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Here you can see the overview of the Japanese Samurai swords (Nihonto) including; Katana, Tachi, DaiSho, No-dachi, Wakizashi, Tanto, Yoriodoshi, Yari, Naginata and Gunto, which we currently manage with or without NBTHK Hozon or Tokubetsu Hozon or Juyo certificate. The swords have a Koshirae mount (mounted with tsuba/sword guard, menuki, kozuka, kogai, Fuchi-kashira) and/or a ShiraSaya, signed or Mumei, Ubu or Sureage.

The Shogun had the most influence and control in Japan from the early Koto period (ca. 1100) to the Shinto period (ca. 1700), the militant Shogun controlled the Daimyo (Japanese nobleman and landowner) who in turn controlled led samurai fighting units and provided them with swords.

All these items are old/antique and one-off, so no reproductions. On the left you see a description of the sword and koshirae and on the right the corresponding image. You can click on the image for an enlargement and more detailed photos.
You can read some more background information and explanation about the different types of Japanese swords on the page

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Swords / Nihonto : Tanto / Wakizashi / Katana

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Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-0

This is an authentic Nihonto Japanese Samurai DaiSho in Edo period Koshirae mounts.

After waiting more than half a year, this excellent Daisho was finally delivered from Japan.
A special DaiSho with both signed blades from YASUHIRO, with museum-worthy Edo period Koshirae of super quality and condition, both blades in good Japanese polish and ShiraSaya with Tsunagi (wood copy of the sword itself).
The Katana (Dai) and Wakizashi (Sho) are signed: Bitchu no Kami Tachibana YASUHIRO 1st gen. (katana with Kiku-mon), from the Osaka Ishido school from the Kanbun-Shinto period, (ca. 1660/1673). Both blades have NBTHK Hozon certificate. The certificates are number consecutive and the same date, i.e. as Daisho offered in 2004 as Daisho at the NBTHK.

The Hamon is a typical wild Choji-Midare Hamon from YASUHIRO and was therefore also made by the father Tosa Shogen Yasuhiro. His father was born in Omi county in Shiga prefecture and belonged to the Omi Ishido school in the early Shinto period. In the early Shinto period, swordsmiths moved to other parts of Japan such as Edo, Osaka, Kishu and Chikuzen. Yasuhiro's father who belonged to the Omi Ishido school moved to Kishu province and is considered the founder of the Kishu Ishido school. YASUHIRO was born as the 1st son of the Kishu Ishido school and learned the skills from his father. It is said that Yasuhiro served the daimyo Tokugawa Yorinobu of the Kishu domain for many years. Later in his work, he was given the title “Bitchu No Kami” in 1657 and moved to Settus City in Osaka where he founded the Osaka Sekido school. YASUHIRO made RYO-WAZAMONO sharp swords (very sharp) and has 60 points in the Hawley.

With the Wakizashi, the Nakago is abbreviated with 2 mekugi-ana, the Katana is Ubu with 1 mekugi-ana and both have no forging errors. The Jihada here is also a wild Itame Hada with both blades.

The Koshirae are in super condition and feature the classic theme in Japan, the Dragon and the Tiger. Tsuka-Ito is a very nice single wire white winding in super condition. The lacquered Saya's have a black Urushi lacquer with lacquered Kurigata parts and a ko-katana and kozuka with tiger motif. The F&K are Shakudo, with Nanako and gold with Shakudo inlaid and signed: Yo-Juken NAOHIRO, with the classic representation of the dragon and tiger at a waterfall of super good quality, the Menuki of Shakudo as a dragon and tiger motif, the Kozuka is Shakudo with tiger with gold highlights. The Ko-katana and the Kozuka are signed (kozuka = Masayuki). The Tsubas are made of iron with tiger and bamboo depiction in gold highlight lights of super quality. The Habaki's are wrapped in a gold foil jacket and are in excellent condition.

This is a very nice DaiSho with very good blades and very nice Koshirae.

SOLD

Data:

Maten Dai: (katana) Shinogi-Zukuri.
length / nagasa 70.9 cm
Sori 1.3 cm
high / motohaba 3.1 cm
Blade thickness/motokasane 0.6 cm
hamon ; Choji Midare in Nie.
Jihada ; Itame with jinie.

Maten Sho: (wakizashi) Shinogi-Zukuri
length / nagasa 52.0 cm
Sori 1.0 cm
high / motohaba 3.0 cm
Blade thickness / motokasane 0.65 cm.
hamon ; Choji Midare in Nie.
Jihada ; Itame with jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-1

This is an authentic Nihonto Japanese Samurai DaiSho.

A beautiful DaiSho with very nice classic red lacquer Koshirae in very good condition, both blades in good Japanese polish and ShiraSaya with Tsunagi (wood copy of the sword itself).
The Katana (Dai) is signed: Soshu Jyu Tachibana Enryushi Fujiwara KUNIHIDE Zou , from the ShinShinto period, (ca. 1834/1859). The blade has NTHK Toso certificate, has 10 points in the Hawley ( kun116 ) and made Wazamono sharp swords.
Kunihide was a student of Nakayama Ikkansai Yoshihiro, they worked for the Itakura family and later for the Annaka clan. At the same time, Ryoma Sakamoto was introduced to Edo Beichen Itto-Ryu Sadakichi Chiba Dojo where swords were forged and tested together. There are not many swords in circulation from Kunihide as he worked at the end of the Samurai era and certainly had to give up his profession as a swordsmith. The sword has an elegant Hira-zukuri shape with a Bo-Hi. You rarely come across such a long Hira-zukuri blade. The Hamon is a Gunome Midare Hamon with Sunagashi and Kinsuji and Ara-Nie. The Katana is Ubu (not shortened) with 1 mekugi-ana and has no forging flaws.

The Wakizashi (Sho) is unsigned from the ShinShinto period (ca.1800-1850). from YAMAURA from the Musashi province who was active around 1836 according to the Hawley and he is a 50 point swordsmith (YAM 2). The blade is in a good polish is Ubu (not shortened) with 1 Mekugi-ana and no forging flaws. The Wakizashi also has a Bo-Hi and a Gunome Notare Hamon with Nioi and Nie. The Jihada is Itame Mokume Hada. Very few blades are known of this swordsmith, probably because he changed his name 3 times in his life and signed accordingly.

The Koshirae have been restored with dark red lacquered Sayas with high-quality sword fittings, the Saya's have beautiful classic dark red lacquer and finished with buffalo horn parts, and the tsuka's are wrapped with black leather Tsuka-Ito. The Tsuba's, F&K, Kozuka and Kogai are a beautifully made classic Kiri Mon version in Shakudo with gold-plated Kiri-mons. The Ko-katana was made in the Gendai period. The Habaki's are both made of solid silver.

This is a very nice DaiSho in the classic Samurai version with good blades and very nice Koshirae.

Price € 14.450,-

Data:

Messurement Dai: (katana) Hira-Zukuri with Bo-Hi
length / nagasa 70.8 cm
Sori 1.4 cm
high / motorhaba 3.35 cm
Blade thickness / motokasane 0.8 cm
hamon; Gunome Notare in Nie with Ara-Nie & Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Jihada; Mokume / Itame with jinie.

Messurement Sho: (wakizashi) Hira-Zukuri
length / nagasa 32.5 cm
Sori 0.3 cm
high / motohaba 28.8 cm
Blade thickness / motokasane 0.67 cm.
hamon; Gunome Midare in Nie & Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Jihada; Itame / Mokume with jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-2

This is an authentic Nihonto Japanese Samurai sword.
A special DaiSho with very nice Koshirae in very good condition, both blades in good Japanese polishing and ShiraSaya with Tsunagi (wood copy of the sword itself).
The Katana (Dai) is not signed, (Mumei), from the Shinto period, (ca. 1670/1730). The blade is made in Koto style with an elegant Sori and is very large with a 0-kissaki (13.3 cm). The Jihada (forging pattern) is a clear and regular Mokume Hada with Nioi.

The Hamon resembles a Sanbonsugi or or pointed Gunome Hamon that sits low on the Ha with a regular pattern. The Katana is Machi-okuri (shortened) with 3 mekugi-ana and has no forging flaws. This katana has a thin Bo-Hi that runs just below the Shinogi about 11 cm behind the Habaki and into the Nakago. The blade has an elegant shape (declining towards the Mune) also called the Diamond shape, which is typical for a Nagamaki Naoshi Katana. It is difficult to attribute this sword but conceivable due to the Diamond shape and Jihada in that direction to Yamashiro-Den tradition.

The Wakizashi (Sho) is also unsigned, (Mumei) and from the Shinto period (ca. 1680/1750). The blade is in a good polish and is Ubu (not shortened) with 2 Mekugi-ana and this one also has an O-kissaki (big point) and no forging flaws. The Wakizashi has a Notare/Gunome Suguha Hamon with Nioi. The Jihada is also a Mokume Hada here. Also with this blade the beautiful elegant diamond shape or the Diamond shape. This blade is made in the style of a Koto priode sword, and also possibly from the Yamashio-Den school.

