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...
Kashu Kyomitsu (fss-837)

Kashu Kyomitsu (fss-837)

Kashu Kyomitsu (fss-837) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Here we have a beautiful wakazashi mounted with very nice mounts. The sword has two well done carvings, one side you’ll find a dragon on the other a Ken. This is a lovely sword that dates back to the 1600s and is signed Kyomitsu. Overall its in good condition and and solid and comes in a good polish. One side is extremely healthy while on the other side the sword shows some open course steel in the hada and a fukure or blister is visible. Swords like this one that were used, may have been polished a few times and in their lives. Because of this some course steel and flaws can become visible. A sword that has no flaws is obviously more expensive but nevertheless this is still a historic item and the price will be lower because of this reason. It makes for very good honest collectible that has been used and is authenticated by the NTHK as authentic and collectible. The carvings on the blade show that great care went into this sword when it was originally made. Kaga school swords we’re considered desirable by samurai, they were well known for there sharpness. This sword comes in its original mounts, that are very nice. The fittings are soft metal and the sword guard is iron. The iron sword guard has a very interesting shape. The habaki is gold washed, the blade is in a good polish and mounted in a shirasaya. The mounts have a wooden sword inside them for the display purposes. Overall for...
Fujishima Tomoshige Den (fss-834)

Fujishima Tomoshige Den (fss-834)

Fujishima Tomoshige Den (fss-834) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale The condition of this sword is very good considering it was carried during World War II. This sword was appraised by the Japanese sword preservation Society and was deemed to be authentic and made by the Fujishima Tomoshige School back in the 1500s. The blade has some small flaws/fukure/kizu, such is the case with many swords of this age. None of the flaws are fatal flaws. The Hamon or temper line is extremely active and very beautiful. What I find most interesting in this item is it overall history. During world war Japanese soldiers that had Samurai lineage and had swords in their family for many generations would bring their swords to the arsenal and asked for them to be mounted for the war effort in World War II mounts. This is such a sword. On the top of the handle you will find a family crest or Mon in silver. Also, the sword comes with its original tassel. Keep in mind that soldiers that did this felt that their ancestors would be on the battlefield with them. If we analyze this item a little bit we can see that the samurai sword has been a useful weapon for centuries and continued to be a useful weapon up to World War II. Yes, they were weapons but more importantly they were a Spiritual support for Soldiers. This sword was obviously carried in battle and has received damage that is very minor and scuffing on the blade. The most interesting damage of all is in one area on...
Koto Signed Wakazashi (fss-832)

Koto Signed Wakazashi (fss-832)

Koto Signed Wakazashi (fss-832) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a very solid, well made koto blade.  The activity is abundant with a beautiful flowing temple line in Gunome midare style. The sword is an older polish and has signs of staining and blemishes. This sword will polish out fine, if polished by a professional sword polisher. We have no doubt that it will receive a good paper if sent in for shinsa at some point after it’s restored. This wakazashi is an excellent sword for a new collector or even an experienced collector. If you have any other questions about it please let us know. Please note the sword is signed by a mino smith Kane “something”. Its very hard to read the second kanji because of its age and the signature was cut thin. Mei: KANE(?) Date: Edo (1500’s) Nagasa: 17-1/2 inches Sori: 13.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 32.8 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.5 mm Construction: Hira zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: Old polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $1,900.00   (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-832. 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. SUBSCRIBE You have Successfully Subscribed! Your email address will be kept private & will only be used to send updates from this site! For Sale Yukikage Yari (fss-848)October 28,...
Bingo Mihara Masatoshi (fss-822)

Bingo Mihara Masatoshi (fss-822)

Bingo Mihara Masatoshi (fss-822) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: This sword was made by “Mihara-jū Masatoshi” (三原住正利).   It needs restoration but the mihara group is a classic sword school.  They come from the yamato tradition and made very good quality swords.  This group comes from the Bingo province and does back to the Sochu era 1324-1313. This sword is from the koto era around 1400’s we feel.  It is a solid blade that has no flaws and should polish out very well if done by a qualified sword polisher.  The mounts are original and very old also at least from the 1500’s-1600’s.  We feel its a great sword to save and bring back to life. Mei: “Mihara-jū Masatoshi” (三原住正利) Date: Koto Nagasa: 16-7/8 inches Sori: 12.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 27.0 mm Width at the yokote: 20.0 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 5.8 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame Hamon: Suguba Boshi: Maru Condition: old polish Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $1,900.00   (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-822. 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. SUBSCRIBE You have Successfully Subscribed! Your email address will be kept private & will only be used to send updates from this site! For Sale Yukikage Yari (fss-848)October 28, 2019 Mounted Wakazashi (fss-847)October 15, 2019 Shimane Masakiyo (fss-846)October 3, 2019 Chōunsai Tsunatoshi (fss-845)September 30, 2019 Exquisite Katana (fss...