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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.

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Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 0

This is an authentic Nihonto Japanese Samurai sword.

A signed Kanbun Shinto period Katana (Ca. 1670-1680) in a very good Japanese polish with NBTHK TOKUBETSU HOZON paper. Signed; Tanba no kami YOSHIMICHI (2nd or 3rd generation) from the MISHINA school, Settsu, Osaka Tanba, with a very nice Koshirae and ShiraSaya with Tsunagi.

This katana is a beautiful stable blade with a compact, dense Jihada with a beautiful deep typical Sudare-ba Hamon, with this sword the Sudareba Hamon is very beautifully constructed, from the Kissaki to the Mono-uchi (approx. 20-30 cm cutting length from the point) the Hamon runs from high to low, with very beautiful strips of Sudare-ba Hamon, strips that resemble bamboo or rolling waves of water towards the beach and end in a turning wave, the Sori and shape are typical of Kanbun Shinto period, Yoshimichi worked in the Settsu province (Mishina school). The founder of the Mishina school was Kanemichi who lived in Seki, Mino Province at the end of the Muromachi era. He had four sons, Iga no Kami Kinmichi was the eldest and Rai Kinmichi was the second eldest. Next came his third son, Tanba no Kami Yoshimichi, and his fourth son was Etchu no Kami Masatoshi.

The blacksmith Yoshimichi of the Mishina school can be classified as the Jyo-Jyo saku (exceptional superior class) and made Wazamono sharp swords, this is a very well forged sword with the typical Mishina school hamon, the SUDARE-BA. This Hamon has not been made by any other school or swordsmith since, the secret of making this Hamon like this was well kept at the Tanba No Kami Mishina swordsmiths. The Sudare-ba hamon is also called lying bamboo strips, and also called overflowing waves on the water. This hamon is very evenly made on both sides of the sword with a nice even structure and lots of Nie and Ara-Nie, unfortunately my photos cannot fully capture the beauty of this blade, the sword is clearly more beautiful in reality than the photos show .

This blade is Ubu, (not shortened) with 1 Mekugi-ana and has no forging errors or damage in a beautiful and very good Japanese polish. The katana has an active Suguha / Sudare-Ba Hamon in Nie-Deki with Nie and Ara-Nie, the Jihada is a Ko-Itame with Jinie and is also called the Osaka Jihada. The Habaki is a solid silver version and very good quality. The Koshirae is of good quality with Shakudo and Nanako, the F&K is signed: Hide MotoTsugu, with dragons in gold highlights and the menuki also dragons that are gold-plated, the Tsuba is a thick Shakudo plate with Nanako and gold-plated dragon in the clouds. the Saya has deep brown Urushi paint and is in very good condition. The Tsuka is wrapped with a super beautiful gold-colored silk Ito band.

A special blade from a very good school from the Kanbun Shinto period in original length with a koshirae in good condition.

Price Euro 12800,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Katana
length/ Nagasa ; 68.5 cm
height Motohaba; 3.2 cm
thick / kasane ; 0.6 cm
sori ; 1.5 cm
hamon ; Nie-deki Suguha/Sudare-Ba with Ara-Nie.
Jihada ; Ko-Itame with jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 1

This is an authentic NIHONTO Japanese Samurai sword.

A very large and powerful mumei Koto period Hirazukuri Wakizashi with NBTHK Hozon token papers. Attributed to ; Mino KANEHARU, Muromachi ca.1532/1555. Mounted in a beautiful Koshirae and very old Shirasaya (without tsunagi),
This Hirazukuri Wakizashi has an exceptionally large and wide size, the blade has a Motohaba of 3.9 cm on the habaki. On the Omote side is a single Bo-Hi and on the Ura side is a double Su-hi.
KANEHARU worked at the end of the Muromachi period and belonged to the Sue-Seki school and had a good reputation with his swords among the Samurai for his sharp and cut-resistant blades.
This was the period at the end of the many battles and great battles of the Muromachi period, when peace came back to Japan and Mino made his swords school outside the mass production period.
Kaneharu belongs to the Jyo Saku class and made O-Wazamono sharp swords, this wakizashi is well polished. The Mino smiths mainly made good sharp swords and did not directly pay attention to the appearance like the Jihada and Hamon which could sometimes look sloppy. This Wakizashi is Suriage, shortened with 2 Mekugi-ana, no forging flaws and well polished. The Habaki is made of copper with patina. The Jigane is a dense Itame-Hada nicely smooth in structure with Jinie.
The Hamon is in Niedeki and Gunome Midare Choji with Nie and some sunagashi.
The koshirae is of good quality, The Saya is lacquered red / brown with horn Kurigata. The very large Tsuka has beautiful Same with large lugs and the Menuki are Ginger root images in Shakudo with golden highlights. the Fuchi & Kashira are signed : MASANAGA & Kao and made of iron and depict plants in gold high-lights. The Tsuba is made of iron with an openwork motif.

As an extra: a certain Mr. Ichikawa who was a student of the well-known polisher Ei Tamada said that the Mino / Sue-Seki blades often have an unclear wild Hamon and are remarkably sharp. While polishing a Mino blade, his polishing cloth was cut in two parts.
A very beautiful Koto period Wakizashi with a good Koshirae.

Price ; € 5350, -

DATA:

blade shape; Hirazukuri Wakizashi
length / Nagasa; 38.3 cm
height Motohaba; 3.9 cm
thick / kasane; 0.7 cm
sori; 0.7 cm
hamon; wild Gunome Midare Choji hamon with niedeki and Sunagashi.
Jihada; compact Itame Hada with jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 2

This is an authentic NIHONTO Japanese samurai sword.

