(Owari) Masahide (fss-900)

(Owari) Masahide (fss-900)

(Owari) Masahide (fss-900)   New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a wonderful tanto made by Masahide of Owari province.  This blade is  fully signed and dated by the smith and also has fine horimono/carvings.  The hada has running masame that is forged tightly.  The hamon has good hataraki/activity and is in nie deki with some nioi mixed in.  This very fine tanto also comes with original mounts that add greatly to this tanto.  The scabbard/saya has very lovely lacquer work and is very elegant.  The handle has a silk string wrap that is also original to this blade.  The fuchi, kashira and koiguchi are made of shakudo that is very rich looking.  They almost look like polished horn but they are metal (shakudo).  This is a type of mounts/koshirai that is in the best Japanese style and feels very rich.  This blade comes with papers attesting to the signature and quality. Mei: OWARI NO KUNI MASAHIDE Date: MEIJI SANNEN HACHIGATSU HI (A day in August, 1870) Nagasa: 12″ inches Width at the ha-machi: 31.1 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.2 mm Construction: Hira zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Masame Hamon: Suguba Boshi: Maru Condition: Good polish W 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) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-900. info@nihontoantiques.com How To Order Information Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image KANTEISHO No. 3853321.  WAKIZASHI Mei: OWARI NO KUNI MASAHIDEMEIJI SANNEN HACHIGATSU HI (A day in August, 1870)Length:  1 shaku (Last  two ji...
Ivory Tanto (fss-889)

Ivory Tanto (fss-889)

Ivory Tanto (fss-889) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A very interesting carved ivory tanto in pristine condition. This tanto koshirae is of an interestingly carved  depiction of scholars or teachers with children in nature amongst the pine trees with clouds. The sages and or scholars are depicted in a series of intricate robes and garb. Some have canes in hand while others are in period clothing with complex designs of the period including caps or hats of differing pieces. There are scrolls and fans to be found also. The children are also dressed in raveled regalia obviously learning from this group of wise old fellows. Some of these wise old men are sporting beards and the like all depicting a wonderful day in this place. The sword that is mounted with this koshirae is hirazukiri in shape with gunome midare like hamon. The hada is an itame mokume like blend with a semi-long turnback in the boshi.This Tanto is a art item and is an interesting addition to any collection. Mei: THE IVORY MOUNTS IS SIGNED Date: MEIJI 1800’S Nagasa: Blade is 8-5/8″  and the overall length of mounts is 14-3/4″ Construction: Hira zukuri Mune: Iori Kitae: Itame/mokume Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: polished Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $2,600.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-889. info@nihontoantiques.com 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...
 ECHIZEN SADATSUGU(fss-887)

 ECHIZEN SADATSUGU(fss-887)

 ECHIZEN SADATSUGU(fss-887) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a beautiful tanto by the Shinto smith Sadatsugu of Echizen.  The hada is a serene but beautiful  dense itame with mokume. There is much ji-nie that shows very vibrant on this sword. The hamon is a sublime hitatsura with a smooth nioi-guchi. The hamon  is extremely well-made and a high-quality. Heading to the overall beauty this sword. This blade is in a pristine  sashikomi polish which adds to the brilliant look of this tanto. The  yasurime is katte sagari and the nakago-jiri is Kengyo in shape. This blade is ubu with one mekugi-ana and a long signature. This blade is flawless. Shinto tanto are quite rare and this one is visually stunning to look at. The entire packade is a great piece for the collector and comes with an older set of NBTHK papers. The koshirae is also very special. The saya is beautiful larger abalone shells suspended in lacquer. The Abalone shells are all similar in size and present as stunning backdrop for this sword. Some splitting on the edge of the saya is visible but overall it’s in very good shape.  The tsuka ito is a blue that matches with the sageo perfectly. The tsuba is of iron in an Owari Sukashi style. The fuchi kashira is matching and with a gold motif of Sakura flowers. The menuki are of Wasps or Bees and there is an iron kodzuka of bugs also. The habaki is an older gold washed two piece with fan shaped window on the lower piece. The seppa are gilded. Fujishiro rates...
Kanenori Tanto (fss-880)

Kanenori Tanto (fss-880)

Kanenori Tanto (fss-880) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a very nice koto tanto by the Koto Mino smith, Kanenori.  There were several generations of smiths who signed using this kanji. I believe It is a late Muromachi tanto.   It is a quintessential muramachi tanto with a cutting edge of. The 2-character signature is completely intact.  This signature is 100% genuine. The jitetsu is a flowing itame with very fine ji-nie that create an almost utsuri like effect.  The blade is shobu-zukuri in shape and the hamon is a peaked notare-gunome-midare with togariba.  There is a habuchi that becomes especially active in the monouchi area with areas of kinsuji and sunagashi as well as ji-nie. There is a very active kissaki indicative of the Muromachi era when this blade was made.  The very active hamon continues into the bôshi creating a nie-kuzure effect. Accompanying this fine sword is a beautiful style mounting with all of the components being made of horn with a black lacquered saya. The menuki are of tigers and there is a kodzuka of the many animals of the Asian zodiac.  These mountings are in very good condition. The tsuka is of a nicely aged same (rayskin) with large knodes in the upper portion. There is no wrapping of this style tsuka. The habaki is a 2-piece copper syle with a streaking rainfall design. There is a very nice bi-color sageo in the battlewrap style, Mei: Mumei Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s) Nagasa: 11-1/2 inches Sori: 0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 25.5 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 8.2 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame Hamon: Midare  Boshi: Maru Condition: old polish Click...
Bizen Tanto (fss-879)

Bizen Tanto (fss-879)

Bizen Tanto (fss-879) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A very nice koto era tanto that deserves to be restored in full polish and all its glory it is mumei with nice Bizen workmanship. This sword is not signed but appears to be by the Bizen group of smiths and from the muromachi period. There were many Bizen smiths working at this time and this could be one of many if attributed to this group. It is constructed in typical bizen fashion with wide tang, a classic Bizen trait. The hamon is sugu-ha in slight notare with  activity and plenty of nie with nioi. The hada looks to consist of burls of mokume blended with itame and interspersed with O-hada. Clear utsuri appears throughout the blade if looked from the correct angle.. The koshirae consist of a vermilion lacquered saya with black streaks. There are gold flowered menuki on shakudo with a matching fuchi kashira motif.. A very nice package . There is a Kodzuka which appears to be of ancient style Chinese kanji with a depiction of a fly. The koshirae are a version that fit very nice and hold tightly together. There is a mokku style iron tsuba also.. The tsuka-ito is gold with black sageo contrasting nicely with the Same. There is a copper habaki and seppa, The blade is an excellent example of a Bizen Koto tanto and all that is left to complete this package is to  have it polished with shirasaya and then submit it to shinsa. This blade should paper very well. Mei: Mumei Date: Edo (1500’s) Nagasa: 11-1/8 inches Sori: 3.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 26.1 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.7 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori...