Naganori Yoshii (fss-821)

Naganori Yoshii (fss-821)

Naganori Yoshii (fss-821) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: This is a classic wakazashi from the Yoshii Bizen line of smiths.  Condition is very good for a sword made back in the 1400’s.  The smiths name is Naganori and is highly rated at chujosaku.  The hada on this sword is dark and rich looking. The ko-gunome is very well done and in the styes that Naganori worked in. This sword comes with a gold foiled habaki and in Shirasaya.  It is papered by the NTHK authenticating its quality and maker. Fujishiro:Naganori Yoshii (Eikyo 1429 Bizen) CHUKOTO CHUJOSAKU   He is the son of Yoshii Kiyonori, his works are thought to extend from Eikyo to Chokyo.  He later moved to Izumo.His works are largely tanto or hirazukuri wakazashi (this blade unique to his regular shape), hamon is uniform ko-gonome or suguba.Signatures:  Naganori                    Bizen Kuni Yoshii Naganori Mei: Naganori Date: Eikyo (1429) Nagasa: 18-3/8 inches Sori: 12.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 28.5 mm Width at the yokote: 18.8 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 9.0 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame Hamon: Ko-Gunome Boshi: Gunome Condition: Fresh polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $5,400.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-633. NihontoAntiques@comcast.net How To Order Information 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!...
PROJECT KOTO KANEMASA (fss-810)

PROJECT KOTO KANEMASA (fss-810)

PROJECT KOTO KANEMASA (fss-810) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE BEEN ASKED BY MANY OF OUR CLIENTS TO LIST THEIR ITEMS THAT ARE IN NEED OF RESTORATION ETC. EACH PIECE IS SOLD AS IS. WE DO HOWEVER GUARANTEE THERE ARE NO FATAL FLAWS. WE TRY TO PRESENT BLADES THAT ARE WORTHY OF RESTORATION. YOUR DUE DILIGENCE IS ADVISED AND YOU MAY FIND A GEM LURKING AMONGST THESE ONCE VALUED TREASURES!!  ALL ITEMS ARE PRICED ACCORDINGLY. A nicely preserved signed “KANEMASA” wakazashi that has very nice workmanship and a active hamon. This blade is ubu and signed with a good signature. A collection of activity may be found with a proper polish. This is a great looking blade with good possibilities if polished. The is in a very restorable condition. We would be happy to polish the sword for the new owner.  The cost for polishing this sword is normally approximately $2000.00 but we will give the buyer a better price of $1700,  Koshirai/shirasaya work is extra.  The sword has no scabbard. The pictures not do justice to this sword.  The hada is very well forged with a very tight itame. The mounts are original and add to the overall value of this item. This sword also comes with papers from the NTHK shinsa team attesting to the blade quality and its signature.  All the sword needs is restoration to bring it back to its original beauty. Mei: KANEMASA Date: Tenmon (1532) koto era Nagasa: 19-5/8 inches Sori: 19.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 28.3 mm Width at the yokote: 21.4 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.5 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: old polish Click to Enlarge...
Bizen Sukesada (fss 806)

Bizen Sukesada (fss 806)

  Bizen Sukesada (fss 806)   New Item     Available     Sold   On Hold Special Sale Item description: This fine wakazashi has great workmanship and a beautiful gunome/choji midare hamon almost hitatsura on one side especially. This blade is ubu and signed and dated. A spectacular collection of activity with Yubashiri, Tobyaki, Sunagashi, Kinsuji, chikei and much more. Ji-nie and utsuri can be seen. A fine example of almost every activity can be seen and appreciated within this blade in the Bizen tradition.  It is in a very nice polish with a very nice set of koshirae. Look at the pictures, they not do justice to this sword.  The hamon is very nicely done with a thick nioi-guchi.  It has many hataraki and ara-nie appear.  The hada is very well forged with a milky looking color of itame with mokume. Some minor coarseness visible in the Jihada.  The boshi is ko-maru with kaen like finish. This early wakazashi is signed and dated and also has an elegant shape and is very well balanced.  The mounts are in very good shape and add to the overall value of this sword.  The fittings are sound and have a more simple and traditional look and display very well.  Overall this is a fine Japanese wakazashi.  The Fuchi-Kashira are a neutral shakudo. The menuki and kodzuka are of a floral motif. The mounts are of good quality from tsuka to saya. The floral theme of the menuki and kodzuka beautifully finish the tsuka and saya with an exceptional deep blue tsukaito wrap. The saya is an exquisite black lacquer . The floral motif was often used as a theme for Asian art. Mythological subjects and auspicious symbols...
Hizen Tadahiro (fss-804)

