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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, -

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,-

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 Nihonto DaiSho with Koto blades and very beautiful Koshirae in top condition.

It is exceptional that this Daisho has a Tanto next to the Katana.

The Daimyo version Koshirae in a museum quality has NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate.
The Katana has NBTHK Hozon certificate
The Tanto has NBTHK Hozon certificate


The Katana (Dai) is unsigned, but is directly attributed to the smith and school; Mihara MASANOBU (Mihara school, Bingo province), from the late Koto Nanbokucho period, (ca. 1375-1385). He was a Jo-Jo saku smith and made O-Wazamono sharp swords. The blade has a nice even Itame jihada and Suguha Hamon. The sword is some little Machi-okuri, it has 2 Mekugi-ana, and fawless. The NBTHK rated the sword as Mihara Masanobu directly at the smith and not at the school alone. Especially the beautiful Jigane reminds us of the Aoe school. With this blade, a Hi runs exactly over the Shinogi line which is quite exceptional, usually the Hi or Bo-hi runs above the Shinogi.

Smiths in Yamato Province moved to Bingo in the Kamakura period and they were influenced by Bingo sword makers and also by the Bizen Aoe school where it is noticeable that the Jigane can be admired an additional beauty of the forging pattern.
The Ko-Mihara School was founded by Masaie during the Kamakura period ca.1306 and was succeeded by Masahiro during the Nambokucho period. Swords from Ko-Mihara have a strong Yamato influence, and occasionally from the Bizen smiths / schools. Masai's most productive period is considered to be the Kem-mu era (c. 1334). It is very rare to see works from Masaie or Masahiro, and only a few are dated. All Mihara school blacksmiths signed with Masa; as (Masakiyo, Masamitsu, Masanobu).

The Wakizashi / Tanto (Sho) as Moroha Zukuri model is signed; Bingo Kuni Mihara Ju MASAOKI saku, (Mihara school, Bingo province) Koto Muromachi period (ca. 1504/1520). He was a Jo-Jo saku smith. The blade is in good polish, Ubu (not shortened) with 2 Mekugi-ana and absolte fawless. This wakizashi has a beautifully controlled even Itame Jihada. This Tanto also has a Hi that runs exactly over the Shinogi to the back of the Nakago, and this blade also clearly shows the same features as the Mihara Katana.

Ko-Mihara is from the Kamakura to Nambokucho period. Each province had a Kokubunji, a temple group with a Clan. The Kokubunji system was set up under the emperor. Each had one for women, Ama and one for men. It was a special system - and the people associated with it were special people. The Ko-Mihara were “smiths on the” imperial side - as opposed to the “government” or the Samurai. They supported the emperor, just as the Nambokucho Bizen blacksmiths were Unjo, Unji and Unju followers of the emperor.
Ko-Mihara is conservative. They remained conservative, especially against the on-lock of the beautiful Ichimonji Hamon types who were later produced in Fukuoka Bizen. Conservatively won in the later Kamakura over the earlier, mid-period Ichimonji styles. The original Sanyodo influence is Yamato and then Yamashiro styles. The high rim in the Mihara School tells about preserving tradition. Sukemura comes from Ichimonji lines and brings Bizen skill to make sword.
So we see fine Bizen-like swords with conservative Suguha and raised SHINOGI lines as well as both of these DaiSho swords.
Ko-Mihara are excellent swords - that made real masterpiece quality. Therefore, Ko-Mihara swords have always been praised and revered. Ko-Mihara are considered world class, mainly because of their conservative nature.

The Daisho set also has a ShiraSaya with Tsunagi in addition to the mount, the Sayas both have a beautiful written Saya-gaki and even on the Tsunagi (wooden sword) a written indication of the blades and their smith and school. That this set has been given a lot of attention, it appears that both Tsunagi also have the same Hi or Bo-hi as in the blades and even the wooden Habaki's are the item as the metal version on the blades.

The Daisho koshirae
The Koshirae are excellent in Museum quality with NBTHK Tokubetsu-Hozon paper awarded to the HIGO school, EDO period. The Saya are made in a very special style with dark red and black dots or spots. Both Saya are of very good quality and the Tanto features Kozuka from Shakudo with a Shishi temple dog with gold highlights. The Ko-katana has an engraving of a stylistic dragon that revolves around a ken. The Tsuba, F&K, Menuki, iron and Shakudo are ensuite from the HIGO school with gold high-lights in very good quality. The Habaki's are of high quality wrapped with gold foil, even in the Tanto habaki the Hi of the blade runs through. Both Tsuka have dark brown Tsuka-ito of lacquered paper, which in the Edo period was really only reserved for very high placed Lords. There is lacquered Same under the winding. Both are in super condition without damage.