A Hirazukuri Tanto, made in the late Shinshinto period (ca. 1854-1866), signed: SUKEDADA (58th generation) from the YOKOYAMA school, Bizen Province, with Juho Token Kenkyu Kai papers.
This is a tanto made as a slender Hirazukuri-Tanto in a beautiful gold-Maki lacquer with Kiri-Mons from the Meji / Showa period. . Sukesada is the 58th generation of Tomonari and a direct student of Sukehira.
Bizen is the only province that has experience of continuous sword production from the Heian period to the Shinshinto period. Experienced top-level swordsmiths were at home here. The Bizen province has all the necessary elements and requirements for successful sword production. “BIZEN TETSU” (IRON) was exceptionally pure and of the highest quality. High-quality iron sand was also available, close to the sea. The water supply of the ASAHIGAWA and YOSHIGAWA RIVERS were very clean. And they had produced the highest quality charcoal ever, even today! The other important factor is also the supply route, the SANYODO HIGHWAY goes directly through the province of Bizen. So these were the conditions in Bizen that were absolutely ideal for making good swords. The Bizen Yokoyama school have tried to make their swords in the Ichimonji style with the active Choji Midare Hamon.
The blade has 2 Mekugi ana and is not shortened, so Ubu, and signed with 2 characters or Kanji which is extraordinary, normally signed with Yokoyama school and Province Bizen and Tomonari. The Hamon is the famous and famous Choji Midare Yokoyama hamon, with the typical Yakidashi (straight suguha stripe of approx. 3.5 cm) at the start of the Habaki. The Tanto has no Kizu or Ware and no forging errors and very good polishing.
The Jihada is a beautiful fine Itame Hada with a nice soft shine over the blade. The Habaki is covered with a silver mantle that has a beautiful tree bark motif.

The Koshirae is in good undamaged condition with very fine gold Maki paintwork, which was only made for a Daimyo or Shogun in older periods, with thickly applied Kiri-Mons and a kind of wine ranks on the F&K and Kurigata.
The certificate comes from the JTK society (Juho Token Kenkyu Kai) which is managed by Mr. Kobayashi Yukinobu (also a master at the NBTHK) from Musashiya Co. Osaka.

A very nice Tanto from Sukesada with koshirae from a Chu-Saku blacksmith.

Price; € 4450, -

DATA:

blade shape; Hirazukuri Tanto.
length / nagasa; 26.9 cm
height / motohabe; 2.5 cm
thick / motokasane; 0.6 cm
sori; 0.22 cm
hamon; Choji Midare Yokoyama with Nie.
jihada; Itame with jinie..

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 3

This is an authentic Japanese Nihonto Samurai sword.

A signed Shinto period Wakizashi with an original Samurai mount and a WO-2 GENDAI-TO officer mount: signed: Bitchu Kuni Mizuta ju KUNISHIGE. (Shinto ca. 1625/1670) from the Bitchu province.
The special thing is that this sword has a beautiful history, this Wakizashi was taken by an American soldier who fought in Japan or another occupied area in Asia during WWII. Apparently confiscated this sword from a Japanese officer TORANOSUKE OOTOMO with the original mount and the officers Gendai army mount. Because it concerns a KUNISHIGE sword , who was a high-quality swordsmith in the Shinto period, the officer OOTOMO must have brought the sword into the family. The officer apparently thought that he would one day get the sword back and wrote on the military Saya/sheath: (translated into English) Where to send it; Mr. TORANOSUKE OOMOTO. 27 Branch, Kamifurukawa-Shiraki Mura, Nishi-Tsugaru (Ayomori-Preffecture). Also includes the beautiful and original Koshirae, which was probably still used by his family.

MIZUTA KUNISHIGE from the Bitchu province is a well-known swordsmith and had several generations and students with the name Kunishige. He was known for the Ara-nie (coarse Martensite crystals in the steel surface) which can also be seen frequently in this Wakizashi, I have seen many, many swords also with Ara-nie, but as many as this blade has is exceptional. This sword is made in the Soshu tradition with a very beautiful and fine Ko-Itame Jihada (forging pattern) with Ji-Nie, the Hamon has a lot of Nie that looks like sand is blowing with stripes and exuberant Ara-Nie over almost the entire blade .
KUNISHIGE is a Joyo-saku rank swordsmith and made O-Wazamono sharp swords, he is rated 70 points in the Hawley (KUN 1022)

This Wakizashi is Ubu, not shortened by 1 Mekugi-ana, so the original length. The Habaki is made of brass and a simple army version. The blade is well polished and has no forging defects.
The hamon is an active Gunome-Midare in Nie-Deki, with Ara-Nie outliers up to the Shinogi with many Nie.
The WW-2 officer's koshirae is of good quality, the Saya is wrapped with leather and has the Japanese handwritten text to send back, the Saya also has an old sticker from a transport company NORTH AMERICA Van Lines with a lot and item number, I think it came on it during transport or moving. The handle or Tsuka has the standard brown Tsuka-Ito winding. The Tsuba was apparently also modified during assembly with a Kozuka-Ko-Katana opening like the civilian Tsuba also has, something that was not common. The officer's tassel is also in good condition. The Civil Samurai mount is in good condition. The Tsuka is wrapped with black Ito wire and the Menuki are with dragons, tigers and horses from Shakudo with gold highlights. The Fuchi & Kashira are made of iron with an inlay of a plant/flower motif. The Tsuba is a special model made of iron as a kind of 6-sided model TateIto-Gata. There is also a Kozuka with Ko-katana. This Saya has a mustard-colored paint that resembles a Musashi grass motif. The Kozuka is from Yamagane and signed.
The Saya also has a Kurigata by Shakuda with a plant motif.

A special active blade with a special WW2 and Samurai Koshirae.

Price ; € 5950,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Wakizashi
length/ Nagasa ; 54 cm
height Motohaba; 2.9cm
thick / kasane ; 0.7 cm
sori ; 0.1 cm
hamon ; Gunome -Midare with Ara-nie, nie, and Sunagashi
Jihada ; close Ko-Itame with Jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 4

This is an authentic Nihonto Japanese Samurai Dai-sho sword set.

