Shin-Shinto Tanto (fss-808)

Shin-Shinto Tanto (fss-808)

Shin-Shinto Tanto (fss-808) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: This is a shin shinto tanto in mounts.  The overall condition is good.  This blade is more than likely from the 1800’s and the work on it is clearly visible.  The hamon is in gunome style and looks attractive.  The hada is itame and clear.  These tanto were functional and the mounts are a mixture of brass and copper often called castle mounts.  Overall a good reasonably priced tanto for a new collector that is in very good shape. The fittings are all matching, there are kodzuka and kogai, and the blue tsuka-ito string wrap is slightly frayed at one area. The sageo is a very nice fancy blue and white combination and the saya is finished in black lacquer with some raised floral design. The habaki and seppa are of copper. Mei: Mumei Date: Late Edo (1800’s) Nagasa: 11-3/4 inches Sori: 3.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 27.8 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.8 mm Construction: Hira zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: Good 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 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-808. 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 Soshu Hiromasa (fss-815) Hiromasa Gendaito (fss-814)...
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...
Noshu Kaneuji (fss-802)

Noshu Kaneuji (fss-802)

  Noshu Kaneuji (fss-802)   Available New Item Sold On Hold Special Sale An exquisite long Shinshinto blade signed Kane Uji. The Kane Uji line of swordsmiths is famous and dates back to the koto era.  They were know to make fine quality swords that cut very well.  This sword measures in at almost 31″. At 30 11/16″ this blade is a beautiful example of a flawless ubu Shinshinto sword loaded to the max with great activity and a wonderful hada covered in ji-nie. The hamon is a vibrant gunome-midare filled with sunagashi, kinsuji and ko-nie abounds. The hada is an active itame O-mokume mix with flowing masame throughout. Chikei can be seen all over as well as being peppered with ji-nie. The blade is signed and papered to Kane Uji and given an approximate date of 1844. The boshi is maru finished with sunagashi. The hada has a perfect burl effect and a pleasure to behold. The koshirae is fitted with a high gloss black lacquer finished saya. No shirasaya is nessasary for this blade. The ito and Sageo are a matching brown color to accentuate the mounts. The menuki are a large pair of shakudo and gold running ShiShi. The fuchi Kashira are a iron and very much in the shin-shinto style. The tsuba is an iron geometric pattern accented in gold with square mimi-gata lobes and may date back to the late koto era. A beautifully finished Gold washed Habaki to complete the Koshirae for this wonderful long Shinogi-Zukiri style sword. Mei: Kaneuji Date: Koka  (1844 era) Nagasa: 30 11/16 inches Sori: 21.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 32.6 mm Width at the yokote: 22.3 mm...
Kanemichi Wakazashi (fss-801)

Kanemichi Wakazashi (fss-801)

Kanemichi Wakazashi (fss-801)   New Item     Available     Sold   On Hold Special Sale A specially signed sword TANGO NO KAMI KANE MICHI. The 1st generation of these smiths from Settsu are listed as 60 points in Hawley’s. He was known to work in a large gunome/choji midare such as this. The hada is mainly a well worked  Ko- itame with some ko- mokume covered in a velvety ji-nie. There is a thick nio-guchi with ashi to be seen. The Hamon is a rolling gunome- midare filled with activity. The sword is covered in Ji-Nie.  Ara-nie and Ko-nie can be seen frosting the hamon the entire length of the sword. Ashi is present and Chikei and kinsugi in spots. This Shinto blade is a Mishina work and virtually flawless. There is a long signature that reads ”  TANGO NO KAMI KANE MICHI“. This sword has not been submitted to Shinsa as of yet so it is priced accordingly. The sword looks to be of the Mishina school and is very well made with a very beautiful hamon that just jumps off the blade.  The sword is in a beautiful polish with virtually no flaws to be seen.  The Hamachi is wide and the blade has a fine shape as well. It is as ubu with one hole. The koshirae is a floral theme. The Tsuba is an iron sukashi style signed in sosho writing with a gold kao . The menuki are floral to match as well as the kodzuka . The saya is finshed in a black gloss lacquer. the tsuka-ito and sageo are blue. All in all a great package for the sword that is within. The tang is engraved with...
Sagami Kaneyasu (fss-796)

Sagami Kaneyasu (fss-796)

Sagami Kaneyasu (fss-796) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a very interesting katana in the Shinto Mino tradition and of the Kanbun Shinto era. It is in a very good polish. The overall sugata of this sword is impressive and the hamon is loaded with activity. The hamon contains plentiful nie in sugu-ha with a slight hint of notare-ba. The hada has an oily appearance and forged very well with some areas of O- hada mixed in. This blade comes with koshirae. The sword furniture is made up of a Carp or Koi motiff and in good condition. The fuchi /  kashira are of waves with Carp or Koi menuki. A complete package of a papered and mounted sword in good polish. FUJISHIRO HAS THIS TO SAY ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR SMITH: KANEYASU SAGAMI NO KAMI [KANBUN 1661 MINO] SHINTÔ CHÛSAKU He has the Gô of Gotôhichirô, and he entered the Mon of Ômura Kaboku. (Wazamono) Signatures:            SAGAMI NO KAMI KANEYASU NÔSHÛ SEKI GEN’ICHI KANEYASU The Koi Fish The legend says the Chinese then raised the koi in their rice patty fields to be used for food, especially during the long winter months, and not for pets. The Chinese then passed on their knowledge of raising koi to the Japanese. Raising koi in ponds began in Niigata, Japan during one particularly harsh winter. Niigata Koi During this very harsh winter, Japanese farmers in Niigata could not fish and could not sustain any crops. As a result, the farmers began building ponds in which to raise koi in order to feed their families. During this time, many farmers began noticing different...