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 KANEZANE (fss-785) HIGO MITSUYO (fss-784)...
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...