbers are simple assembly or manufacturing numbers; they are not serial numbers of blades as issued to specific soldiers. If the sword is all original, the serial numbers on the blade, tsuba, saya and all other parts should match. In 1945, the NCO sword was changed to a simple wooden hilt with incised cross-hatching (no same’ or ito) and plain, black painted iron mounts and a light brown to tan...
Minamoto Sadayuki (fss-728)

Minamoto Sadayuki (fss-728)

Minamoto Sadayuki (fss-728)   New Item   Available   Sold On Hold Special Sale Info on the Mei/Signature: 紀南住貞行作 昭和十九年八月吉日 Kinan-jû Sadayuki saku Shôwa jûkunen hachigatsu kichijitsu (“on a lucky day in August 1944”) 為金岡正治氏 贈阪中繁市之 Kaneoka Shôji-shi no tame (“for Mr. Kaneoka Shôji”) Sakanaka Shigeichi kore o okuru (“as a present for Sakanaka Shigeichi”) We could not find anything about Kaneoka Shôji (please note: alternative name readings possible) we found out that Sakanaka Shigeichi was from July 1950 to April 1951 vice-chairman of the Ôsaka City Council. Info on the smith: SADAYUKI (貞行), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Wakayama – “Ryūjin Tarō Minamoto Sadayuki” (龍神太郎源貞行), “Nanki Ryūjin ni oite Minamoto Sadayuki kore o tsukuru” (於南紀龍神源貞行造之), real name Adachi Sadakusu (安達貞楠), born March 28th 1909, he studied under Kawano Sadashige (川野貞重) and worked as kaigun-jumei-tōshō, he lived in Wakayama´s Ryūjinmura (龍神村), his nickname Ryūjin Tarō (龍神太郎) alludes to the local context. This is a very good quality gendaito that is handmade by Sadayuki.  It is a signed and dated katana that shows quality work in the blade.  The hamon is midare with many hataraki.  The hamon is nie/nioi mixed and has an elegant feel to it.  The hada is also well forged and has a even and has a milky appearance to it with solid fine activity.  The showa era produced many swordsmiths that produced many different qualities of katana for the war effort.  Most swords that were war made were military swords and were mass-produced.  They were tempered in oil and not forged traditionally.  These swords are commonly sold in military mounts like this sword.  The difference is that this sword is made...