6 Bare Blades (fss-913)

6 Bare Blades (fss-913)

6 Bare Blades (fss-913) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a lot of 6 bare swords. They are coming from an older collection and some are better than others but overall these blades need restoration to see how well they will turn out.  In particular, the signed tanto looks very promising.  This lot is sold as is and no returns will be accepted. Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $1,500.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-913. 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 Successfully Subscribed! Your email address will be kept private & will only be used to send updates from this site! For Sale Mishina Munetsugu Katana(fss-915)October 29, 2022 Yamato no kami Yasutsugu (fss-914)September 25, 2022 Katana (fss-912)September 25, 2022 Kunihisa wakizashi (fss-911)September 23, 2022 Katana military mounts (fss-910)September 23, 2022 Ujinobu Wakazashi (fss-909)September 21, 2022 MINO DEN KATANA (fss-908)August 4, 2022 (IMAI) KANETSUGU (fss-907)August 4, 2022 TAKEDA MUNEYUKI (FSS-906)July 10, 2022 (MINO) DAIDO (fss-905)May 15, 2022 SEKI KANEKADO (fss-904)May 15, 2022 Bizen Norimitsu (fss-903)April 14, 2022 Fujishima Tomoshige Den (fss-902)April 14, 2022 Osafune Morikage (fss-901)April 14, 2022 (Owari) Masahide (fss-900)April 5, 2022 NIO DEN KATANA (FSS-899)March 4, 2022 MUTSU NO KAMI TSUNASHIGE (FSS-898)January 30, 2022 ENOMOTO SADAYOSHI (fss-897)January 14, 2022 BIZEN WAKAZASHI (fss-896)January 14, 2022 Settsu Shigetora (fss-893)January 14, 2022 Ivory Tanto (fss-889)December 1, 2021 SHOWA AKIYUKI (fss-867)June 10, 2021 Fine...
(MINO) DAIDO (fss-905)

(MINO) DAIDO (fss-905)

(MINO) DAIDO (fss-905) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Shodai Daido was a smith working in the Mino tradition, and achieved the title of Mutsu no Kami in 1574. His work period dates to the transition years in the Keicho era where Koto gave way to Shinto. His history states that he was the personal swordsmith to Oda Nobunaga who employed smiths of the Mino tradition (the rise of his armies contributed to the spread of the Mino style throughout Japan, and its large contribution to what would become the Shinto style). He reportedly moved to Kyoto with his sons Iga no Kami Kanemichi (Jo-saku), Rai Kinmichi (Jo-saku), Tanba no Kami Yoshimichi (Jo-saku), and Etchu no Kami Masatoshi (Jo-jo saku) making swords for Nobunaga. They would become the Kyoto Gokaji, or the Five Swordsmiths of Kyoto. All of them have sharpness ratings of at least wazamono, so they made blades well in keeping of the warrior tradition of Mino, and from the success and fame of his sons it would seem that Daido was a very good teacher. Daido began his career with the name of Kanemichi, which explains the names of several of his sons. He was granted the “O” character 大from emperor Ogimachi. After using the name O-Kanemichi, he later changed to “Daido”, using the alternate reading of the 大 character. Fujishiro seems to interpret the two signatures as two different smiths, though he records this story under Kanemichi. Kanemichi is dated to 1558 (Eiroku) and listed at Chu-jo Saku and Daido to 1596 (Keicho) at Jo-saku so there was an improvement in skill over time. SHIN-GUNTO SWORDS...
Fujishima Tomoshige Den (fss-902)

Fujishima Tomoshige Den (fss-902)

