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Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-1

This is an Antique Japanese Samurai sword.

A very fine DaiSho with high quality Handachi Koshirae in super condition, both blades in very fine Japanese polishing.

The Katana is Mumei - unsigned, Koto period (ca. 1500). The blade is very elegant with an Chu-kissaki. The Hamon is a nice Suguha with Nie one and goes over the entire blade, The Jihada is an active Itame one. The Katana is Ubu with 1 mekugi-ana and has one lamination opening.

The Wakizashi is Mumei -unsigned, Koto period (ca. 1500). the blade has a Suguha Hamon. The blade is in a very good polish and is Ubu with 1 Mekugi-ana, The Jihada is coarse active Itame with nie and a Chu-kissaki, and complete flawless.

The Handachi Koshirae are good quality fitting, the Saya’s are painted with clouds of mother of pearl in gold color inlayed. The Tsuba's are openwork with water flowers and birds. The F&K, kojiri, semegane and kuchi-gane are good quality from brass. The Menuki are Aoi Mons that are also used for a long period by the Tokugawa family. The Kozuka is brass with wine ranks in Nanako. Both Habaki are split pieces in full silver.

This is a very nice, excellent DaiSho with nice old Koto blades and Koshirae.

Price Euro 11.250,-

Data:
measurement Dai: ( katana )
length 61.8 cm
Sori 2,1 cm
high 2,7 cm
thick 0.65 cm

measurement Sho: ( wakizashi )
length 45.0 cm
Sori 1.5cm
high 2,6 cm
thick 0.55 cm

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-2

A special DaiSho with very nice Koshirae in very good condition, both blades in good Japanese polishing.

Both the Katana and the Wakizashi are made by Hizen Tadahiro 2nd Generation (Nidai), son of Tadayoshi 1st Generation.

The Katana (Dai) is signed as Tachi, Hizen No Kuni Ju Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadayoshi (Nidai) (Echizen group, Musashi) with NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon papers, from the Shinto period, (ca. 1650/1670). The blade is made in Koto style with a deep Sori and a lot of Fumbari and is very elegant with a Ko-kissaki. The Hamon is the typical Hizen Suguha Hamon.
Tadahiro's swords are counted among the Owaza mono sharp swords and his mastership is mentioned as in the Jyo-Jyo Saku forging.
The Jihada is the typical Hizen Konuka Hada with the dark bluish steel. The Katana is Ubu (not shortened) with 1 mekugi-ana. This katana is made and signed as Tachi and his signature is with the full title with Omi-Daijo which he was assigned in 1641.
The birth name of Tadahiro is Heisakuro Hashimoto. He was the son of Tadayoshi 1st Generation and was only 19 years old when his father died in 1632.
Tadahiro has made a lot of swords in his life and learned many other good smith the sword forging and he died at the age of 80 in 1693.

The Wakizashi (Sho) is signed, Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro (Nidai) (Echizen group, Musashi) Shinto period (ca. 1650/1670) and has NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon papers. The blade is in good polishing is Ubu (not shortened) with 1 Mekugi-ana and has typical Hizen Suguha Hamon.
The Jihada is the typical Hizen Konuka Hada with the dark bluish steel.

The Koshirae are excellent with high-quality sword fittings, the Saya's with Same (rye skin) which is of very good quality and super nice. . The Tsubas are Shakudo with Nanako with images of Dragon and Shishi temple dogs in gold high-lights. The F&K, Kozuka and Kogai are Shakudo / Nanako with dragon motifs in good quality, the Menuki are gilded dragons, a wind and water dragon on the wakizashi and katana. The Habaki's are high quality, gold wrapped. The Ko-katana is a contemporary made and signed.

This is an excellent DaiSho with good blades, both with Tokubetsu Hozon papers and very nice ensuite Koshirae.

Price Euro 24,500, -

€22.500,-

Data:
Sizes Dai: (katana) Shinogi-zukuri
length / nagasa 67.8 cm
Sori 2.8 cm
high / motohaba 2.8 cm
Kling / motokasane thickness 0.6 cm

Sizes Sho: (wakizashi) Shinogi-zukuri
length / nagasa 44.7 cm
Sori 0.5 cm
high / motohaba 2.8 cm
Thickness thickness / motokasane 0.5 cm.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-3


This is an Antique Japanese Samurai sword.
A special DaiSho with very nice Koshirae in good old used condition, both blades in very good Japanese polishing.

The Katana (Dai) is Mumei - unsigned, attributed to Mino Senjuin School, NAGAHIRO by the NBTHK Hozon papers, from the Koto period, late Muromachi (about 1550/1570). The blade is very elegant with a Chu-kissaki. The Hamon is a Gunome Midare Hamon with Ko-Nie Deki with Sunagashi and Kinsuji in Hakikake style.
The Jihada is a beautiful active Itame with also Masame and Jinie, Shirake Utsuri can also be seen. The Katana is Machi-Okuri with 3 mekugi-ana. The birth name of NAGAHIRO was FUJITA KANEWARE, and his swords belong to the Jyo-saku ranking.
The Mino Senjuin school started in the Nanbokucho period (1333) until the late Muromachi period (1572). In the early Nanbokucho era the swordsmiths of the Nara province went to the Mino province and there was a mix of Mino and Senjuin influences in which the Mino-Senjuin swords arose.

The Wakizashi (Sho) is signed, Tanba No Kami YOSHIMICHI (Mishina school) (Kyo, 6th generation) late Edo period (ca. 1800) and has HBTHK Hozon papers. The blade is in a very good polish is Ubu with 1 Mekugi-ana and has a Kikumon engraved.
The Hamon is a Niedeki Gunome Midare Hamon. The Jihada is well made and vividly forged Ko-Itame in the Yamashiro style with Ji-nie, with a Chu-kissaki and completely faultless.
In contrast to the earlier Yoshimichi smiths that invented the famous Soshu-den Sudare-ba hamon this blade is in Gunome Midare. Yoshimichi got the title Tamba No Kami and was allowed to engrave the Kikumon in his swords.

The Koshirae are with good quality fittings, the Saya's are very special made in a kind of diamond shape (Roiro Kawarinuri) which is very rare. The Tsuba’s are modeled mount Fuji images on the edge of the tsuba. The F&K, Kozuka and Kogai are Shakudo with dragon motifs in good quality, the Menuki are gold gilded dragons, a wind and water dragon on the wakizashi and katana. The Habaki's are a 2-part one, the wakizashi , and the katana with silver wrapped.

This is an excellent DaiSho with good blades, both with Hozon papers and special ensuite Koshirae

Price Euro 15950,-

€14.500,-

DATA:

measurement Dai: (katana)
length 69.9 cm
Sori 1.4 cm
high 2.78 cm
thick 0.62 cm

measurement Sho: (wakizashi)
length 50.1 cm
Sori 1.3 cm
high 2,73 cm
thick 0.55 cm

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-4


A special DaiSho with very beautiful Koshirae in top condition, both blades in good Japanese polishing.

Both the Katana and the Wakizashi are signed.

The Katana (Dai) is signed, Soshu Tsunahiro 2nd Generation (Tsunahiro School) with NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon papers, from the Momoyama period, (ca. 15801600). The blade is made in Koto style with a deep Sori and Bo-hi on both sides of the blade. The Hamon is the typical Soshu active Hamon. The sword has been shortened a bit, has 3 Mekugi-ana, the signature can still be read in full on the Nakago.

Tsunahiro’s swords are counted among the O-wazamono sharp swords and his skills are counted among the Jyo-Jyo Saku smiths.

The Soushu Ju Tsunahiro school was influenced by the Hasebe school in the Nanbokucho period. In the Eisho Era, Tsunahiro the 1st generation moved to Odawara and started making Soshu-style swords and continued until the late Edo period. These swordsmiths made Itame hada with Chikei called Hadatachi jigane. This Tsunahiro katana is a somewhat larger and healthy sword in the Shoshu style with beautiful Itama Jihada with Hamon Nie and Sunagashi.