The Edo period Koshirae are excellent with high-quality sword mountings, the Sayas are with polished Same (rayskin) which is of very good quality and beautifully made. The Tsubas are from the Nanban school with Nanako with broken images of monkeys (Senbikizaru) with gold highlights and a steel rim in very good condition. Please have your attention, this mounting is from the Edo period, and the Tsuka-Ito is also so old and the winding is now starting to loosen because the silk band is starting to pulverize, normally silk band lasts approx. 100-125 years if not used much. This DaiSho Tsuka-Ito strap is still too good to be replaced and has its old glory. The F&K are Shakudo with catfish motif and fruit motif on the Kashira in super good quality, the Menuki of Shakudo and its with fruits and gilded flowers, the Kozuka is Shakudo with family weapons such as butterflies (Mons) from the Hiramatsu Clan. The Ko-katana is a contemporary made of brass. The Habakis are of superior quality with a mantle of gold foil and partly openwork, imaginable from the Nanban school. This kind of high-quality habaki is very rare, the tsunagi's also have the Habaki's shape in wood. The ShiraSaya's and Tsunagi's are new (still wrapped with transport film)

This is an excellent DaiSho with good blades, both equipped with an elegant O-kissaki and very nice ensuite Koshirae.

Price Euro 16650,-

Data:
Sizes Dai: (katana) Shinogi-zukuri
length / nagasa 63.6 cm
Sori 1.8 cm
high / motohaba 2.9 cm
Blade / motokasane thickness 0.65 cm

Sizes Sho: (wakizashi) Shinogi-zukuri
length / nagasa 39.2 cm
Sori 0.55 cm
high / motohaba 2.7 cm
Blade thickness / motokasane 0.52 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,-

€ 12.500,-

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

This is an authentic NIHONTO Japanese DaiSho samurai swordset.

The KATANA / Dai ;
A Shinogi-zukuri Katana, made in the early Edo period (ca. 1600-1624), Attributed to: Oite Nanki SHIGEKUNI from the Kii / Monju Province, Yamato school ,with NBTHK hozon papers.

Shigekuni (birth name Monju Kuró emon) belonged to the Monju clan of the Yamato Tegai School and was highly ranked as a Saij-Jyo 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 smiths. He was a Saijyo Saku smith. (115 points Hawley). 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.
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 Katana, 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. It is a very powerful blade with Bo-Hi and a lot of activity and beautiful Masame/ko-Itame forgingpattern.

The blade has 3 Mekugi ana and is Sureage ( shortened) and unsigned, the Hamon is Suguha with Nie. The Katana has no Kizu or Ware and no forging errors.

The WAKIZASHI / Sho ;
This blade is signed by Hizen Koku Tadayoshi. The maker's name Tadayoshi lasted 10 generations during the Edo period. According to its NBTHK's Hozon certificate, it was made by the 8th- gen Tadayoshi during the Tenpo era (1830-1844). Among other generations of Tadayoshi, the eighth-gen was a renowned figure and mastered a high level of craftsmanship passed down from the previous generations. The 8th generation Hashimoto Shinzaiemon Tadayoshi and is called Ko-dai Tadayoshi. He is the most expert of Hizen sword. All the generations of Tadayoshi served Nabeshima clan, which controlled Saga domain. The 8th-gen Tadayoshi was born as the son of Furukawa family in Saga domain in 1801. He was eventually adopted by the 7th-gen Tadayoshi, and he changed his name to Hashimoto Shinzaemon . He took over Tadayoshi school from the 7th-gen in the 13th year of the Bunka period (1816). The domain acknowledged his skill, and he played a vital role in modernizing the weaponry of Saga domain. In 1850, he was in charge of making a cannon for the domain because of his refined swordsmithing. He died at 59 in the 6th year of the Ansei period (1859). The swordsmiths in the Hizen province worked under the auspices of the Nabeshima clan like Tadayoshi. They produce beautiful blades with Konuka Hada with the blue steel gloss. This Hada is one of the most well-known characteristics of the blades produced in Hizen province. Tadayoshi 8e gen. has 20 points at the Hawley.

THE KOSHIRAE ;
the DaiSho Koshirae is in excellent condition, the tsuka's with white Tsuka-Ito are wrapped with Menuki in Shakudo with gold as an image of flowers and a butterfly. The Fuchi is from the Mino school in Shakudo with gold and floral image, The Kashira is buffalo horn. The Tsuba's are iron with a gilded edge and images of peonies in silver and butterflies. The Saya's are painted with gold paint in very fine details with flowers and insects in super good quality and condition. Price; € 27900,-

DATA:

Sizes Dai: (Katana) Shinogi-zukuri
Length / Nagasa 71.7 cm
Sori / 1.5 cm
high / Motohaba 3.3 cm
Blade thickness/ Motokasane 0.87 cm
hamon ; Suguha in Nie met Kinsui.
jihada ; Masame en Ko-Itame with Jinie.

Sho sizes: (wakizashi) shinogi-zukuri
Length / Nagasa 45.4 cm
Sori / 1.25 cm
high / Motohaba 2.8 cm
Blade thickness / Motokasane 0.63 cm.
hamon ; Suguha with Nie.
jihada ; Konuka Hizen Itame with Jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-5

This is an authentic Nihonto 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 signed, with NBTHK Hozon papers, from the late Shinto period (ca. 1764), with the Kiku-mon, signed: Sashu Jyu (Orikaeshi) KIYOKATA. 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 nice lively even typical Satsuma Ko-Itame with Jinie. The Katana is Machi-Okuri with 2 mekugi-ana where the signature has been preserved by cutting it out and folding it on the other side of the nakago so that the entire signature is preserved.
KIYOKATA lived in the Satsuma province, and his swords belong to the Jyo-saku smiths and are Wazamono sharp. This katana has a Bo-hi and on the other side a double Su-hi which gives the blade a nice look. smiths from the Satsuma province were already active in the Koto era until the Meiji restoration in 1876. i.a. there were the famous smiths like; Masafusa, Masakiyo, Yasuchika and Yasukuni, mostly the examples were taken from the Shosu tradition as this katana is also made. Apparently KIYOKATA has been given the lofty position of being allowed to engrave the Imperial Kiku-mon on its blades, which was quite a privilege and emphasized his quality of forging.
The Wakizashi (Sho) is unsigned, (Mumei) and given the style and the Jihada in the direction of the Aoe school from the Koto Edo period (ca. 1480/1520). The blade is in good polishing with 1 Mekugi-ana and shortened (sureage).v The Hamon is a Niedeki with a low Gunome Midare Hamon. The Jihada is well and very lively forged Mokume that can be clearly seen. The Koshirae are with very high quality fittings, the Sayas are dark green with a kind of tree bark effect, the katana has a Shakudo Kogai and the Wakizashi has a Shakudo Kozuka/Ko-katana. The Tsubas with the sun rising over the sea are like images with gold inlaid drops. The F&K, Kojiri, Shibabiki, Kozuka and Kogai are Shakudo with plant motif in super good quality, the Menuki are parts of the samurai, including a Tenpo rifle, arrowheads and quiver in Shakudo. The Kurigata are made of buffalo horn. The Habaki are a 2-piece with a gilded foil wrapped. In the Kojiri is a Mon or family crest of the Horikawa or the Matsuno family or Clan (the mon is the blooming Gentian).

This is an excellent DaiSho with good blades, the katana has a Hozon certificate and special ensuite Edo period Dai-Sho Koshirae.

Price € 17.450,-

DATA:
Sizes Dai: (katana) shinogi-zukuri
length 64.0 cm
Sori 1.9 cm
high 3.17 cm
Blade thickness 0.64 cm

Sizes Sho: (wakizashi) nagamaki naoshi
length 45.5 cm
Sori 1.3 cm
high 2.8 cm
Blade thickness 0.61 cm

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-6

This is an authentic NIHONTO Japanese DaiSho samurai sword set.

A special DaiSho with both signed blades from the Yokoyama school, with museum-worthy Edo period Koshirae of super quality and condition, both blades in good Japanese polish. The wakizashi belongs to SUKENAGA, the master, and the katana belongs to SUKENORI, later student. The Katana (Dai) signed and dated: Bizen Osafune YOKOYAMA SUKENORI, Dated ; Tomonari Go Ju Roku Daimago (56th generation of Tomonari) of the Yokoyama school from the ShinShinto period, (ca. 1865). with NBTHK Hozon certificate and receives 10 points in the Hawley (SUK 733). I personaly think that the rating is under his real skills, because we do not see much works to get a real indication. It is classified as O-Wazamono (very sharp) and Jo-Saku swords. The Yokoyama school studied and made swords in the old Koto Bizen tradition, which all smiths associated with that school were familiar with, but you also come across Suguha Hamon forged swords, usually made on behalf of the Samurai. This katana has 1 Mekugi-ana and is Ubu (original length and signature) with a very good polish without forging defects. The Hamon is a typical Choji-Midare Hamon that is very similar to the beautiful Torano-ba Hamon of the Kato school, also from the late Shinshinto period. Not many Sukenori swords are known because he was active at the end of the Samurai Era (end of the Samurai Era 1876).

The Wakizashi (Sho) is signed; YOKOYAMA Kaganosuke Fujiwara SUKENAGA with KIKU-MON and the Ichi sign (number 1). And dated ; Ten-po 13 Ichi Biyo Osafune Go (ca. 1830-1855) as 56th Generation of Tomonari, with NBTHK HOZON certificate. The wakizashi has 1 mekugi-ana, is Ubu (not shortened and fully signed) with a nice polish and no forging errors. The Jihada here is also an even and calm Itame Hada forging pattern. Sukenaga gets 60 points in the Hawley (SUK 756) Is a Jo-Sake and O-Wazamono class swordsmith)
Yokoyama Kagasuke Fujiwara Sukenaga is a sword maker who studied a full-fledged Choji Midare Hamon. He learned his technique from Yokoyama Sukekane and Sukehira.
The Nioikuchi is a sleek and beautiful Hamon. The characteristic Hamon technique also occurs in these Yokoyama blacksmiths, as; Sukenao, Suketaka, Sukeyoshi, Sukekane, Sukeharu, and Sukenori.
Yokoyama Kaga Suke Fujiwara Sukenaga was a second son of Sukehira. His brother Sukenori was adopted by the Sukesada family. He also succeeds his father Sukehira. He was called “Tomonari's 56th grandson”. There are many other Yokoyama smiths who used “Tomonari's 56th grandson” in the signature. He died on June 2, Kaei 4th at the age of 57.