A special DaiSho from Hizen TADAKUNI and very nice Koshirae in super condition and ShiraSaya with tsunagi, both blades in very good polish with NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate.
The Katana ( Dai ) is Ubu ( original length ) and signed, HIZEN ( no ) ju Harima ( no ) kami Fujiwara TADAKUNI ( 1st Generation = Shodai ), from the Kanbun-Shinto period (ca. 1660). The blade is very elegant with a Chu-kissaki and tachi signed.
Hirosada was a Hizen swordsmith and half brother of Shodai Tadayoshi. During the rise of Tadayoshi, he probably studied under 1st Gen. Shodai and changed his name to Yoshiie, taking the last half of Tadayoshi's name. His own sons were also students of the Hizen school: Kunihiro, Hironori, Hirosada (nidai) and Munehira. The pattern of these names shows that they probably started independent work before Hirosada changed his name to Yoshiie. Hironori was the second son, his civilian name was Hashimoto Rokurosaemon and he was born in 1597. He was old enough to train directly under Shodai Tadayoshi. who died in 1632 when Hironori was 35 years old. At some point before Tadayoshi died, Hironori received the Tada character used throughout the Hizen Tadayoshi school and took the new name of Tadakuni. Tadakuni is known for his beautiful midareba and cloud hamon and his works in the traditional Hizen style of suguha. He is known for making very sharp swords and some of his work includes cutting tests from various masters proving their sharpness. Hizen swords generally had a great reputation as both beautiful pieces of art and excellent cutting sword. Books usually say that the first generation Tadakuni used the title Harima no Daijo and the second generation Harima no Kami. According to the NBTHK Juyo Zufu, the first generation used Harima no Kami at the end of its life. Tadakuni is a blacksmith of great skill, with 80 points in the Hawley and ranked as Jo-saku by Fujishiro and with the Wazamono rank for great cutting ability. He left at least 30 Juyo works. Tadakuni died in 1691, at the age of 94, and at least four swordsmiths would follow him under this name.

The Wakizashi ( Sho ) is Ubu ( original length ) and is made by the same swordsmith, Harima ( no ) kami Fujiwara TADAKUNI ( 1st Generation = Shodai ) also very good polish with NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate.
Both swords have the very nice and lively Gunome Midare Summer Clouds Hamon that is typical for this blacksmith with niokuchi and sunagashi and Kinsuji. The Jihada is a clear Ko-Itame with Jinie.
The Koshirae are newly made with the F&K signed by GOTO SENJO & Kao and have a Green paper Tokubetsu Kicho from the NBTHK. Both Saya's are inlaid with gold litter and provided with a Mon (family coat of arms) the Karabana (Chinese Flower) as a 5-leaf image, possibly the Arima or Maruoka family. All sword parts are Shakudo-Nanako with images of Samurai scenes inlaid with gold. The Tsuba's are also signed GOTO TAIJO and of museum quality. The Ko-katana is a bamboo version so as not to damage the paint of the Wakizashi. Both Tsuka's are equipped with new Ray skin and black Tsuka-Ito winding, the Menuki are Samurai helmets (Kabuto).

This is a very special and excellent DaiSho with good blades and very high quality Koshirae.

Price Euro 28,000

€ 25.400,-

DATA:

Maten Dai: (shinogi-zukuri katana)
Nagasa / length 69.0 cm
Sori 1.5 cm
Motohaba / high 3.2 cm
Kasane / Blade thickness 0.71 cm

Maten Sho: (shinogi-zukuri wakizashi)
Nagasa / length 58.5 cm
Sori 1.35cm
Motohaba / high 2.85 cm
Kasane / Blade thickness 0.64 cm

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 5


This is an authentic Japanese Samurai sword.
A special shape Moroha Zukuri Katana in mountings from the Koto period, unsigned (mumei) and due in the direction of Yamato school. Mounted in a nice Koshirae and ShiraSaya with Tsunagi with own original silver foiled Habaki.
Judging by the shape as a diamond shape the blade looks from the Yamato school, it seems to be difficult to judge in which direction. You will find many of these blade forms in the Yamato tradition, including the 5 schools (Senjuin, Tegai, Taima, Hosho and Shikkake). This blade is made in the Koto period/late Nanbokucho beginning Muromachi period. The blade is polished with 2 Mekugi-ana and shortened (O-sureage). The Hamon is based on a Suguha with a gently wavy Gunome.
The Jihada is an even Itame with Jinie, there is one location with a kind of opening, tata-ware, but it is still closed and looking to the age (more then 600 years) not so serious.
The Koshirae is in good condition, the Habaki is made of copper.
The Saya is beautifully made and has a black lacquered finish with black Laquer parts like the Tensho mountings. The Tsuka is wrapped with black Tsuka-Ito and the Same is also painted black in good condition.
The menuki are Shishi temple dogs and the Tsuba is made of iron with fans with gold inlays, the Fuchi with waves from the Omori school, the Kashira is a black lacquered version with the Tsuka-ito band over it, all in good condition.

A special Koto blade in good original condition and beautiful Koshirae in good condition.

Price ; €4250,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri katana
length / Nagasa; 62.7 cm
height / Motohaba; 2.83 cm
thick / Motokasane; 0.6 cm
sori; 1.5 cm
hamon; Suguha with light Notare.
Jihada; Itame with Jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 6

This is an authentic antique TANTO NIHONTO Japanese samurai sword.
A Hira-zukuri O-Tanto made in the Koto period (ca. 1450/1460), unsigned (Mumei) with 1 mukugi-ana and Ubu (original length) attributable to the Mihara school, with NBTHK Hozon for the Menuki . This is a tanto made as a robust Hira-zukuri O-Tanto in a very nice mount.
The Ko-Mihara School was founded by Masaie during the Kamakura period FROM TOKUJI (1306 TO SHO-CHU 1334 AD. Blades of the early KO-MIHARA SCHOOL (Bingo province) are mostly “O-SURIAGE”. MASAIE AND MASAMITSU were succeeded by Masahiro during the Nambokucho period. Works by Ko-Mihara have a strong Yamato influence. The Mihare school has its base south of . OCCASIONALLY BIZEN INFLUENCE can be seen. MASAIE is thought to have studied for some time with the masters of the Bizen school , On its way to BINGO (BINGO PROVINCE IS SYNONYM WITH THE MIHARA SCHOOL). All main line MIHARA swordsmiths signed with Masa; (Masakiyo, Masamitsu, Masanobu). Besides the main line there was THE “HOKKE ICHIJO”, and SHIMBO MIHARA GROUPS During the later Nambokucho period, several other mihara groups, such as ASHIDA, TOMO, KINASHI, SHIMBO HOKKE and KAI, also have yamato influence.
The Hamon is an even Gunome-Midare with a lot of activity as Koto have Mihara school blades. The Jihada is a beautiful Itame/Mokume Hada with a nice soft shine over the blade. The Habaki is gilded and 2 parts with file strokes. The blade has no forging flaws and a good polish in a very nice Koshirae and ShiraSaya.
The Koshirae is in very good condition with very nice new black paint, the Tsuka has a new black single-wire Ito winding, the Tsuba from Shibuichi , F&K ( are signed ) , Kozuka are by Shakudo with gold highlights with a motif the oil thief . the Menuki are Shakudo with birds / ravens as motif and have a NBTHK Hozon paper.