Soshu smiths entered the Nanbokucho period and were descendants of Masamune, one of the greatest smiths in history. They made tanto and wakizashi with broad mi-haba and saki-zori that had never been seen before. The Hamon consisting of brilliant nie is typical of Soshu smiths. Tsunahiro as 2nd Generation is rated 40 points by the Hawley.

The Wakizashi (Sho) is signed, Seki Ju Kanetaka (San-Ami School, Mino) late Muromachi period (ca. 1550/1570) and has NBTHK Kicho Hozon papers. The blade is in good polishing is Ubu (not shortened) with 1 Mekugi-ana. This wakizashi is made in the Nagamaki naoshi style with Hi and typical Naginata Bo-Hi, a beautiful elegant sword with dense controlled Itame Hada. The Hamon is typical Kenbou Midare that can be seen in groups above the cutting edge.

Kanetaka (shiga seki) is a Mino school and moved to the Shiga Owari province in the Muromachi period, around the Meio era (1492-1501). The famous swordsmith is Kanenobu in that school.

Kanefusa in the Mino province, the famous smith in the Muromachi period, had created KENBOU-MIDARE hamon that is narrow in the middle and the round head as an octopus head that can be seen in this sword of Kanetake. Some Kanefusa students had moved to Owari or Shinshu province. Those blades were wanted by the samurai. Kanetaka made O-wazamono sharp swords and his mastery is counted among the Jyo Saku smiths.

The Koshirae are excellent with NBTHK Tosho Hozon paper. Fuchi-Kashira signed; Mino Ju Mitsunaka (Mino school). His last name was Watanabe- Shinkichi was the 2nd son of the 2nd generation Nitsutoki. Mitsunaka was born Bunsei 13th (1830) and died Meiji 22nd. (1889)

The Saya’s are made in the Inro style of black Urushi lacquer with Chirashi Mon as flowering grass. Both Saya’s of very good quality and equipped with ensuite Mino Kogai and Kozuka and super beautifully made. . The Tsuba’s are made of iron like Sukashi with flying birds with golden eyes. The Mino school F&K, Menuki, Kozuka and Kogai are Shakudo with flowers / plates and insect motif with very good quality silver and gold. The Habaki’s are of high quality from silver. Both Tsuka have white Tsuka-Ito.

This is an excellent DaiSho with good blades, both provided with NBTHK papers and particularly beautiful ensuite Koshirae with NBTHK paper. (include shirasaya and tsunagi)

Price Euro 15450,-

DATA:
Sizes Dai: (katana) Shinogi-zukuri
length / nagasa 71 cm
Sori 2.0 cm
high / motohaba 3.0 cm
Kling thickness / motokasane 0.7 cm

Sizes Sho: (wakizashi) nagamaki naoshi
length / nagasa 37.5 cm
Sori 0.5 cm
high / motohaba 2.6 cm
Kling thickness / motokasane 0.55 cm.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-5

This is an authentic Japanese Samurai sword.
A beautiful original DaiSho with very nice Koshirae in good condition, both blades in good older Japanese polishing.

The Dai- Katana is Mumei - unsigned, Koto period (ca. 1480/1540) and could probably be a Bizen school sword. The blade is very elegant with a Bo-Hi that extends into the nakago, so this says it was already carved when the blade was made. The Hamon is a lively Gunome Midare Hamon with Nie and Ji-nie, the Jihada is a beautiful Itame. The Katana has 2 mekugi-ana but Ubu (not shortened) and has some small rust in the blade that didn't go out with the polishing (see photo), because otherwise the polisher had to take too much off the sword. The Habaki is a 2-part wrapped with silver foil. The Menuki are flowers from Shakudo and gilded. The Tsuka-Ito band is black.
The Tsuba is hammered in (Mokume) iron with mons (Hiashi = rays of the Ryuzoji family) which is a very difficult process, because this Tsuba is forged, the forging pattern can be seen very clearly and appear nice.

The Sho- Wakizashi was signed, but due to the shortening only the first character can be seen at the end of the Nakago. , late Koto early Shinto period (ca. 1540/1640). The Hamon is a Gunome Hamon with some Sunagasi and Nie. The blade is in a good older polishing with 2 Mekugi-ana and shortened, the Jihada is well-forged Mokume / Itame with Nie and Ji-nie, and has no forging errors.
This blade is from the late Koto / early Shinto period and may have been made by Echizen school.

The Koshirae are in good condition and the two Sayas with beautiful Same (Ray skin) wrapped in good condition and with good quality fittings, all ensuite with images of Mon's (family weapons; Hiashi = rays of the Ryuzoji family) in gold, shakudo with nanako, the Kashira are of buffalo horn with Tsuka-Ito over it, which was often used by high-ranking Samurai or persons at the court of a Daimyo or Shogun. The Wakizashi also has a Kozuka with Mons in silver (as a Hoshi image of the Aoyama family), the Ko-Katana is made of wood. And the Habaki is made of copper and both blades have wrapped Seppa's with gold foil.

This is a beautiful original DaiSho with good blades and special Koshirae.

Price Euro 9950,-

DATA:
Sizes Dai: (katana) Shinogi-zukuri
length / nagasa 69.5 cm
Sori 2.0 cm
high / motohaba 3.0 cm
Kling / motokasane thickness 0.7 cm

Sizes Sho: (wakizashi) Shinogi-zukuri
length / nagasa 48.0 cm
Sori 1.4 cm
high / motohaba 2.7 cm
Kling thickness / motokasane 0.5 cm.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-6

This is an Antique Japanese Samurai sword.
A signed Showa Katana (1944 ) Gendai with a nice Koshirae and fawless blade with Chu- kissaki in good polish.
This Katana is signed and dated ; Tsugaru-junin Kunitoshi kore o tsukuru, and dated : showa kinoe saru ni gatsu hi 1944.

Kunitoshi was a Showa smith. He made swords for the Japanese army.
The Hamon goes on the entyre blade and is a Ko-Gumome Midare. The Jihada is a coarse Mokume with Itame, the blade has 1 mekugi-ana and is Ubu. The Handachi Koshirae and all parts are in a good condition.
A realy nice fawles very Showa blade and good old Koshirae.

Price: € 3950,-

DATA:
bladeshape ; Shinogizukuri Katana
length 66.5 cm
wide 3,0 cm
thick 0.7 cm
Sori 1,5 cm
Hamon ; gumome Midare
Jihada :Ko- Mokume with Itame with Jinie

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-7

This is an authentic Japanese Samurai sword.
A powerful large Mumei Shinto Wakizashi with Midare Choji Hamon and Bo-hi in Bizen style, with beautiful and good quality Koshirae.
This blade is from the Shinto period (ca. 1750-1800).
The Wakizashi is, O-sureage (shortened) with 2 Mekugi-ana, the Habaki is copper. The Kling is well polished and has no forging flaws.
The hamon is Midare Choji with Nioideki and Nie. The Jihada is a densely made fine Mokume.
The koshirae is of good quality, The Saya is dark brown lacquered, the Tsuka is wrapped with new light gold color Tsuka-Ito and old Same with large cams, the Menuki are from Shakudo. The Fuchi and Kashira are from Shakudo with a woven basket and Bambus with gold high-lights and signed; Masayoshi.
The Tsuba in Yoko-Ito gata model and is made of Shakudo and Shakudo rim has inlaid parts as snow. The Saya also has a Kozuka from Shakudo with birds and water with Kokatana and a Kurigata from buffalo horn.

A healthy and powerful blade with a beautiful complete Koshirae.

Price ; € 2950,-

DATA:
blade shape; Hirazukuri Wakizashi
length / Nagasa; 45.5 cm
height Motohaba; 3.25 cm
thick / kasane; 0.78 cm
sori; 1.1 cm
hamon; Midare Choji with Nioideki.
Jihada; Mokume dense forged with Jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-8


This is an authentic Japanese samurai sword.

A good DaiSho with beautiful Koshirae in good old used condition, both blades in very good Japanese polishing and in new ShiraSaya and new tsunagi.