The Koshirae are Museum worthy and in super condition and provided with NBTHK TOKUBETSU-HOZON certificate, (katana Saya signed; JOKASAI) with the classic theme in Japan with the Sakura blossom in gold and silver lacquer. Tsuka-Ito is a very beautiful single wire black Tsuka winding in super condition with beautiful Same ray skin. The lacquered Sayas have a black Urushi lacquer as a base with a kind of tree bark motif with Buffalo horn Kurigata parts and a ko-katana and kozuka on the Wakizashi, with Shakudo and gold-plated Dragon motif. The F&K are Shakudo cherry blossom styled and signed: TAKASE YOSHITOSHI with KAO, of super good quality, the Menuki of Shakudo as a dragon motif, the Kozuka is Shakudo with Dragon with gold high-lights. The Ko-katana is signed and has a beautiful Hamon. The Tsubas are made of iron with the Sakura cherry blossom representation in gold hight-lights of super quality and signed; Gohu Ju Masahisa Saku. The Habakis are in 2-piece design and gold-plated in super condition. This is a very special DaiSho with very good blades and very beautiful Koshirae. Price; € 33900,-

DATA:
Dai sizes: (Katana) Shinogi-zukuri
Length / Nagasa 67.7 cm
Sori / 1.75 cm
high / Motohaba 2,9 cm
Blade thickness/ Motokasane 0.62 cm
hamon; Choji Midare / Torano-ba met Ara Nie in Nie met Ashi.
jihada; Itame with Jinie.

Sho sizes: (wakizashi) shinogi-zukuri
Length / Nagasa 41.1 cm
Sori / 1.0 cm
high / Motohaba 2.85 cm
Blade thickness / Motokasane 0.72 cm.
hamon; Choji Midare with Nie.
jihada; Ko- Itame with Jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-7

This is an authentic Nihonto Japanese Samurai sword.
A signed Shinto period Katana (c. 1650/1660) in a good polish with NBTHK TOKUBETSU HOZON paper. Signed;YAMASHIRO KAMI FIJIWARA KUNIKANE, (2nd Generation Nidai), SENDAI from Rikuzen province, Kunikane school with good Koshirae.
This katana is a robust blade with a typical Kanbun Shinto appearance and Sori,
Kunikane 2nd generation can be classified to the Sai-Jo Saku class (highest rank) and made Saijo O-Wazamono sharp swords (superior sharp swords).
Kunikane 2nd generation was born in 1612 and his birth name was Hongo Kichizaemon and was the son of Sendai Kunikane 1st generation. He became the head of the Kunikane clan / family in the 2nd year of Shoho (1645), and on November 12th from Kanbun (1667) he received his title “Yamashiro no Kami”.
He died at the age of 61 in the twelfth year of Kanbun 1672. He is buried in the same cemetery next to his father in Zendo-Ji, Sendai.
The Kunikane blacksmiths have continued the Yamashiro / Hosho tradition from the Koto period with the beautiful Masame Hada. The Hamon was almost always the Suguha with a lot of Nie and Ji-nie, the work of the 1st and 2nd generations differ little, but the 2nd Gen. Has more exuberant Ji-Nie and Ara-Nie which can also be seen in this blade. Also, the 2nd Gen typically has the Masame Ware, this is not a forging flaw or lamination opening, but a kind of Sunagashi which is very clear and sometimes seems to be slightly open. This masame-ware is typical and permissible in the assessment without any points deduction at Shinsa.
Kunikane 2nd Gen. Is highly rated and has 70 points in the Hawley.
This blade is Sureage shortened (and Machi-ukuri) with 3 Mekugi-ana and has no forging flaws or damage. The katana has an active Suguha Hamon in Nie-Deki, the Jihada is the typical Masame Hada with en Jinie and Ara-Nie. The Habaki is made of copper. The Koshirae is of good quality with Shakudo F&K with waves like the Omori school has. The iron tsuba and menuki are gilded birds. the Saya is with dark brown ribbed lacquer with some damage. The Tsuka is with a good brown leather / suede wrapping.

A blade from Kunikane 2nd Gen. Which is highly appreciated and sees little offered with a koshirae in good condition.

Price € 22.500,-

DATA:
blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Katana
length / Nagasa; 69.5 cm
height Motohaba; 3.12 cm
thick / kasane; 0.52 cm
sori; 0.6cm
hamon; Nie-deki Suguha, Nioi and Nie and Sunagashi.
Jihada; Masame with Jinie and Ara-nie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-8

This is an authentic Japanese Wakizashi Nihonto Samurai sword.

A signed and dated ShinShinto Wakizashi, with HBTHK Hozon paper, signed: Bingo Fukuyama Jyu YOKOYAMA SUKENARI saku (Kaei 6-nen 2-Gatsubi / 1853) the 56th Generation of Tomonari , with beautiful Koshirae and ancient ShiraSaya.
SUKENARI who belonged to the Bizen Osafune tradition from 1839-1858, at the end of the Edo period when 1876 the samurai era finally ended. In the 8th month of Tensho 19 (1591), a flood hit Fukuoka-sho, Bizen Osafune area due to a local downpour, most of the sword workshops were swept away by the flood and the Yokoyama SUKESADA workshop was no exception.
One of the founders Yokoyama Souzaemon SUKESADA reconstructed the SUKESADA workshop in the Shinto period together with his brothers Shichibei-no-jo SUKESADA and Genzaemon-no-jo. Those three SUKESADA brothers prospered again with their sword production during the Edo period.

The swordsmith SUKENARI belonged to Yokoyama Kozuke-daijo SUKESADA school who is a legitimate child of Shichibei-no-jo SUKESADA (the 6th generation of founder Yoso-zaemon-no-jo SUKESADA) and was a student of SUKEKANE. He publicly identified himself as the 56 descendant of Tomonari from the Kamakura period from the 12th century, such as this example as Wakizashi and His Extant Works, known with the date of the year range from Tenpo to Kaei (1839-Ca 1853) at the end of the Edo period. Belonging to the Bizen-den technique, he devoted himself to restoring the ancient works of the legendary ancient swordsmith AMAKUNI Taiho (Ca. 701).
He was also hired to serve for the Fukuyama domain (at the end of his life, this Wakizashi is also signed with Fukuyama and is one of his later works) to meet the increasing demand for swords against problems of foreign unrest among repeated visits from envoys from the outside world to open the country's gates to the world.
Most smiths of the Yokoyama school belong to the Jyo-Saku class and often made Wazamon sharp swords.
Their swords are often striking with the Choji Midare as far as the Hamon is concerned, but also have a very nice subdued Itame jihada. This Wakizashi is Ubu, not shortened with 1 Mekugi-ana, the Habaki is made of copper. The Blade is well polished and has no forging flaws, The hamon is Choji Midare/Gunome with Nie. The Jihada is a well-crafted Ko-Itame with Jinie.
The koshirae is of good quality, the Saya is with black Urushi lacquer, the Tsuka is wrapped with Obergine/very dark red color Ito Bandage. The Menuki are made of brass with a samurai/person representation. The Fuchi is Shakudo with Nanako and Samurai/person representation in gold highlights. The Kashira is made from Buffalo-horn The Tsuba is made of iron with an Oki and an Oni that chases it away during the New Year with gold highlights, all sword fittings are of very good quality and condition.
The Wakizashi has an iron Kozuka with Ko-katana, the Kozuka also has the new year representation with the garlands.

A blade of a special swordsmith that one rarely encounters with a beautiful Koshirae.

Price ; € 3490,-


DATA:

blade shape; Hirazukuri Wakizashi
length/ Nagasa ; 35.8cm
height Motohaba; 2.82cm
thick/kasane; 0.7 cm
sori; 0.6 cm
hamon; Suguha / Choji Midare / Gunome with nie
Jihada; Ko Itame with Jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-9

This is an authentic Nihonto Japanese Samurai Dai-sho sword set.
A special DaiSho with very nice Handachi Koshirae in super condition, both blades in very good polishing.
The Katana is Mumei - unsigned, Koto period (ca. 1450/1500). The blade is very elegant with a Chu kissaki. The Hamon is a Suguha Hamon with Nie, the Jihada is a nice lively Itame. The Katana is Ubu with 1 mekugi-ana and has a small lamination opening ( still not an real open Ware ) in the blade (see photo). Given the sori and the beautiful fumbari, it could be a blade from the Bizen province. The katana can be called as Uchi-katana for the then fighting technique on horseback, a sword that was not too long and which was used with one hand.
The Wakizashi very vaguely still has a remnant of a signature, but it is no longer legible, so I qualify it as Mumei - unsigned, Koto period (ca. 1450/1500). The Hamon is a Suguha Hamon. The blade is in a very good polishing, Ubu with 1 Mekugi-ana, the Jihada is well and lively forged Itame with Ji-nie, with a Chu-kissaki and completely flawless. Also with this blade it could be a Bizen sword because of the nagasa and sori.
The Handachi Koshirae are excellent with good quality fittings, the Sayas are with clouds of pearly gold colored infill. The Tsubas are openworked with aquatic plants such as arrowweed and birds. The F&K, kojiri and semegane and kuchi-gane are of good quality patinated brass, the Menuki are Aoi Mons that were also used by the Tokugawa family. The Kozuka is brass with shakudo vines. Both Tsuka's have a new silk wrapping. Both Habaki's are 2 pieces of solid silver.