A very good Koto period Tanto with very nice and well restored koshirae.

Price; € 3450, -

€ 2990,-

DATA:

blade shape; Hirazukuri Tanto.
length / nagasa; 32.2cm
height / motohabe; 3.0 cm
thickness / motokasane; 0.6 cm
sori; 2.0 cm
hamon; Gunome Midare with Nie.
jihada; Mokume with jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 7

This is an authentic antique Nihonto Wakizashi Japanese Samurai sword.

A Koto period Shobu-zukuri Wakizashi that is signed: MUNENOBU ( ca 1380-1410 ) from the Yamashiro province with good polishing and a nice good Koshirae.
This Wakizashi has a active Gunome Midare Hamon with good activities in the Ha, the blade is signed Munenobu (we cannot guarantee this signature, this blade is sold on behalf of the customer) and Ubu (not shortened) with 1 mekugi-ana, the blade has no Ware or Kizu or forging holes and well polished. There have been a number of swordsmiths named Munenobu in the Koto period, most of whom were employed in Yamashiro province, with many blades having the typical diamond shape like this Wakizashi which is also very clear.
The Saya is painted dark red and black in a beautiful and unusual pattern and in super good condition. The Kojiri and Kurigata are made of buffalo horn, the Habaki is a 2-piece version of Mokume metal alloy. The Tsuba of iron with a Phonix bird and some gold highlights and good quality, The Menuki are of Shakudo with gold inlay. The Tsuka Ito strap is dark obergine/purple and is new wound in good condition. The F&K are Shakudo with coarsely made Nanako. The Kozuka is shakudo with an image of a No mask / chest and fan (stage attributes) on both sides, the Ko-katana still has the rest of a signature.
A beautiful old Shobu-Zukuri Koto Wakizashi with very nice mounting in good polishing.

Price € ; 2980,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shobu-zukuri Wakizashi
length/ Nagasa ; 41.5 cm
height Motohaba; 2.13 cm
thick / kasane ; 0.62 cm
sori ; 1.1 cm
hamon ; even Gunome Midare hamon with niedeki.
Jihada ; Itame / mokume Hada with jinie.



Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 8

This is an authentic Nihonto Japanese Samurai sword.
A signed Koto period Katana (ca. 1515-1530) in a good polish from the middle Muromachi period. Signed ; KANESADA Suke (Kodai) from the Mino school with very special Koshirae.
This very long katana with deep Sori is elegant with a very lively Hamon and Muneyaki with no forging flaws or Ware/Kizu.
There were several Kanesada smiths active in the Koto period, the most famous being the 2nd generation with the title Izumi Kami. After the EISHO period, he got his IZUMI-no-KAMI title, as we see with signatures IZUMI-no-KAMI KANESADA and IZUMI-no-KAMI FUJIWARA KANESADA, all with his NO-SADA character form. Making different styles is his career differs from KANESADA sword style. One is noted in SEKI KANEMOTO style.
The smith Kanesada can be classified into the Chu-Jyosaku class and made O-Wazamono sharp swords. This blade is exceptional long with deep Sori, It can be assumed that this sword has been a Temple gift and has been lying in a Shrine for many years for success and prosperity.
This blade is Ubu , not shortened with 2 Mekugi-ana and has no forging flaws or damage. The katana has an active Gunome Midare Hamon in Nie with Sunagashi and Muneyaki, the Jihada is a Ko-Itame with Jinie. The Habaki is wrapped in high quality silver foil. The Koshirae is of very good quality with an exceptional appearance. The F&K are from Shakudo/Nanako with leaves in gold high-lights. the Saya is red/black Uruchi paint made as a special Inro model. The Tsuka is with a good brown Ito winding, The Menuki from Shakudo and gold with devils as an image, this was to expel the eval bad spirit (also devils were made of clay and placed in the ridge of the house to ward off the bad). The Tsuba is made of iron with a broken motif of a temple and implements/tools.
The Koshirae has a total length of over 130 cm and the Tsuka alone measures a length of about 35 cm. the tsuba is also huge and has a diameter of 11.5 cm.

A very special long Temple blade from Kanesada with a very unique koshirae in good condition.

Price € 10500,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Katana
length/ Nagasa ; 80.4 cm
height Motohaba; 3.23 cm
thick / kasane ; 0.84 cm
sori ; 3.3 cm
hamon ; Nie-deki Gunome Midare , Nie and Sunagashi and some Muneyaki.
Jihada ; Ko-Itame with jinie and Masanagare.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 9

This is an authentic Nihonto Japanese Samurai DaiSho.

A special DaiSho from Hizen Yukihiro with very nice restored 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 and dated: Hizen koku dewa no kami Fujiwara ( YUKIHIRO ) Ganroku yu nen Nigatsuhi, from the Shinto period, (ca. 1660/1700). The blade has NBTHK Hozon certificate

The Hamon is a typical Gunome Midare Hamon with Sunagashi and Kinsuji that was made by MASAHIRO and therefore also by the brother YUKIHIRO. The Katana is Sureage (shortened) with 2 mekugi-ana and has no forging flaws. This katana has a beautiful Bo-Hi and the somewhat Hizen blades also have the slightly blue steel shine and the dense Ko-Itame, also called the Hizen konuga Hada. Yukihiro was the brother of the first generation Masahiro and his birth name was KUROBE and had the opportunity to work with western steel (nanban-tetsu) when he was 32 years old. In the year Shoho 5th yaer, he was given the title of Dewa Daijyo. And in the year Tenna 3th year May he passed away at the age of 66. His work is very similar to Masahiro's and the swords are robust and stable in terms of sharpness and belong to the Jyo-saku class (better than average). The Hizen smiths made many swords and were loved by the samurai.

The Wakizashi (Sho) is signed: Hizen dewa no Kami YUKIHIRO from the Shinto period (ca. 1660/1700). With NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate.
The blade is in a good polish is Ubu (not shortened) with 1 Mekugi-ana and no forging flaws. The Wakizashi also has a Gunome Midare Hamon with Nioi and Sunagashi and Kinsuji. The Jihada is also a dense Ko-Itame Hada here.

