Shin-Shinto Jumyo (fss-874)

Shin-Shinto Jumyo (fss-874)

Shin-Shinto Jumyo (fss-874) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is an exquisite tanto that has beautiful activity and is very well made.  It is from the shin-shinto era around the 1700’s and accompanied with NBTHK papers attributing it to a Jumyo swordsmith and also attesting to its quality. The blade has a horimono though polished down a bit of a “So No Kurikara” or Dragon wrapped around a ken. Also there is a long and short so-hi. The hamon is gunome midare with crab claw like shapes throughout and it has many hataraki.  The shape is elegant and well balanced.   The hada is very rich and profoundly active.  The mounts are an exquisite and also very interesting and attractive with its original old fittings that are also dating back to the shin-shinto era. The Ito is a dark blue as well as the Sageo. The habaki is shakudo and the saya is partially ribbed with a fine lacquer finish. The lacquer is of ishime style in a bluish grey color. The tsuba is a Heianjo style with gold accents and the fuchi /kashira have small snowflake like designs. The menuki are of a cricket. The kodzuka is signed in gold and with Kao. The design is of a cannon. A rare treat. The mounts are also papered by the NBTHK. This beautiful sword is even more interesting when viewing in hand.  A fine collectable sword. Information on JUMYO:JUMYO(Toshinaga) 寿命 school, it’s founder was born in Seki town, Mino province in Tensho 8 (1580), real name was Kondo Sukezaemon 近藤助左衛門. He had moved to Kiyosu castle town during...
Shitahara Den Tanto(fss-873)

Shitahara Den Tanto(fss-873)

Shitahara Den Tanto(fss-873) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This sword has been attributed to the Shitahara school by the NBTHK Shinsa. We believe this to be a late koto piece probably by the smith Chikashige. It has a very Soshu like feel and look to the blade. Some suggest there may have been a Soshu influence to the Shitahara school but that is in question.  A very nice hira-zukuri style blade with a very bright hamon and intriguing hada.. There are many details which point this blade to this school, including the unique jihada which has a circular swirling pattern and is known as uzumaki-hada or shitahara hada. The dark jigane is also found in Shitahara blades and is a trait of this school.  The Shitahara school is a well regarded school with great smiths.  A rare longish Hirazukiri blade tanto in length this blade sports an attractive Bohi on both sides. Technically an O-tanto this blade feels and looks like a tanto. It is very light and well balanced. The hamon is full of hataraki such as sunagashi, kinsugi and more.The hamon is a gunome midare. The swirling mokume or Uzumaki-hada is a sight to see and appreciate. The tang is text book Shitahara and a solid kantei point, there is a square hole ALSO UNDER THE ROUND HOLE. A beautiful and unique rare blade by this school.  The blade is in Koshirae and of nice quality all in black.. The tsuka is adorned with floral themed menuki as well as the Fuchi/kashira. The saya starts of in a ribbed style and then a wood grain texture to...
Moroha-zukiri tanto (fss-870)

Moroha-zukiri tanto (fss-870)

Moroha-zukiri tanto (fss-870) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Here we have a very unique find. It’s a Japanese Moroha-zukiri tanto and it is in very good condition.  We do not always sell these type of swords as they hard to find. The blade has a carving of gomabashi that runs through the end of the nakago called kaki-toshi. The blade is mumei and appears to be shinshinto. Moroha-zukiri are one of the rarer styles of tanto. These are double edged blades and were sometimes made as Buddhist ritual implements although it is not uncommon to find them mounted and used as tanto. Moroha style tanto were made in the Koto and Shinshinto eras; but few were made during the Shinto period (few tanto of any style were made during the Shinto era). Moroha blades have parallel edges and one side ends about halfway down the blade and is finished with a iroi mune. Some of the top sword smiths in history made these as offerings to various temples. The Koshirae is wrapped with a beautiful blue ito-maki. With matching sageo,. The tsuba is of waves with a sakura rim. The menuki are of Yanone and the fuchi kashira are themed of oni and are signed. The saya is a black lacquer. The habaki is silver finished and all in all a wonderful package waiting for Shinsa. This tanto has been fully restored and is only in need of submitting to shinsa in the future that will add to the value of this fine collectable. Mei: Mumei Date: Late Edo (1800’s) Nagasa: 10-1/2 inches Width at the ha-machi: 27.3 mm Thickness...
(Echizen) Shimosaka (fss-862)

(Echizen) Shimosaka (fss-862)

Available Sold Special Sale This is a very good quality Echizen no Kuni Shimosaka tanto.  It comes with NBTHK Kanteisho attesting to the signature and quality.  This tanto is in polished condition. The hamon is notare midare and is well made.  The hada is mokume-hada mixed with masame-hada.  The tanto has bohi hori or carving and has gold foil two part habaki.  This sword was made during the shinto era (1600’s).   The Echizen seki school: Many swordsmiths moved to the Echizen province from Seki, in the Mino province. They were very active during the years 1658 through 1680.  Their work reflects the Shinto token tradition that was in fashion at the time as well as the Mino tradition. These smiths included Kanetane, Kanenori, Kanetaka, Tsuguhiro, Hirotaka, Yoshitane, and Kanenori.   Mei: Mumei Date: Edo (1600’s) Nagasa: 12-1/2 inches Sori: 1.5 mm Width at the ha-machi: 27.3 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.2 mm Construction: Hira-zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: mokume/masame 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 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-862. info@nihontoantiques.com How To Order Information Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image KANTEI-SHO (鑑定書) - APPRAISAL Wakizashi, signed: Echizen no Kuni Shimosaka (越前国下坂) ‒ “Shimosaka from Echizen province” nagasa ~ 31.6 cm According to the result of the shinsa committee of our society, we judge this work as authentic and rank it as Hozon Tōken. May 30, 2017[Foundation] Nihon Bijutsu Tōken Hozon Kyōkai, NBTHK (日本美術刀劍保存協會) Subscribe for the Latest Updates!Join...
Echizen Kaneshige (fss-859)

Echizen Kaneshige (fss-859)

Echizen Kaneshige (fss-859) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: Echizen Kaneshige was a member of the Echizen Seki school. He was one of many swordsmiths who moved to Echizen province from Seki in Mino province around the middle of the 17th century. They were most active during the years 1658 through 1680. They worked in what we call the Shinto tokuden tradition that was fashionable at the time, as well as their original Mino tradition. Besides Kaneshige, the following smiths are classified as being part of the Echizen Seki school.Shigetaka,Kanenaka,Kanetane,Kanenori, Kanenori, Kanemasa, Kanetoshi, Kanetaka, Hirotaka, Yoshitane, and Kanenori. This is a very nice well forged tanto in the Echizen style. It is ubu with one mekugi-ana. the sword is in a very nice older polish with some slight staining. The hamon is gunome midare with a notarish feel. The hada is an itame mokume blend with lots of chikei and ji-nie abounds. The boshi is maru with a longish turnback.A fine example of an Echizen smith at the pinnacle of his work. During the Momoyama period, it was Toyotomi Hideyoshi who sent Tokugawa Ieyasu’s son Hidetada, to govern Echizen province. It is sometimes seen as a banishment rather than any kind of reward, the main object of which was to dilute or fragment the ever-growing power and influence of the Tokugawa.However, it was this branch of the family, called the Matsudaira, which attracted many swordsmiths and tsuba makers. As the country settled down after the Senogoku-jidai and swordsmiths sought patronage, many moved to the great martial provinces. Principally, swordsmiths going to Echizen were from Seki...