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!...
Seki Kanenori (fss-820)

Seki Kanenori (fss-820)

Seki Kanenori (fss-820) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: We have here an exceptional katana with a very elegant Shinto sugata and a horimono of a Dragon on one side and sand script on the other. The Hada is brilliantly forged with masame in the shinogi-ji and tight mokume throughout covered with ji-nie. The hada has that oily appearance to the steel seen on the best of swords. No forging flaws are apparent on this blade.The hamon is also very active. A brilliant Sugu-ba-midare is frosted in nioi with a beautiful layer of nie. There is much activity to enjoy with many hours of viewing and studying pleasure.There is a beautiful key-fret designed gold washed habaki that adorns the blade along with gold washed seppa.  The workmanship is superb and the shape of this particular blade is very unique and attractive. The hada is very well forged. The hamon is subdued and is a very elegant sugu-midare-ba with hataraki thru out the hamon.  This blade has a deeply carved horimono of a dragon that stands out and adds to the uniqueness of this work.  The blade comes with NTHK papers attesting to its quality. Mino-province swords were, from the start, famous for their sharpness. Smiths centered in the town of Seki are representative of the Mino tradition of the time just after the middle of the Muromachi period. Generally, Mino-province swords of this period are known as Sue-Seki swords, because of the prosperity of the town of Seki.” This particular blade is from the Shinto period and displays the splendor of the swords from this era. This sword with beautiful horimono emulates the great blades from an ealier era.  There...
Daisho with Koto Blades  (fss-819)

Daisho with Koto Blades (fss-819)

Daisho with Koto Blades (fss-819) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: These swords are mounted in an elegant daisho Koshirae. The saya are elaborately finished in a uniques style of Samegawa. The Same/ray skin is attached to the wooden core and ground down flat and polished after lacquer is applied.  This finish is not usually found in this condition.  An interesting note: The kurikata of both saya are finished in same(rayskin) which is a rarity. The Motif is of Dragons throughout finished in gold waves and clouds as a backdrop.  All the fitting are original and matching.  This is a true original Daisho.  The koshirae has an ito of blue that is also very old and the sageo are black in color. The Kodzuka blade and ko-gatana are in a dragon motif also with a shakudo/nanako finish. The ko-gatana blade is signed. The menuki are also well made in a dragon motif that compleat the koshirai. The tsubas are of a Buddhist symbol repeated throughout finished in iron. These tsuba are spectacular and the amount of work that went into them is incredible.  Both swords have matching gold washed habaki and seppa. Please note that for koshirai or mounts to receive papers they must be original and not put together.  This is a real daisho set. The katana is signed Kanesada . A beautiful blade in pristine polish and loaded with activity from the Shinto period. Within the gunome-midare hamon there is hotsure, sunagashi and kinsugi. The hada is a dense and beautiful itame and mokume mix with some masame and loaded with ji-nie. It has the appearance of the evening sky! The wakazashi was attributed to kaneharu of the shinto period. A mumei...
Bizen Yoshinori (fss-818)

Bizen Yoshinori (fss-818)

Bizen Yoshinori (fss-818) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: This is a signed tanto made by Yoshinori with kantei-sho origami attesting to its school, age and quality. It has a longish nakago signed yoshinori Saku.The blade length is 11 1/8″ This blade is an ubu nakago (original nakago/tang that has not been cut or shortened).  The blade shows some fine utsuri. This is a graceful tanto with strong activity. The jigane is especially attractive, and is a wonderful piece made by Yoshinori. The koshirae is in the Aikuchi style with a Kami Hira Maki zuka style tsuka wrap. The saya is finished in a brown Ishime style lacquer. The fittings are of horn with a horse and colt running side by side for menuki. The habaki is gilded.The Sageo is a reddish burgundy color. Yoshinori was of the Yoshii Bizen tradition and worked in the 15th century: The Yoshii (吉井派)school was active in Yoshii, near Osafune, beginning in the Nanbokuchô period.  Tamenori (為則) is said to have been the founder, followed by Kagenori (景則), Sanenori (真則), Ujinori (氏則), Yoshinori (吉則), Mitsunori, (光則), Morinori (盛則), Naganori, (永則) , Kanenori (兼則), and others. Later generations of smiths used the same names and those who moved to Izumo province are known as the Unshu Yoshii (雲州吉井)smiths. Most of the Yoshii (吉井)blades were produced during the Muromachi era. Their workmanship shows its own distinctive traits and is an unorthodox variation of the Bizen tradition.   Mei: Yoshinori Saku Date: Eiko (1429) Nagasa: 11-1/8inches Sori: 2.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 26.6 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 5.5 mm Construction: Hira zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame/mokume Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: Good older polish Click to Enlarge...
Soshu Hiromasa (fss-815)

Soshu Hiromasa (fss-815)

Soshu Hiromasa (fss-815) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: The hamon of this sword is in the gunome/choji style and looks attractive.  The hada is itame and clear. The blade has a partial mei remaining. This tanto has a horimono that is partially obscured by the shortening of the blade though most remains. There is a  ” SO NO KURIKARA ” which is a dragon winding around a ken. this is a highly simplified dragon which winds around a sword and very visible for such an old blade. The sword is mounted in shirasaya with an old sayagaki. The habaki is very rich looking and gilded in gold. a great old sword that is very reasonably priced.   Mei: So (shu) cut off Date: Muromachi (1500’s-1600’s) Nagasa: 15-3/4 inches Sori: 10.5 mm Width at the ha-machi: 32.9 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.4 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: $1,800.00 Holiday Sale Price $1,050,00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-815. NihontoAntiques@comcast.net How To Order Information Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image Info on Soshu Den:  In the Shouou Era some 700 years ago, Regent Hojo called swordsmiths from across the country to the city of Kamakura, then the seat of the shogunate, to set the standards for Kamakura’s swordsmiths. Goro Nyudo Masamune, the founder of the Soshu tradition, was the son of the swordsmith Yukimitsu from Awataguchi, Kyoto....