The Koshirae have been restored, fitted with new Same, Tsuka-Ito and lacquered Saya's with high-quality sword fittings, the Saya's have a dark brown lacquer, and the tsuka's are wrapped with dark brown Tsuka-Ito. The F&K are Shakudo, gold, silver and Sentuku inlaid, with warring Samurai motif of super good quality, the Menuki of Shakudo as a dragon motif with NBTHK Hozon Toso certificate, the Kozuka is Shakudo with flowers and a Shishi temple lion. The Ko-katana is a contemporary made of bamboo. The wakizashi lacks the kozuka. Both Tsubas are openwork and made of iron. The Habaki's are wrapped with a mantle of silver foil.

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

Price Euro 19450,-

€ 17.495,-

DATA:

Dai: (katana) Shinogi-Zukuri with Bo-Hi
length / nagasa 68.2 cm
Sori 2.1 cm
high / motorhaba 3.3 cm
Blade thickness / motokasane 0.74 cm
hamon; Gunome Midare in Nie & Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Jihadah; Ko Itame with jinie.

Sho: (wakizashi) Shinogi-Zukuri
length / nagasa 54.6 cm
Sori 1.45 cm
high / motorhaba 3.1 cm
Blade thickness / motokasane 0.6 cm.
hamon; Gunome Midare in Nie & Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Jihada; Ko Itame with jinie..

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 10


This is an authentic Japanese Samurai sword.
A Mumei ShinShinto Wakizashi with Hitatsura Hamon, with HBTHK Hozon paper, attributed to: Tsunahiro (late shinshinto) with beautiful and good quality Koshirae.
This smith belonged to the Soshu school and lived in the late ShinShinto period (1865-1867).
Soshu Tsunahiro has made many Wakizashi and Katana swords. He belongs to the Jyo-Saku class and made Ryo-Wazamon sharp swords that were loved by the Samurai for their cutting quality.
The first Tsunahiro Generation moved to the Sagami province at the end of the Muromachi period and there the swords were made in the Soshu-den tradition.
Unlike other works, this blade has Masame hada and a Mitsumune that also continues in the Habaki.
The Wakizashi is Ubu, not shortened with 2 Mekugi-ana, the Habaki is a 2-part gold foil wrapped in good quality. The Kling is well polished and has no flaws,
The hamon is Hitatsura / Midare with Niedeki and Nie, with Kinsuji and Sunagashi. The Jihada is a well-made Masame with Jinie and gives a rough impression.
The koshirae is of good quality, the Saya has been restored due to damage and provided with a new layer of lacquer, the Tsuka is wrapped with black Tsuka-Ito and old Same with large cams, the Menuki are Oki or Oni figures. The Fuchi and Kashira are Shakudo with Nanako with gold high-lights with Samurai in a landscape performance in very good quality.
The Tsuba is made of iron and also has a landscape with a man in kimono, inlaid with gold. The Saya also has a Kurigata in iron with insects.

A special blade with a beautiful Koshirae.

Price ; € 2750,-

DATA:

blade shape; Hirazukuri Wakizashi
length / Nagasa; 41.3 cm
height Motohaba; 2.95 cm
thick / kasane; 0.91 cm
sori; 1.0 cm
hamon; Hitatsura Midare with Niedeki and Nie, with Kinsuji and Sunagashi.
Jihada; Masame forged with Jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 11

This is an authentic Nihonto Japanese Samurai sword.

A signed and dated ShinShinto period Katana (ca. 1864) in a good polish with NBTHK HOZON paper. Signed ; Bishu Osafune Junin Yokoyama SUKEMUNE saku , dated : on a lucky day 1864 , of the Yokoyama Bizen school with beautiful Koshirae.
This katana is elegant with a very lively Hamon like an Osaka Shinto Hamon from the Yokoyama school with part Choji Midare and Suguha. He has specially made this sword in which their typical Choji Midare Hamon typifies part of the blade and the Suguha that they mastered well is also part of the sword and therefore shows a nice contrast. This sword also has the typical Yokoyama school Yakidashi (Suguha hamon part for the Hamachi/Habaki).
Sukemune was a swordsmith from late ShinShinto to Bakumatsu-era Yokoyama Bizen School. It is said that he was originally from the province of Ise and that he studied with Yokoyama Sukeharu who was active between Tenpô (1830-1844) and Ansei (1854-1860) and who counted himself among the 56th generation of Tomonari. However, there is also a claim that he studied with Yokoyama Sukenaga. The 1st generation Sukenaga counted itself as 56th, and the 2nd generation as 57th generation Tomonari. However, it is possible that Sukemune learned from all these Yokoyama Bizen masters. There is a Tanto of Sukemune that he made around Keiô (1867) near Tenryûgawa in Shinano Province, present-day Nagano Prefecture. Sukemune counted himself among the 58th generation Tomonari, but also did the Yokoyama Bizen smiths Sukeyoshi and Sukekane.
The smith Sukemune from the Tomonari 58th generation can be classified into the Chu-Jyosaku class (other sources also class him as the Jyojyo saku class) and made Wazamono sharp swords. Sukemune made few swords because it is said that he helped his masters Sukeharu and Sukekane a lot and when he started working more for himself the end of the Samurai period (1876) was over and sword carrying and sword fighting were forbidden.
This blade is Ubu , not shortened with 1 Mekugi-ana and has no forging flaws or damage. The katana has a Suguha and Choji Midare with Nioi, the Jihada is a Ko-Itame with Jinie as Jigane. The Habaki is made of copper. The Koshirae is of very good quality and the Saya is made of black Uruchi lacquer. The Tsuka is with a good dark green single wire winding (luxury winding) of which the Fuchi and Kashira Samurai or Fudal Lord with gold high-lights. The Menuki from Shakudo and gilded with flower motif. The Tsuba is made of iron with a Mokko-gata shape with relief.

A particularly well-forged blade by Sukemune who made few swords with a koshirae in good condition. This Sword also has ShiraSaya where the glue has partly come loose and NO Tsunagi.