Hizen Tadahiro (fss-804)

Hizen Tadahiro (fss-804) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A beautiful sword in the Hizen tradition. This blade is a wonderful example of one of the best smiths of the Tadayoshi line.  This sword is signed “Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro” and the shinsa team dated it Keian 1648.  That would be the 2nd generation and in Fujishiro he is listed as “Jo Jo Saku level”. Fujishiro ratings: Saijo saku (High level Very best smith) Jojo saku (High level best smith) Jo saku (High level smith) Chujo saku (Good level smith) Chu saku (standard level smith) (please note this is a general interpretation of the Fujishiro ratings) This Tadahiro is in immaculate fully restored condition, papered and mounted. This sword comes ensuite with Shishi motif. The Fuchi/Kasira and menuki are of Shishi dogs. There is a signed Shishi kodzuka in copper finish and is signed. The habaki is completed in silver foil. The sageo and ito are of a gold color. The saya has a very nice  gloss black lacquered finish. An age old patina on a wonderful Same (rayskin) that adorns the tsuka. A great package for all collectors. Shishi (or Jishi) is translated as “lion” but it can also refer to a deer or dog with magical properties and the power to repel evil spirits. A pair of shishi traditionally stand guard outside the gates of Japanese Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, although temples are more often guarded by two Nio protectors. The Shishi (like the Nio) are traditionally depicted in pairs, one with mouth open and one with mouth shut. The opened/closed mouth relates to Ah (open mouth) and Un...
(Hizen) Tadakuni (fss-803)

(Hizen) Tadakuni (fss-803)

(Hizen) Tadakuni (fss-803) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Hawleys: TAD 80 (80 point smith!) Fujishiro: TADAKUNI HARIMA NO DAIJÔ [KEIAN 1648 HIZEN] SHINTÔ JÔSAKU He is the son of Hizen Yoshiie, and his family name is Hashimoto. In the beginning he inscribed the “MA” of Harima no Daijô as the “MA” of rub. [TN: The bottom radical in the kanji is the radical of “TE”, or hand, rather than “ISHI” or stone. Look at the fourth and tenth items in the third phrase.] In looking at his works from Kan’ei to Kanbun, the older ones say HARIMA NYÛDÔ TAITETSU, and works can be seen which have a good form, ji is ko-moku, hamon is chû-suguba or an exuberant midareba. (Wazamono) Signatures:- HIZEN JÛ HARIMA NO DAIJÔ FUJIWARA TADAKUNI- HARIMA NO DAIJÔ FUJIWARA TADAKUNI- HIZEN JÛ HARIMA NYÛDÔ FUJIWARA TAITETSU This is a very fine example of a sword made by the first generation Tadakuni. The hada is very beautiful and the overall shape of this sword is very elegant. This smith also had the title of HARIMA NO DAIJO. He was in the Shodai Tadayoshi Mon, and worked around Kan’ei (1624-1644). The Nidai Tadakuni also had the Title of Harima no Kami, but most of the swords signed that way are by the Shodai in his later years. Hirosada was a Hizen swordsmith and half brother to Shodai Tadayoshi. During the rise of Tadayoshi, he likely studied under the Shodai and changed his name to Yoshiie, taking the last half of Tadayoshi’s name. His own sons in order of birth were also students of the Hizen...