The Katana (Dai) is Mumei - unsigned, attributed to Matsuba Motoyuki, Echizen Seki province by the NBTHK Hozon papers, from the Kanbun Shinto period (1661-1673). The blade is elegant in good condition and full polished with a Chu-kissaki. The Hamon is a Gunome Midare Choji Hamon with Nie Deki. The Hamon is very lively and active.
Motoyuki belongs to the Jyo saku smith ranking , better than average.
The Jihada is a beautiful Ko-Itame with also Masame and Jinie. The Katana is Machi-Okuri (shortened) with 3 mekugi-ana.
His birth name is Kawachi Minamoto Yukihira, and he moved to the Hizen province in 1677 at the age of 35. Around 1694 he changed his name to Motoyuki.
Matsuba means “pine needle” in Japanese.
After some time he moved to Edo City, where he further expanded his skills, he made a typical Choji Hamon that is clearly different from the Hizen and Bungo schools.

The Wakizashi (Sho) is Mumei - unsigned, attributed to; Echizen Seki, Edo, Kanei period (about 1624-1644) and HBTHK Hozon papers. The blade is healthy and not polished in a very good polishing is Sureage (shortened) with 3 Mekugi-ana.
The Hamon is a Niedeki Gunome Midare Hamon with small Ashi. The Jihada is well and active forged Ko-Itame mixed with Masame Hada with Ji-nie, the blade has a Chu-kissaki and completely faultless.
in the Muromachi period the Echizen-seki school moved from Mino to Echizen province. There are many good fighting swords made in Fukui prefecture.

DaiSho Koshiare,
The Koshirae are with good quality iron fittings, the Saya's are black Kizami Sayas with Ishimeji lacquer. The Tsubas are made of iron with Shakudo inlaid plates and have a water / wave show with birds, ect from gold and silver high-lights. The F&K (iron with silver inlaid), Kozuka (Shakudo) also have a water / waves shell and bird motif in good quality, the Menuki are shakudo with Amine design. The Habaki's are a 2 piece with gold foil wrapped in very high quality.

This is an excellent DaiSho with good blades, both with NBTHK Hozon papers and beautiful Original stylish ensuite Koshirae.

Price Euro 11950, -

€10.950,-


DATA:

Sizes Dai: (katana)
length 63.6 cm
Sori 1.8 cm
high 3.08 cm
Thickness 0.67 cm

Sizes Sho: (wakizashi)
length 48.5 cm
Sori 1.0 cm
high 2.55 cm
Thickness 0.53 cm

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-9

This is an Antique Japanese Samurai sword.
A very fine DaiSho in super condition, both blades in very fine Japanese polishing in ShiraSaya with full Sayagaki. The blades have Nihonto Kantei Shinsakai Paper and attributed to Gasan Sadayoshi.
The Katana and Wakizashi are Mumei - unsigned, attributed to Gasan Sadayoshi late Edo period (KEIO period 1865 /1868). The blades are heavy with an Chu-kissaki. The Hamon is a very nice Choji Midare with Nioi and Yakiba and long Ashi, like the Bizen tradition, The Jihada is an very close Itame one. The Katana and Wakizashi are Ubu with 1 mekugi-ana and has one lamination opening. The both habaki are with nice Katakiri-ba.

Gassan Sadayoshi was born in 1780 in Dewa province and he was a descendant of the Gassan school of Koto times. He went to Edo to study under Suishinshi Masahide who was working to restore the koto traditions. Upon the passing of Masahide, Sadayoshi moved to Osaka. This was around 1825. After moving to Osaka, he re-established the Gassan school of the Koto period and his students and descendants have razed this school to high skils so that it still exists today under the modern smith nowadays. Sadayoshi was able to recreate the famous Gassan ayasugi hada and he made it the foundation of the newly reenergized Dewa Gassan school that was located in Osaka. He was also adept at creating the masame-hada of the Yamato school and dense mokume-hada. His styles of hamon include chu-suguha in nie deki, small and big patterned choji midare like this blades. Sadayoshi died at the age of 71, Meiji (1870).

This is a very nice, excellent DaiSho with full Sayagaki

Price Euro 9950,-

€8950,-


DATA:

measurement Dai: (katana)
length 69.7 cm
high 3.2 cm
Sori 1.4 cm
thick 0.7 cm

measurement Sho: (wakizashi)
length 50.5 cm
high 3.0 cm
Sori 1.0cm
thick 0.6 cm

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-10

This is an authentic Japanese Samurai sword.

A flawless Shinogi-zukuri Tachi in Koshirae and with ShiraSaya from the Kamakura Koto period (ca. 1300) with NBTHK JUYO Token certificate (24 October 2007), signed (mumei) and attributed to the: TAIMA school, Yamato province, Mounted in a beautiful Tachi Koshirae.

Despite its age of more than 700 years, this blade is in super healthy condition.

The Taima school is one of the five most important branches of the Yamato tradition. (Taima - Hosho - Tagai - Senjyuin - Shikkake) Like the other schools, they were involved in making swords for the Sohei warrior monks, especially in and around Nara. The works of this school is very rare and not much is known about the individual smiths. This group takes its name from Taimadera (the Taima Temple), and the founder is the swordsman Kuniyuki (not to be confused with the Rai founder), who worked around 1288 in the late Kamakura period. One dated work was found by the Taima smith Kuniyuki with a period date (1313), but it is not immediately clear how many generations there were. Furthermore, there is a sword as a dated work from 1248 in the Hoji period, only with the school name, which indicates that the work was certainly in progress before the time of the smith that we now consider the founder.

Researching Yamato swords is always difficult, and the more as a rare school such as Taima are even problematic. There are only 177 Taima swords of all Tachi, Wakizashi and Tanto in the NBTHK Juyo Token index, and only eight of them bear the maker's signature. An additional section of about 25 directly assigned swords is known to the Taima smith Aritoshi. The extreme lack of number of pieces in general, and in particular signed pieces, makes attribution and understanding of the relationships of the individual smiths in this school very difficult.

Kuniyuki Taima (founder of the Taima school) Tomotsuna Taima: Tomonaga Taima: Tomokiyo Taima :. Tomomitsu Taima: Toshimitsu Taima: Toshiyuki Taima: Tsuguari Taima: Aritoshi Taima. Their swords are assessed as Ryowazamono or O-wazamono and often classified as Jyojyo-Saku quality.

This scarcity of remaining swords can perhaps be attributed to the actions of the warlords Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi during the Muromachi period, in their quest to unite the country under one ruler. One of the main thorns on the side of Oda Nobunaga were the Sohei, because the independent islands had the powerful monks who were trained and self-armed. The words of Emperor Go-Shirakawa at the end of the Heian period are, according to tradition, one of the best explanations that describes the tenacity of the monks and: There are three things I have absolutely no power over: dice game; the stream of the Gamo river; and the warrior monks of Mount Hiei, Taima.

The great actions of Nobunaga destroyed much of their fighting spirit and strength, by killing soldiers and destroying temples, thereby destroying much of their armament. This explanation is what we know today as the swords of the Yamato Den. It can be speculated that some of these warriors went into the countryside and small towns, because some monks may have run away instead of having been killed by Nobunaga.

This is an elegant robust blade and is flawless in a Mukansa Japanese polishing with 2 Mekugi-ana and shortened (sureage). The Hamon is based on Suguha with fine Gunome and Notare Ba with Kuichigaiba, Nijuba, long Yubashiri, Sunagashi, Kinsuji, and Nie.

The Jihada is Itame / masame Hada with Jinie and fine Chikei.

The Koshirae is in good condition as a special Tachi with excellent paintwork, the Habaki is wrapped with a 2-part gold foil.

The Saya has a number of beautifully made gold-maki images of hearts that together form a clover. The Tsuka is wrapped with light and dark brown Tsuka-Ito in good condition. The menuki are Shakudo Temple dogs (Shishi) with gold eyes between the Peonies and the Tsuba is a Tachi model made of iron with 4 elaborate hearts. The rest of the scabard parts are shakudo with gold edges.

A great Koto Kamakura blade from around 700 years old in super good condition and beautiful high-quality Koshirae in good condition.

