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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 15950,-

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


A DaiSho Koshirae with Tsunagi's (Wood copie from the blades to hold all fittings together)

A very nice and good DaiSho set with tiger motif in silver, The Saya's are with leather (Naname-kizasmi), all fittingen in good condition and good quality, the Fuchi are signed: Rakusei Toshiharu with Kao. Toshiharu lived in Kyoto and worked as a guard in the Nijo-jo castle in the late Edo periode. The Tsuba's are Mokko-Gata shape in Shakudo with Nanako, and have Kiri Mons and dragons in gold. The Kozuka and Kogai are Shakudo with Nanako, Draken motif in gold with NTHK papers.

Price Euro 5400.

DATA:

Size Dai:
Total length 95cm. Sori 1.0 cm
Tsunagi length 67 cm
Hamachi size ( at habaki) 2,63 cm
blade thick 0.7 cm
Nakago length 20.0 cm

Size Sho:
Total length 77,5cm. Sori 1.3cm
Tsunagi length 53,7 cm
Hamachi size ( at habaki) 2,86 cm
Blade thick 0.63 cm
Nakago length 12.4 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-7

This is an Antique Japanese Samurai sword.
A signed late Muromachi period Katana (ca. 1550) with a beautiful Koshirae and fawless blade as a special fort hat period Uchi-Katana in good polish.
This Katana is signed, Bizen Kuni Yu Osafune KATSUMITSU with NBTHK Hozon papers.

Katsumitsu was a Chu-Josaku ranking smith. He made sharp swords, called Wazamono, he succeeded to make very good Uchi katana, typical for the one hand fight.
He worked in Bizen province and reach high skils.
The Habaki is a rare one, it is a 2 piece one in high quatlity, gold plated.
The Hamon goes on the entyre blade and is Gunome Midare in Niedeki. The Jihada is a coarseKo- Itame with Jinie, the blade has 1 mekugi-ana and is a Ubu. The Koshirae and all parts are in a perfect condition.
A realy perfect fawles very old Koto blade and perfect Koshirae with Kiri Mons on the F&K and menuki, gold plated.

€ 9850,-

DATA:
bladeshape ; Shinogizukuri Katana
length 61,6 cm
wide 2,8 cm
thick 0.8 cm
Sori 1,7 cm
Hamon ; ; Niedeki Gunome Midare
Jihada : Ko- Itame with Jinie

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-8


Shinshinto Wakizashi with a beautiful Koshirae and flawless blade from the Soshu school so far I can see.
A wild big Hamon goes on the entyre blade, blade is Mumei and Ubu with 2 mekugi-ana in fawles condition.
The Saya is inlay with “mother of pearl” , the Habaki is a 2 piece one, goldplated with Aoi Mon, gold and copper high-lights.
Tsuba is high quality Iron and with gold and copper high-lights.
Mekuki are dragons. The F&K in Iron from the Higo School.
A realy perfect fawles blade in very good polish and Koshirae.

Price: Euro 3750


DATA:

bladeshape ; hirazukuri Wakizashi
length ; 44 cm
width ; 3.0 cm
thick ; 7.0 mm
sori ; 0.9 cm
hamon ; Gunome, Midare with Nie & Nioi.
Jihada ; itame and mokume.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: Z-10


This is an Antique Japanese Samurai sword.
An big and healthy unsigned Mumei Katana with a nice Koshirae include a Shirasaya and fawless blade with Chu- kissaki in good polish. This Katana looks to be made by a Bizen smith in the Shinshinto Period.
The Hamon goes on the entire blade and is a Midare with lots of Nie and Ji-nie and Sunagashi and mutch activity. The Jihada is a coarse Mokume with Itame and some Utsuri can be seen , the blade has 2 mekugi-ana and is Ubu. The Koshirae and all parts are in a good condition and nice quality from Iron with flower motif. The Habaki is Copper.
A really nice flawless very big Shinshinto blade and good old Koshirae.

Price: € 5750,-

DATA:

bladeshape ; Shinogizukuri Katana
length 78.3 cm
wide 3,3 cm
thick 0.7 cm
Sori 1,0 cm
Hamon ; Midare with Nie and ji-nie, sunagashi and Utsuri
Jihada : Mokume with Itame with Jinie

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

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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-16

This is an Antique Japanese Samurai sword.
A Mumei, unsigned ShinShinto Katana (ca. 1800) with a beautiful Koshirae and fawless blade with big kissaki in very good polish.
This Katana is attributed to Kashu Iehira, with NBTHK Hozon papers.

Kashu Iehira was a Chu-Josaku ranking smith. He made swords as very sharp, called Wazamono, he succeeded very good. The blade is made in old Koto style with nice Sori. He was the second son from Ietada and lived in Kanazawa City.

The Habaki is a rare one, it is gold foilled in Gassan style.
A Suguha Ko-gunome-Midare Hamon goes on the entyre blade, with Ashi and Tobiyaki. The Jihada is a coarse Ko-itame with Jinie, the blade has 2 mekugi-ana and is a little-suriage. The Koshirae and all parts are in a perfect condition.
A realy perfect fawles blade and perfect Koshirae and Shirasaya.

SOLD

DATA:

bladeshape ; Shinogizukuri Katana
length 70.8 cm
wide 3,04 cm
thick 0.7 cm
Sori 2.4 cm
Hamon ; ; Niedeki Suguha & Ko-gunome Midare & Ashi & Tobiyaki
Jihada : Ko-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


A late Koto period ( Momoyama) Wakizashi with NBTHK TOKUBETSU Hozon papers, signed by HOUKI KAMI FUJIWARA NOBUTAKA in a very good polish , Hamon Suguha Gunome with Nie and Nioi. The Jihada is Itame with Jinie and chikei.
Nobutaka lives t the late Muromachi period till the Momoyama period ( ca. 1550- 1590)
Nagasa is 38,6 cm
Sori is 0,6cm

Price € 6350,-

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



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