This is an excellent DaiSho with good blades and Koshirae.

Price Euro 9980,-


DATA:

Sizes Dai: (shinogi-zukuri katana)
Nagasa / length 61.8 cm
Sori 2.1 cm
Motohaba / high 2.7 cm
Kasane / Blade thickness 0.65 cm

Sizes Sho: (shinogi-zukuri wakizashi)
Nagasa / length 45.0 cm
Sori 1.5cm
Motohaba / high 2.6 cm
Kasane / Blade thickness 0.55 cm

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-10

This is an authentic Nihonto Japanese Samurai Dai-sho sword set.
A special DaiSho with very nice original Edo period ensuite Koshirae in super condition, both blades in very good polish.
The Katana is Mumei - unsigned, from the ShinShinto period (ca. 1840-1860). This sword has an Aoi-Mon engraved on it and can be seen as a tachi. This blade can be attributed to the Echizen YASUTSUGU school as YAMATO DEN. The blade is very elegant with a Chu-kissaki. The Hamon is a Suguha Hamon with ko-Nie and Kinsuji. The Jihada is a nice lively even Masame and Itame. The Katana is Ubu with 1 mekugi-ana. The sword has an elegant sori and the beautiful fumbari and no flaws. The YAMATO is 1 of the 5 Goka-den (5 schools from the Koto period) and originated in the early Heian period (ca. 710-1185). Their swords were elegant and modest, but therefore also fragile, which Japan noticed during the two Mongolian raids, but also very sharp ( Wazamono ) and loved for their cutting quality by the warrior monks of that period.

The Wakizashi is also unsigned, so mumei and somewhat shortened, with an NBTHK Hozon certificate and attributed to YOKOYAMA SUKETADA, Shinshinto period (ca. 1850 -1860). Suketada was a student of SUKEKANE and they made the swords in the Bizen Den style with Choji-Midare/Gunome Hamon. The Hamon is a Choji Gunome Hamon in Nioi-deki and Ashi. The blade is in a very good polish and has 1 Mekugi-ana, the Jihada is well and lively forged Itame with Ji-nie, with a Chu-kissaki and completely flawless. The Yokoyama school of smiths also made wazamono sharp swords and were classified in the Chu-Ju Saku class.

The Koshirae is original from the Edo period (ca. 1780/1800) and in excellent condition, not restored with very good quality fittings from Shakudo, with NBTHK Hozon toso green paper certificate. The Tsuba's and the Fuchi-Kashira are signed by TERUHIDE with kao of the OMORI school. (ca. 1780/1800) the Saya's are in the base with black lacquer with clouds / circles of gold-coloured/orange infill. The Tsuba's and the F&K, Kojiri and Kurigata super quality are like the Omori school with waves and water drops in gold. The Menuki are shakudo with rabbit or hare image. The Kozuka is iron with water and birds in gold high-light. Both Tsuka's have black silk wrapping and beautiful old patina and very nice old Same/ray skin. Both Habaki's are gold foiled/plated.

This is an excellent DaiSho with very good blades and excellent Koshirae.

Price Euro 17.280,-

DATA:

Dai: (shinogi-zukuri katana)
Nagasa / length 70.9 cm
Sori 2.55 cm
Motohaba / high 2.55 cm
Kasane / Blade thickness 0.48 cm

Sho: (shinogi-zukuri wakizashi)
Nagasa / length 41.8 cm
Sori 0.9m
Motohaba / high 2.57 cm
Kasane / Blade thickness 0.56 cm

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-11

This is an authentic Japanese Nihonto Samurai sword.

A Shinogizukuri Wakizashi from the Shinto period, Kanbun Shinto ca. 1640-1650 signed Yamato no Kami YOSHIMICHI with NBTHK Hozon papers mounted in a perfect Koshirae.
Yamato no kami Yoshimichi was the second son of Osaka Tamba no kami Yoshimichi, named Mishina Uzaemon, and was active mainly from Joo (1652-1655) to Manji (1658-1661). The second generation around Enpo (1673-1681) was called Shirobei and later Den’emon, who also lived in Himeji, Banshu, and was therefore also known as Himeji Yamato. This sword is considered the work of Yamato no kami Yoshimichi I Gen, as it has a style with a “Choji” in the gunome hamon.
Yoshimichi gets 70 points (YOS 388) in the Hawley and has the title No Kami.
Yoshimichi is a Jyo-Jyo Saku swordsmith and made Wazamono sharp swords, he was the 2nd son of Osaka Yoshimitchi. The sword has a graceful shape and an O-Kissaki.
This is an elegant blade from the Yamato province and is flawless in super polish with 1 Mekugi-ana and Ubu, The Hamon is Gunome Midare and Choji Midare with Ashi & Nie. The Jihada is a dense Ko-Itame Hada with Jinie.
The Koshirae is in very good condition and very high quality, the Habaki is 2 parts and wrapped in silver foil.
The Saya has a dark green / black cloudy lacquer, the Tsuba is Shakudo with very fine Nanako and gold-plated edge, the F&K and Menuki are Mon images in Shakudo with gold. The Kozuka is Shakudo with Nanako and gilded Samurai warriors.
A perfect flawless blade and beautiful high-quality Koshirae in perfect condition, completely ensuite.

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 antique TANTO NIHONTO Japanese samurai sword.

A Hira-Zukuri Yoroi-Doshi Tanto made in the Koto period (end of Muromachi ca. 1530/1540), signed KUNITOSHI from the BUNGO province of the TAKADA school with 1 mukugi-ana and Ubu (original length) with NBTHK Hozon on the blade and NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon for the Koshirae and Jingasa with certificate as a special set. This is a tanto made as a Yoroi-doshi (penetrating or stabbing through armor) Tanto which is a very thick blade and could be used in hand-to-hand combat to stab (doshi) through armor (yoroi), in a very beautiful and special Edo period Aikuchi Koshirae mount. The blade has a good polish in a very beautiful Koshirae and ShiraSaya. The koshirae mount depicts the very famous KIKUSUI Crest Mon/imperial family emblem and has a Tokubetsu Hozon certificate, which means that it is an above-average special piece from the Edo period, with signed Kogai and Kozuka. The Bungo province has produced many good swordsmiths such as Yukihira, Tomoyuki and many more. It was always signed with FUJIWARA as the family name at the beginning of the signature, which is why the Takada blacksmiths became known as FUJIWARA TAKADA. This tanto has a calm Suguha-Hamon and Itame/Mokume Jihada forging pattern with a short round Bo-Hi on one side. The Habaki is a very beautiful 2-piece wrapped with gold foil.

This Yoroi-doshi tanto is accompanied by a special Jingasa that has a certificate from the Association of Research & Preservation of Japanese Helmets and Armor from the Edo period (ca. 1800) with the KIKUSUI Mon. The Jingasa comes with a number of attributes and Certificate, including an extra sturdy and lacquered braided Samurai headgear, the NIRAYAMA JINGASA (see photo of Samurai as an example), a cloth with the KIKUSUI mon on it, a Scroll or Roll print and a photo of the owner . The owner of this Jingasa was KUSUMOTO MASATAKA (April 14, 1838 - February 7, 1902) and was then a member of the Japanese Parliament. Previously he was governor of Niigata province (1872-1875) and Tokyo (1875-1879) and had the distinction of the order of the rising sun. In 1896 he was given the title of Baron. The Scroll completes this set, which was personally written by Kusumoto Masataka himself. The Jingasa itself is still in original condition, it has some laquer damage and the interior also has its wear, but everything is in its original condition from around 1800 with normal wear and tear and a beautiful wooden storage or transport box. The Tanto Koshirae is in very good condition with very beautiful black paintwork with family Kikusui mons in gold paint, The Tsuka has a beautiful Same / Ray skin in super condition with a silver Mekugi that is only placed on one side, The F&K and Kojiri are painted black , The Kozuka and Kogai are signed: Tzumi HideToshi with Kao. the Menuki are gold-imposed. The KIKUSUI mon means: floating Chrysanthemum. KIKU = Chrysanthemum and SUI = water. This Kikusui mon was already used by the Samurai Masashige Kusanoki who served under the Emeror Go-Daigo (1288-1339) as the 96th Emperor of Japan and was used as an Imperial emblem. We also see the kikusui mon in Japanese Navy parts before and during WWII.

A very special set with the Tanto and Jingasa with nice history , with very beautiful and good koshirae with NBTHK certificates.

Price; € 10.850,-

DATA:

blade shape; Hira-Zukuri Yoroi-Doshi Tanto.
length / nagasa; 23.0 cm
high / motohabe; 2.5 cm
thick / motokasane; 0.8 cm
sori; 0.0 cm
hamon; Suguha with Nie.
jihada; Itame/Mokume 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, -

13450,-

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, also called SOUBEI in Japanese or SOKAN 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.
Munehira initially forged blades in Shirakawa domain and was the older brother from Koyama Munetsugu , located in Mutsu province (today's Fukushima prefecture), and served Shirakawa Matsudaira clan. When the clan was relocated to Kuwana domain in today's Mie prefecture, Munehira also moved there. In the 7th year of the Tenpo era (1836), he was hired by Doi family, who controlled Shimofusa Koga domain in today's Chiba province. There was also a record of him going to Edo City with his younger brother, Munetsugu, to become an apprentice of Chounsai Tsunatoshi. Munehira was excellent at forging blades with Choji Gunome Midare tempering line, one of the most noticeable characteristics of Bizen DEN Tradition. Bizen DEN is one of the five famous Japanese sword-forging traditions. Based on available records, Munehira and Munetsugu closely worked together, living in the same domain for many years. We assume they improved their craftsmanship, encouraging each other. Munehira was hired by two domains, we believe his sword-forging technique was highly appreciated among Samurai who lived there. Also, it is easily assumed that he always looked for room for improvement because he went to Edo city to learn craftsmanship from Chounsai Tsunatoshi, one of the most famous swordsmiths in Edo during the end of the Edo period.

