Mishina Munetsugu Katana(fss-915)

Mishina Munetsugu Katana(fss-915)

Mishina Munetsugu Katana(fss-915) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Misina Tajima Kami Munetsugu is a student of Mishina Kanemichi and made swords at Settsu province.  He worked in the 1700’s.  This particular sword is well made and has a very elegant shape.  The sword has carved Bo-hi and is also very long at 29″. The hamon is a midare sulu-ha mix. A very interesting feature of this katana is the Aysugi hada.  Generally speaking Gassan Sadakazu and Sadayoshi we’re working diligently at researching and restoring the Ayasugi hada of the Gassan school.  After their success, they kept producing Ayasugi hada as a Gassan school’s top secret for a long period of time.  This particular sword shows a well-made Ayasugi hada.  You will find this hada in other swords he made. So this is a good example of other schools that actually did this type of hada also. One might confuse this blade for a Gassan school sword.  This sword has a very good balance and the curvature is deep.  It can be used as a high end Iaido training sword.   It is a fine quality antique katana.  It comes in good mounts and overall the fittings are very good quality.  The sword recently received a 70 point Kantei-sho attribution from the NTHK. It attest to the authenticity of the maker, age and quality.  The papers will be mailed to the new owner the moment I have them in hand.     Mei: Mumei Date: Kan-en (1748-1764) Nagasa: 29 inches Sori: 21.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 28.7 mm Width at the yokote: 20.8 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 8.9 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu...
Yamato no kami Yasutsugu (fss-914)

Yamato no kami Yasutsugu (fss-914)

Yamato no kami Yasutsugu (fss-914) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A beautifully made sword by the smith “ Yamashiro no kami Yasutsugu “. This blade is a spectacular Notare-midare with gunome And an almost Toran-ba appearance. The Nioi-guchi is deep and the blade is frosted in Ji-nie. There are bands of thick kinsuji as well as sunagashi. Nie frosts the habuchi.  The hada is a tight itame mixed with some mokume. There is  masame  in the shinogi-ji. The Yasutsugu school is famous for what has been called Echizen gane or hadadachi-gokoro. This hada consists of the tight itame/mokume mentioned above with the presence of shirake or whitish patches in the steel structure that are mixed with the real color of a darker hue. This blade is absolutely gorgeous and would be an outstanding piece for any collection.The Koshirae is equally attractive and a true Samurai style of mounting. The saya is a black lacquer with striations from top to bottom. The fuchi/kashira and tsuba are of a group of men and or scholarts in a golden robes or garb. The menuki are mounted on old Same and are of galloping horses. The Ito is of gold with matching sageo. There is a rain pattern silver habaki with a plain upper portion. There is an older shirasaya with a beautiful aged patina. A wonderful sword for the discriminate collector. Information about the school:The first generation was Kan’ei period 1624-1644, Nagato. He lived in Nagato’s Fuchu, real name Fujishima Hayato no Suke Minomoto Yasutsugu. There was a 2nd gen. also Nagato-Yasutsugu. There was also a 3rd generation from Musashi- Yamato no Kami Yasutsugu, first name Sotayu, son of Yamato no...
Katana (fss-912)

Katana (fss-912)

Katana (fss-912) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a very nice quality katana that is in need of restoration to bring out all its fine details.  The condition is not very bad as the hamon is very visible and shows many hataraki/activity. The sword is cut down and still has a very nice sugata. It is listed as shinto (1600’s-1700’s) but after a good polish it may show more details that can narrow down the proper age.  There is a possibility that it may be koto (1400’s-1500’s).  Our listing it as shinto era is a conservative judgment.  The sword is mounted and the fittings are authentic and antique, however the handle and scabbard appear to be from another sword.  They were fitted to this sword and not made for this sword. If this sword is to be polished and restored this can be address at that time.  Overall an interesting katana with fittings and good hamon. Mei: Mumei Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s) Nagasa: 25-1/4 inches Sori: 13.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 29.4 mm Width at the yokote: 18.4 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.5 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: suriage Kitae: Itame Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: poor polish Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $2,800.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-912. info@nihontoantiques.com How To Order Information 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! Your email address will...
Kunihisa wakizashi (fss-911)

Kunihisa wakizashi (fss-911)

Kunihisa wakizashi (fss-911) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Kunihisa wakizashi in need of restoration.  We feel the signature is fine.  The temper line or hamon although difficult to see is all there.  This is a solid blade that has history and should be restored. It came from an older collection and has not been touched since World War II I would assume.  This antique sword was made in the 1600s-1700s or thereabouts. It comes in original mounts and this priced accordingly because of condition. However we do feel that this word will polish out fine.   Mei: Kunihisa Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s) Nagasa: 17-5/8 inches Sori: 13.5 mm Width at the ha-machi: 28.9 mm Width at the yokote: 21.4 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.7 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Condition: needs polish Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $1,300.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-911. info@nihontoantiques.com How To Order Information 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! Your email address will be kept private & will only be used to send updates from this site! For Sale Mishina Munetsugu Katana(fss-915)October 29, 2022 Yamato no kami Yasutsugu (fss-914)September 25, 2022 Katana (fss-912)September 25, 2022 Kunihisa wakizashi (fss-911)September 23, 2022 Katana military mounts (fss-910)September 23, 2022 Ujinobu Wakazashi (fss-909)September 21, 2022 MINO DEN KATANA (fss-908)August 4, 2022 (IMAI) KANETSUGU (fss-907)August 4, 2022 TAKEDA MUNEYUKI (FSS-906)July 10, 2022 (MINO)...
Katana military mounts (fss-910)

Katana military mounts (fss-910)

Katana military mounts (fss-910) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a katana that dates back to the 1600s or 1700s. It is mounted in military WWII fittings.  The sword over all is in good condition but could use restoration.  It is also signed but we feel that the signature is not correct for the workmanship on the sword.  The process in restoration of these types is that the first step is to remove the signature and make the sword unsigned. It can then be appraised properly and issued papers respectively in the future, or it can be appreciated as it is now with its history.  Here we find an antique Japanese sword that was mounted for the war effort.  It was customary for family Swords to be taken to the Arsenal and mounted during this time period for WWII. description here Mei: Izumi no kami kanesada (false signature) Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s) Nagasa: 26-3/4 inches Sori: 13.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 32.9 mm Width at the yokote: 21.2 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.9 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame Hamon: midare Boshi: Maru Condition: Needs polish Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $2,400.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-633. info@nihontoantiques.com How To Order Information 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! Your email address will be kept private & will only be used to send updates...