SHIN-SHINTO TANTO (fss-817)

SHIN-SHINTO TANTO (fss-817)

SHIN-SHINTO TANTO (fss-817) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: This is a shin shinto tanto in mounts.  The overall condition is very 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. There are many little inner workings (hataraki)  that can be seen peppering the blade. A layer of ji-nie can be seen frosting the hamon. The hada is itame and clear and fine chikei and ji-nie can be found. This tanto was well made and the mounts are a mixture of shakudo, gold and copper with a Togidashi Makie style lacquer on the saya.  Overall a very reasonably priced tanto for a new collector that is in very good condition. The older polish is very clean and in very good condition some minor openings are visible but can polish out and not deep. The fittings are matching (fuchi/kashira/tsuba) in a Buddhist design, There are kodzuka and kogai of shakudo with gold of various design, and the the sageo is a very nice braided black The saya is finished in the swirling Togidashi Makie style . The habaki is 2-pieced of a gold washed copper. The handle is done in Same (rayskin) with Mon menuki. Mei: Mumei Date: Late Edo (1800’s) Nagasa: 14 7/8 inches Sori: 10.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 32.5 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.8 mm Construction: Hira-zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame 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: $3,600.00 Sale price till July 25th! $2,200.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in...
Yasuhide/Tomohide Tanto (fss-813)

Yasuhide/Tomohide Tanto (fss-813)

Yasuhide/Tomohide Tanto (fss-813) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description: A beautiful rare father and son collaboration this is a shin shinto tanto in shirasaya.  The overall condition is very good.  This blade is more than likely from the 1800’s and the work on it is clearly visible.  The hamon is in chu-suguha style and looks attractive.  The hada is itame and clear. The blade is signed, dated, and papered. This tanto sports horimono on both sides. There is a  ” SO NO KURIKARA ” which is a dragon winding around a ken. this is a highly simplified dragon which winds around a sword and is very rich and well cut. This Ken or Sword is with “sankozuka” which is a vajra thunderbolt hilt. The ken/sword is also an alternative of the Buddhist deity Fudo Myoo. The other side has gomma-hashi which are chopsticks that are used on alters of Shinto shrines. There is also a  Bonji of “Mato Kwannon” who is the horse-head Buddha. Bonji inscriptions are invocations to this spirit to help the wielder of this sword.   Nice joint work between father and son. I have the two listed as (portrait attached also):   YASUHIDE (安英), Bunka (文化, 1804-1818), Musashi – “Buyō ni oite Ichinoseki-shi Takehiro Yasuhide” (於武陽一関士武広安英), “Tōbu ni oite Ōshū Ichinoseki-shi Takehiro Yasuhide” (於東武奥州一之関士武広安英), “Tōbu ni oite Ōshū Takehiro” (於東武奥州武広), “Takehiro Fujiwara Yasuhide tsukuru” (武広藤原安英造), real name Takehiro Yo´emon (武広与右衛門), student of Suishinshi Masahide (水心子正秀), he workd for Ōshū´s Ichinoseki fief (一関藩) which was ruled by the Tamura family (田村), he died on the 25th day of the second month Tenpō 14 (天保,...
Shimada Sukemune (fss-781)

Shimada Sukemune (fss-781)

Shimada Sukemune (fss-781) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This blade was judged as Shimada Sukemune.Shimada sukemune was working from 1450 tothe late Muromachi period for several generations. This sword has a very nice Jigane and attractive Hamon,This blade appears to be first generation Sukemune.There is a fantastic jigane and a wavy gunome-midare hamon. This blade is Mitsu-mune with fine horimono of Bonji, Ken with Vajra and Gomabashi. There is a beautiful gold foil habaki and shirasaya. The blade comes with NTHK papers. This blade was papered by the NTHK prior to restoration. History on the Shimada School:The Shimada school in Suruga was along the Ōigawa river. The founder YOSHISUKE was active in the age of Kousho, the middle of 15th century and the other makers such as SUKEMUNE , HIROSUKE ,YOSHITSUNA MOTOSUKE appeared during the Muromachi period. The Suruga domain in those days had powerful regional warlords of the Imagawa , Takeda , Tokugawa who struggled with each other. The sword smiths of the Shimada school often had made a symbolic sign of swords or yaris to meet with the requirements from those powerful warlords.SUKEMUNE , His family name Gojo and given name Kyuzaemon has been said to be a younger brother of the founder YOSHISUKE. It is believed that he moved from the province of Bizen to Shimada town in Suruga.This tanto is attributed as the work of SUKEMUNE most likely during Tenbun-Eisho era (1532-69) who is highly renowned for the creation of the Osoraku-zukuri tanto which was owed by Takeda Shingen . It is unique with an extraordinary shape to show the impression that they were...