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,-

€7700,-


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 authentic NIHONTO Japanese samurai sword.

A beautifully mounted Hirazukuri Aikuchi Tanto, made in the ShinShinto period, signed: Toshú Ju TOMOKUNI saku, Dated: Ansei 1854 at Yoncho a December day. From the of the with on the blade.

TOMOKUNI was active from the late Samurai period to the end of the Samurai era. Tomokuni made swords in the Yamashiro tradition, one of the 5 Goga-den movements from ancient Japan. He learned his skills at the Tomotaka school and his birth name was MORIOKA MATAJIRO, and was a cousin and student of NANKAI TARÓ TOMOTAKA.
Tomokuni made Wazamono sharp swords and can be classified as the Jyo-Saku class of swordsmiths. Little is known about Tomokuni or the Tomotaka school because they worked at the very end of the samurai era. The school originally came from the Tosa province with the family name Morioka. The founder then moved to Kyoto and continued to work with his students in the Yamashiro tradition and died in 1865 at the age of 61.
The graceful slender Tanto is Ubu (not shortened) with 1 Mekugi-ana and has the typical Ko-Gunome Choji Hamon. The blade has no forging defects or Kizu/Ware and good polishing.
The Koshirae is of nice quality and good condition, the Saya has a beautiful deep brown Nashiji Lacquer color without dents or scratches and is assembled with buffalo horn parts. The Tsuka does not have a Tsuka-ito, but has black lacquered Same or Rayskin. The Menuki are men who bring in fishing nets from Shakudo with gold highlights, there is also a Ko-katana with Kozuka, in iron with fishing nets and bird inlaid in silver and gold. The Habaki is a 2-piece version.

A beautiful Aikuchi Tanto with Tokubetsu Hozon certificate with a beautiful mount for a competitive price.

Price; € 3350, -


DATA:

blade shape; Hirazukuri Tanto.
length / nagasa; 28.2 cm
height / motohabe; 2.5 cm
thick / motokasane; 0.6 cm
sori; 0.2
hamon; Ko-Gunom,e Choji, Suguha with Kinsuji, Nie and Nioi
jihada; Mokume with Jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-16

This is an authentic NIHONTO Japanese Samurai sword.
A signed Kanbun Shinto Katana: signed by; Tajima Kami Hojoji Tachibana SADAKUNI . Period is Kanbun Shinto, Edo, ca. 1640-1660 with NBTHK TOKUBETSU HOZON certificate. Mounted in a ShiraSaya.
Tajima Kami Hôjôji Tachibana Sadakuni is a rank as the Jô-Jôsaku esteemed swordsmith who worked in Musashi (Edo) around 1655 (Manji period). He was a smith of the Hôjôji school who was the second swordsmith in skill after Ami no Kami Masahiro in that school.
The Hôjôji school is thought to have descended from the smith Hôjôji Kunimitsu who was one of the Sadamune Santetsu (three outstanding students of Sadamune). Masahiro moved from Tajima province to Edo and founded this school which prospered during the Edo period. Besides Masahiro, the school includes Sadakuni, Yoshitsugu, Masanori, Masateru, Kunimitsu and Kunimasa. As mentioned, Sadakuni was by far the best of these students. It is said that his swords resembled those of Nagasone Okisato (Kotetsu). It is even thought that their school must have had some connection with the Kotetsu school.
Sadakuni is valued in the Hawley with 60 points, and after the founder Masahiro is the most important blacksmith of the Hojoji school where he formed the branch of the KOTETSU school.
His swords are arranged as a Jo-Jo saku and O-wazamono sharp in the Shinto period. The School had an extremely important place in the history of this period.
The Jihada is nicely even and the Hamon is a nice Gunome-Midare Suguha Nie-deki Hamon. The blade is UBU (not shortened) with original length and 1 Mekugi-ana.
The Habaki is of very good quality wrapped with gold foil. The blade is very well polished in Japan by a Mukansa polisher and has no forging flaws.
The Jigane is Ko Itame Hada and nicely even in structure with Jinie. The Nakago has the original length with 1 mekugi-ana.

A super katana in original length from the highly regarded Hojoji school made by Sadakuni.

Price ; € 12.950,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Katana
length/ Nagasa ; 73.3 cm
height Motohaba; 3.07 cm
thick / kasane ; 0.72 cm
sori ; 1.65 cm
hamon ; Gunome Midare Suguha in Nie-deki
Jihada ; Ko-Itame with jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-17

This is an authentic Nihonto Japanese Samurai sword.
An unsigned (mumei) Shinto period Katana in good polishing with NBTHK HOZON paper. Attributed to ; YAMASHIRO DAIJO KUNIKANE , (1st Generation SHODAI ca. 1624/1645), from Rikuzen province, Kunikane school, with a very good Koshirae. This katana is not a typical Kanbun Shinto blade but with a lot of Sori, made as a Koto blade. Kunikane 1st generation can be classified into the Sai-Jo Saku class (highest rank) and made Saijo O-Wazamono sharp swords (superior sharp swords).
This is a sword of Daijo Kunikane is shodai (1st generation). Kunikane lived in Kokubu Wakabayahi (Sendai province, Jôka, a town near the castle of Sendai), and he is said to be the last descendant of Hoshô Sadamune. In the beginning he was Genzô, and this was later changed to Hongo Kichinosuke. On the orders of Date Masamune, Kunikane entered Kyoto to Kyô Etchu no Kami Masatoshi as a student. In the following year, at Genna (Genwa) Gannen Shigatsu (1615 ), the battle of Osaka took place, and Kunikane returned to his workshop and became more skilled at swordsmithing. It is said that in the second year of the same era (1616) he re-entered the school of Masatoshi. He is said to have received the title Yamashiro no Daijô in Kan‘ei Yonen (1627), but this can already be seen in his works by Kan‘ei Sannen in (1626). Therefore, receiving the title must be in accordance with his works. He became a priest in Kan'ei Jûgonen (1638) and was called Y?kei. In Shôhô Ninen (1645) he transferred his business to his chakushi Kichizamemon and retired. He died in Kanbun Yonen (1664) Jûnigatsu at the age of 73. His works have high shinogi, beautiful masame hada, itame hada, komidare hamon, medium suguba hamon with sunagashi entired in the hada, and the bôshi is in the yakizume style.
The Kunikane smiths have continued the Yamashiro / Hosho tradition from the Koto period with the beautiful Masame Hada up to and including the 13th Generation. The Hamon was almost always the Suguha with a lot of Nie and Ji-nie, the work of the 1st and 2nd generations differ little, but the 2nd Gen. Has more exuberant Ji-Nie and Ara-Nie.
Kunikane 1st Gen. Is highly rated and has 80 points in the Hawley and is also called the Masamune of the Shinto time, he made Saijo O-wazamono sharp swords (the best cutting blades) and has the rank Sai Jo Saku (highest possible rank among swordsmiths) .
This blade is Ubu and not shortened with 2 Mekugi-ana and has no forging flaws or damage. On one side of the kissaki near the cut edge, a spot has appeared, possibly due to some dirt in the Saya. The katana has an active Suguha Hamon in Nie-Deki , the Jihada is the typical Masame Hada with and Jinie and Ara-Nie. The Habaki is made of copper with a silver mantle. The Koshirae is of very good quality with Shakudo F&K with dragons in golden details. The Tsuba is also from Shakudo and signed (possibly Ko-Gingo school) with dragons and golden highlights as well as the menuki. Furthermore, all possible extra fittings are parts on the Saya from Shakudo with gilded dragons. the Saya itself is with dark green lacquer inlaid with mother of pearl with alternating black lacquered rings with some minor damage. The Tsuka is with a good old black Ito winding. This mount also has a Kogai and Kozuka (both signed, Masa Mitsu Tomo with Kao) with signed Ko-katana in very high quality, possibly from the Goto school.
A blade of Kunikane Shodai 1st Gen. Which is very highly valued and very rare and little offered with a very high quality dragon koshirae in good condition.
With ShiraSaya and Tsunagi (the Tsunagi was added later, and due never used, gets the Tsunagi not complete into the ShiraSaya Tsuka).