Price ; euro 27,750.--

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri tachi
length / Nagasa; 72.7 cm
height / Motohaba; 3.0 cm
thick / Motokasane; 0.65 cm
sori; 1.6 cm
hamon; Suguha base with fine Gunome and Notare Ba with Kuichigaiba, Nijuba, long Yubashiri, Sunagashi, Kinsuji, and Nie
Jihada; Itame / masame with Jinie and fine Chikei.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-11

This is an Antique Japanese Samurai sword.
This Wakizashi is signed Yamato no Kami YOSHIMICHI from the Kanbun Shinto period (ca. 1640-1650), with NBTHK Hozon papers. Yoshimichi lives in Yamato provice and ist he 3e son of Osaka Yoshimichi, the blade is gracefull and has a nice powerfull O-Kissaki.

A Gunome Midare with Choji Midare Hamon goes on the entyre blade, with Ashi & Nie. The Jihada is a coarse Ko-Itame with Jinie, the blade has 1 mekugi-ana and is Ubu. The Koshirae and all parts are in a perfect condition and ensuite. The Habaki is a 2 piece one silver foiled, tha saya is laquerd dark green with black like small clouds, the Tsube is Shakudo with very fine Nanako with a gold rim, the F&K and Menuki are Shakudo with Nanako with gold details and Mons, the Kozuka ist a nice one in Shakudo with Nanako with gold high lighted Samurai.

the Sword is fawles and in very good Japanese polish and comes with a beautiful high ranking Koshirae.
A realy perfect outstanding blade and perfect Koshirae.

Price: € 7700,-

€6900,-

DATA:
bladeshape ; Shinogizukuri Wakizashi
length 52.7 cm
wide 3.2 cm
thick 0.7 cm
Sori 1.55 cm
Hamon ;Gunome Midare & Choji Midare with Ashi and nie
Jihada : Ko-Itame with Jinie

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-12

This is an authentic Japanese samurai sword.
A flawless Shinogi-zukuri Katana from the late Koto early Shinto period, ca. 1560-1620 unsigned, and attributed to the Fujishima school (Echizen province) with NBTHK Hozon papers on the Katana and the Koshirae, mounted in a perfect Omori school Koshirae.
The Fujishima school had its origin in the Kaga province (Kanewaka) and was split up and settled in Echizen province.
These smiths made a mix of Yamato style with Bizen Oei, this was the early stage of the Kaga Fujishima school.
Smiths are working here include Tomoshige 1st generation (founder and student of Rai Kunitoshi 1334-1340 who worked in the Fujishima Castle), Yukimitsu, Nobunaga and Chikanori.
The Echizen Fujishima school made Wazamono sharp swords.

This is an elegant blade from the Echizen province / Fujishima school and is faultless in very good Japanese polishing, with 2 Mekugi-ana and is shortened / O-sureage, The Hamon is Gunome Midare and Ko-Choji Midare Ba with Ko-nie Deki. Sunagashi and Kinsuji can also be seen. The Jihada is a close Ko-Itame Hada with Jinie.
The Koshirae is in very good condition and very high quality, the Habaki is wrapped with gold foil.
The Saya is black lacquered and partly ribbed with various parts of the Omori school with gold foil and ensuite, such as the beautiful long Kojiri at the end of the Saya, the Kaeshizuno, Kurigata and Kuchi-gane, the Tsuba is Shakudo with a gold gilded rand, the F&K and Menuki are Crane bird images in Shakudo with gold. The Tsuka is wrapped with thin dark brown ribs of Whale Baleen.
A perfect flawless blade and beautiful high quality Koshirae in perfect condition, completely ensuite.

Price ; € 8700, -

DATA:
blade shape; Shinogi-zukuri Katana
length / Nagasa; 67.5 cm
height ; 2.9 cm
fat ; 0.6 cm
sori; 1.8 cm
hamon; Gunome Midare and Ko-Choji Midare Ba with Ko-nie Deki and Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Jihada; Ko-Itame with Jinie

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Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-13


This is an authentic Japanese samurai sword.

An unsigned Koto period Katana with a good polishing with Super Koshirae in gold Nishi lacquer.

I think this katana is Muromachi period (about 1500) the blade is O-suriage, so shortened with 3 Mekugi-ana. The katana is equipped with a deep Bo-hi.

In a first glance it looks like an Echizen school blade, but because there are no papers, the judgment can also be different. The sword is in good polishing and has a narrow shallow Kizu right in front of the Habaki.

The hamon is a Gunome Midare in Nie with Sunagasi and Kinsui, the Jihada is a Ko-Itame. The Habaki is wrapped in thick gold foil with the Japanese rising sun as its motive.

The Koshirae is of very special quality with fish and other sea animals in thick applied Nishi gold lacquer with many details. This mount is from the middle Edo period (1700/1750) and despite the age is still a very good condition. Not 1 cm of the Saya is the same, the many motifs makes the Saya very decorative. All sword fitting pieces are gold gilded and from the maker Moritomo Shige-Aki. The Fuchi-Kashira are signed with a Kao.

The Tsuka is with a luxurious single-wire black winding, with shells like Menuki. The Tsuba has a gold gilded rim and also sea animals and shells as motif.

The whole piece is very special and very high quality which you hardly can find in this exceptional mountings.

Price Euro 14.950, -

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Katana
length / Nagasa; 64.3 cm
wide / Motohaba; 2.8 cm
thick / kasane; 0.6 cm
sori; 1.25 cm
hamon; Gunome Midare with sunagashi and Kinsui.
Jihada; Ko-Itame.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-14


This is an Antique Japanese Samurai sword.
This Mumei Katana is attributed to; Koyama Munehira (brother from Koyama Munetsugu) from the Shin Shinto Bunka period (ca. 1804), with NBTHK Hozon paper. Munehira moves to Kuwana province to make swords for the Daimyo Matsudaire, the blade is gracefull and has a nice shape with Bo-hi from the Koto period.

Munehira belongs to the Jyo-saku ranking with Wazamono sharp swords. He belongs to the famous Koyama school who made very good swords. The blade has much more activity then my pictures can show you, it is very very active.
A Gunome/Midare Choji Hamon goes on the entyre blade. The Jihada is a coarse K0-Itame Hamon, the blade has 2 mekugi-ana and is shortened. The nice real Samurai Koshirae and all parts are in a perfect condition and ensuite. The Habaki is a 2 piece one goldwraped , tha saya is a black Handachi one, the Tsuba is Steel, the F&K and Kojiri are in steel, the Menuki are soft metal with Dragons in gold high lighted details.
the Sword is fawles and in very good Japanese polish and comes with a beautiful high ranking Samurai Koshirae.
A realy perfect outstanding Koyama school blade and perfect Handachi Koshirae and new Shirasaya.

Price: € 8400,-


DATA:

bladeshape ; Shinogizukuri Katana
length 67.0 cm
wide 2.8 cm
thick 0.67 cm
Sori 2.0 cm
Hamon ; Gunome Midare Niedeki with Choji Midare with Sunagashi with Kinsuji
Jihada : Ko-Itame with jinie and Utsuri are on the blade

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-15


This is an Antique Japanese Samurai sword.
A very special late Edo Katana with Shirasaya and orginal polish, it comes with NBTHK Hozon paper, Gesigned and dated : Miyatsu Ju Unju TOSHITANE Saku , Meiji 3 nen Aki 8 gatsu Kichijitsu (lucky day in Augustus 1870).

This Toshitane belongs to the Jyo-Saku ranking , he worked in the Tango Miyatsu domain and his born giving name was Cyuzo Ikeda.

He was a Student and working under the master Ishido Uniyu Korekazu who was a very well known sword maker in late Edo period. Toshitanes Hamon and Jigane are very similar to his master.

It is hard to find swords from Toshitane because he was helping his master a lot with making swords for him, so his own production was less. So this blade looks very similar to that from Korekazu.

