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Swords / Nihonto : Tanto / Wakizashi / Katana

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-1

This is an Antique Japanese Samurai sword.

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

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

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

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

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

Price Euro 13950,-

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

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

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-2

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

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

Price € 3900,-

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

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-3


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

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

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

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

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

Price Euro 15950,-

DATA:

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

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

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-4


This is an Antique Japanese Samurai sword.
A signed Koto Tanto made as an Yoriodoshi blade to punch through an armor period ca. 1394/1440, with a beautiful Koshirae and a ShiraSaya , blade in good polish.
This Tanto is signed, Tosa Yoshimitsu from the Yamato Tegai School with NTHK papers.(this paper has 6 judge stamps, whereby this says that is a higher qualification blade) Yoshimitsu has 35 points in the Hawley.
The shape and Masame Jihada with suguha Hamon is typical for the Yoshimitsu from the old Koto period. The blade has on both sides a Bo-Hi and a gold foiled Habaki.
A Suguha Hamon goes on the entyre blade, with Jinie & Nie. The Jihada is a coarse Masame with Mokume, the blade has 1 mekugi-ana and is Ubu. The Tsuka has a single wrap without Same. The Iron Koshirae and all parts are in a very good condition and ensuite. All Fittings are Iron with gold dragons and a Mon on the Saya in high quality. The Ko-katana and Kozuka both signed. The gold Mon (Butterfly) on the saya is from the Matsudaira family, Okayama.
A really nice old Yoriodoshi blade and very good Koshirae.

Price: € 6600,-

DATA:
bladeshape ; hirazukuri Tanto, Yoriodoshi
length 25.0 cm
wide 1.9 cm
thick 0.6 cm
Sori 0.0 cm
Hamon ; Suguha with Jinie & Nie
Jihada : Masame & Ko- Mokume

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-5

This is an Antique Japanese Samurai sword.
A signed Shinshinto period Katana (ca. 1850/1869) with a beautiful Koshirae and fawless blade in good polish.
This Katana is signed Yokoyama Suketaka, with old double NBTHK Hozon papers on the blade and koshirae.

Suketaka was a Chu-Josaku ranking smith (pupil from Sukekane). He made swords sharp swords, called -Wazamono, he succeeded in making swords till the end of the sword making periode 1876.
He worked in the Bizen province. This sword is signed and has one Mekugi-ana and is Ubu.
The Habaki is a rare one, it is massif Silver in 2 pieces.
The Hamon goes on the entyre blade and is and is the typical Yokoyama Choji-Midare one.
The Jihada is a Ko-mokume / Muji Hada.
The Koshirae has also Handachi mountings to wear it as a Tachi and all parts are in a perfect condition, The F&K, kojiri, semegane and kuchi-gane are good quality from Iron with flower and insect motives.
A realy perfect fawles Yokoyama school blade and perfect Koshirae.

Price Euro 7900,-

DATA:
bladeshape ; Shinogizukuri Katana
length 66.6 cm
wide 2.9 cm
thick 0.6 cm
Sori 1,0 cm
Hamon ; Choji midare
Jihada : ko-mokume / Muji Hada

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-6

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

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

Price: € 3950,-

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

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-8


This is an authentic Japanese samurai sword.

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

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

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

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

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

Price Euro 11950, -


DATA:

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

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

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-9

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

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

This is a very nice, excellent DaiSho with full Sayagaki

Price Euro 9950,-


DATA:

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

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

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-10

This is an authentic Japanese samurai sword.
A signed and dated (1865) Katana with the place where it was made and a cuttingtest in top polishing with ShiraSaya from: Minamoto Nobukuni Yoshinao (Chikuzen Nobukuni school) with Cuttingtest with Tokubetsu NBTHK Hozon papers.
Nobukuni Yoshinao belongs to the category Jyo-Jyo Saku forging and belongs to cutting sharpness of the O-Wazamono.
This sword is solid and robustly forged with the name of the place where it is forged, in the garden of the Castle in Kyushu. In addition, this sword has a cutting test in silver inlaid from the tester.

The tester was a student of Asaemon Yamada (suki tsuke do tan harai) inlaid in Silver, with the inscription of the place (the garden of the Kyushu castle) and the date (one day in the winter of 1883) and has in one (1) stroke one (1) man knocked on Wakige position (chest height). Tameshi or cutting tests were popular for the Daimyo or highly placed Samurai.

The cutting test with the date inlaid in silver has been done on 1 body that was placed horizontal and have been hit in one (1) blow at breast height. This stroke at chest height is called Wakige. This test was done at the request of the owner to acquire prestige and to prove the strength and sharpness of the sword and to show it off.

the Chikuzen Nobukuni forge have as founder Yoshisada who worked in the early Edo period. The Yoshisada and Nobukuni forge from Kyoto tribes from the Kemmu Koto period around 1334/1336 and were direct disciples of Soshu Sadamune the pupil of Masamune. In the early edo period they moved to the Chikuzen province. During the late 18th century there was a lack of good forging smiths and there was an appeal to the Nobukuni smiths . Most Nobukuni smiths have Yoshi as their first character in their professional name. They were also known for their Horimono and making Tsubas.
The hamon is a Suguha with Muneyaki and Nie with Sunagasi, the Jihada is a densely forged Ko-Mokune / Muji Hada in Nie-deki. The Habaki is wrapped with a thick gold foil with katakiri-ba, (cat scratching).
This is a very special sword from the late ShinShinto period with Tokubetsu Hozon papers in super condition and excellent polishing.