Fujishima Tomoshige Den (fss-902) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This sword was awarded the kanteisho prior to polish. It received an attribution to TOMOSHIGE. There is a red Shumei at the bottom of the tang attributing it to YOSHINOBU. This blade if resubmitted may be attributed to an even higher ranked smith now that its in pristine polish but it’s not a necessity. The hada is a beautiful swirling mix of itame and mokume loaded and covered in ji-nie. Chikei abounds! The hamon is nie laden with brilliant streaks of sunagashi and kinsuji. The boshi is Kaen with hakikake. The koshirae is equally impressive. The saya is in a Ishime finish. The fittings are all adorned in a motif of samurai and horses. The Nanako is very nice on the tsuba. The tsuka ito is a bright orchid color over a black lacquered same (rayskin). The sageo is a purplish red hue. The seppa are gold washed. The kodzuka is of a man with horse in fields.  The Habaki is gold foiled and is of high quality also. This Koto era sword comes with NTHK KANTEI-SHO papers. A koto period wakazashi by the Fujishima Tomoshige line of smiths who had ten generations of the name during the Koto period and six generations up until the Shintoshinto period. A splendid wavy gunome togariba majiri hamon (temper line) typical of the Fujishima School captures the eye and imagination. Hailing from the artistic province of Kaga (now Kanazawa), the Fujishima School is considered one that combines characteristics of the five major traditions. Fujishima school is a descendant of Rai school that moved to Gaga province. They...
BIZEN WAKAZASHI (fss-896)

BIZEN WAKAZASHI (fss-896)

BIZEN WAKAZASHI (fss-896) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A beautifully preserved un-signed koto wakazashi that has incredible workmanship and a beautiful gunome/midare hamon with utsuri. This blade is ubu and in the Bizen style. A fine example and blend of Bizen work the activity can be seen and appreciated within this blade in the old Bizen tradition. The condition of this koto piece is very good as can be seen in the pictures. A very robust Hamachi and Munemachi can be found.  It is in a new polish with a very nice set of koshirae. The pictures not do justice to this sword.  The hamon is very nicely done with a thick nioi-guchi that flares up here and there.  It has many hataraki and ko-nie appear.  The hada is well forged with a very slick looking nagare-ish itame with mokume.  The boshi is ko-maru with kaen like finish and longish for this size sword. This koto wakazashi has an elegant shape and is very well balanced. The curvature is very noticible and text book Bizen.  The mounts are very unique and add to the overall value of this sword.  The lacquered saya is new and a great expense has gone into the restoration of this sword.  The sword comes with a shirasaya to protect the sword and polish and a wooden tsunagi has been made to display the mounts.  The fittings are sound and have a traditional Samurai appeal and are in iron. They look and display very well.  Overall this is a fine Japanese Koto wakazashi fully restored.  The menuki are a combination of a floral design. The same is black and has a very nice look to...
KOTO WAKAZASHI (fss-895)

KOTO WAKAZASHI (fss-895)

KOTO WAKAZASHI (fss-895) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A beautiful wakazashi of the koto era that has been shortened. As you can see in our photographs the hamon is a hoso-suguha with an overall stoic shape. There is ji-nie in abundance and and a perfectly controlled hoso-sugu-ha with a bright nioi-gucchi. The boshi is a ko-maru style almost yakitsune and also follows the hoso-suguha hamon that tends to kaen at the top.  A very nice feature to study. The hada is a ko-itame with mokume mix and ji-nie appears, a beautiful mix of hada to accentuate this glowing hamon. The sword has a slight curvature and the overall classic sugata/shape of a koto suriage piece. This narrow suguha along with the yakitsune like boshi reminds one of the oldest of Yamato pieces.The koshirae:  This is a interesting set of mounts with  a menuki of a dragon around ken against a beautiful pattern of Same with large nodules. The tsuba is of brass with a mokku shape.  The fuchi and kashira are match of Chidori over ocean waves.  A lacquered saya of crushed Abalone shell with silver inlayed in the lacquer.  The condition of the mounts is a bit worn but are still together and add to this old sword. The kodzuka is of Hoei’s bag and fan. The Sageo is in white to match the tsuka ito. The habaki, is finished in a silver foil. There is a peculiar red stripe running down one side of the saya that makes one wonder if this has any meaning. A good package for restoration of an old koto blade. Mei: Mumei Date: Koto (1400’s-1500’s) Nagasa: 13-1/8 inches...