The habaki is copper. The Hamon is Niedeki Gunome Midare wild Hamon with Kinsuji and Ashi and a Chu-Kissaki. The Jihada is Ko-itame Hada with Jinie and chikei. The Blade is Ubu and has 1 Mekugi-ana. A very nice healthy powerfull blade by 68 cm long in good original polish.

price € 6250,-

€5800,-


DATA:

bladeshape ; shinogi-zukuri Katana with double Bo-Hi
length 68.0 cm
wide 2.49 cm
thick 0.65 cm
Sori 1.4 cm
Hamon is Niedeki Gunome Midare with Kinsuji and Ashi
Jihada : Ko-itame met Jinie en Chikei

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-16

This is an Antique Japanese Samurai sword.

This is a very good Mounted and in ShiraSaya Mumei Koto Katana sword attributed to Echizen Rai school with Tokubetsu NBTHK Hozon papers.
The sword is from the Nanbokucho period, about 1350. The founder from the Echizen Rai school is Rai Kuniyasu, he came from the Rai school and moved to the Echizen province where the sword making was mixed up and became the blackish Hijiki Hada.
This Rai school was also called the Nakajima Rai school and is ranked to the Jyo-Jyo Saku swords. The sword has a nagasa from 69.7 cm with a nice O-Kissaki, and that is rather long for an old Nanbukucho sword.

The Koshirae is mounted with Higo school fittings, the Tsuba is iron with a Dragon in the clouds. Also the Kojiri is Higo school. And the Tsuka has a very fine and in top condition leather wrapping. The Saya is dark red Ishime in good condition.
Due the shortening is has now 2 Mekugi-ana, the Habaki is a single perfect piece one and has gold foil skin.
A good sword in perfect condition and polish, fawless blade, include a nice and good Koshirae.

Price € 11300,-

€10.500,-

DATA:

Shape ; Shinogi Zukuri
cutting edge : 69.7 cm
Wide : 2.90 cm
thick : 0.6 cm
sori : 1.6 cm
Hamon : Suguha in Ko- Niedeki.
Jihada : Itame and O-Itame with Jinie

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-17

A beautiful Papered Koto Muromachi (1492) Shobu-zukuri Wakizashi in nice mounts attributed to, Kanenobu (Shiga-zeki school) from Shiga Province, comming with NBTHK Hozon papers.
The Wakizashi has a very good polish and nice good Koshirae. The Habaki is copper with silver foil.

The blade has a nice and active Gunome Midare hamon with lots of Nie, Ji-nie, also the Ko-Itame Jihada is loaded with Ji-nie and Chikei. This Wakizashi is unsigned, O-sureage and has 1 Mekuki ana. It has a koto typical shape.
The Sword commes in a nice Koshirae, the Saya is laquerd, and the Tsuka has a black leather wrapping.
The Menuki are Chicken and the Kozuka is Shakudo with Nanako, Piony flowers all other parts al F&K and Tsuba also with Piony Flowers with high-lighted cold parts.
This is a complete set in nice and good fawles condition.

Price € 4400,-

€3900,-

DATA:

Blade shape ; Shobu-zukuri
lenght ; 37.7cm
wide ; 2.76 cm
thick ; 0.6 cm
sori ; 0.7 cm
hamon ; Gunome Midare Hamon, with Nie
Jihada ; Ko-Itame and Ji Nie with Chikei

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-18

This is an authentic Japanese samurai sword.
A flawless Shinogi-zukuri Katana from the Shinto period, ca. 1670-1740 unsigned (Mu-mei), and attributed to Hizen Fujiwara Masahiro (Hizen province) 3rd or 4th generation, mounted in a perfect Handachi Koshirae.
Masahiro was born as son of Kawachi Daijo Masahiro.
Masahiro was very good at gunome-midare. He also tempered suguha hamon and other types of midare ba. The Hamon was usually with deep nioi-kuchi. This katana has small itame-hada thick jinie. Choji-midare
and Gunome-Midare are in perfect harmony. In abundance Kinsuji and sunagashi and the towering Hamon as storm clouds that run up to the Shinogi.
Masahiro made Wazamono sharp swords and belongs to the Jyojyo Saku skills .

This is an elegant blade and is flawless in very good Japanese polishing with 1 Mekugi ana and not shortened (Ubu), The Hamon is Gunome Midare and Ko-Choji Midare Ba with Ko-nie Deki. Sunagashi and Kinsuji can also be seen.
The Jihada is a close Ko-Itame Hada with Jinie.
The Koshirae is in very good condition and very high quality, the Habaki is solid brass.
The Saya is dark brown lacquered and is made as Handachi with iron fittings and ensuite, such as the beautiful long Kojiri at the end of the Saya, the Kurigata, Semegane and Kuchi-gane with brass dragons, the Tsuba is iron with in the middle a kind of bamboo image, the F&K are Handachi model from iron with brass dragons and the Menuki are with a gilded flower. The Tsuka is wrapped with new gold colored Tsuka-Ito.

A perfect flawless blade in very good polishing and beautiful high quality Koshirae in perfect condition, completely en-suite. Price ; € 6750, -


DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi-zukuri Katana
length / Nagasa; 69.2 cm
height / Motohaba; 2.0 cm
thick / Motokasane; 0.7 cm
sori; 2.0 cm
hamon; Gunome Midare and Ko-Choji Midare Ba with Ko-nie Deki and Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Jihada; Ko-Itame / konuka with Jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-19


This is an authentic Japanese Samurai sword.
An unsigned (Mumei) Shinshinto period Katana (ca. 1860-1865) with very good polishing with NBTHK HOZON paper attributed to Seisousai MUNEARI of the Koyama Munetsugu school with very beautiful impressive Koshirae. Seiso Sai Soyu is a master of Soji Goyama in Edo, and his name is Jiro Suzuki. Born in Mutsukuni Hachinohe, served in Oshu Hachinohe, and called him Seikosai.
This large impressive katana from the Shinshinto period is from a student of the famous Koyama Munetsugu, school., They have a wide mihaba, the jigane is dense itame with ji-ni and the hamon is an impressive Choji Gunome that blooms like large pile clouds on the sky. The boshi is usually notare-komi with a broad kaeri. Muneari belongs to the jo-saku smiths.
You don't see the swords of Muneari much, let alone such a large blade made at the request of a Samurai or given as a sacrifice to a Temple.
This is a large impressive blade with a 75.5 cm cutting length. With this sword the Nakago is very long with 3 Mekugi-ana and 26.7 cm long, this is made to secure the sword with multiple Mekugi in the Tsuka for more strength. This blade is not shortened ( Ubu )with 3 Mekugi-ana of which 2 are used for the tsuka. The hamon is a Choji Gunome Midare in Nie, the Jihada is an Itame and a large kissaki ,. The Habaki is made of high-quality copper. The Koshirae is of very good quality with turtles and golden eyes. the Saya is sprinkled with bamboo splinters and iron Kojiri as Turtle. The Tsuka is with a white winding, with cranes as Menuki. The Tsuba is made of iron with gold wire in the Higo style.

A very special blade from the Koyama Munetsugu school and of very good quality that you rarely see from this smith.

Price Euro 11,950,-


DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Katana with large kissaki
length / Nagasa; 75.5 cm
height Motohaba; 3.25 cm
thick / kasane; 0.8 cm
sori; 1.7 cm
hamon; Choji Gunome Midare with Nie
Jihada; ko-itame with jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-20


A Kanbun Shinto period (about 1673) Wakizashi with NTHK papers, signed by SHINANO NO KAMI FUJIWARA NOBUYOSHI , Nidai (2nd Generation) from the Yamashiro provincie in a very good polish, the Blade is Sureage with 2 Mekugi-ana, possible that this blade was reshaped for a marine-mount WWII, the Hamon is Gunome Midare with Jiie and Nioi, Kinsei and Sunagasi. The Jihada is Ko-Itame with Jinie and Chikei.
Nobuyoshi lives in the KanbunShinto period (ca. 1673) in Yamashiro Province. He is a Chu-Jo Saku smith and has 60 points in the Hawley. He also lived in Osaka, his real name was Takai Kinsaburo. the kiku Mon was only engraved by the first 3 smith. The blade has a nice Koshirae in good condition.