This is an excellent special DaiSho with very good blades, and very beautiful ensuite Koshirae. (both with ShiraSaya and tsunagi)

Price Euro 21.450, -

DATA:

Sizes Dai: (katana) Shinogi-Zukuri
length / nagasa 62.1 cm
Sori 1.1 cm
high / motohaba 3.6 cm
Blade thickness / motocasane 0.67 cm
hamon; Suguha in Nie.
Jihada; Ko-Itame with jinie.

Sizes Sho: (wakizashi / Tanto) Moroha-Zukuri
length / nagasa 26.4 cm
Sori 0.2 cm
high / motohaba 2.45 cm
Blade thickness / motocasane 0.61 cm.
hamon; Suguha with Nie.
Jihada; Ko-Itame with jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-5

This is an authentic Nihonto Shinsakuto (1975) Japanese Samurai sword.

A signed Shinsakuto 1975 Katana in Nanbokucho style in a very good Japanese polish with NBTHK HOZON paper. Signed and dated ; Hizen no Kuni ju Fujiwara YOSHIMITSU Saku, Showa 50 Nen 6 Gatsu Kichijitsu in ShiraSaya.
The sword is robust and large as a copy from the Nanbukucho period. Common for this swordsmith who has Hizen in his signature is a Jigane like Ko-itame with Jinie, also called the Hizen Konuke Hade. The Hamon is based on Gunome, Midare with thick Niokuchi and Sunagashi., And has an O-kissaki with deep Bo-Hi running the length of the sword.

Yoshimitsu was born in Kukuda Mitsuo in 1912 and worked in Saga province.
He became a student of Koyama Nobumitsu in 1932 and worked for the Japanese Navy in Sasebo (Nagasaki prov)
When after WWII it was allowed to make swords again (after 1952) and he won several Nyusen awards by the NBTHK in 1955, 1958, 1968 and 1970.
The Habaki is wrapped with a gold foil in good quality as a 2 piece.

A particularly well forged blade of a Gendai / Shinsakuto blacksmith with NBTHK Hozon certificate.

Price Euro 5750, -

DATA:
blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Katana with O-kissaki
length / Nagasa; 71.8 cm
height Motohaba; 3.33 cm
thick / kasane; 0.72 cm
sori; 1.9 cm
hamon; Gunome-Midare with thick Nioikuchi, Kinsuji and Sunagashi.
Jihada; Ko-Itame with Jinie

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, -


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,-


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 NIHONTO Japanese samurai sword.

A Hirazukuri Tanto, made in the Shinto period (c. 1655-1690), unsigned: attributable to the Soshu school.
The Soshu school is part of the 5 Gokaden, where the swordsmithing started in the early Koto period as a division into these 5 classes. Soshu or Sagami province started in the Kamakura period (1100 - 1230) which also includes the most famous blacksmith of all time, namely Masamune. The Soshu swords from the middle Shinto period generally have a dense Jihada / forging pattern and often a wild hamon with Muneyaki as with this tanto.
This is a tanto made as a robust Hirazukuri-Tanto that has the typical Soshu shape with the shorter round kissaki (so not pointed like e.g. Bizen tantos) with a Bo-hi and Su-hi and has a very nice Aikuchi mount.

The blade has 1 Mekugi ana and not shortened, the Hamon is Gunome Notare with Nie, Ara-nie and Sunagashi and Kinsuji. The Tanto has no Kizu or Ware and has a great vibrant look, full of activities.
The Jihada is a beautiful fine Itame Hada with a nice soft shine. The Habaki is made of 2 parts and beautifully carved with a heart motif. The Kogatana is signed and the kozuka is from Shakudo depicting a dragon with gold highlights in the waves.
The Koshirae is in good condition and of good quality, with the Saya very beautifully cut with parallel grooves. The Menuki are shakudo dragons with gold highlights. The Tsuka has no winding but Same with the F&K made of buffalo horn. The Saya is equipped with a buffalo horn Kaeshizuno.

