Kanemichi Wakazashi (fss-801)

Kanemichi Wakazashi (fss-801)

Kanemichi Wakazashi (fss-801)   New Item     Available     Sold   On Hold Special Sale A specially signed sword TANGO NO KAMI KANE MICHI. The 1st generation of these smiths from Settsu are listed as 60 points in Hawley’s. He was known to work in a large gunome/choji midare such as this. The hada is mainly a well worked  Ko- itame with some ko- mokume covered in a velvety ji-nie. There is a thick nio-guchi with ashi to be seen. The Hamon is a rolling gunome- midare filled with activity. The sword is covered in Ji-Nie.  Ara-nie and Ko-nie can be seen frosting the hamon the entire length of the sword. Ashi is present and Chikei and kinsugi in spots. This Shinto blade is a Mishina work and virtually flawless. There is a long signature that reads ”  TANGO NO KAMI KANE MICHI“. This sword has not been submitted to Shinsa as of yet so it is priced accordingly. The sword looks to be of the Mishina school and is very well made with a very beautiful hamon that just jumps off the blade.  The sword is in a beautiful polish with virtually no flaws to be seen.  The Hamachi is wide and the blade has a fine shape as well. It is as ubu with one hole. The koshirae is a floral theme. The Tsuba is an iron sukashi style signed in sosho writing with a gold kao . The menuki are floral to match as well as the kodzuka . The saya is finshed in a black gloss lacquer. the tsuka-ito and sageo are blue. All in all a great package for the sword that is within. The tang is engraved with...
PROJECT WAKAZASHI (fss-799)

PROJECT WAKAZASHI (fss-799)

PROJECT WAKAZASHI (fss-799) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE BEEN ASKED BY MANY OF OUR CLIENTS TO LIST THEIR ITEMS THAT ARE IN NEED OF RESTORATION ETC. FOLLOWING IS THE FIRST OF SEVERAL BLADES THAT WILL BE LISTED AT A VERY REASONABLE PRICE. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE SIGNATURES ETC. AND EACH PIECE IS SOLD AS IS. WE DO HOWEVER GUARANTEE THERE ARE NO FATAL FLAWS. WE TRY TO PRESENT BLADES THAT ARE WORTHY OF RESTORATION. YOUR DUE DILIGENCE IS ADVISED AND YOU MAY FIND A GEM LURKING AMONGST THESE ONCE VALUED TREASURES!!  ALL ITEMS ARE PRICED ACCORDINGLY. A nicely preserved signed “YOKOYAMA KOZUKE DAIJO FUJIWARA SUKESADA” wakazashi that has very nice workmanship and a active hamon. This blade is ubu and signed with a long signature. A collection of activity may be found with a proper polish. This is a great looking blade with good possibilities if polished. The condition of this piece is in a very restorable condition as can be seen in the pictures. The pictures not do justice to this sword.  The hada is very well forged with a very tight itame. The mounts are original and add to the overall value of this item. A Bizen tang and shape can be seen as well as the workmanship. Mei:  YOKOYAMA KOZUKE DAIJO FUJIWARA SUKESADA Date: Edo (1700’s-1800’s) Nagasa: 21-3/4 inches Sori: 11.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 31.4 mm Width at the yokote: 21.2 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.1 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: Itame/mokume Hamon: Midare Boshi: Maru Condition: old polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $900.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if...
Bingo HOKKE Den (fss-797)

Bingo HOKKE Den (fss-797)

  Bingo HOKKE Den (fss-797) Available New Item Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a beautiful old osuriage wakazashi that dates back to the nambokucho era”1300’s”.  The sword received hozon papers attributing it to Hokke Den.  The sword is well made with fine bohi and sohi carvings that extend thru the nakago.  The kissaki is very robust for its age and the overall shape of the blade is elegant.  The cutting edge is very sharp. The hada is clear and shows ji nie in places.  The hamon is a midare suguba with many hataraki/activity.  The hamon is hard to photograph but in hand its even more beautiful and rich looking than in the picture. The blade also comes with very fine fittings that are all in a similar theme.  The fuchi and kashira are signed. Finely carved and inlayed flowers on the fuchi /kashira and menuki, Silver, copper and gold can be seen and as for the tsuba its also carved and is a tsukashi style tsuba.  The tsuba has small birds carved on a basket and the carvings are well done and clear.  The overall condition of this blade is very good.  The polish is older but still in good shape and the mounts are sound with some minor damage on the saya that is to be expected in such an old sword.  This is a very fine well mounted wakazashi with NBTHK hozon papers attesting to the maker and the quality of this samurai sword. Hokke Swordsmith information: Bishu Kaneyasu worked in the Oan 1368 era.  In fujishiro’s book is listed as a CHUJOSAKU level maker (wazamono)....
Kunisada with Cutting Test (fss-795)

