BUNGO NORIYUKI (fss-858)

BUNGO NORIYUKI (fss-858)

BUNGO NORIYUKI (fss-858) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A beautifully crafted sword with outstanding hada in a rare shape with longish kissaki, this blade is signed ” BUNGO JU FUJIWARA NORIYUKI”.  The blade is a longish wakazashi which is ubu with one hole and signed. A signed Shinto wakazashi that has a hoso-suguha hamon with hataraki. A nice well worked mokume with much ji-nie.  A good blend of activity can be seen and appreciated within this blade in the Shinto fujiwara takada tradition. The Nakago is a very nice Iriyama-gata in shape. There is a silver foil habaki  This blade comes with a paper from the nthk authenticating the age and maker.  It is in an older polish with a very high end Japanese shirasaya accentuated with horn throughout with an ivory mekugi trim. The pictures do not do justice to this sword and is striking in hand.  It has some hataraki and ko-nie appear.  The hada is well forged with an appearance  of mokume with Ji-nie. The boshi is ko-maru and a bit longish . This wakazashi has an elegant shape and is very well balanced. It is very rare to find an U-no-kobu-zukuri of this length.  This sword would be a good project sword to mount in fittings some day. A great family of Takada smiths whose blades were once sought after by many samurai. They were collectively known as the 3 “YUKI’S”. A family lead by the grandfather Sadayuki then to the father Masayuki and most prolifically the son Noriyuki who is the creator of this blade. A rare shape and reminds one of the Hizen works which greatly influenced this group of smiths. “In Shinto times the...
Chikugo no Kami Kunifusa (fss-851)

Chikugo no Kami Kunifusa (fss-851)

Chikugo no Kami Kunifusa (fss-851) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This sword was made by the 2nd gen of a 9 generation lineage working in Iyo province for the “Date” who ruled the local Uwajima fief. Kunimori was his early mei. This fine sword boast an abundance of activity and workmanship. There’s a beautiful carving of a dragon on one side and bonji on the other that are well done. The sword is flawless and  has a beautiful hamon and with many hataraki, Its a mixture of nie and nioi.  The itame hada has a dark deep appearance and almost looks wet. Some ji-nie is also visible in the hada. This Sword has a very serene feel to it and although it has many find details it does not look flashy, instead it looks very elegant. The mounts accompany this sword are also in dragon motif.  They are in good condition but we would recommend a shirasaya and tsunagi be made some day for this sword.  It comes with papers authenticating the signature, age and quality.   KUNIFUSA (国房), 2nd gen., Kanbun (寛文, 1661-1673), Iyo – “Chikugo no Daijō Fujiwara Kunifusa” (筑後大掾藤原国房), “Chikugo no Kami Kunifusa” (筑後守国房), real name Kono Koichi (小野小市), he signed first with Kunimori (国林), he studied in Ōsaka under the 1st gen. Yamato no Kami Yoshimichi (大和守吉道), he died on the 13th day of the twelfth month Kyōhō 19 (享保, 1734), dense itame mixed with mokume, gunome-chōji in ko-nie-deki, compact nioiguchi, sugu-bōshi with a ko-maru-kaeri   Mei: Chikugo no Kami Kunifusa (筑後守国房) Date: Kanbun (寛文, 1661-1673) Nagasa: 18 inches Sori: 9.5 mm Width at...
Mounted Wakazashi (fss-847)

Mounted Wakazashi (fss-847)

Mounted Wakazashi (fss-847) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Here we have a very beautiful antique sword that is very well mounted. The sword dates back to the Edo era (1600’s-1800’s).  The fittings are signed and have a beautiful rich colored patina.  This sword has no flaws and is very well-made.  No flaws or opening can be found on this blade.  Its in an older polish thats in good shape. The sword is unsigned, and will receive a good paper when submitted to shinsa in the future.  If looking for a solid antique Japanese sword that is authentic and untouched for many years, this is the sword.  It appears mino school and h as a active hamon with many hataraki. Nie and nioi are visible and flow beautifully along its length.  The forging is very tight and no flaws are visible. This is a wonderful, honest sword from the EDO era. Mei: Mumei Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s) Nagasa: 17-1/4 inches Sori: 10.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 29.2 mm Width at the yokote: 21.4 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.7 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: Older polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold NOVEMBER SALE ENDS 12/1/19 New Sale Price $2,900.00 Asking price: $3,600.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-847. NihontoAntiques@comcast.net How To Order Information Click to Enlarge Image Subscribe for the Latest Updates!Join our mailing list to receive the latest News & Updates from Nihonto Antiques....
Tamba Kanemichi (fss-840)

Tamba Kanemichi (fss-840)

Tamba Kanemichi (fss-840) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale There were six generations. But I have only the first generation adding a chrysanthemum crest and the character Ichi. So this sword appears to be made by the first generation Kanemichi. The sword could use a polish, but over all the work is still visible on this blade in general. Sword has papers authenticating the signature and overall has a ton of potential. This is information on KANEMICHI (兼道), 1st gen., Manji (万治, 1658-1661), Settsu – “Tango no Kami Naomichi” (丹後守直道), “Tango no Kami Fujiwara Rai Naomichi saku” (丹後守藤原来直道作), “Mishina Tango no Kami Naomichi” (三品丹後守 直道), “Tango no Kami Kanemichi” (丹後守 兼道), “Tango no Kami Fujiwara Kanemichi” (丹後守藤原兼道), “Mishina Tango no Kami Kanemichi” (三品丹後守兼道), “Mishina Tango no Kami Fujiwara Kanemichi” (三品丹後守藤原兼道), real name Mishina Kichibei (三品吉兵衛, the first name can also read Yoshibei), he was the second (according to other traditions the third) son of the 1st gen. Kyō Tanba no Kami Yoshimichi (丹波守吉道) and it is said that he signed at the beginning of his career with Yoshimichi too, before he took over the name Kanemichi, he signed also with Naomichi (直道) and is therefore also counted as 1st gen. Naomichi, in the second year of Kan´ei (寛永, 1625) he received the honorary title Tango no Kami, the move from Kyōto to Ōsaka took place during the Kan´ei era (1624-1644), he died in the twelfth year of Kanbun (寛文, 1672) at the age of 70, dense ko-itame, regular gunome-chōji with plenty of nie and a wide nioiguchi, he also hardened a sudareba and a narrow sugu-yakidashi, he...
Hizen Kunihiro (fss-839)

Hizen Kunihiro (fss-839)

Hizen Kunihiro (fss-839) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This sword was made by Hizen Kunihiro, he was the sonof the Hizen Hirosada who was a younger brother of first generation Hizen Tadayoshi. kunihiro was named Rokuro zaemon Hashimoto.He studied from his father sword making techniques so his work is similar to his father’s.This blade is very well made, the Jigane is active and is course in some areas. The hamon is gunome midare.The blade is accompany with NBTHK  hozon paper.  The sword comes in its Shirasaya and has a solid silver Habaki. This would be a great sword to mount someday. Mei: Hizen Ju Kunihiro Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s) Nagasa: 21-5/8 inches Sori: 12.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 28.8 mm Width at the yokote: 19.8 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.4 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame 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: $2,900.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-839. NihontoAntiques@comcast.net How To Order Information Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image 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 Ishidô Unju Korekazu (fss-850)December 9, 2019 Yamashiro Kunikiyo Daisho (849)November 15, 2019 Enomoto Sadayoshi (fss-838)July 10, 2019 Ko-Senjuin (fss-831)May 13, 2019 kogai/warebashi (fsk-501)December 28, 2015 Fine Menuki...