A special Tanto from the Sosho school , mid Edo period and a special Aikuchi koshirae.

Price; € 3950, -

DATA:

blade shape; Hirazukuri Tanto with Bo-hi and Su-hi
length / nagasa; 32.0 cm
height / motohabe; 3.25 cm
thick / motokasane; 0.6 cm
sori; 0.3
hamon; Gunome Notare in Nie with Ara-nie, Muneyaki and Sunagasi and Kinsuji.
jihada; Ko-Itame with Jinie and Ara-nie.

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,-

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,-


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,-

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,-

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 authentic Nihonto Shinsakuto (1989) Japanese Samurai sword.

A signed Shinsakuto 1989 Katana in Nanbokucho style in a very good Japanese polish with ShiraSaya. Signed and dated; Higo no Kuni ju KANETERU Saku kore, Heisei 1 Nen 8 gatsu Kichijitsu. (lucky day in August 1989).
The sword is very robust and large with 74.4 cm Nagasa as a copy from the Nanbukucho period with O-kissaki. This swordsmith was born as normal familyname Kimura Yoshihiro and was a student at Akamatsu Taro school using the original Tamahagane. He made a copy of the Kiyomaro school with this sword. He has won several NBTHK Nyusen awards with his well-forged swords. Unfortunately not many of his beautiful swords can be found, apparently they are in collections and rarely come into circulation.
The Hamon is based on Gunome, Midare with thick Niokuchi and Sunagashi., Kinsuji and Ashi in a very vibrant Hamon that shines beautifully, and has an O-kissaki with Midarekomi. The Jigane is super even and is very expressive all over the blade and can be seen as a beautiful ko-Itame with jinie.

The Habaki is made of solid silver in good quality.

A very well forged big blade of a Shinsakuto smith who has won several NBTHK Nyusen prizes.

Price Euro 5650, -

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Katana with O-kissaki
length / Nagasa; 74.4 cm
height Motohaba; 3.56 cm
thick / kasane; 0.76 cm
sori; 1.9 cm
hamon; Gunome-Midare with Niedeki, Kinsuji and Sunagashi and Ashi
Jihada; Ko-Itame with Jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-22

This is an authentic Japanese Samurai sword.
A great Shinogi-zukuri Katana in mount and with ShiraSaya (no tsunagi) from the middle Nabokucho Koto period (ca. 1350) provided with Cuttingtest in gold inlaid with NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate (2005), unsigned (mumei) and attributed to the: Yamato Shizu school, Yamato province, mounted in a beautiful Koshirae.
The cutting test inlaid in gold is as follows: Manji Gannen 12 Gartsu Hi. D0 3 Tsu Kasane Setsudan Zendai Mimon Ken Nari (December 1658, with 1 stroke at hip level at 3 piled up bodys are beaten).
Shizu Saburo KANEUJI of the Tegai school is seen as one of the 10 brilliant students of Masamune in the Soshu province and moved to the Mino province of Nara to the Yamato province. Yamato Shizu is generally the name for the school for the move, and Kaneuji is the founder of it.
Kaneuji is known as Shizu after his last residence in the Mino province. He is considered a grandmaster of the Soshu tradition and the founder of the Mino tradition, which became the dominant tradition at the end of the Koto period.
Kaneuji was a swordsmith of the Tegai school and signed his name with a similar Kane character as Kanenaga and other descendants of Tegai. When he left, he left behind trained students who maintained his name and techniques, and collectively these are known as Yamato Shizu.

This school is thought to coincide with the end of the Kamakura period, around 1326, so it is sometimes said that he is a late Kamakura swordsmith and sometimes an early Nanbokucho smith. His first move was to Sagami province, where he learned the Soshu tradition from Masamune, and today it is said that his work is closest to Masamune of all those who trained Masamune. There are some swords that have gone back and forth throughout history in attribution between Shizu and Masamune.
After his move, he changed his name to another sign, still pronounced Kaneuji, and mixed the teachings of Kanenaga and Masamune to create a hybrid style that became the Mino tradition. It can be a bit difficult to sometimes determine whether a work of his is Yamato or Soshu style due to the fact that both are highly skilled work, so it depends on the balance between the functions being seen.
Shizu Kaneuji keeps a ranking of Sai-jo saku and also a sharp ranking of Ryo-wazamono for great sharpness. Many masterpieces have been attributed to him both under the Yamato Shizu and Shizu titles.