Price € 5850,-

DATA:

Blade shape ; Shinogi-zukuri
lenght ; 45.5cm
wide ; 2.9cm
thick ; 7 mm
sori ; 1.0 cm
hamon ; Gunome Midare Hamon, with JiNie and Nioi, Kinsei and Sunagasi
Jihada ; Ko-Itame ,and Jinie and Chikei

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-21

This is an Antique Japanese Samurai sword.
A unsigned Mumei Shinto Wakizashi with a beautiful Koshirae and fawless blade in good polish.
This Wakizashi is signed, KANESAKi, from the MINO Province with NBTHK Tokubetsu Kisho papers.
The blade has a Hi and Bo-hi with a gold foiled Habaki.
A Gunome Choji Midare Hamon goes on the entyre blade, with Jinie & Nie. The Jihada is a coarse Mokume with Jinie and Masame above the Shinogi, the blade has 2 mekugi-ana and is Ubu. The Koshirae and all parts are in a perfect condition and ensuite. All Fittings are Iron with gold inlay from the Higo school in very high quality.
A realy perfect fawles blade and perfect Koshirae and Shirasaya.

Price: € 5700,-

€5250,-

DATA:

bladeshape ; hirazukuri Wakizashi
length 37,7 cm
wide 3,3 cm
thick 0.5 cm
Sori 0.7 cm
Hamon ; Gunome Choji Midare with Jinie & Nie
Jihada : Ko-Mokume & Masame with Jinie

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-22

This is an authentic Japanese samurai sword.
A Morohazukuri Wakizashi (Mumei) from the later Koto period (Muromachi ca. 1540/1570), attributed to Daido Omichi (Daimichi) from the MINO province with NBTHK Hozon papers and NBTHK Hozon papers on the beautiful Aikuchi Koshirae.
This is a blade of the Mino province and is completely faultless with a super Jihada and hamon in super good recent polishing, 1 Mekugi-ana and Ubu, The Hamon is Gunome Choji Midare with Jinie & Nie.
The Jihada is a beautiful super smooth close Mokume / Itame Hada (like Muji-hada) with Jinie. The blade has a very nice fine Hi on the Shinogi and a double Hi on the other side above the Shinogi and a Habaki with silver foil.

The Seki Daido school was founded by Kanemichi from Seki in the province of Mino. He was the grandson of the 9th generation descendant of Kaneuji Shodai (Shizu-Saburo), one of the ten pupils of Masamune and the founder of Mino-den.
Kanemichi's swords were famous for their quality and extreme sharpness and his early work is usually signed with a two-character signature. In Eiroku 12 (1569), this fame led him to be asked to make a tachi for Emperor Ogimachi. When he had successfully completed this, he was rewarded with the authority to use the O kanji of the Emperor's name in his signature. This kanji is also pronounced as dai. At first Kanemichi used it to have his signature read in O-Kanemichi; there are many examples of this signature. Later, after receiving Mutsu no kami, he dropped the character Kane from his May, so his may read Omichi or Daido. There is an example dated Tensho 18 (1590) signed Mino Seki ju Daido. It is therefore probable that he and his sons moved to Kyoto after 1590. The name Daido was then used, with different titles, by the different generations of students that followed.
The shodai Daido (DAI 61) became the personal swordsmith of Oda Nobunaga. His four 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) - also made swords for Nobunaga. The work of these forge has sharpness percentages of at least wazamono. His sons and Omi no kami Hisamich (a student of Iga kami Kinmichi) were the Kyoto Gokaji, or the Five Swordsmiths of Kyoto. The Kyoto Gokaji, however, were exceptionally talented. Daido had many skillful smith as a student and educated them.

The Koshirae with Hozon papers is in perfect condition and high quality. All Fittings are made of silver with Kanji writing. The Tsuka has a single-wire , and old authentic winding in good condition.
The Kogai and Kozuka with Ko-katana are both in silver and after the release of the Hozon papers put to the Koshirae.
A perfect flawless blade and beautiful high-quality koshirae in perfect condition, ensuite.

Price ; € 5600

DATA:

blade shape; Morohazukuri Wakizashi with Hi
length ; 34.4 cm
height ; 2.8 cm
fat ; 0.75 cm
sori; 0.6 cm
hamon; Gunome Midare with Jinie & Nie and Ashi with some Tobiaki
Jihada; Ko-Mokume / Itame, very close forged (Muji-Hada) with Jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-23

This is an authentic Japanese samurai sword.
A very special Shinogi-zukuri Katana from the Kanbun Shinto period, ca. 1661-1681, signed: Musashi No Kami Nagamichi (Musashi/Settsu province) with NBTHK Hozon papers, mounted in a ShiraSaya.
Nagamichi is a direct student of Daijio Kunimichi and made swords in the Kanbun Shinto period in Osaka and Edo.
The Hamon is a beautiful active O-Notare Gunome with lots of activities and is very brilliant.
Nagamichi made Wazamono sharp swords and belongs to the Jyo Saku rank. This sword was made in the Shinto Toku-den tradition.

This is a powerful blade in very good Japanese polishing with 2 Mekugi-ana (the second small Mekigi-ana at the end of the Nakago is made for the mount so as to fight the blade better in his Tsuka fits.) and is Ubu, not shortened, The Hamon is O-Notare with Gunome Midare with Ko-nie Deki and Ji-Nie. there is also Kinsuji to see. The Jihada is a close Ko-Mokume Hada with Jinie.

The Habaki is two-piece with gold foil wrapped in very good quality.

A powerful long blade of a smith that you not see often in perfect polishing in perfect condition.

Price ; € 8200, -

€7700,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi-zukuri Katana
length / Nagasa; 72.5 cm
height / Motohaba; 3.2 cm
thick / Kasane; 0.7 cm
sori; 1.2 cm
hamon; O-Notare & Gunome Midare with Ko-nie Deki and Kinsuji.
Jihada; Ko-Mokume with Jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-24

This is an authentic Japanese samurai sword.
A Shinogi-zukuri Kanbun Shinto Wakizashi, Signed: Sekaiju Kaneyoshi from the province of Mino (1661-1671) in a very beautiful and very high quality full ensuite Koshirae.
Smiths with the name Kaneyoshi are very numerous from the end of the Muromachi period up to the Showa period, during which the WW-2 due wartime the Shinguntos made.
This blade is made in Mino seki style with a well visible Muji Itame Hada with Jinie and a Gunome Midare Hamon, in good polishing and there are no forging flaws or Kizu.
The Wakizashi is Ubu, not shortened with 1 Mekugi ana, the Habaki is engraved with Peony roses in gold and silver in very high quality.
The Saya is black lacquered and has a kind of tree bark motif, the Tsuka is wrapped in dark brown Tsuka-Ito and the old Same, the Menuki are gilded Shishi temple dogs.
All sword fittings, including the F&K, Tsuba, Habaki, Kojiri, Kurigata and Kozuka are en-suite and from the Mino-Goto school in very good condition and high quality, The motifs are ShiShi temple dogs with peony roses in Yamagane with gold and silver inlaid in high relief.
The Kozuka has a ko-katana.

A special and very beautiful Koshirae that in this quality is not seen much with a good Mino blade.

Price ; € 5950, -

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi-zukuri Wakizashi
length / Nagasa; 43.5 cm
altitude Motohaba; 2.8 cm
thick / kasane; 0.7 cm
sori; 0.5 cm
hamon; Gonome Midare
Jihada; Muji-Itame with jinie.

Tanto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-25

This is an authentic Japanese samurai sword. TANTO OFFERED FROM PRIVATE COLLECTION.
A Hirazukuri Aikuchi Tanto, made in the early Shinto period (ca. 1600/1640), signed as: KuniYuki from the province of Satsuma we can not confirm the signature or which is Mei or Gimei. This is a blade made as Hirazukuri model with both sides a Hi. The blade is in good polishing, has 2 Mekugi ana and Ubu with a hi on both sides, The Hamon is Suguha and to the kissaki it becomes Gunome&Nie. Het blade has no Kizu or Ware and is flawless.
The Jihada is a dense Itame Hada with some Mokume. The Habaki is silver or silver plated.
The Koshirae is in good condition and good quality. All Fittings are Shakudo with dragons, the Menuki are gilded dragons and Shakudo Kozuka with a dragon crawling around a Ken. The Kojiri is also from Shakudo and the Kurigata is a metal buckle. The Tsuka has no Tsuka-ito but only Same of good quality.
On the Saya, which has a black lacquer, clouds have been painted in gold paint, a typical motif that belongs to dragons in the Japanese mythology. The Ko-katana is signed but can not be read.

