Koto Bizen Sword (fss-890)

Koto Bizen Sword (fss-890)

Koto Bizen Sword (fss-890) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This koshirae is in mint condition. It was mounted with an ancestral blade of extremely good quality. The military koshirae is of quite good quality. The tsuba is pierced and the scabbard is in pristine condition. The kashira of high quality and the habaki is 2-pieced in silver and gold with intricate carvings. This sword would be a spectacular piece in a new polish.   The sword is a based in suguha with a gunome- midare mix. There is fine nie to be seen as well as ji-nie. The blade is most likely Bizen Koto and appears to have Utsuri. The hada is an itame mokume blend with Ji-nie thru out. The boshi is ko-maru with gunome. This blade is ubu. With one hole and has an outstanding sori and a real beauty to look at. The menuki are military with a special mon in the middle, The fact that its Koshi-sori makes one feel this is a old Tachi and not a katana.  This sword has a lot of potential for restoration and shinsa and is over 29″ long and ubu. Mei: Mumei Date: Koto (1400’s-1500’s) Nagasa: 29-3/8 inches Sori: 21.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 30.7 mm Width at the yokote: 20.3 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 8.0 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame/mokume 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: $6,800.00 sold full ask (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number...
Ivory Tanto (fss-889)

Ivory Tanto (fss-889)

Ivory Tanto (fss-889) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A very interesting carved ivory tanto in pristine condition. This tanto koshirae is of an interestingly carved  depiction of scholars or teachers with children in nature amongst the pine trees with clouds. The sages and or scholars are depicted in a series of intricate robes and garb. Some have canes in hand while others are in period clothing with complex designs of the period including caps or hats of differing pieces. There are scrolls and fans to be found also. The children are also dressed in raveled regalia obviously learning from this group of wise old fellows. Some of these wise old men are sporting beards and the like all depicting a wonderful day in this place. The sword that is mounted with this koshirae is hirazukiri in shape with gunome midare like hamon. The hada is an itame mokume like blend with a semi-long turnback in the boshi.This Tanto is a art item and is an interesting addition to any collection. Mei: THE IVORY MOUNTS IS SIGNED Date: MEIJI 1800’S Nagasa: Blade is 8-5/8″  and the overall length of mounts is 14-3/4″ Construction: Hira zukuri Mune: Iori Kitae: Itame/mokume Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: polished Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $2,600.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-889. 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...
Koto Daito (fss-888)

Koto Daito (fss-888)

Koto Daito (fss-888) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A fine old Koto era sword in military mounts.This koshirae is in mint condition aside from some scuffing on the leather. It was mounted with a long ancestral blade of extremely good quality and a rarity of a find. The original military koshirae is of quite good quality. The tsuba is pierced and the leather covering of the saya is pristine. The kashira has a family mon and the habaki is washed in silver. This long sword is very long and would be a spectacular piece in a new polish. The mounts come with a surrender tag which is very interesting. This koshirae was mounted with an ancestral blade of good quality and a rarity of a find but is in need of a polish. The original military koshirae is of good quality. The tsuba is pierced and you will find a beautiful mint scabbard underneath the leather covering.  The saya appears to be nickel plated and looks excellent. The kashira has a family mon of cross Hatched feathers and the habaki is in silver. This long sword needs a new polish and mounted in shirasaya. The sword is a based in suguha with a gunome- midare mix. The blade is Koto and appears to have Utsuri. The hada is an itame mokume blend with some nagare elements. The boshi is ko-maru. This blade was shortened and still retains a good length. The tang has 4 holes. This blade is an older family Tachi or Daito that was remounted for the war.   Mei: Mumei Date: Koto era (pre 1500’s) Nagasa: 26-3/4...
 ECHIZEN SADATSUGU(fss-887)

 ECHIZEN SADATSUGU(fss-887)

 ECHIZEN SADATSUGU(fss-887) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a beautiful tanto by the Shinto smith Sadatsugu of Echizen.  The hada is a serene but beautiful  dense itame with mokume. There is much ji-nie that shows very vibrant on this sword. The hamon is a sublime hitatsura with a smooth nioi-guchi. The hamon  is extremely well-made and a high-quality. Heading to the overall beauty this sword. This blade is in a pristine  sashikomi polish which adds to the brilliant look of this tanto. The  yasurime is katte sagari and the nakago-jiri is Kengyo in shape. This blade is ubu with one mekugi-ana and a long signature. This blade is flawless. Shinto tanto are quite rare and this one is visually stunning to look at. The entire packade is a great piece for the collector and comes with an older set of NBTHK papers. The koshirae is also very special. The saya is beautiful larger abalone shells suspended in lacquer. The Abalone shells are all similar in size and present as stunning backdrop for this sword. Some splitting on the edge of the saya is visible but overall it’s in very good shape.  The tsuka ito is a blue that matches with the sageo perfectly. The tsuba is of iron in an Owari Sukashi style. The fuchi kashira is matching and with a gold motif of Sakura flowers. The menuki are of Wasps or Bees and there is an iron kodzuka of bugs also. The habaki is an older gold washed two piece with fan shaped window on the lower piece. The seppa are gilded. Fujishiro rates...
DOTANUKI MASAKUNI (fss-886)

DOTANUKI MASAKUNI (fss-886)

DOTANUKI MASAKUNI (fss-886) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a very good example of a  longish Dotanuki sword signed with a long signature “KYÛSHÛ HIGO DOTANUKI FUJIWARA MASAKUNI and a “Gatsu Hi” on the other side meaning “Lucky month” the blade length is 27-1/2”. This sword has horimono in the form of Bohi. The blade’s hamon is a fine sugu-ha with small inner workings expertly controlled for a well cutting piece. Just above the habaki the blade has an honorable mark left from another sword when crossed.  Its very small but historically interesting.  The kissaki is longish bordering on being an O-kisaaki. The boshi is ko-maru with nijuba and kinsuji.The hada is as usual for these smiths is a combination hatatachi of masame nagare and itame nagare with some mokume, this hada has the feeling of a much older kamakura blade. There is shirake utsuri. The blade also seems to have fumbari left. This sword has a pronounced Tori-zori and are also known to be cherished for their cutting ability. There is chikei to be found. The koshirae is a beauty of a set of mounts fully restored. The saya is lacquered in a Togidashi make stlye of a Black and Brown mottled design. The Sageo is a golden yellow in color. The Tsuka-ito is a golden yellow and black design that matches well with the sageo. The Same (rayskin) is black and there are menuki of running horses, The fuchi kashira are of samurai family mons.in a stone texture with waves. The seppa are gold washed. The Tsuba is iron with a circular pattern....