This blade is in super healthy condition despite its age of more than 600 years.

This is an elegant robust blade in a very good Japanese polishing with 4 Mekugi-ana and shortened (o-sureage). The Hamon is based on Notare with Ko-Gunome, Ko-ashi, fine Sunagashi, Kinsuji, and Nie.
The Jihada is great Itame hada.
The Koshirae is in good condition in a special with black Uruchi paintwork, the Habaki is wrapped with a 2-part gold foil.
The Tsuka is wrapped with white single-wire Tsuka-Ito in good condition. The menuki are Shakudo dragons with golden eyes and the Tsuba is a steel version with dragon, gold inlaid. The rest of the fitting parts are Shakudo with nanako with gold high-lights. The Fuchi, Kozuka and Kogai and Ko-katana are all signed.
A great Koto Nanbokucho blade of around 600 years old in super good condition and beautiful high-quality Koshirae in good condition.

Price ; euro 28,950,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Katana.
length / Nagasa; 71.5 cm
height / Motohaba; 2.83 cm
thick / Motokasane; 0.75 cm
sori; 1.52 cm
hamon; Notare with Ko-Gunome, Ko-ashi, fine Sunagashi, Kinsuji, and Nie
Jihada; fine Itame.

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, -

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.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-25

This is an authentic NIHONTO Japanese Samurai sword.
A robust unsigned late Koto / early Shinto Nagamaki Naoshi Wakizashi, imaginable from the Horikawa School at Kyoto with beautiful Naginata Hi and Bo-hi, mounted in a very beautiful Edo period Koshirae.
This kind of Nagamaki Naoshi blades were often shortened in the Shinto period from Naginata (pole-arm) with which there was a lot of fighting in the Koto period, to knock the legs of the horse away with the Samurai on horseback, so that the Samurai came to the ground and then was overpowered.
The fighting technique in the Shinto period changed and the major battlegrounds (Muromachi period) were no longer involved and so these Naginata blades were converted into handswords.
This Wakizashi is Sureage (shortened, because the Naginata has a very long Nakago to have enough grip in the lance and could not be knocked over by the opponent), with 2 Mekugi-ana.
The founder of the HORIKAWA school was KUNIHIRO (TEN-SHO to KEI-CHO at the end of the Koto period) He moved to SHIMOTSUKE to make swords at ASHIKAGA Castle, where he supposedly made his two famous NAMBOKUCHO copies for NAGAO AKINAGA . In the period of TEN-SHO, he founded “HORIKAWA school” according to his name. He eventually moved to UMETADA with the School to become one of the main founders of SHINTO. He is known as the father of the SHINTO period.
The Habaki is made of brass with a beautiful gold foil wrapping. The Kling is well polished and has no forging flaws. The Jigane is an Itame Hada beautifully smooth in structure with Jinie. Then the Hamon who is a Gunome Midare with a regular pattern and Nioi. The koshirae is of very good quality, The Saya is painted dark red / brown (restored, newly painted) with Kurigata horn and a metal Kojiri at the end of the saya. The Tsuka is wrapped with dark green single wire Ito (luxury winding) and the Menuki are birds. the Fuchi & Kashira and Kozuga are from Shakudo with baskets and farming tools and a bird resting on it with gold, silver and Sentuku highlights. The Tsuba is made of iron, again with the same representation with golden highlights. The Kozuka is equipped with a good Ko-katana.

A particularly beautiful robust Nagamaki Naoshi Wakizashi with a beautiful Edo period Koshirae.

Price ; € 4900, -

DATA:

blade shape; Nagamaki Naoshi Wakizashi with Naginata Hi and Bo-hi
length / Nagasa; 41.5 cm
height Motohaba; 2.2 cm
thick / kasane; 0.65 cm
sori; 1.6 cm
hamon; Gunome Midare in Nioi-deki. Kinsui and Sunagashi
Jihada; Itame Hada.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-26