Price Euro 42.250,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Katana
length/ Nagasa ; 68.0 cm
height Motohaba; 2.9 cm.
thick / kasane ; 0.61 cm
sori ; 2.1cm
hamon ; Nie-deki Suguha, Nioi and Nie and Sunagashi.
Jihada ; Masame with jinie and Ara-nie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-18

This is an authentic Japanese Nihonto Samurai sword.
An unsigned (Mumei) Koto period (ca. 1450) Nakamaki Naoshi Katana with an O-Kissaki, with beautiful polishing in beautiful Koshirae and ShiraSaya with sayagaki by Mr Tanobe (director sword museum Tokyo), attributed to: SHIMADA YOSHISUKE 1st Generation (Suruga Province of the Shimada school) with NBTHK Hozon papers. Yoshisuke gets 20 points from the Hawley, and he made Wazamono sharp swords. This blade is Sureage (shortened) with 3 Mekugi-ana to make it the Nagamaki Katana version and the signature has also been lost due to the shortening. This Katana is made as Naginata to be used as a lance with a total length of approx. 2.8/3.0 Mtr to keep the opponent at a distance. Also, these Naginata were used to ward off the onrushing samurai on horseback by knocking the horse's front legs away, the samurai fell and the fighting continued on the ground. Beautiful about this Katana is the clear diamond shape of the blade and the short hi on both sides of the blade and the huge Kissaki of 17.5 cm. This is the longest Kissaki I've ever encountered, and I've seen many, many blades pass by.
The Shimada School in Suruga was located along the ?igawa River. The founder YOSHISUKE (family name Gojo) was active in the Kousho era, the mid-15th century and the other makers such as SUKEMUNE, HIROSUKE and YOSHITSUNA MOTOSUKE appeared during the Muromachi period. The Suruga domain at that time had powerful regional warlords of the Imagawa, Takeda, Tokugawa fighting each other. The swordsmiths of the Shimada school often had a symbolic sign on swords or yaris made to meet the demands of those mighty warlords. This Katana has a robust impressive appearance with a mild sori and an even Notare-Gunome Suguha Hamon that clearly stands out against the Jihada. The Jihada is a dense tight Itame in Nie-deki. There are no true or fukure (forging errors). The Habaki is covered with gold foil. The Saya is with black Urushi lacquer as well as the Kurigata and Kaeshizuna (bracket) and Kojiri. The Tsuka is wrapped with black Tsuka-Ito with a beautiful Same as background. And has Menuki in Shakudo with gilded dragons. The Fuchi Kashira are from Shukudo / Nanako with gilded dragons and Shishi temple lions, The Tsuba is also from Shakudo and highly glossy polished with a gilded mounted edge.

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

Price : € 13.850,-


DATA:

blade shape; Nagamaki Naoshi Katana
length/ Nagasa ; 65.5 cm
kissaki length ; 17.5 cm
height Motohaba; 3.1cm
thick / kasane ; 0.77 cm
sori ; 1.2 cm
hamon ; Notare/Gunome Suguha hamon
Jihada ; Itame with Nie-deki

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-19

This is an authentic antique TANTO NIHONTO Japanese samurai sword.

A Moroha Hira-zukuri Tanto made in the Momoyama period (ca. 1590-1600), signed with 1 mukugi-ana and Ubu (original length). Signed ; (no) Shú Jú FUJUHIRO Saku (Wakusa province) from the Yamashiro school in Koshirae mounting. This tanto has a Moroha-zukuri shape (like an Iris leaf) and a complete hardening (Muneyaki) on the mune. The Jihada is a Masame with Itame Hada and the Hamon is Suguha with Nie. The Habaki is made of brass with a silver foil sheath. The hamon is tight and clear. It is a short, powerful blade with beautiful Koshiare. The Momoyama period is a short transition period from Muromachi to Shinto.
The Saya is an Inro model with a lacquered Kojiri at the end, as is the Kurigata, and tsuka with Fuchi-kashira (mounted as Aikuchi version), all in very good condition, the Kozuka is Shakudo with nanako with an image of 2 gilded cranes , the kokatana is made of wood (tsunagi).

A beautiful Momoyama period Tanto with a beautiful and good Inro style mount.

Price; € 2290,-


DATA:

blade shape; Moroha Zukuri Tanto.
cutting length / nagasa; 19.3 cm
high / motohabe; 2.35 cm
thick / motokasane; 0.58 cm
sori; 0.0 cm
hamon; Suguha
jihada; Masame-Itame.

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,-

4450,-

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 Japanese Samurai sword.

A ShinShinto period No-Dachi model Katana Temple or Shrine Sword with 90.5 cm cutting-edge, made to donate to a temple or Shrine in Japan for health, wealth, prosperity, ect. (ShinShinto ca. 1830-1860) in a good polish with NBTHK HOZON paper. Attributed to ; TAKAHASHI NAGANOBU , from Izumo and Bushu Edo province , and studied under CHOUNSAI TSUNATOSHI of KATO school. With very beautiful and specially made Aikuchi Koshirae with 133cm long. (normally only used for Tanto) as a gift to a temple or Shrine, with ShiraSaya with tsunagi (wooden sword copy). Temple or Shrine swords were not signed for politeness reasons.
One of the most famous swordsmiths TAKAHASHI NAGANOBU is considered Jo-saku class (Superior made) and made O-wazamono to Saijo-wazamono sharp swords. (Above average sharp cutting performance). He was born on the 18th day, 9th year of Bunka 14 (1817), in the Izumo domain of Sanbuichi town (now Hikawa-cho Sanbuichi, Izumo, Shimane-pref.) as the second son of farmer Sezaki Heisuke. His childhood name was Zenzo, later he called himself Sezaki Rigei.

At Bunsei 12 (1829), when he was 13 years old, he became an apprentice of blacksmith Konosuke FUYUHIRO of the 15th generation. Sword making changed during that period, causing him to be adopted into the FUYUHIRO family and work his way up to become the official sword maker of feudal lord Matsudaira Sadayasu of Matsue clan, succeeding FUYUHIRO of the 17th generation. On Tenpo 9 (1838), by order of the feudal lord, he moved to Bushu Edo, now Tokyo, to study under Chounsai TSUNATOSHI in two and a half years, after which he became independent to establish his workshop at about Tenpo. 12 (1841) to change his blacksmith name to Takahashi NAGANOBU. He is said to have poor hearing in later life, so some of his later works are described as “deaf NAGANOBU” or “Takahashi Hearing impaired-smith”. He was also one of the foremost blacksmiths who was an extremely skilled maker with the highest ranking of the most superior sharp cutting performance swords among all the “Saijo O-wazamono”. He only chisels his own inscription on the sword three times with his own cutting performance test. Rumor has it that the famous blacksmith KIYOMARO, took the sword from him before hardening it and then tempering and chiseling it with his own inscription in order to meet continuous orders with the highest quality standard of cutting performance. He was a very religious person and offered the oversized framed (300 cm wide), double-edged sword of Ken, as long as 150 cm, at Ansei 3 (1856), which still stands in front of the Komyoji Hall in the Naritasan Shorinji- temple.
He was in deep despair over the abolition of the Samurai caste and gave up sword making with the option of the Sword Abolishment Edict in Meiji 9 (1876). Died on May 20, Meiji 12 (1879), was 63 years old. The file strokes “Gyaku-sujikai” (strongly slanted to the right) show that he was left-handed.

This blade is UBU, (not shortened and original length), with 2 Mekugi-ana and has no forging errors or Fukure. The katana has a sleek Gunome-Midare Hamon, the Jihada is a very nice Itame with Masanagare, with Ara-Nie and Jinie as the forging pattern. The Habaki is of excellent quality as a 2-piece version wrapped with gold foil. The Koshirae is a specially made AIKUCHI Model Koshirae and of very good quality and the Saya is made with black Uruchi lacquer and fitted with buffalo horn parts such as F&K, Kaeshizuno hook and Kojiri. The Tsuka, which is enormous at 33 cm long , and on the Kashira approx. 6 cm. wide, has a good black Ito winding with black painted Stingrai (Same) The Menuki from Shakudo and gilded in high relief with dragons. The KOGAI is very old, from the Muromachi period (ca. 1500) with plant motif and gold high-lights.

A particularly large No-Dachi Shrine blade that is very rarely encountered with a special koshirae in good condition.

Price Euro 12,850,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri No-Dachi model Katana
length/ Nagasa ; 90.5cm
height Motohaba; 3.7 cm
thick / kasane ; 0.84 cm
sori ; 2.0 cm
hamon ; Gunome Midare with Niedeki and Ara-Nie.
Jihada ; Itame and Masanagare with Jinie and Ara-Nie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-22

This is an authentic NIHONTO Japanese Samurai sword.

A signed Shinto Katana: signed; Hizen no kuni TADAYOSHI (6th Generation). Period is Shinto ca. 1750/1770 with NBTHK TOKUBETSU HOZON. Mounted in a ShiraSaya with Sayagaki of Mr Tanobe sensai of the sword museum Tokyo.
Sadayoshi the 6th generation, born Hashimoto Shinzaemon in 1736 and died 28 Dec. 1815, was a swordsmith from Hizen province in SAGA. Also the current Saga Prefecture on Kyushu Island. There are some mysteries about this 6th Generation Tadayoshi, his father Tadayoshi the 5th had 2 sons and the youngest was called the 6th Generation. It is unknown whether the eldest son also forged swords, although he did take the smith name Tadayoshi, no direct works of him are known.
His swords are arranged as a Jo-saku and O-wazamono sharp in the Shinto period. The Hizen School had an extremely important place in the history of this period. The Hawley gives Tadayoshi the 6th Gen. 30 points. The 6e Gen. Is higly recomended and rare to be offerd.
The Sayagaki of Mr. Tanobe says this is the best work he's seen from this smith so far, indeed this sword is superbly made, a perfect Hizen Konuga Jihada with the dark/blueish color of the steel and super tight Suguha Hamon. The blade is UBU (not shortened ) with original length and 1 Mekugi-ana.
The Habaki is newly made and of solid silver. The blade is super well polished in Japan by a Mukansa polisher and has no forging errors. The Jigane is Ko Itame Hada also called the Hizen Konuga Hada with a typical blue glow in the steel, nice and even in structure with Jinie. The Nakago has the horizontal filing strokes (yoko-yasurime) and the typical Hizen Tadayoshi round Kuijiri tip.
Then the Hamon is the typical Hizen Nie deki Suguha hamon where the Nie is beautiful to see.
A super katana in original length from the 6th Generation Tadayoshi.

