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Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 1

This is an authentic NIHONTO Japanese samurai sword.

A Hirazukuri Tanto with Bo-Hi, made in the late Koto, Muromachi period (ca. 1469-1520), signed: KANEMITSU from the MINO Province, of the SEKI city with NBTHK Hozon papers.
This is a tanto made as a long, almost wakizashi Hirazukuri-Tanto with a Bo-Hi on both sides, in a beautiful Sentuku Mounts with No masks and Sohei priests or Daruma images and a Shirasaya with Tsunagi.
Of the 5 major schools of Japanese sword centers, the Mino-den was a late-developed school that came to power in the Mino domain (now Gifu pref.)
According to the swordsmith directory Nihonto meikan, KANE-MITSU (possible in various kanji from KANE) who belonged to the Tegai Clan in Yamato school, moved to Seki city, the Mino domain during the Eiwa era (1375-78 ) and changed the name to KANE-MITSU to another kanane from KANE. He is said to be the founder of the Seki sword makers under the patronage of Shinto Shrine Kasuga Jinja.
According to Muromachi-ki Mino-Toko-no Kenkyu, the existing work of KANEMITSU with the oldest date of the year is a KANEMITSU signed by a Tanto. In the 8th month, the 1st year of Ouei (1394), they had been active in different generations of Kanemitsu during different Muromachi periods.
This Tanto from KANEMITSU gets a rough estimate in the Bunmei to Eisho period (ca. 1469-1520). This KANEMITSU, his real name is Seijiro, and had a Buddhist name Ryokei, and later moved from Seki to the town of Tsushima in Owari. The blade has 2 Mekugi ana and is not shortened, so Ubu, (1 Mekugi-ana can be seen on the 2001 Hozon paper, after that a second was added to apparently be adapted to this montage) and signed with 2 characters whatever was done by some of the many Kanemitsu Mino swordsmiths, normally it was signed with the title and place. The Hamon is Choji Midare on a Suguha-based Hamon. The Tanto has no Kizu or Ware and no forging errors and an older good polishing.

The Jihada is a beautiful Itame with Masame-nagare Hada. The Habaki is made of solid silver with a beautiful catscretch motif. All sword parts are Sentuku with the same motif, inlayed with Shakudo, gold and silver , where the F&K has a Seal inlaid with gold from the maker. With this sword, the Tsuka has no Same and Tsuka-ito winding, but is made of natural rosewood / hardwood. The Koshirae is in very good undamaged condition with a very nice finish in Sentuku (red copper). The tsuba is signed: MORI-CHIKA and the Saya with a kind of tree bark is extensively signed and dated; Aki Yasu Oto naga ka gatsu (the 2nd row with Kao) Yu sen Kuni Nao with Kao.

A beautiful Koto period Tanto with outstanding koshirae from a Chu-Saku swordsmith.

SOLD

DATA:

blade shape; Hirazukuri Tanto with Bo-Hi.
length / nagasa; 28.8 cm
height / motohabe; 2.66 cm
thick / motokasane; 0.65 cm
sori; 0.26 cm
hamon; Choji Midare with Nie.
jihada; Itame and Masame nagare 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 Shinto Tachi with Itomaki No Tachi mount from the Shinto period (ca.1590-1620), shortened with a rest signature (Kiyo or Kiyu Mori….) As far as legible) from the Sue Mihara school, in Yamashiro tradition. Mounted in a beautiful and good and rare Hizen Jakushi school Tachi mount with Clan mons fitted.
This is a blade made in the Shinto period and quite shortened (O-Suriage). The blade is in older polish with 6 Mekugi-ana and has no forging flaws. The Hamon is based on Suguha with Nie.
The Jihada is an even Ko-Gunome with no.
the Habaki is made of shakudo with silver as two parts and engraved with a sun and pine branch in a high standard craftmenship . The Tachi Koshirae is in very good condition and has gold lacquer with 2 types of family mons in thick gold lacquer. The mon with the cross-stripes is called Hiki (bars) and was used by the Matsura and Shinagawa family, the second mon is called Myoga (ginger) and was used by the Hori family. The entire mount is ensuit and made by the Hizen Jakushi school made of iron and gilded / gold laquer, giving the appearance of snow sprinkled on the steel. The pendants are engraved with dragons and inlaid with gold and have silver bottoms. The two family mons also have the menuki with golden highlights. Usually the tachi mounts were made of Shakudo, unlike the Jakushi school that used standard iron as a base material.