Kunisada with Cutting Test (fss-795)

Kunisada with Cutting Test (fss-795) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A very unique long wakazashi by the 2nd generation Kunisada with a cutting test.  The papers put this sword in the Jokyo era (1684-1688).  The majority of cutting test blades are katana.  The fact that this is a cutting test wakazashi makes for a great collectable sword. The kanji read “cut (through everything) with a single blow”. The reading is: ichizan-sureba issaizan (一斬一切斬) This sword is a great candidate for restoration signed “Kawachi no Daijo FujiWara KuniSada” with a cutting test.  This sword has all the attributes to make for a wonderful restoration. It has a gunome midare hamon with an itame and mokume hada. The boshi is ko-maru. Its very sound and has no fatal flaws.  After polish it will look completely different and even more beautiful.  We recommend a fresh polish, shirasaya and tsunagi for koshirai. This blade, fully restored with mounts and papers would truly make for a jewel in a collection. The mounts are of quality with a deep samurai feel to them and are not meant to be flashy.  They are all origen with no restoration and date back to the late edo era. The smith:KUNISADA (国定), 2nd gen., Kanbun (寛文, 1661-1673), Ōshū – “Kawachi no Daijō Fujiwara Kunisada” (河内大掾藤原国定), “Kunisada” (国定), real name Furukawa Mago´emon (古川孫右衛門), he signed his name initially with the characters (国貞), received the honorary title Kawachi no Daijō during the Manji era (万治, 1658-1661), and died in the second year of Genroku (元禄, 1689), suguha, notare, gunome-midare, wazamono, chū-saku Notes on cutting test: During the Edo period, only the...
HIGO MITSUYO (fss-784)

HIGO MITSUYO (fss-784)

HIGO MITSUYO (fss-784) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale Item description here A rare wakazashi by MITSUYO also pronounced MITSUSHIRO with the pseudonym of Hata , surname Ito and is said to have originated in Yamashiro. He stayed in Seki in Mino and then was adopted into the Echu-no-kami SADAYUKI in Owari where he broke off relations to become independent. The blade is signed on both sides ” HIGO NO KAMI HATA MITSUYO” and stating that this was made with Nanbam tetsu. Fortune made him work exclusively for a great swordsman Yagyu-renyasai TOSHIKANE then later learned from Tsushima-no-kami TSUNEMITSU by his mediation. He enjoyed an official district title of Higo-no-kami that was granted by the Imperial Court during the Kanbun era (1661-), he lived in Nishi-kaji-cho (now Nishiki-2-chome, Naka-award, Nagoya) then moved to Minami Monzen-machi. There is a well-known work by Hata MITSUYO, a wakizashi named Oni-no Houcho that was exclusively made for: Yagyu-renyu-TOSHIKANE and is his most distinguished work constructed with great pains and also the most famed Daisho-set of Kago-tsurube and Sasa-no-tsuyu which had been owed by Yagyu-renya TOSHIKANE during his lifetime. In the Tokugawa Art Museum collection, an odd shaped wakizashi work of Ito Higo no kami Hata Mitsuyo for Yagyu Toshinobu , tested to vivisect two bodies and a wakizashi of “Go YOSHIHIRO” a reproduction of the work of Tsushima-no-kami TSUNEMITSU both have been treasures of the Owari Tokugawa feudal clan and also the Owari Yagyu swordmans school. The number of extant works by the swordsmith MITSUYO is comparatively small because they were only made to order for the Owari yagyu school of swordsmanship. Copper finished Habaki collar, preserved in Shirasaya, a plain wood mounting. Good...