Price ; € 14900,-

€ 13.750,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Katana
length/ Nagasa ; 74.1 cm
height Motohaba; 3.01 cm
thick / kasane ; 0.8 cm
sori ; 2.0 cm
hamon ; Suguha in Nie-deki
Jihada ; Hizen Ko-Itame Konuga 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, -

€ 7250,-

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 NIHONTO Japanese Samurai sword.

A Shinto ( ca. 1690-1715) Wakizashi with beautiful Koshirae , Signed: YAMASHIRO DAIJO KUNISHIGE , (2nd or 3rd Generation) of Yamashiro Province. in good assembly.
Yamashiro Daijo Minamoto Kunishige is a swordsmith of the Mizuta school and made swords in Edo or Sakushu Tsuyama, but was originally from Bicchu, Yamashiro Daijo Kunishige was called Edo Mizuta, followed the traditions of the Mizuta school and prospered in Edo. The Bitchu Koku Mizuta school flourished from 1530-1700 (the end of the Sengoku period to the middle of the Edo period) in what is now Okayama Prefecture. It lasted until the end of the Edo period. There were about 60 swordsmiths who belonged to the Mizuta school, and Kunishige (of which there were several generations) was the most prestigious swordsmith name that only selected swordmakers were allowed to use in this school. During the Edo period, many Kunishige swordsmiths moved to other parts of Japan.

There were two major groups of Kunishige swordsmiths during the Edo period. One is called Oyogo Kunishige school led by Master Otsuki and the other is called Kono school led by Tameie. Being the younger brother of Otsuki Yogoro Kunishige, this Kunishige belonged to the Oyogo Kunishige school. Yamato Daijyo Kunishige was a prestigious swordsmith. He used Kunishige as his creator's name and received the honorable title (Yamato Daijo). Kunishige has the rank of Jyo-Jyo Saku smith.

This Wakizashi is in good polish and without forging flaws, Hamon is Gunome-Midare with Nioi. The Jihada is Itame with Jinie. The blade has 2 Mekugi-ana, and is slightly shortened or sureage.

The Saya has a beautiful tiger stripe paint in black and red, the Tsuka is wrapped with white Tsuka-ito with a beautiful Rayskin with large lugs underneath. The Fuchi is Shakudo with 2 Mons / Family crests inlaid on it in gold , like a frame of a well or spring. The Kashira is made of buffalo horn, the tsuba is iron with gilded copper inlay as a plant motif. The Menuki are like weasel or rodent motif in Shakudo. The Habaki is made of copper.

A beautiful wakizashi with beautiful mount from the Shinto period.

price Euro 4250,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi-Wakizashi
length/ Nagasa ; 50.5 cm
height Motohaba; 2.8cm
thick/kasane; 0.6 cm
sori; 1.1 cm
hamon; Gunome Midare hamon with nie
Jihadah; Itame Hada 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, -

€ 4450,-

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 antique TANTO NIHONTO Japanese samurai sword.
A hirazukuri Tanto made in the Shinshinto period (ca. 1780-1850), unsigned (mumei) with 2 mukugi-ana and Ubu (original length).
This is a tanto made as a slim Hirazukuri Tanto in a beautiful mounting with all parts ensuite in iron with brass inlaid. The blade has 2 Mekugi ana and is not shortened, so Ubu. The Hamon is an even gunome and resembles a Sanbonsugi hamon from the Kanemoto school. The Tanto has a kind of leaf in front of the habaki, which is slightly rough and stands up but is not open, and has no other forging flaws and a good polishing. The Hamon is well made and sleek and on both sides as good as equal.
The Jihada is a beautiful Itame Hada with a nice soft shine on the blade. The Habaki is made of copper with filing strokes.
The Koshirae is in good condition with very nice dark red paintwork with clouds as motif, The Tsuka has a new dark red Ito winding in good condition, The F&K, Tsuba and Kojiri resemble Higo school work in iron with brass inlay work. the Menuki are Shakudo with gold.
The Kozuka is made of beautiful patinated iron with poison Ivy as an image, and the Ko-katana is signed.
A nice Tanto with very nice and good koshirae.

Price; € 2490,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shobu Zukuri Moroha zukuri Tanto.
length / nagasa; 25.1 cm
height / motohabe; 2.4 cm
thick / motokasane; 0.6 cm
sori; 0.25 cm
hamon; Gunome / Sanbonsugi.
jihada; Itame 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,-

€3400,-

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 Nihonto Samurai sword.

A Shinogizukuri Tachi with unique Tachi koshirae mount from the Koto period, ca. 1400/1440. Unsigned (Mumei), attributed to JUMYO (Mino province) with NBTHK Hozon papers mounted in a perfect very special Shirizaya Tachi Koshirae.
There were several Jumyo smiths active throughout the Samurai period, with the vast majority in the Mino Province, the oldest known works date from around 1250 and known works are known until around 1850. The Jumyo smiths started in Yamato province in the Kamakura period and moved to Mino around 1200/1300.
JUMYO swords are known in ancient Japan for “longevity and fortune” and were often given as gifts, especially to high-ranking Samurai and Daimo.
This shortened and unsigned sword is considered a Jumyo sword from the Mino province. These swords are usually classified as Wazamono sharp swords (very sharp).
The sword has a typical graceful shape and a small Kissaki from the early Muromachi period.

The blade is well polished and has a looser forging structure in some places, which is more often seen on Jumyo swords, but no true or Kizu and has been shortened considerably (O-sureage) with 3 Mekugi-ana. The Hamon is Gunome Midare with Nie. The Jihada is an Itame Hada. The Edo period Koshirae mount is in very good condition and very special, which you only find in books or museums and of good quality. It is a tachi koshirae with a Saya wrapped with the skin of the Nara deer. This type of mount such as Tachi with the wide / flat Saya / scabbard was generally not used in combat, but was worn by a very high-ranking Samurai or General with Daimyo or Shogun title and often carried on official occasions.

The Tsuba is a typical Tachi Tsuba from 3 parts, and is signed all around: Daitaro ..-…Munemichi with Kao - Osumi-ju Toshikazu tsukuru. The entire mount is Ensuite with a beautiful, even Nanako on a gold-plated surface.
The large menuki are designed as Mon with the image of the MATSU mon, which means PINE. This Matsuda Clan was part of the HATANO family in Sagami Province, and then in western Bizen and Mino Province in the middle and later Muromachi period. The family head was Matsuda MOTOKUNI and served the TOKUGAWA Shogunate. In later periods, Matsuda Moriaki and Matsuda Kazuhide also served as chief magistrates in the Government until 1570.

An old Koto blade and beautiful, special high-quality Tachi Koshirae in perfect condition.

SOLD

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Katana
length/ Nagasa ; 66.5 cm
height Motohaba; 2.6 cm
thick / kasane ; 0.48 cm
sori ; 2.6 cm
hamon ; Gunome Midare with Nie.
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, -

€ 29.900,-

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 NIHONTO Japanese Samurai sword.

An elegant signed early Shinto period Wakizashi with NBTHK Hozon Token papers. Signed ; Bizen Kuni Osafune Ju Fujiwara SUKESADA , Shinto ca. 1650/1670. (Sukesada Osafune school) Mounted in a very nice and good Koshirae, including ShiraSaya with Sayagaki and Tsunagi. (Sayagaki translation: Bizen Kuni Osafune Ju Shichi beeno jo Sukesada).
The Bizen Sukesada school was already very active in the Muromachi period when there was a huge demand for swords during the many wars in Japan. At the end of the Muromachi period, there was a flooding of the river that completely destroyed the school. The part of the Sukesada school that was higher up was spared and continued to make swords. Swordsmiths who worked there include Genzaemon, Shichibei Sukesada, Gengoro Sukesada, Yoso Zaemon Sukesada and more.
Sukesada worked at the beginning of the Shinto period and belongs to the Jyo Jyo Saku class and made O-Wazamono sharp swords, this wakizashi is very well polished. This period was the quiet time when more attention could be paid to the beauty of the sword itself, which can also be seen in the controlled forging of Sukesada.
This Wakizashi is Ubu , not shortened with 1 Mekugi-ana, no forging flaws or Fukure and well polished. The Habaki is made of very good quality solid silver. The Jigane is a Ko-Itame Mokume Hada with many even activities showing a beautiful forging.
The koshirae is of good quality, De Saya is covered with cloth or leather and lacquered in the style of tree bark with horn Kurigata and iron Kojiri of the Higo school. The Tsuka has new black Tsuka-Ito and the Menuki are horses in Shakudo. the Fuchi & Kashira is also from Shakudo with an image of plants and flowers. The Tsuba is made of iron with a beautiful deep patina.

A nice early Shinto period Wakizashi with good Koshirae.

