Nobumichi Gunto (fss-829)

Nobumichi Gunto (fss-829)

Nobumichi Gunto (fss-829) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a very interesting sword made during WWII and signed “(Anchor stamp) Nobumichi Saku”.  The stamp with the anchor indicates a sword made for navel forces.  This sword is not a hand made or traditional made sword and is instead a sword made from stainless steel.  Some smiths/forges were experimenting with stainless because of the problems incurred by swords that were made from carbon steel that were carried by navel forces.  Carbon swords or traditional made sword tend to rust quickly in navel situations.  This is one of these swords made of stainless steel.  Overall its in very good condition and would fit very well in ay WWII collection. Mei: (Anchor stamp) Nobumichi Saku Date: WWII (SHOWA ERA) Nagasa: 25-5/8 inches Sori: 17.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 31.2 mm Width at the yokote: 21.8 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.8 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: MUJI  Hamon: SUGU Boshi: Maru Condition: WWII polish  Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $1,600.00 Sale price till July 25th! $900.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-829. 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 Fujishima Tomoshige Den (fss-834) Fujimura Kunitoshi (fss-833) Koto Signed Wakazashi (fss-832) Ko-Senjuin (fss-831) WWII...
Tashiro Genichi Kanenobu (fss-828)

Tashiro Genichi Kanenobu (fss-828)

Tashiro Genichi Kanenobu (fss-828) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Tashiro Genichi kanenobu was working during the  Syoho era(1624) from Mino province.Kanenobu adored Kanemoto sanbon sugi style and his work and this is reflected in his own work style.In the Edo period, Kanenobu, Darani and Katsukuni are well known sword makers for making sanbonsugi hamon.This sword is beautifully made and appears very sharp.  The sword has an abundance of hataraki/activity in the hamon.The itame hada is forged well and its in an original older polish.  In a fresh polish it would be exceptional, but the work can still be enjoyed in the older polish. If interested in having use polishing the sword for you the total price would 2000 for polish. Saya lacquering would be a little more.  In the end the work would be worth the effort and would increase the value of this fine sword.  The blade comes with its original mounts.  The habaki is not pictured but is solid copper in good shape.  The handle is very interesting in that its lacquered leather with honest samurai fittings.  The mounts are not flashy but of good taste.  Kanenobu is a Jo-Saku level smith.  The papers attest to the smith and quality of this blade. Mei: Mumei (Tashiro Genichi Kanenobu) Date: Edo (1652-1654) Nagasa: 26-1/8 inches Sori: 13.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 29.8 mm Width at the yokote: 19.8 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.1 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Suriage Kitae: Itame Hamon: Gunome Boshi: Ko-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: $4,200.00 Sale price till July 25th! $3,000.00...
SHINTO JUMYO KATANA (FSS-827)

SHINTO JUMYO KATANA (FSS-827)

SHINTO JUMYO KATANA (FSS-827) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is an exquisite katana that has beautiful activity and is well made.  It is from the shinto era around 1600’s and accompanied with NBTHK papers attributing it to a Jumyo swordsmith and also attesting to its quality.  The hamon is gunome midare and it has many hataraki.  The shape is elegant and well balanced.   The hada is very rich and profoundly active.  The mounts are also very interesting and attractive with original old fitting that are also dating back to the shinto era.  This beautiful sword is even more interesting when viewing in hand.  A fine collectable sword. Information on JUMYO:JUMYO(Toshinaga) 寿命 school, it’s founder was born in Seki town, Mino province in Tensho 8 (1580), real name was Kondo Sukezaemon 近藤助左衛門. He had moved to Kiyosu castle town during Keicho(1596-1614) period and the enjoyed Tango-no-kami 丹後守 title in Kanei 2 (1625). JUMYO school had been prospered in 5 generations during Edo period under the patronage of Owari Tokugawa clans. JUMYO(Toshinaga) 寿命, it exactly means [happy long life] so that most of Samurais treasured JUMYO works. Mei: mumei (Attributed to Jumyo) Date: shinto 1600’s Nagasa: 27 inches Sori: 16.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 28.4 mm Width at the yokote: 18.5 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.0 mm Construction: shinogi-zukuri Mune: iori Nakago: suriage Kitae: mokume Hamon: gunome midare Boshi: maru Condition: good polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword comes with a shirasaya and tsunagi for its mounts. This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $7,200.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item...
Hizen Tadahiro(2nd) (fss-825)

Hizen Tadahiro(2nd) (fss-825)

Hizen Tadahiro(2nd) (fss-825) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: 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) Tadahiro the Second forged this katana.He was born Heisakuro Hashimoto as a legitimate son of Tadayoshi the First.Tadahiro was only19 years old when his father passed away in1632but he had enough skill to forge swords at that time. Tadahiro was designatedas Omi-Daijo in 1641, at the age of 29 not only did he continued forge swordsbut also supervised many pupils until his death in 1693, aged 80.He is known as very skillful swordsmith almost all his works are above the standard hizen-to level.  Takahiro  was good at both Suguha-hamon and Choji-midare Hamon. He was especially good at  forging the beautiful  jitetsu called konuka-hada.  His work is appreciatedas the best among the hizen-to. His swords are ranked at the Owaza-mono because of the sharpness. This Tadahiro is in immaculate fully restored condition, papered and mounted. This sword comes ensuite with wonderful koshirai. The Fuchi/Kasira are papered and menuki are of fine quality. The tsuba is in iron and very uniquely carved with dragons on both sides. The habaki is completed...
SOSHU TSUNAHIRO (fss-824)

SOSHU TSUNAHIRO (fss-824)

SOSHU TSUNAHIRO (fss-824) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: This fine quality katana was made by the second generation Soshu Tunahiro.  It has many classic details in the blade of the soshu school and more importantly of the smith.  The Tunahiro line of smiths is very famous and it can be said that their swords and daggers are highly regarded by collects.  This katana has an abundance of activity in the hamon.  The hada is pronounced and rich looking.    This is a koto era sword with NBTHK pares and a beautiful Sayagaki by Tanobe-San of the sword museum.  This sword is also large and stout, with a extended Kissaki adding to its quality and beauty.  It also has a spectacular silver foiled tachi styes habaki.  A wonderful sword for any collector. TSUNAHIRO SÔSHÛ NIDAI [EIROKU 1558 SAGAMI] SUEKOTÔ JÔSAKU                 His family name is Yamamura, he is called Taima, legal name was the Gô of Munemoto.  His works are predominantly wakizashi, hamon has midareba, hitatsura, suguba nado, and has horimono of kenmakiryû and kusa no kurikara. Signature:              SÔSHÛ JÛ TSUNAHIRO                 According to a genealogy chart of the house of Yamamura and old documents, a change of ownership between the first and second generations can be seen between Tenmon 7 to 10 and there is a theory that these old documents are not accurate, and that the first and second generation are the same person, but they are written according to an outline of Yamamura family documents. Mei: Soshu Ju Tsuna(Hiro) Date: Ed(Hiromitsu)o (1600’s-1700’s) Nagasa: 26-3/4 inches Sori: 11.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 30.8 mm Width at the...