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...
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...
Ujinobu Wakazashi (fss-909)

Ujinobu Wakazashi (fss-909)

Ujinobu Wakazashi (fss-909) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a very nice wakazashi with koshirae. Signed “HEIANJO JU UJINOBU and dated TENSHO SAN NEN ROKU GATSU HI ( A DAY IN JUNE 1575) It’s in an older polish and is also mounted. We believe it to be a good signature and dateThis sword is in need of restoration and is priced accordingly.  We feel its a good sword to try and bring it back to original beauty.  It can also stay in this condition for a time as no deep red rust is visible.   Mei: HEIANJO JU UJINOBU Date: TENSHO SAN NEN ROKU GATSU HI ( A DAY IN JUNE 1575 Nagasa: 23-3/4 inches Sori: 13.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 29.2 mm Width at the yokote: 19.2 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 8.4 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Condition: needs 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-909. 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...
(MINO) DAIDO (fss-905)

(MINO) DAIDO (fss-905)

(MINO) DAIDO (fss-905) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Shodai Daido was a smith working in the Mino tradition, and achieved the title of Mutsu no Kami in 1574. His work period dates to the transition years in the Keicho era where Koto gave way to Shinto. His history states that he was the personal swordsmith to Oda Nobunaga who employed smiths of the Mino tradition (the rise of his armies contributed to the spread of the Mino style throughout Japan, and its large contribution to what would become the Shinto style). He reportedly moved to Kyoto with his sons Iga no Kami Kanemichi (Jo-saku), Rai Kinmichi (Jo-saku), Tanba no Kami Yoshimichi (Jo-saku), and Etchu no Kami Masatoshi (Jo-jo saku) making swords for Nobunaga. They would become the Kyoto Gokaji, or the Five Swordsmiths of Kyoto. All of them have sharpness ratings of at least wazamono, so they made blades well in keeping of the warrior tradition of Mino, and from the success and fame of his sons it would seem that Daido was a very good teacher. Daido began his career with the name of Kanemichi, which explains the names of several of his sons. He was granted the “O” character 大from emperor Ogimachi. After using the name O-Kanemichi, he later changed to “Daido”, using the alternate reading of the 大 character. Fujishiro seems to interpret the two signatures as two different smiths, though he records this story under Kanemichi. Kanemichi is dated to 1558 (Eiroku) and listed at Chu-jo Saku and Daido to 1596 (Keicho) at Jo-saku so there was an improvement in skill over time. SHIN-GUNTO SWORDS...