Price Euro 6850,-

€ 5950,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Katana
length/ Nagasa ; 70.4 cm
height Motohaba; 2.86 cm
thick / kasane ; 0.63 cm
sori ; 1.3 cm
hamon ; Suguha with Choji Midare and Nioi.
Jihadah ; Ko-Itame with jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 12


A very special Gendai NO-DACHI with Shirasaya and orginal polish , it comes with NBTHK Hozon papers on the blade, Signed and dated : Hizen no Kuni Mitsuhiro , Showa 27 nen 8 gatsu Kichijitsu (August 1952). The blade has also a HOTSTAMP from the smith Mitsuhiro. This is a very rare blade, because in WW-2 smiths were producing swords and after the WW-2 it was strictly forbidden by the US-Army to produce weapons. He must be special ordered by the Japanese government (under supervision by the Us-Army) to produce this sword for the Minatogawa Shrine. Mitsuhiro worked in the Saga Province and his name was in that period before he became a Jumei-Tosho of the Japanese Navy , Yamaguchi Fukutaro. The habaki is a 2 piece one with silver and the Mon (Chrysantheum on water) from the Minatogawa Shrine engraved on it. The Hamon is Niedeki Notare with small Choji, Yo & Ashi and a Chu-Kissaki. The Jihada is Ko-itame Hada with Jinie and chkei. The Blade is Ubu and has 2 Mekugi-ana. A very nice healthy powerfull blade by 99.42 cm long in good original polish.

price € 11900,-

DATA:
bladeshape ; shinogi-zukuri Katana / NO-DACHI
length 99.42 cm
wide 3.56 cm
thick 0.85 cm
Sori 3.69 cm
Hamon is Niedeki Notare with Choji, Yo and Ashi
Jihada : Ko-itame met Jinie en Chikei

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 13

This is not an authentic Japanese samurai sword. , but made for a Japanese film.
A slender Jumonji Yari in mount.
this Yari was made to work with the players and weapons in a Japanese film.
I think that the blade is not forged, he has no visible Jihada and Hamon, nor is the Yari the real sharp cutting edges as forged.
the Jumonji Yari is well made and has the correct symmetrical dimensions and a neat Gendai mount.
Total length of the Yari with mounting is 113 cm. Total length with Nakago of the Yari is 37.4 cm.
A nice piece for display.

Price Euro 650, -

€ 390,-

DATA:
blade shape; Jumonji Yari
length / nagasa; 14.0 cm
wide ends to the sides; 10.5 cm
thick ; 1.2 cm
sori; 0.0 cm
hamon; no
Jihada; no

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 14

This is an authentic Nihonto Japanese Samurai sword.
A signed and dated robust ShinShinto Hirazukuri Wakizashi in ShiraSaya, signed: Mutsu Shirakawa Ju Koyama MUNETOSHI. Dated: Kaei Shichinen Sangatsu Hi (Bunkyu 1861).
This blade is from the late ShinShinto period (1861-1864) when Munetoshi was most active and he was the older brother of Koyama Munetsugu.
Munetoshi lived in Mutsu in the Shirakawa province and died in Meiji 3rd year at the age of 76 years (the year 1870). He is classified as a Chu-Jo Saku class smith. Munetoshi made his work in the Bizen Ichimonji style, his blades are checked and well made with dense forging.
The Wakizashi is Ubu, not shortened with 1 Mekugi-ana, the Habaki is made of good quality copper with inlaid a sun and moon in silver under a cloud in Shakudo and on the other side a Sankrit symbol in Shakudo. The blade is well polished but has a few spots where flash rust has been cleaned and has no forging errors.
The hamon is Gunome Midare with Niedeki and Nie. The Jihada is a well made smooth and beautiful Itame with Jinie.
A healthy blade with a nice Habaki and ShiraSaya.

Price ; € 2950,-

DATA:
: blade shape; Hirazukuri Wakizashi
length/ Nagasa ; 34 cm
height Motohaba; 3.15 cm
thick / kasane ; 0.8 cm
sori ; 0.9 cm
hamon ; Gunome Midare with Nioi-deki and Nie.
Jihada ; Itame dence forged with Jinie

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 15

This is an authentic NIHONTO Japanese Samurai sword.
A signed Shinto Wakizashi: signed; Hizen no kuni Tadayoshi (1st Generation). Period is Shinto ca.1600 / 1615. Mounted in a nice Edo period Koshirae,
Sadayoshi the first generation, born Hashimoto Shinzaemon, was a swordsmith from Hizen Province, HASHIMOTO SHINZAEMON. SAGA JU NAGASE School. The current Saga prefecture on Kyushu Island. Both his father and grandfather died when Tadayoshi was 13 years old. Tadayoshi taught under Dotanuki Zenbei in Higo Province, present-day Kumamoto pref. Tadayoshi and Munenaga went to Kyoto to learn under the Umetada School in 1596. Tadayoshi learned forging good and sharp swords from Munenaga. Tadayoshi returned to Hizen in 1598. Tadayoshi worked as a hired swordsmith of the Nabeshima family in the domain of Saga. Tadayoshi’s first sword with the date was forged in 1600 at the age of 29. He changed the name to Tadahiro on the occasion of its approval as Title Musashi-Daijo in February 1624. Tadahiro (Tadayoshi) died in 1632 at the age of 61.
His swords are arranged as a Saijyo-saku and O-wazamono sharp in the Shinto period. The Hizen School had an extremely important place in the history of this period.
The Habaki is a 2 piece brass / gold plated and with solid silver. The blade is well polished and has no forging errors,
The Jigane is Ko Itame Hada also called the Hizen Konuga Hada with a typical blueish glow in the steel, nicely even in structure with Jinie. The Nakago has the horizontal file strokes (Yoko-yasurime) and the typical Hizen Tadayoshi round Kutijiri tip. Unfortunately, in the past the nakago was once cleaned by a non-expert owner with presumably sandpaper or steel wool and thereby removed some of the patina and sanded the signature.
Then the Hamon is the typical Hizen Nie deki Suguha hamon.
The koshirae is of reasonably good quality and simple, The Saya is covered with orange / brown Same. The Tsuka is wrapped with dark blue Ito cord and the Menuki are from Shakudo with as the image, a house and hay barn. the Fuchi & Kashira are made of iron with pine trees. The Tsuba is made of iron with brass edge from the Nanban school.

A nice beautiful Wakizashi with a lot of sori and a beautiful Edo period Koshirae.

Price ; € 3900, -

€3500,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Wakizashi
length / Nagasa; 44.0 cm
height Motohaba; 2.6 cm
thick / kasane; 0.6 cm
sori; 1.6 cm
hamon; Nie deki Suguha
Jihada; Ko Itame / Hizen Konuga Hada.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 16

This is an authentic Nihonto Japanese Samurai sword.