This is an authentic NIHONTO Japanese samurai sword.
A Hirazukuri Tanto, made in the early Edo period (ca. 1600-1624), signed: Oite Nanki SHIGEKUNI Tsukuru (kore) from the Monju Province, Yamato school ,with NBTHK Tokubetsuhozon papers.
This is a tanto made as a slender Hirazukuri-Tanto and has a very special Daimyo mount of the Naitó clan and ShiraSaya with Sayagaki. Shigekuni (birth name Monju Kuró emon) belonged to the Monju clan of the Yamato Tegai School and was highly ranked as a Saijyo Saku (highest) smith and made Ryowaza mono (very sharp) swords. He settled in Fuchu in Suruga-no-kuni during the Keicho era (1596-1614) and served Tokugawa Ieyasu as one of his swordmakers along with Shodai Yasutsugu and other famous smiths. After Ieyasu died in the second year of Genna (1616), Shigekuni followed the tenth son of Ieyasu, Yorinobu, to Wakayama in Kishu prov. , where Yorinobu founded the Kishu Tokugawa family who became one of the three most important Tokugawa families.
Shigekuni is seen as one of the best swordsmiths from the Shinto era. In terms of skills, Shigekuni and Horikawa Kunihiro belong to the top of all Keicho Shinto blacksmiths. His power in producing clear and clear ji and ha was unrivaled among his contemporaries. Shigekuni was known for making long swords and, unfortunately, many have been shortened in later times. We are lucky that Shodai Nanki Shigekuni has left many examples with his personal history, recorded in his signature about where he lived at different times in his life as a sword maker. We find examples such as WASHU TEGAI no JU SHIGEKUNI SUNPU ni OITE KORE. This kind of signature is very specific and I am happy that this tanto also has a complete signature.
The sword characteristics of Shigekuni can be divided into two main streams. His background is the Yamato School and he has made many of his swords with classical Yamato characteristics. Because this was the basis of his training for making swords, we see that most of his swords have these classic Yamato characteristics. These works are characterized by suguha hamon such as this Tanto, and also ko-midare or gunome, and with a hakikake-decorated boshi that in most cases stops in yakitsume finish without kaeri. Even the few examples where the boshi has a kaeri, the length of the kaeri is very short. The swords of Shigekuni, done in the Yamato tradition, have a striking resemblance at a glance to the works of Yamato Kanenaga and also Shikkake Norinaga.
The other trend in his style was the Soshu school with Masamune and Sadamune as an example.

The blade has 2 Mekugi ana and is Ubu (not shortened) and signed, the Hamon is Suguha with Nie. The Tanto has no Kizu or Ware and no forging errors.
The Jihada is a beautiful mokume Hada. The Habaki is two-part and provided with a gold foil in perfect condition.
The Kogatana is signed and the kozuka is shakudo with gold high-lights depicting the mon of the Naitó family.
The Koshirae is in excellent condition and of super good quality. The Menuki are also Mons of the Naitó family with gold high-lights. The Kurigata is painted. The Tsuka has polished super beautiful Same with a Mekugi from silver that is very special and in very good condition. The Saya has deep black lacquer, the edges of which are refined/polished, so that the red lacquer comes through which was loved by high-ranking members of a Daimyo clan, in very good condition.

A super Daimyo Tanto with a perfect koshirae from a Saijyo Saku smith. (115 points Hawley)

Price; € 13900,-

DATA:

blade shape; Hirazukuri Tanto.
length / nagasa; 28.4 cm
height / motohabe; 2.54 cm
thick / motokasane; 0.5 cm
sori; 0.0
hamon; Suguha with Nie.
jihada; Mokume with jinie.

Nihonto - 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,-

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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.

Nihonto - 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.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-29

This is an authentic Nihonto Japanese Samurai sword.

