Kunisada with Cutting Test (fss-795)

Kunisada with Cutting Test (fss-795)

Kunisada with Cutting Test (fss-795) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A very unique long wakazashi by the 2nd generation Kunisada with a cutting test.  The papers put this sword in the Jokyo era (1684-1688).  The majority of cutting test blades are katana.  The fact that this is a cutting test wakazashi makes for a great collectable sword. The kanji read “cut (through everything) with a single blow”. The reading is: ichizan-sureba issaizan (一斬一切斬) This sword is a great candidate for restoration signed “Kawachi no Daijo FujiWara KuniSada” with a cutting test.  This sword has all the attributes to make for a wonderful restoration. It has a gunome midare hamon with an itame and mokume hada. The boshi is ko-maru. Its very sound and has no fatal flaws.  After polish it will look completely different and even more beautiful.  We recommend a fresh polish, shirasaya and tsunagi for koshirai. This blade, fully restored with mounts and papers would truly make for a jewel in a collection. The mounts are of quality with a deep samurai feel to them and are not meant to be flashy.  They are all origen with no restoration and date back to the late edo era. The smith:KUNISADA (国定), 2nd gen., Kanbun (寛文, 1661-1673), Ōshū – “Kawachi no Daijō Fujiwara Kunisada” (河内大掾藤原国定), “Kunisada” (国定), real name Furukawa Mago´emon (古川孫右衛門), he signed his name initially with the characters (国貞), received the honorary title Kawachi no Daijō during the Manji era (万治, 1658-1661), and died in the second year of Genroku (元禄, 1689), suguha, notare, gunome-midare, wazamono, chū-saku Notes on cutting test: During the Edo period, only the...
Project Wakazashi (fss-793)

Project Wakazashi (fss-793)

Project Wakazashi (fss-793) 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. FOLLOWING IS THE FIRST OF SEVERAL BLADES THAT WILL BE LISTED AT A VERY REASONABLE PRICE. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE SIGNATURES ETC. AND 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 “YOKOYAMA KOZUKE DAIJO FUJIWARA SUKESADA” wakazashi that has very nice workmanship and a active hamon. This blade is ubu and signed with a long signature. A collection of activity may be found with a proper polish. This is a great looking blade with good possibilities if polished. The condition of this piece is in a very restorable condition as can be seen in the pictures. 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. A Bizen tang and shape can be seen as well as the workmanship. Mei: YOKOYAMA KOZUKE DAIJO FUJIWARA SUKESADA Date: Edo (1800’s) Nagasa: 17-5/8 inches Sori: 15.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 27.6 mm Width at the yokote: 19.9 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.9 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame Hamon: 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: $1,100.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if...
Project Sword (fss-790)

Project Sword (fss-790)

Project Sword (fss-790) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE BEEN ASKED BY MANY OF OUR CLIENTS TO LIST THEIR WARES  THAT ARE IN NEED OF RESTORATION ETC. FOLLOWING IS THE FIRST OF BLADES LISTED AT A VERY REASONABLE PRICE. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE SIGNATURES ETC. AND EACH PIECE IS SOLD AS IS. WE DO HOWEVER GUARATEE THERE ARE NO FATAL FLAWS. WE TRY TO PRESENT BLADES THAT ARE WORTHY OF RESTORATION. SO 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 and dated koto katana that has very nice workmanship and a hoso-suguha hamon with utsuri. This blade is ubu and signed with a long signature of Bizen no kuni Osafune ju Kiyomitsu. A collection of activity with  Sunagashi, Kinsuji, chikei and much more may be found with a proper polish. Ji-nie and utsuri can be found. An exquisite blend of most Bizen activity can be seen and appreciated within this blade in the old Bizen tradition. The condition of this koto piece is in very restorable condition as can be seen in the pictures. It is in need of 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 blend of swirling  itame with mokume.  The boshi is ko-maru with kaen like finish and longish for this size sword. This koto katana is signed Kiyomitsu and also has an elegant shape and is very well balanced. The curvature is...
Sesshū-jū Norihide (fss-788)

Sesshū-jū Norihide (fss-788)

Sesshū-jū Norihide (fss-788) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This Shinsakuto is a captivating traditionally made sword. With a ″ Nagasa and custom mountings this is a sword to admire. This blade was created to use for training and also for appreciation. A Choji midare hamon loaded with sunagashi, kinsuji and chikei . Ji-nie abounds and adds to the aesthetic quality of the blade. There are thick lines of Chikei that form large Mokume burls similar to Ayasugi hada with fine itame loaded with ji-nie. These large Mokume areas form a stream flowing into the Hamon. This is a beautiful sword by Norihide in Sesshu, present day Hyogo prefecture. His real name is Koshio Gonda who lives in Takarazuka-city and he has won several awards in the Contemporary Sword Exhibition and Contest held by Japanese Sword Preservation Society (NBTHK). This blade is an outstanding example of his work style. Special ordered and elaborately made. The whole shape is stout and entirely overflowing with an ambitious spirit. There are 2 mekugi-ana in an ubu nakago. This sword is spectacular to study and for the finest of Shinsakuto collectors. A pleasure to behold and one never gets tired of viewing the myriad of activity that is found in this blade. The Koshirae is very appealing.  Adorned with iron Fuchi / Kashira and Tsuba . The handle wrap is finished in black leather as well as a black silk sageo. There is a Sukashi style tsuba and a swirling lacquer finish to the saya which also accentuates the mountings. The Saya is in a red and black lacquered finish. The habaki and seppa are finished in a gold wash. This blade was made of Tamahagane and using the traditional methods, folded and clay tempered,...
Chikuzen Yoshisuke (fss-786)

Chikuzen Yoshisuke (fss-786)

Chikuzen Yoshisuke (fss-786) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale The Chikuzen Nobukuni at the Edo period during the Kanbun era is continuation of the Muromachi period. Chikuzen-ju Yoshisada, Nobukuni Yoshisuke of which this sword is attributed to and Nobukuni-zaemon Yoshikane were active at same time. An affordable exquisite package for the connoisseur’s of collecting. This blade is fully polished and mounted with papers attributing it to CHIKUZEN NOBUKUNI YOSHISUKE. The sword is a beautiful saka gunome-midare just loaded with hataraki. There is ashi, sunagashi. a thick nioi-guchi, kinsuji. The hada is layed in ji-nie with much ara-nie peppering the hamon especially found in the valleys of the GUNOME. The hada is a true itame and mokume blend with masame. There is chikei and the boshi is finished in O-maru. The koshirae is a dazzling horse theme with fuchi, kashira and menuki of horses finished in shakudo and gold. The tsuba is a Mokko shape in iron with a picturesque setting of scholars under a tree signed and finished in gold and silver. The sageo and tsuka ito are a matching cobalt blue with a large nodule same(rayskin). The saya is beautiful and narrowly ribbed finished in black lacquer. Chikuzen Nobukuni History: Chikuzen Nobukuni is a long line extending from Koto times. The Sengoku labored all sword schools until the Momoyama of robust unification breathed new life into the arts and styles of all of Japan. The young masters coming from Ten-sho, such as Horikawa Kunihiro, traveling to Kyoto, would create a new world of strong new Momoyama styles. The “Shinto” sword-period grew directly from Hideyoshi’s Momoyama Unification....