Price Euro 16,000, -

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogizukuri Katana
length of nagasa; 69.8 cm
height ; 2.8 cm
fat ; 0.8 cm
sori; 1.0 cm
hamon; suguha with Nie and Jinie and Sunagasi and Muneyaki
Jihada; ko-mokume / Muji hada in Nie-deki.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-11

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

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

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

Price: € 7700,-

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

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-12

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

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

Price ; € 8700, -

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

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Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-13


This is an Antique Japanese Samurai sword.
This Wakizashi is signed and dated, signed by father and son SADAHIRO and KUNITSUGU and dated 1710 , with NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon papers.

Sadahiro & Kunitsugu from Settsu ( Osaka ) made this Sword in 1710, Sadahiro had an age at that time by 78.

This signed and dated Shinto Wakizashi was made in order for Takayanagi, they say he belongs to a Sumo wrestler family , the Sword comes with a Shirasaya and a beautiful Koshirae. This blade is incredible thick, it messures 1.2 cm thiknes and has its original First polish with Ubu-ha.
A Gunome Midare Hamon goes on the entyre blade, with Jinie & Nie & Tobiyaki & Sunagasi. The Jihada is a coarse Ko-Mokume with Jinie, the blade has 1 mekugi-ana and is Ubu. The Koshirae and all parts are in a perfect condition and ensuite . The Habaki is silver foiled.
A realy perfect outstanding blade and perfect Koshirae and Shirasaya.

Price: € 9700,-

DATA:

bladeshape ; hirazukuri Wakizashi
length 49.5 cm
wide 3.8 cm
thick 1.2 cm
Sori 1.8 cm
Hamon ;Gunome Midare with Jinie & Nie & Tobiyaki & Sunagasi & Kinsuji
Jihada : Ko-Mokume with Jinie

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-14


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

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

Price: € 8400,-


DATA:

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

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-15


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

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

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

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

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

price € 6250,-


DATA:

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

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-16

This is an Antique Japanese Samurai sword.

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

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

Price € 11300,-

DATA:

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

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-17

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

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

Price € 4400,-

DATA:

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

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-18

This is an Antique Japanese Samurai sword.
A Mumei, unsigned Shinto Katana (ca. 1740) with a beautiful Koshirae and fawless blade with big O-kissaki in very good polish.
This Katana is attributed to Soshu Masafusa, from the Satsuma Province in Soshu School tradition with NBTHK Hozon papers.

Masafusa was a brother from Masamine. He made this Katana as a copy from Masamune or Sadamune, he succeeded very good. The blade is made in old Koto style with nice Sori.
A Notare o-Midare Hamon goes on the entyre blade, with Jinie & Nie & Chikei & Sunagasi. The Jihada is a coarse Ko-Mokume with Jinie and Chkei, the blade has 3 mekugi-ana and is O-suriage. The Koshirae and all parts are in a perfect condition.
A realy perfect fawles blade and perfect Koshirae and Shirasaya.

Price: € 9100,-


DATA:

bladeshape ; Shinogizukuri Katana with O-kissaki
length 68.8 cm
wide 3,0 cm
thick 0.7 cm
Sori 2.3 cm
Hamon ; Notare & O-Midare with Jinie & Nie & Chikei & Sunagasi
Jihada : Ko-Mokume with Jinie

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-19


This is an authentic Japanese samurai sword.
A Koto period (ca. 1550-1570) Katana in good original polishing, in Shirasaya with NBTHK Hozon papers, attributed to: Mino Kanenori.
There were 3 Kanenori smiths active and this katana is from the 2nd Kanenori smith, he made swords in the cutting class; Ryo Wazamono, and he belonged to the rank of Jyojyo Saku forging. (above average work, belonging to the superior class)
During the Tenbun period the parents of Kanenori moved from Mino to Echigo province, whereupon Kanenori moved on to the Echizen province and made most of his work there.
His swords are elegant and have the beautiful Sori or curvature from the Koto period. The sword has an active Jihada and in the Hamon there is a lot of activity which makes the Koto swords so attractive. Also the cutting quality than the Kanenori swords are very good and were very popular with the Samurai at that time.
This blade is flawless with a very good polishing and provided with a beautiful 2-piece gold foil wrapped Habaki

The blade has 3 Mekugi-ana and is O-sureage (shortened). The kissaki is a Chu-kissaki. The Jihada is a Ko-Itame Hada with Jinie. The Hamon is a Niedeki Gunome Midare with Sunagasi and Kinsuji. The Habaki is wrapped in 2 parts with gold foil.

Price € 5950, -


DATA:

blade shape; shinogi-zukuri Katana
length ; 68.7 cm
height ; 2.85 cm
fat ; 0.63 cm
sori; 2.2 cm
hamon; Niedeki Gunome Midare with Nie and Kinsuji and Sunagasi
Jihada; Ko-itame with Jinie and Massage Nagare.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-20


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

Price € 5850,-

DATA:

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

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-21

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

Price: € 5700,-

DATA:

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

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-22

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

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

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

Price ; € 5600

DATA:

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



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