An unsigned (Mumei) Koto era, middle Kamakura period Katana (ca. 1240-1270) in a very good Japanese polish with NBTHK Tokubetsu HOZON paper. Attributed to the AYANOKOJI - Den with an extremely beautiful Koshirae with NTHK Tosho paper 3 times signed OMORI school and ShiraSaya.
The Ayanokoji school is part of the YAMASHIRO tradition, and it is said that Nagamasa was the founder. Among other things, Sadatoshi and Sadayoshi were considered co-founders in the place/town Ayanokoji to which the school also took the name.
The smiths in this school all used a 2 character signature, which included Sukesada, Sadaie, Sadatoshi, Sueyuki and Tadaie. Little is known about the Ayanokoji school and their swords are special as not many survive in families or collections in and outside Japan.
Usual for this school was a Jigane from a mix of Mokume with Itame and sometimes Masame (not in this blade). The Hamon is based on Ko-Gunome, Choji-Midare with many activities like Ji-Nie, Kinsuji and Ashi.
This blade is O-suriage, or shortened with 4 Mekugi-ana. The sword has no Ware or Kizu or other errors. The Ayanokoji school was classified under the O-wazamono sharp swords.
This sword was offered at the Christies auction in London in 2007 and had an estimate between 21,000 and 22,000 Euro (without the 25% auktion surcharge). The sword was then in a poor polish with some spots and scratches and no papers. After the London auction, the sword was sent to Japan for polishing by a Mukansa polisher, new ShiraSaya and certification for the blade and Koshirae.
The sword now has NBTHK Tokubetsu-Hozon and the Koshirae has the NTHK high, 5 judge stamp rating.
The Habaki is wrapped with a gold foil in high quality as a 2 piece.
The Koshirae is of very high quality with Shakudo and dragons and waves in gold high-lights. The Tsuka is in very good condition with a very special Rattan lacquered black winding, The Tsuba is signed: Mori Tokinobu and thick and solid Shakudo with dragon motif in the clouds and a raised rim in gold high-lights. The Menuki are Gilded dragons. the Saya is black Uruchi lacquer with Kirikane gold speckles inlaid and Maple leaves (Japanese Maple) that are in high relief in autumn colors.
The rest of the mount is made of solid silver with gold highlights and from the Omori school and of super high quality and signed; the Fuchi-Kashira = Omori Eishu (Omori Teruhide ca. 1828-1870). Teruhide was the highest master of the Omori school and his works are highly qualified.
The Kojiri is signed; Masahide (a student of Omori Eiman the fifth son of Eisho (Teruhide), who the adopted son Eishu (he later incorporated MORI in his name) was again the Tsuba maker of the Sano family around 1830-1870. He studied under Yanagawa Naotoki and married the daughter and ended up in the Sano Naoteru family.

A particularly well-forged blade of the rare Ayanokoji school with an extremely beautiful koshirae of sublime high quality.

Price Euro 34950, -

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Katana
length / Nagasa; 68.6 cm
height Motohaba; 2.95 cm
thick / kasane; 0.65 cm
sori; 1.54 cm
hamon; Ko-Gunome, Choji-Midare with Ji-Nie, Kinsuji and Ashi.
Jihada; mix of Mokume with Itame

Nihonto - 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.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-31

This is an authentic Nihonto Japanese Samurai sword.

A signed Kan-ei/early Kanbun Shinto period Katana (ca. 1650-1672) in very good polishing with NBTHK HOZON paper. Signed; Izumi (no) Kami Fujiwara (Kunisada) as 1st generation with very beautiful Koshirae and ShiraSaya (70 points in the Hawley)
This katana is from the famous first generation (Shodai) Kunisada, the father of the very famous Inoue Shinkai, from the Settsu province. This 1st generation worked around Kan-ei / Kanbun (1650-1672).
Kunisada 1st generation is also called Oya-Kunisada, which means parent in Japanese. Inoue Shinkai in his early years often helped his older father with making swords, which can also be seen regularly in the ironwork and signature.
Born in 1589, Kunisada (in Hyuga province) later moved to Osaka, and is also known as the founder of the Osaka Shinto, he died in 1652.
The first generation Kunisada was born in the seventeenth year of Tensho (1589). His hometown was central Kyushu, in Obi-han in Hyuga prefecture. He became a student of Horikawa Kunihiro. Many people believe that Kunisada was actually a student of Kunitomo, one of the leading students of Kunihiro. It is also very likely that Kunitomo was Kunihiro's cousin. Like Kunihiro and Kunisada, Kunitomo was also born in Obi, Hyuga.
After several years as an apprentice under Kunitomo, Kunisada became independent and moved to Osaka. Another student from Kunitomo. Osaka was then a newly developed city. Toyotomi Hideyoshi started building his huge castle there in 1584 and it was completed in 1585. Hideyoshi died in 1598 and the lord of the castle became his son, Hideyori. The castle was destroyed by Tokugawa Ieyasu during the so-called Osaka Winter and Osaka Summer campaigns of 1614-1615. The city of Osaka was also destroyed. Hideyori and his mother, Yodo, both committed suicide at the end of the war. The Tokugawa Shogunate then established an office in Osaka in 1619. It was called the Osaka Jodai. At that time they started rebuilding the city and the castle.
Kunisada received the title of Izumi-no-kami in the ninth year of Genna (1623). Since there are examples, such as a sword from 1621 and signed with "Sesshu Osaka ju Fujiwara Kunisada, we know that Kunisada moved to Osaka before receiving the title Izumi-no-kami. Given the time when Osaka Jodai was founded and the date of this sword, Kunisada probably moved to Osaka between 1619 and 1621.
Kunisada worked steadily from 1623 to around 1645. He drew most of his magazines with the May, “Izumi-no-kami Fujiwara Kunisada”. Sometimes he used “Izumi-no-kami Kunisada” or “At Osaka Izumi-no-kami Kunisada”. Kunzan Honma pointed out that the reputation of Kunisada's work is that even his average products are of high quality (Jyojyo saku). Kunzan wrote that he believed that the quality of the average swords of Kunisada is better than that of the second generation Kunisada (Inoue Shinkai), although the latter's best products are more appreciated than the first generation Kunisada.