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DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi-zukuri Wakizashi
length/ Nagasa ; 51.8 cm
height Motohaba; 2.7 cm
thick / kasane ; 0.7 cm
sori ; 1.5 cm
hamon ; Suguha with niedeki and Ara-Ni and Nioikuchi.
Jihada ; controlled Ko-Itame with Mokume Hada with Jinie and Chikei.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-31

This is an authentic Nihonto Japanese Samurai sword.
A signed Kan-ei / early Kanbun Shinto period Wakizashi (ca.1650-1672) in a very good polish with NBTHK HOZON paper. Signed; Izumi (no) Kami Fujiwara Kunisada as 1st generation with very nice Koshirae and ShiraSaya with Tsunagi (70 points in the Hawley).
This Wakizashi is from the famous first generation (Shodai) Kunisada, the father of the very famous Inoue Shinkai, from Settsu province. This 1st generation was active around Kan-ei / Kanbun (1650-1672).
Kunisada 1st generation is also called Oya-Kunisada, which means parent or parent in Japanese. Inoue Shinkai often helped his older father make swords in his early years, which can also be seen regularly in the ironwork and signature.
Born in 1589, Kunisada (in Hyuga province) later moved to Osaka, 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 Kunihiro's leading students. It is also very likely that Kunitomo was Kunihiro's cousin. Like Kunihiro and Kunisada, Kunitomo was also born in Obi, Hyuga.
After spending several years as an apprentice under Kunitomo, Kunisada became independent and moved to Osaka. Another student from Kunitomo.
Osaka was a newly developed city at the time. Toyotomi Hideyoshi started building his enormous 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 signed "Sesshu Osaka ju Fujiwara Kunisada", we know that Kunisada moved to Osaka before he was given the title Izumi-no-kami. Given the time 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 signed 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 Kunisada's average swords 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 Ubu, so not shortened with 1 Mekugi-ana. The Wakizashi has a Gunome Midare / Choji Midare in Nioikuchi, the Jihada is a Ko-Itame with Jinie like the Osaka Shinto Jigane should be. The Habaki is a 2 piece and gold plated in high quality. The Koshirae is good quality with Shakudo F&K with lobster or spiny lobster in gold highlights. the Saya is dark brown Uruchi lacquer with buffalo horn parts. The Tsuka is with a good black winding, with shells like Menuki. The Tsuba is made of iron with a broken pattern of blossom and Mons. A very well forged blade from Kunisada with a good quality koshirae.

Price: € 6750,-

DATA:

blade shape; Hirazukuri zukuri Wakizashi
length / Nagasa; 39.5 cm
height Motohaba; 3.0 cm
thick / kasane; 0.71 cm
sori; 0.6 cm
hamon; Nie-deki Gunome Midare with Choji Midare 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,-

9880,-
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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 antique WAKIZASHI NIHONTO Japanese samurai sword.

A Shobu zukuri with Shinogi-Ji Wakizashi made in the Shinto period (active ca. 1681-1688), signed and with 1 mukugi-ana and Ubu (original length) Izumi No Kami KUNISADA 3rd Generation (Settsu province) with very beautiful koshirae and ShiraSaya with tsunagi. This wakizashi is made by the 3rd generation Kunisada, who gets 40 points in the Hawley and is the son of the famous Inoue Shinkai.
This Shinto Wakizashi has the typical Osaka Shinto appearance that Oya Kunisada 1st Gen. (father of Inoue Shinkay) has flourished and become famous. This wakizashi with the wide-ranging Hamon and Ha also has the soft shine and sparkling appearance. The length of the Nakago is 44 cm. And Ubu, not shortened. The construction is a Shobu-zukuri with Shinogi-Ji style, which is not often encountered, or can be called rare. Kunisada 3rd Gen. did not make many swords and are also rarely offered for sale. Apparently, Kunisada, as the son of Inoue Shinkai, helped his father a lot, as he did with his father Oya Kunisada, the founder of the Osaka Shinto school or style. The blade has no forging defects with an Ubu Nakago that has a very beautiful finish and patina and a very good polish in a very beautiful Koshirae and ShiraSaya with tsunagi. The Jihada is a very beautiful small and fine Mokume Hada with a nice soft shine on the blade and the Hamon is a sleek Gunome-Midare in Ko-Nie and Nioi with some Sunagashi.
The Habaki is wrapped with good quality silver foil. The Koshirae is in very good condition with very beautiful black lacquer and buffalo horn parts finished. The Tsuka has new Ito winding as a single wire winding with gold-plated horses like Menuki. The F&K and tsuba are from Shakudo with Nanako and horse motif in gold high-lights. where the tsuba is signed: SaBoku MASAMICHI with Kao, the Kozuka also has horses in Shakudo with Nanako. The Ko-katana is made of bamboo.

An excellent special Osaka Shinto school Wakizashi with very beautiful and good koshirae and ShiraSaya.

Price; € 5590,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shobu-Zukuri Shinogi-Ji Wakizashi.
length / nagasa; 44 cm
altitude / motohabe; 3.1 cm
fat / motokasane; 0.6 cm
sori; 0.57 cm
hamon; Gunome-Midare with Ko-Nie and Nioi and Sunagashi.
jihada; dense Mokume with jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-34

This is an authentic Antique Japanese Nihonto Wakizashi Samurai sword.
A Mumei Koto period Wakizashi, with HBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper, attributed to: Ko-Mihara School (Koto ca. 1314-1387 ) with nice quality Koshirae and ShiraSaya with Tsunagi.
Ko-mihara is the name of a group of swords that lived in Mihara of Bingo Province and flourished around the last Kamakura until the last Muromachi period. Masaie and Masahiro are the representative swordsmiths of this school. Signature points of their swords are shirake-utsuri and a light masame pattern on the jitetsu, hotsure and uchinoke on the hamon and round boshi, although the elaborate style resembles that of the Yamato School and the neighboring Aoe School. The reason why Yamato School influenced this school is that there were many Buddhist temples or Shinto shrines in Yamato Province. The signatures of the Ko-Mihara group (ca. 1306-1356) such as Masaie (founder), MasaShige, MasaKiyo, MasaHiro, ect. often used Bishu instead of Bingo, as Bingo was not well known for sword forging at the time. In later years, in the Muromachi period, Bingo begins to appear in signatures indicating that the smiths who worked in this province gained fame. The Mihara tradition continued through the Koto, Shinto, and Shinshinto periods, ending with Takanobu around 1800.
Most of the works from Ko-Mihara's early period are now unsigned because the swords were made very long in the common Nanbokucho style and then shortened to katana length in the Edo period. As a result, there are very few signed items to be seen today and it becomes difficult to make an attribution outside of school. As such, these swords are usually labeled only for Ko-Mihara rather than directly to one of the individual smiths. Most swordsmiths of the Ko-Mihara school belong to the Jyo-Saku class and mostly made O-Wazamon sharp swords. Their swords are often modest as far as the Hamon is concerned, but they have a very nice and active Itame jihada.
This Wakizashi is O-sureage, shortened with 3 Mekugi-ana, the Habaki is made of copper. The blade is well polished and has no forging 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 painted with red brown, the Tsuka is wrapped with brown color Ito wire and the F&K Shakudo inlaid with fine gold wire, the Menuki are made of Shakudo with gold inlaid as a tree/branches motif, the Tsuba from iron and has a Maru-gata shape and is openwork.

A special old Koto blade with a beautiful Koshirae and ShiraSaya.

Price ; € 5750,-

€ 4440,-

Data:
blade shape; Hirazukuri Wakizashi
length/ Nagasa ; 50.5 cm
height Motohaba; 2.85 cm
thick / kasane ; 0.7 cm
sori ; 1.1 cm
hamon ; Suguha with nie
Jihada ; Itame with Jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-35

This is an authentic antique TANTO NIHONTO Japanese samurai sword.

A Hira-zukuri Sun-nobi O-Tanto made in the Koto period ( 1429 ), signed and dated with 1 mukugi-ana and Ubu (original length) BISHU OSAFUNE TSUGUMITSU dated : the year In the 8th month, Shouchô 2nd (1429 ) (Bizen province) with NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon on the blade with very nice koshirae and ShiraSaya. There is still a copy of a Japanese magazine or folder where this tanto was published.
Tsugumitsu knew 4 generations of which this O-tanto was made by the 2nd generation, who gets 20 points in the Hawley and was the son of Shigehisa and grandson of Hidemitsu. After a period of about 60 years of wars between the northern and southern daimyo's, things calmed down and the swordsmiths could focus more on the elegance and quality of their swords, of which this O-tanto is also a good example.
This Koto O-Tanto of the early Muromachi period (Shouchô 2/1429) Bizen Province. The Length of the Nakago is 34.2 cm, and no curvature or Sori. The construction is Hira-zukuri Sun-nobi style. The Nagasa is longer than usual relative to the Mihaba and almost no curvature or Sori which is believed to have been called Ouei-Bizen geometry in early Muromachi due to new preferences in swordsmanship in addition to use for a long Tachi. This is a tanto made as a slim and long SunNobi-zukuri Tanto in a very nice mount. The blade has no forging flaws with a Ubu Nakago that has a very nice finish and patina and a good polish in a very nice Koshirae and ShiraSaya.

The Jihada is a nice little Itame/Mokume Hada with a nice soft shine on the blade and the Hamon is a tight Suguha in Ko-Nie and Nioi. The Habaki is a 2 piece wrapped with a gold foil.
The Koshirae is in very good condition with very nice Japanese dark red Urushi transparent paintwork, The Tsuka has new Same without Ito winding with Kiri-Mon Menuki, The F&K and tsuba are by Shakudo with plant motif in gold highlights, the Kozuka is also equipped with golden Kiri-mons and the Ko-katana is signed and has a beautiful Hamon.

An excellent Koto period Tanto with very nice and good koshirae with NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate.

Price; € 8490, -

Data:

blade shape; Hira-Zukuri Sun-nobi Tanto.
length / nagasa; 34.2cm
height / motohabe; 2.51cm
thickness / motokasane; 0.52 cm
sori; 0.0 cm
hamon; Suguha with Ko-Nie and Nioi.
jihada; dense Itame / Mokume with jinie.



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