A signed Kanbun-Shinto period Katana (ca. 1664) in a good polish with NBTHK HOZON paper. Signed; Echizen Ju Hyuga Fujiwara SADAKUNI, from Echizen province , Settsu TASUTSUGU school with beautiful Koshirae and new ShiraSaya with tsunagi.
This katana is elegant with a very lively Jihada and beautiful Suguha hamon. This sword was made in this fairly straight shape because the fighting style changed in the Kanbun-Shinto period, in addition to fighting with fencing, more focused stabbing was done on the opponent, and with a straight sword you can determine much more precisely where you want to stab when with a sword with a lot of sori or curvature, this sword also has the typical Kanbun-Shinto shape.
Sadakuni was a swordsmith of the early Shinto period and is said to be to YASUTSUGU, other sources state that he was YASUTSUGU's student. His swords are very similar in style and forging to those of Yasutsugu, it is also said that SADAKUNI was KOTETSU's teacher. Sadakuni was also known for his Horimono engravings, this sword also has a Futasuji-Hi Bo-Hi and Ken-Bohi with Buddhist Sankrit symbols. There have been 2 generations of Sadakuni blacksmiths in the Echizen Settsu school.
This blade is Sureagi / Machiokuri (shortened), with 2 Mekugi-ana and has no forging flaws or damage. The katana has a tight Suguha Hamon with soft Habuchi, Ashi and Yo in the hamon, the Jihada is a very nice Ko-Itame with Jinie as the forging pattern. The Habaki is of excellent quality and wrapped in gold foil. The Koshirae is a Topei Model Koshirae and of very good quality and the Saya is a Sakura tree bark model of Uruchi lacquer made with very long Kojiri at the end of the Saya. The Tsuka is provided with a good dark brown Ito winding, of which the Fuchi and Kashira and Menuki are from Shakudo and gilded with gold highlights and carved in high relief with dragons. The Tsuba is from Shakudo with a Maru-gata shape with golden Dragons in high relief.

A particularly well-forged blade from Sadakuni that you rarely encounter with a koshirae in good condition and new ShiraSaya.

Price Euro 7850,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Katana
length/ Nagasa ; 68.7cm
height Motohaba; 3.2cm
thick/kasane; 0.58cm
sori; 0.7 cm
hamon; Suguha with Ashi and Yo.
Jihada; Ko Itame with jinie..

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 17

This is an authentic Nihonto Japanese Samurai sword.

A signed Kanbun Shinto period Katana (ca. 1644-1672) in very good polish with NBTHK TOKUBETSU HOZON paper. Signed; Harima No Kami Fujiwara KUNIKIYO from the Echizen province with very nice Koshirae.
This long katana is elegant with a very lively Hamon like an Osaka Shinto Hamon with many activities, Kunikiyo was working around Kan-ei / Kanbun (1640-1672).
The smith Kunikiyo can be classified to the Chu-Jyosaku class and made Wazamono sharp swords.
Kunikiyo received the title of no-kami during the reign of Oda Nobunaga who then ruled the Echizen province, among other provinces. The Echizen province is located on the coast in the center of the main island of Honshu.
This blade is Ubu, not shortened with 1 Mekugi-ana and has no Kizu or flaws. The katana has an active Gunome Yahazu Midare / Choji Midare in Nioikuchi with Nioi and Nie Sunagashi, the Jihada is a Ko-Itame with Jinie as the Osaka Shinto Jigane. The Habaki and Seppas are wrapped in high quality gold foil. The Koshirae is of very good quality with Shakudo and horses and buffalos in gold highlights. the Saya is black Uruchi paint made as an Inro model. The Tsuka is with a good black wrap, with buffalo like Menuki from Shakudo and gilded and the Fuchi is full signed . The Tsuba is made of iron with a broken image of arrowheads.

A particularly well forged blade from Kunikiyo with a koshirae in very good condition.
Sword comes with new ShiraSaya and Tsunagi

Price € 9900,-

GEGEVENS:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Katana
length / Nagasa; 74.4 cm
height Motohaba; 3.0 cm
thick / kasane; 0.75 cm
sori; 1.1 cm
hamon; Nie-deki Gunome, Yahazu Midare with Choji Midare, Nioi and Nie and Sunagashi.
Jihada; Ko-Itame with Jinie..

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 18

This is an authentic Nihonto antique Japanese samurai sword.

An unsigned (mumei) Shobu-zukuri Wakizashi in ShiraSaya with good polishing and NBTHK Hozon certificate, Shinto period Ca. 1600-1700 and attributed to the : OWARI SEKI School.
The sword is made robust with an even Sori. The Jigane as Ko-itame with Jinie who is well made. The Hamon is based Nideki and Gunome/Midare with Nie. The blade is Ubu (not shortened) and has 1 mukugi-ana. The Habaki a 2-piece version. The sword is made in the typical diamond shape with the tapered Mune.
Hamon from Mino school is mixed with Owari's Hataraki. There were several wars from the Muromachi to the Azuchi-Momoyama period, so swordsmiths were very busy making swords, but in the Edo period, the wars came to an end and many swordsmiths moved into the country. It seems that this sword was also made by one of the swordsmiths who moved from Mino province to Owari province. The Owari smiths are counted among the Jyo-saku edge and had excellent cutting quality.

Price Euro 2200,-

A nice and also good healthy blade in Shirasaya for a low price.

€ 1900,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shobu-zukuri Wakizashi
length/ Nagasa ; 39.7cm
height Motohaba; 3.2cm
thick/kasane; 0.6 cm
sori; 0.5 cm
hamon; Gunome Midare with Nie.
Jihada; Itame Hada with Jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 19

This is an authentic Japanese Nihonto Samurai sword.