This blade is O-suriage, so shortened with 2 Mekugi-ana (the first is closed). The katana has a Gunome Midare/Choji Midare in Nioikuchi with Ashi and Tobiyaki spots, the Jihada is a Ko-Itame with Jinie as the Osaka Shinto Jigane should be. The Habaki is wrapped with gold foil in high quality. The Koshirae is of very good quality with Shakudo and plants in gold highlights. the Saya is black Uruchi lacquer with buffalo horn parts. The Tsuka is with a good black winding, with horses like Menuki. The Tsuba is made of iron with a Fan motif and a Shakudo edge.

A particularly well-forged blade from Kunisada with a high-quality koshirae.

Price Euro 8950, -

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Katana
length / Nagasa; 65.45 cm
height Motohaba; 2.8 cm
thick / kasane; 0.67 cm
sori; 1.67 cm
hamon; Nie-deki Gunome Midare with Choji Midare, Ashi and Tobiyaki.
Jihada; Osaka Shinto Itame with jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-32

This is an authentic NIHONTO Japanese samurai sword.
A Daimyo mounted Hirazukuri Aikuchi Tanto, made in the Koto-Muromachi period (August 1554), signed and dated: Bishu Osafune SUKESADA, // 8th month Tenbun (24th) (August 1554) of the Bizen School, with NBTHK Hozon papers on the blade. There is also a copy in Japanese of the Mon and the Clan in which this tanto was held.
Sukesada was active in the Bunmei period until the end of the Muromachi era in the Bizen Province. SUKESADA was at that time together with Harumitsu (of which I had a Daimyo-mounted Tanto in 2019) and Kiyomitsu who then made many swords in mass production, given the Japanese era in which there were constant wars and the demand for swords was very high. The Jihada in this blade is Mokume, there is Utsuri. This is a tanto made as a Hirazukuri model. The blade is well polished, dated and signed 2 Mekugi ana and Ubu (not shortened), the Hamon is based on Muneyaki and Hitatsura with a lot of Nie and Nioi and Sunagasi. Sukesada made most Tanto’s in Gunome and few in Hitatsura like this tanto. The Tanto has no serious Kizu or Ware and no forging errors, but a small former rust pit that did not completely disappear during polishing. Sukesada made O-Wazamono sharp swords and can be classified in the Jyo-Saku class.

The Koshirae is of Daimyo / Hofhould quality and in super condition, considering that the Kiri Mon was only reserved for the Imperial Godaigo. Later, the Kiri Mon was also used by Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi to honor their Generals for their merits. The fittings are solid Shakudo and equipped with many Mon's (Family Arms). The Menuki (as Kiri Mon of Imperial Godaigo and several Daimyo) are specially made and on a plate Shakudo (Tsutu-gane), the Mekugi that is only on one side in the Tsuka. and does not go through what is extraordinary is , is from Shakudo. The Tsuka has no Tsuka-ito, but consists of laquered wood. The Saya has a deep dark red paint (Nashiji) in super good condition. The Habaki is wrapped with gold foil and has a high-quality finish. All fittings are ensuite, just like the Kogai with the same Kiri Mons.

A very special Daimyo version of Koto Aikuchi Tanto in super good condition.

