UDA KUNIMUNE (fss-776)

UDA KUNIMUNE (fss-776)

UDA KUNIMUNE (fss-776) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A beautiful UDA KUNIMUNE koto O-wakazashi (katatauchi or ko-dachi size) just shy of katana length that has high quality workmanship and a beautiful sugu-ha based hamon with gentle gunome/midare here and there with utsuri.  Many hataraki / activity can be found with  Sunagashi, Kinsuji, chikei, Ji-nie and utsuri can be seen also. Uda school swords come from the Yamato tradition and this can be seen and appreciated within this blade made in the old Yamato style. The condition of this koto piece is wonderful as can be seen in the pictures. A very robust Hamachi and Munemachi can be found.  It is in a good polish. The pictures do 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 very well forged with a very oily appearance of swirling itame with mokume.  The boshi is ko-maru  and longish. This koto O-wakazashi has an elegant shape and is very well balanced. The curvature is very noticible and is text book UDA.  The blade is papered Tokubetsu-Hozon Token by the NBTHK attesting to the swords quality, age and school.  The blade is in shirasaya with sayagaki by Tanabe. Overall this is a fine Japanese Koto O-wakazashi. The blade also comes with a beautiful rain pattern silver foiled habaki. The Uda school is said to have originated in Yamato province. The founder Kunimitsu moved to Ecchu province at the end of the Kamakura period. His son was UDA KUNIMUNE. The following is the lineage for these smiths: KUNIMUNE UDA [OEI 1394 ETCHU] CHUKOTO CHUJOSAKU He is the younger brother...
Bizen Norimitsu (fss-775)

Bizen Norimitsu (fss-775)

Bizen Norimitsu (fss-775) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale “A beautiful and rare tanto by the Bizen smith Norimitsu” The First generation Norimitsu began in the Tei-ji era and continued through the late Muromachi period. During the Muramachi period, Morimitsu, Yasumitsu and Norimitsu were quite well known swordsmiths. At that time, Soshu style work is the rave and the Masahiro and Tsunahiro line with its exhuberant hitatsura was mimicked throughout all the schools.. This blade has an incredible jigane of itame and mokume blend with much masame and a very active and violent hitatsura hamon that jumps off this exquisite small tanto. Clear Utsuri can be seen. There is a long signature and date which also makes this a very precious piece as we can pinpoint the generation of this line of smiths. There is a very beautiful high grade Aikuchi style Koshirae that accompanies this blade. Norimitsu was a student of Nagamitsu and continued for several generations into late Muromachi period. This tanto is very unusual with soshu influenced hitatsura. The Jigane is marvelous with a beautiful Ji-hada of itame with mokume and masame, chikei can be seen. The Ubu  nakago has 2 holes is signed and dated and very precious and rare. TO NOTE: “This blade was submitted to Shinsa before polish and restoration.” The mounts: The koshirae is in the Aikuchi style. The mei of the fuchi reads: Hosono Sōzaemon Masanori + kaō (細野惣左衛門政守). These fitting are all matching and made by Hosono Sōzaemon Masanori. The fact that its all complete is exceptional. The saya is finished in a red and black Ishime style lacquer. The fittings are all matching of a village scene which consists of the full accoutrement of aikuchi style mountings of fuchi, kashira, kojiri, kurikata and kodzuka with blade....
UDA SCHOOL KATANA (fss-768)

UDA SCHOOL KATANA (fss-768)

UDA SCHOOL Katana (fss-768) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A beautifully Uda-den koto katana that has high quality workmanship and a beautiful gunome/midare hamon with utsuri.  Many hataraki/ activity can be found with  Sunagashi, Kinsuji, chikei, Ji-nie and utsuri can be seen also. Ida school swords come from the Yamato tradition and this can be seen and appreciated within this blade made in the old Yamato tradition. The condition of this koto piece is wonderful as can be seen in the pictures. A very robust Hamachi and Munemachi can be found.  It is in a good polish. 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 very well forged with a very slick looking color of swirling  itame with mokume.  The boshi is ko-maru with kaen like finish and longish. This koto katana has an elegant shape and is very well balanced. The curvature is very noticible and is text book UDA.  A very interesting thing to note on this blade is that the mune is maru and so is the mune on the habaki. This is not a common straight on swords in general. The blade is papered by the NTHK attesting to the swords quality, age and school.  The blade is in shirasaya. Overall this is a fine Japanese Koto katana. the blade also comes with a beautiful rain pattern solid silver habaki. The Uda school is said to have originated in Yamato province. The founder Kunimitsu moved to Ecchu province at the end of the Kamakura period. His son...
Shinto Wakazashi (fss-764)

Shinto Wakazashi (fss-764)

Shinto Wakazashi (fss-764) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A wakazashi from the edo period that is in need of restoration with a beautiful set of mounts. This longish-zukiri  blade is ready for restoration and appears to have a gunome-midare-ish hamon. The tang is longish and with two holes. There appears to be the remnants of kanji at the bottom of one side of the blade. ji-nie can be found. The koshirae has a floral fuchi and a Buddhist type of creature for a kashira. The Tsuba is an iron  style carved with floral motif,. . The menuki are of mice eating what appears to be cheese . The saya is finshed in a black spiral gloss lacquer. The Tsuka-ito is gold. All in all a great package for RESTORATION. There is no kodzuka and a horn piece below it is missing. There is a gold washed habaki also.   Mei: Mumei Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s) Nagasa: 12 inches Sori: 3.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 27.6 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 4.0 mm Construction: hira zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: older polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $2,400.00 Special Sale Price for a few weeks only!  $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-764. NihontoAntiques@comcast.net 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 Shimada Sukemune (fss-781) Bizen...
Noshu Ju Kanetoshi (fss-746)

Noshu Ju Kanetoshi (fss-746)

Noshu Ju Kanetoshi (fss-746)   New Item   Available   Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a late war army officers sword from WWII. This sword is a hand forged blade. It has good hada that was well forged and a very active hamon that was water quenched in the tradition manner. This is a very good example of a sword made by the Rikugun Jumei sword smith Kanetoshi. Kanetoshi is listed as a Rikugun Jumei Tosho. Swords made from this group can have a star stamp on the blade as this one has. This blade comes in original mounts and is in mint condition. Signature: [Star Stamp] Nôshû-jû Kanetoshi (濃州住兼俊) [Seki Stamp] Shôwa jûkunen rokugatsu (昭和十九年六月, “June 1944”)   KANETOSHI (兼俊), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Gifu – “Kanetoshi” (兼俊), real name Murayama Kinokazu (村山喜之一), born August 3rd 1905, he worked as rikugun-jumei-tōshō and died February 23rd 1978, jōkō no retsu (Akihide), Second Seat at the 6th Shinsaku Nihontō Denrankai (新作日本刀展覧会, 1941) The hamon is an erratic blend of gorgeous choji midare with all sorts on inner activity to be found. The hada is mainly a tight well worked itame as seen in the pictures with misc. swirls of chikei and some O-hada.The blade is in a beautiful pristine polish and high grade shirasaya to protect the polish. The hamon is peppered with Nie as well as ji-nie. From the “Japanese Sword Guide” The presence of a STAR stamp on the nakago of a WW II era sword blade is an indicator of a blade made by swordsmiths of the Rikugun Jumei Tosho. To become Rikugun Jumei Tosho, a...