A very nice Aikuchi Tanto and beautiful koshirae in good condition, completely ensuite.

Price ; € 2600, -

DATA:

blade shape; Hirazukuri Tanto.
length / nagasa; 19.0 cm
height / motohabe; 2.0 cm
thick / motokasane; 0.7 cm
sori; Uchi sori
hamon; Suguha with Gunome
Jihada; Itame.

Tanto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-27

This is an authentic Japanese Samurai sword.
A Mumei Shinto Wakizashi, with HBTHK Hozon paper, attributed to: Uda School TOMOTSUGU (Koto ca. 1532) with beautiful and special quality Koshirae.
The Uda School was located in the Etchu Province where the Ko-uda school started forging in the Kamakura period. The basis is transferred and further used by the Yamato tradition and the Soshu tradition by Norishige.
There have been many smiths working at the Ko-uda and Uda school over a long period of time, such as Kunimune, Tomotsugu, Kunifusa, Kunimune, ect. In the long period that the Uda school was active, they made very many swords.
Most smiths from the Uda school belong to the Jyo-Saku class and mostly Wazamon made sharp swords. Their swords are mostly modest with regard to the Hamon but have a very beautiful and active Itame jihada.
This Wakizashi is Ubu, not shortened with 1 Mekugi-ana, the Habaki is made of solid silver. The Kling is well polished and has no forging errors or flaws.
The hamon is Suguha with Nie. The Jihada is a well-made lively Itame with Jinie.
The koshirae is of good quality, the Saya is wrapped with beautiful Same that is inlaid with red-brown color, the Tsuka is wrapped with cream color thread and the Mekugi is made of silver that are twisted together, the Menuki. the Fuchi & Kashira and the Tsuba are dark red from Sentuku / Yamagane (soft metal) in very good quality. The Tsuba still has an edge of Shakudo.
The Saya also has a Kurigata and Kojiri from horn.
The Wakizashi has an iron Kozuka with Ko-katana, the Kozuka is in the form of a signed Nakago.

A special blade with a very beautiful Koshirae.

Price ; € 3800,-

DATA:

blade shape; Hirazukuri Wakizashi
length / Nagasa; 42.6 cm
height Motohaba; 2.8 cm
thick / kasane; 0.5 cm
sori; 1.0 cm
hamon; Suguha with nie
Jihada; Itame with Jinie.

Tanto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-28

This is an authentic Japanese samurai sword. TANTO OFFERED OF PRIVATE COLLECTION.
A Hirazukuri Tanto as Yoriodoshi, made in the Shinshinto period (ca. 1850), unsigned and attributed to: Koyama Seiryuken MORITOSHI with NTHK papers (6 stamps and thus as a higher certificate awarded to this blade) this smith made very good and strong blades and was known by the Samurai as the master maker of fighting swords. The blade is in Shira saya with a Sayagaki.
Seiryuken Moritoshi was named as Iwamoto Kiyouemon. He was the brother of the famous Chounsai Tsunatoshi. He was named second generation by Tsunatoshi as brother.
Tsunatoshi worked under Moritoshi. This was a personal swordsmith from Shuhou Iwakoku Han.
This sword is from the first sight, reminiscent of Koyama Munetsugu.
Moritoshi was a Shinshinto smith who was part of the Chounsai Tsunatoshi school, one of the most influential schools of the period. Koyama Munetsugu, Unju Korekazu and Takahashi Naganobu were all students of this school and all their works have their own important sword history.
This is a blade made as Yoriodoshi model to put through a harness, the blade in good polishing without Kizu or Ware / forging errors, 2 Mekugi-ana and not Machi-okuri but apparently something taken off a little off the Nakago, The Hamon is Suguha base with uniform Gunome with Jinie & Nie.
The Jihada is a dense Itame Hada. The Habaki has a red copper.

A strong big Yoriodoshi Tanto from the Koyama school who made a lot of good blades.

Price ; € 3600, -

DATA:

blade shape; Hirazukuri Tanto as Yoriodoshi.
length / nagasa; 28.0 cm
height / motohabe; 3.0 cm
thick / motokasane; 0.9 cm
sori; 0.2 cm
hamon; Suguha with Gunome
jihada; Itame.

Tanto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-29

This is an authentic Japanese samurai sword. TANTO OFFERED FROM PRIVATE COLLECTION.
A Moroha Zukuri Tanto with Naginata Hi, from the Shinto period, unsigned / Mu-mei. This is a blade made as a special Moroha-Zukuri model with a Hi and Naginata Bo-Hi on both sides. The blade is in good polishing and has no forging errors or Kizu, has 2 Mekugi ana and is Ubu / not shortened, The Hamon is Suguha / Gunome with Tobiyaki with Nie and Ji-Nie.
The Jihada is a dense Itame Hada. The Habaki is made from red-copper with cat scratches.
The Koshirae is very beautiful with a dark brown Saya. The F&K, Tsuba, Kozuka and Kurigata are from Shakudo with dragonflies, turtles and plants motif in gold and silver high-lights. The whole in good condition and high quality.

A very nice combination with special Moroha-Zukuri blade, the whole is mounted with good quality sword fittings.

Price ; € 3750, -

€3450,-

DATA:

blade shape; Moroha-Zukuri / Tanto.
length / nagasa; 22.8 cm
height / motohabe; 2.35 cm
thick / motokasane; 0.75 cm
sori; 0.1 cm
hamon; Suguha / Gunome with Nie and Ji-Nie
Jihada; Itame.

Tanto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-30

This is an authentic Japanese samurai sword. TANTO OFFERED FROM PRIVATE COLLECTION.
A short but thick Moroha Zukuri Tanto or Kai-Ken version as Aikuchi mounted, from the ShinShinto period, unsigned / Mu-mei. This is a blade made as a special Moroha-Zukuri shape that can be used for self-defense for a lady like Kai-Ken. The blade is in good polishing and has no forging or Ware, It has 2 Mekugi-ana and is Ubu / not shortened, The Hamon is Suguha to the Kissaki and then goes to the Habaki in Gunome with Nie and Ji-Nie. The Hamon (Muneyaki) continues on the Mune until the rejuvenation of the blade.
The Jihada is a beautiful dense Itame Hada. The Habaki is made of brass.
The Koshirae is very beautiful with silver Fuchi Kashira components like Aikuchi mounted, the Mounting is from the Meji period.

A very nice combination with special Moroha-Zukuri blade like Tanto or Kai-Ken, the blade is provided with a very special mounting

Price ; € 2750, -

DATA:

blade shape; Moroha-Zukuri / Tanto.
length / nagasa; 16 cm
height / motohabe; 1.7 cm
thick / motokasane; 0.6 cm descending to 1.1 cm
sori; 0.0 cm uchi sori
hamon; Suguha / Gunome with Nie and Ji-Nie
Jihada; Itame.

Tanto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-31

This is an authentic Japanese samurai sword. TANTO OFFERED OF PRIVATE COLLECTION.
A large Hirazukuri Tanto, made in the ShinShinto period (ca. 1700/1740), signed as: Shigekuni from the Kii province, we can not confirm the signature, whether that is good or Gimei. This is a tanto made as a Hirazukuri model.
There were a great number of smiths in various provinces and eras called KuniYuki through the swordsmith history. The blade is polished and has 1 Mekugi-Ana and Ubu. The Hamon is a quiet running Gunome with Nie. The Tanto has no Kizu or Ware and no forging flaws.
The Jihada is a dense Itame Hada. The Habaki is silver or silver plated.
The Koshirae is in good condition and of good quality. All sword fittings are engraved in silver with Japanese conifers or trees, with this mount the Tsuba is fixed to the Saya and is also engraved, then the Fuchi also has a kind of small Tsuba attached to it and in the part false of the Saya. This is a kind of seal against water and durt and also the closing of the blade in the Saya. The engraving then continues in both Tsuba parts. Something you do not often encounter with the Japanese mounts. The Menuki are not immediately visible by the fully wrapped Tsuka. The Kozuka is also made of silver with a monk looking at Mount Fuji. The Kojiri is also made of silver and the Kurigata is a silver buckle.
The Saya has a black Ishido paint, The Ko-katana is signed and in good condition.