Price; € 10950,-

DATA:

blade shape; Hirazukuri Tanto.
length / nagasa; 22.4 cm
height / motohabe; 2.0 cm
thick / motokasane; 0.55 cm
sori; 0.0
hamon; Hitatsura base with Muneyaki, Utsuri, Sunagasi , Nie and Nioi
jihada; Mokume.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-33

This is an authentic Nihonto Shinsakuto (1987) Japanese Samurai sword.

A signed and dated Shinsakuto 1987 Tachi with large Bo-hi in a very good Japanese polish (Mukansa polish). Signed and dated; Minamoto MASATSUGU, dated 2nd month 1987, made for the YAMATO family in ShiraSaya.
The sword is robust and large as a copy from the Nanbukucho period with Bo-hi and deep Sori. The Jigane as Ko-itame with Jinie who is made super controlled. The Hamon is based on Gunome, Midare with Nie and Coarse Ara-Nie and Fat Niokuchi, and has a deep and wide Bo-Hi running the entire length of the sword.
Masatsugu works in Hitachi province.
His sword-working ancestors worked in the Edo and late Edo period also under this name and were employed in the Hitachi province, his ancestors worked for the Kasama Daimyo clan in the late Edo period.
Unfortunately, very little is known about Minamoto Masatsugu outside of Japan.
He also appears to have received several Nyusen prizes for his work from the NBTHK.
The Habaki is wrapped with a gold foil in very good quality.

A very well forged blade with Bo-hi from a Gendai / Shinsakuto smith made for the YAMATO family.

Price Euro 6450, -

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Tachi
length / Nagasa; 75.0 cm
height Motohaba; 3.33 cm
thick / kasane; 0.8 cm
sori; 2.5 cm
hamon; Gunome-Midare with thick Nioikuchi Nie and coarse Ara-Nie
Jihada; Ko-Itame with Jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-34

This is an authentic NIHONTO Japanese Samurai sword.

An unsigned ShinShinto hirazukuri Wakizashi with NBTHK Kicho token papers. attributed to ; Yamaura MASAO, ShinShinto ca.1854 / 1860. Mounted in a super Mino fitted Koshirae,
Yamaura MASAO also called SANEO worked in the Shimano province and was the older brother of the famous KIYOMARO. (Kiyomaro committed for not completing a large commission from her lord Seppuku on November 14, 1834 at age 42). Both were students of Kawamura Toshitaka who worked in Ueda province. Masao was 9 years older than Kiyomaro and changed his name several times in his career, starting in 1851, from Tennenshi Masatoshi to Toshimasa to Masao and Saneo and finally to Toshinaga. He worked for Lord Sanada of the Matsushiro clan. It is said that Masao had 17 students including the famous Kanetora (from the Yamaura Kanetora school). Masao died in 1875 at the age of 71. Masao is mentioned in the Hawley with 60 points.
Masao made his work in the Mino and Soshu tradition, this wakizashi being a Mino example and having a Mune as a Mitsu-mune, (small part flattened on top of the mune).

Masao belongs to the Jyo Jyo Saku class and made O-Wazamono sharp swords, this wakizashi is very well polished and very sharp. This Wakizashi is Ubu, not shortened with 1 Mekugi-ana, no forging errors and well polished. The polish is soft and looks like there is a misty layer on the blade. The blade also has a wide Hi and a narrow Soe-hi. The Habaki is made of brass with a beautiful gold foil wrapping. The blade is well polished and has no forging errors,
The Jigane is a Ko-Itame Hada beautifully smooth in structure with Jinie.
The Hamon is Gunome Midare with Nie. The Nioikuchi is thick and not polished off.
The koshirae is of very good quality, The Saya is painted black with Kurigata horn. The Tsuka is wrapped with black Ito wire and the Menuki are flowers with golden highlights. the Fuchi & Kashira and Tsuba are Shakudo with Nanako adapted from the MINO school with plants and insects. The Tsuba is from Shakudo with Kinko leaves and insects with golden highlights. The kozuka is from Shakudo with Ikebana flowers bouquet and a signed Kokatana.

A very beautiful Wakizashi from a high placed blacksmith with a beautiful Edo period Koshirae.

Price ; € 6900, -

Data:
blade shape; hira zukuri Wakizashi
length / Nagasa; 39.2 cm
height Motohaba; 3.5 cm
thick / kasane; 0.66 cm
sori; 0.4 cm
hamon; Gunome Midare with nie
Jihada; Ko Itame Hada with jinie.

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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