A signed late ShinShinto Wakizashi in Moroha Zukuri / Nagamaki Naoshi form, Signed and Dated: Fujiwara OTOTSUGU, KaEi (5th year 8th month 1852 (Shinto ca. 1850/1870) with a special Aikuchi Koshirae.
Ibaraki Mondo is a name (Ibaraki = family name, Mondo = own name), just like e.g. “Katô Mondo”. Possibly from the province of Saruga and made according to the Yamato tradition.
Shunfu is the Sino-Japanese way of pronouncing these two kanji. Separately you can also read them as names, or part of a name: Hayashi; Hayao; Toshi and Takashi and as a motorcycle; atsu and kura. Shun = good (fast) horse and fu = city, residence, meeting place (so something like “the residence of the good (fast) horse”).
The name Ototsugu swordsmith is not immediately known, and there are hardly any swords in circulation. Sesko does mention an Otowa also working in Kaei in Kaga province and he signs with “Kashû-jû Fujiwara Otowa Takeshi”, and according to Sesko Otowa would probably be his family name. But with this sword his name would be: Ibaraki Mondo and Ototsugu is his name as a swordsmith.
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 an even wavy Notare with Nie. The Jihada is a dense Itame-mokume Hada.
The koshirae is of good quality, the Saya is finished with dark red lacquer and has a long Shakudo Kojiri, the Tsuka is wrapped with black dyed textile or linen tape and the Menuki are Shakudo with gold highlights. The Fuchi & Kashira, Kurigata and Kojiri are from Shakudo. The Kozuka is from Yamagane with gold highlights flowers on both sides, the Ko-katana is made of wood.

A special blade from a rare swordsmith at the end of the Samurai era.

Price ; € 2190,-

€ 1950,-

DATA:

blade shape; Moroha zukuri / Nagamaki Naoshi Wakizashi
length/ Nagasa ; 40.5 cm
height / Motohaba; 2.75 cm
thick/kasane; 0.6 cm
sori; 1.0 cm
hamon; even Notare with nie, Ji-nie.
Jihadah; close Itame with Jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 20

This is an authentic Nihonto Japanese Samurai sword.

A signed and dated ShinShinto period Katana (1864) in a good polish with NBTHK HOZON paper. Signed; Kofu Ju MINAMOTO NOBUSHIGE Zo , dated ; Keio Gannen 8-gatuhi (1864), from Musashi province, with good Koshirae and ShiraSaya with Tsunagi. There are 2 Saya’s/sheath’s, the old one where some paint has flaked off and a new one, also with black paint. This katana is a robust blade with a powerful ShinShinto appearance. NOBUSHIGE can be classified into the Jo-Saku class (standard rank) and made Wazamono sharp swords and has 10 points in the Hawley.
Nobushige made swords in the latter part of Samurai history and worked for the YUSHIMA temple and often made long and robust katana blades. This sword has a good polish with some minor scratches due to taking it in and out of the sheath/mount. The blade has no forging defects or lamination openings.
This blade is Ubu, not shortened with 1 Mekugi-ana and therefore has its original length. The katana has a nice Gunome/Midare Hamon in Nie and Ara-nie, the Jihada is a closely forged Ko-itame hada. The Habaki is made of copper. The Koshirae is of good quality, the F&K is made of brass with waves. The Tsuba made of iron with the death's head and bones on it, which is often depicted in Japan when a battle has taken place. and the menuki are with plant/flower motif. the Saya has black paint , and the old Saya with some damage. The Tsuka has a good black Ito winding.v
A large blade from Nobushige with a koshirae in good condition.

SOLD

DATA:

blade shape ; shinogi zukuri Katana
length / nagasa; 76.4 cm
height at hamachi; 3.39 cm
thick / kasane ; 0.71cm
sori ; 1.8cm
hamon ; ko-Gunome, Midare with Nie
Jihada ; Ko-itame / Muji Hada with Jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 21

This is an authentic Japanese Samurai sword.
A Mumei Shinto Wakizashi, attributable to the: Echizen or Chikuzen School (shinto ca. 1700/1750) with beautiful and special Koshirae, probably made and used by the Rebel Samurai (after 1876).
This Wakizashi looks like Ubu, not shortened with 1 Mekugi-ana, but when I see the Hamon behind the habaki on the Nakago, it runs through what may still indicate a shortened blade. The Habaki is made of brass. The Kling is well polished and has no forging errors.
The hamon is a very wild large Gunome Choji with outliers above the Shinogi with a lot of Nie and Noi.
The koshirae is of good quality, the Saya is wrapped with a kind of thread and the relief is inlaid with red color and black finished, the Tsuka is wrapped with coarse thread and the Menuki are fans. the Fuchi & Kashira are decorated with large spiders with gold-plated high-lights. The Tsuba is made of iron with a spider in the web in gold and shakudo and still has an edge of Shakudo. Then there is a Kozuka with Ko-katana. The Kozuka is from Yamagane with a spider in Shakudo and some gold waves.
The Saya also has a Kurigata from horn.
Given the winding on the Tsuka ,the coarse F&K and Menuki and also the wire-wrapped Saya, I think this is a montage from the rebellious days of Samurai who were fighting towards the end of the Samurai era. (satsuma rebellions)

A very active blade with a special Koshirae.

Price ; € 3600,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri wakizashi
length / Nagasa; 44 cm
height Motohaba; 3.0 cm
thick / kasane; 0.55 cm
sori; 0.6 cm
hamon; O-Gunome Choji with nie, ji-nie, nio and sunagashi
Jihada; close Itame with Jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 22

This is an authentic Japanese Samurai sword.
A Mumei ShinShinto Wakizashi with Gunome Hamon with beautiful and good quality Koshirae.
This blade is from the late ShinShinto period (1865-1867).
The Wakizashi is Ubu, not shortened with 2 Mekugi-ana, the Habaki is a 2-part and good quality gold-plated. The Kling is well polished and has no forging errors.
The hamon is Gunome with Niedeki and Nie. The Jihada is a well-made fine and beautiful Itame with Jinie.
The koshirae is of good quality, The Saya has been restored and provided with a new lacquer layer with inlays of mother of pearl, the Tsuka is wrapped with light green Tsuka-Ito and old Same with large cams, the Menuki are dragons. The Fuchi and Kashira are made of iron with gold high-lights as blossoms of the Higo school.
The Tsuba is made of iron and has baskets and agricultural equipment inlaid with gold. The Saya also has a Kurigata and Kaeshizuno from buffalo horn.

A healthy blade with a beautiful Koshirae.

SOLD

DATA:

blade shape; Hirazukuri Wakizashi
length / Nagasa; 34 cm
height Motohaba; 2.95 cm
thick / kasane; 0.65 cm
sori; 0.55 cm
hamon; Gunome with Niedeki and Nie.
Jihada; Itame with Jinie.



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