A beautiful big Tanto and beautiful koshirae in good condition, completely en-suite.

Price; € 3200, -

DATA:

blade shape; Hirazukuri Tanto.
length / nagasa; 29.5 cm
height / motohabe; 2.8 cm
thick / motokasane; 0.6 cm
sori; 0.45 cm
hamon; Gunome
jihada; Itame.

Tanto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-32

This is an authentic Japanese samurai sword. TANTO OFFERED OF PRIVATE COLLECTION.
A Hirazukuri Aikuchi Tanto, made in the late Muromachi, early Shinto period (ca. 1570/1640), signed as: Mutsu no Kami Daido from the Owari province, we can not confirm the signature, whether the Mei is good or Gimei. This is a tanto made as Hirazukuri model with a double Hi on the Omote side and a single Bo-Hi on the Ura side The blade is well polished, has 2 Mekugi ana and Ubu. The Hamon is Suguha at the basis and toward the kissaki becomes it Ko-Gunome Midare & Nie. The Tanto has no Kizu or Ware and no forging flaws.
The Jihada is a lively Itame Hada. The Habaki is a 2 piece with gold foil.
The Koshirae is in good condition and of good quality. The Fuchi Kashira are made of buffalo horn, the Menuki are Shakudo with gilt Aoi Mons and Shakudo Kozuka with Aoi Mons of the Tokugawa clan. The Kurigata is from Shakudo with shell motif. The Tsuka does not have a Tsuka-ito, but only Same that has been painted black.
The Saya has a mother of pearl lacquer with Aoi Mons from the Tokugawa clan painted in high relief in gold paint, a typical motif that belongs to Japanese culture. The Ko-katana is signed but can not be read.

A very nice Aikuchi Tanto and beautiful koshirae in good condition, completely en-suite.

Price; € 3250, -

DATA:

blade shape; Hirazukuri Tanto.
length / nagasa; 27.3 cm
height / motohabe; 2.5 cm
thick / motokasane; 0.55 cm
sori; 0.2 cm
hamon; Suguha base with Ko-Gunome / Midare
jihada; Itame with Jinie.

Tanto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-33

This is an authentic Japanese samurai sword. TANTO PRIVATE COLLECTION OFFERED.

A Hirazukuri Aikuchi Tanto, made in the Koto period (ca. 1492/1532), signed: KANEUJI from the province of Seki, from the Akasaka Senjyuin School, with NBTHK Hozon papers and Dutch Token Society Description No. 424.

Kaneuji as 1st Generation was active in the Mino Province and was also named, Shizu Saburo. This Tanto was made by the 2nd Generation and he was affiliated with the Akasaka Senjyuin School, hence the beautiful and clear Masame Jihada in this blade. This is a tanto made as a Hirazukuri model. The blade is well polished, has 2 Mekugi ana and Ubu (not shortened) and signed, the Hamon is Gunome Midare Ha with Notare in Nie-Deki with Sunagashi and the kissaki is Gunome & Nie. The Tanto has no Kizu or Ware and no forging errors. Kaneuji made O-Wazamono sharp swords and can be classified in the Jyo-Saku class.
The Jihada is a beautiful Masame Hada with some Shirake. The Habaki is gold plated.

The Koshirae is in good condition and of good quality. The sword ornaments are iron with gold wire inlaid from the Higo school, the Menuki are coiled dragons. The Kurigata is a metal with inlay. The Tsuka has no Tsuka-ito, but only Same of good quality and large cams. The Saya has a black paint in good condition.

A nice long Koto Aikuchi Tanto with Masame hada from Kaneuji and good koshirae in good condition.

Price; € 3600,-

DATA:

blade shape; Hirazukuri Tanto.
length / nagasa; 26.0 cm
height / motohabe; 2.5 cm
thick / motokasane; 0.53 cm
sori; 0.2
hamon; Gunome Midare with Notare, Nie Deki and Sunagashi.
jihada; Masame with Shirake.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-34

A beautiful Papered late Shin-Shinto (1865) Hira-zukuri Wakizashi in Aikuchi mounts attributed to, Kuzuke Kuni Araki KIYOSHIGE Saku (Minamoto) from Kozuke Province, by NBTHK Hozon papers.
The Tanto has a very good polish and nice good Aikuchi Koshirae. The Habaki is copper with silver foil.

The blade has a nice and active Gunome hamon with lots of Nie, Ji-nie and Ara-nie, also the Ko-Itame Jihada is loaded with Ko-nie This Wakizashi is unsigned, Machiukuri and has 1 Mekuki ana. It has a koto typical shape.
The Sword commes in a nice Koshirae, the Saya is wrapped with nice Same and laquerd, and the Tsuka has a gold color silk wrapping.
The Menuki are flowers and the Kozuka is Shakudo with Nanako, all other parts from polished buffalo horn.
This is a complete set in nice and good fawles condition.

Price € 3900,-

€3500,-

Data:
Blade shape ; Hira-zukuri
lenght ; 33.0cm
wide ; 3.0 cm
thick ; 0.5 cm
sori ; 0.8 cm
hamon ; Gunome ha Hamon, with Ji-Nie & Ara-nie
Jihada ; Ko-Itame and Ko Nie

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-35

This is an authentic Japanese Samurai sword.
An unsigned late Koto period (ca. 1550-1570) Katana with beautiful polishing in beautiful Tensho style Koshirae, attributed to: Takada Sadamori (Bungo Province, Bungo Takada school) with NBTHK Hozon papers.

The province of Bungo in Kyushu produced good swordsmiths like Yukihira in the Koto era. Tomoyuki founded the Bungo Takada school in the Nanbokucho period. Tomoyuki is considered a superior swordsmith. As time goes by, it is generally believed that quality and style have declined, and by the Muromachi period when there were constant wars and the demand for swords was very high, quality become lower. Members of this school are also known as Fujiwara Takada smiths with as example, Noriyuki, Sadamori, Sadayuki, ect. because they used Fujiwara as a family name in their signatures. Bungo province was located in ancient Japan on Kyushu, below the Hizen and Higo provinces.
Many swords have been made at the Bungo Takada school, many of which have been preserved and are still in circulation. Many swords from the Takada school make little impression because they are relatively boring with few activities.

This Katana has an elegant lively appearance with a beautiful sori and an active wild Gunome Midare Hamon that clearly stands out against the Jihada with a lot of Utsuri against the Shinogi which is quite exceptional for this school . The Jihada is a dense Itame in Nie- deki. There is an irregularity in the range of the hamon as a sort of Ware, but not as an opening. The Habaki is in 2 parts covered with gold foil. The Saya is with very dark brown paint as well as the Kurigata and Kaeshizuna (hook) and Kojiri. The Tsuka is wrapped in dark green Tsuka-Ito with Same in black background, and has Menuki in Shakudo with gold-plated details. The Fuchi is from Almagane / Sentuku as rain pattern, the Kashira is from Buffalo horn where the Tsuka-ito runs over. This was usually carried by highly placed Samurai or at Daimyo's or Shogun courtship. The Tsuba is also from Almagane/Sentuku and show a tiger and dragon at wild water, the tsuba is signed Mitsusada met Kao.

This is a very beautiful sword with super Koshirae with NBTHK Hozon papers in super condition and good polishing.

Price Euro 6450,-

Data:
blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Katana
length / Nagasa; 69.9 cm
height Motohaba; 3.0 cm
thick / kasane; 0.64 cm
sori; 1.95 cm
hamon; midare hamon
Jihada; Itame with Ji-nie and Utsuri



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