A very special Tachi in rare Hizen Jakushi mount in super good condition.

Price ; € 13950, -

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi-zukuri Tachi
length / Nagasa; 66.6 cm
height / Motohaba; 3.1 cm
thick / Motokasane; 0.65 cm
sori; 1.6 cm
Jihada; Ko-Gunome with nie.
hamon; Suguha with Nie.

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 ; € 4950,-

€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 Antique Japanese Samurai sword.

Shinto Wakizashi with a good Koshirae and signed blade.
A nice Gunome Midare Hamon goes on the entire blade, blade is signed SukeMitsu (we can not guarantee this signature because we sell this blade for a customer), Ubu with 1 mekugi-ana in old polished but no flaws or ware.
The Saya is with black laquer in very good condition, the Habaki is copper, Tsuba is nice quality Iron and with a frog that is looking through a hole.
Mekuki are nice Shakudo with wild boar/pigs as motiv.
The F&K in Shakudo with waves in gold high light.
A really nice blade in old polish and nice Koshirae.

Price: Euro 1350,00

€1150,-

DATA:

bladeshape ; shinogizukuri Wakizashi
length ; 38.2 cm
width ; 2.4 cm
thick ; 4.0 mm
sori ; 0.5 cm
hamon ; Gunome Midare with Nie & Nioi.
Jihada ; itame and mokume.



Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 8


Shinshinto Wakizashi with a good Koshirae and flawless signed blade.
A nice Suguha Hamon goes on the entyre blade, blade is signed Manju Maru, Ubu with 1 mekugi-ana in good polished condition.
This blade was sold at the auction at Christies in London some time ago.
The Saya is with black laquer, the Habaki is copper, Tsuba is high quality Iron and with a Kiri Mon.
Mekuki are nice with flowers. The F&K in Shakudo with flowers in gold high light.
A realy nice fawles blade in good polish and nice Koshirae. With ShiraSaya ( No Tsunagi)

Price: Euro 2750

€2250,-

DATA:

bladeshape ; hirazukuri Wakizashi
length ; 32.7 cm
width ; 3.2 cm
thick ; 7.0 mm
sori ; 0.5 cm
hamon ; Suguha with Nie & Nioi.
Jihada ; itame and mokume.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 9


This is an Antique Japanese Samurai sword.
Koto or beginning Shinto long O-Wakizashi with a good Koshirae and Unsigned blade.
A nice Gunome Midare Hamon goes on the entire blade, blade is unsigned (we sell this blade for a customer), Ubu with 2 mekugi-ana in old polished with some scratches but no flaws or ware.
The Saya is with black laquer in very good condition, the Habaki is a 2 part copper one with gold, Tsuba is nice quality Shakudo .
Mekuki are nice Shakudo with wild Cows as motiv. The F&K in Shakudo with Leaves and crapes in gold and silver high light.
A really nice blade in old polish for a repolish, after a new polish the blade will give its glossy and nice Hamon again, and nice Koshirae in very good condition .

SOLD

DATA:

bladeshape ; shinogizukuri O-Wakizashi
length ; 54.5 cm
width ; 2.6 cm
thick ; 5.0 mm
sori ; 1.4 cm
hamon ; Gunome Midare with Nie & Nioi & Sunagasi.
Jihada ; itame

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 ; € 3250,-

€2900,-


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 Japanese Samurai sword.
A flawless Shinogi-zukuri Katana in mounts from the end of the Shinshinto period, unsigned (mumei) and attributed in the direction of: Echizen Seki school or Jumyo. Mounted in a nice Higo school mount.
This blade is still fairly young and comes towards the end of the Samurai era, is Ubu (not shortened) and therefore still has its original length and shape.
Because it is a Shinshinto blade, made in the Koto/Nanbokucho style with large kissaki (O-kissaki), the sword gives a powerful impression.
This is a large robust blade and is flawless in polishing, with 1 Mekugi-ana and not shortened (Ubu). The Hamon is based on a wild Gunome-Midare with Yakidashi for the Habaki, the Boshi is Midare Komi.
The Jihada is a nice and even Mokume with Jinie.
The Koshirae is in good condition, the Habaki is made of copper.
The Saya is beautifully made and has a deep brown color with buffalo horn fitted. The Tsuka is wrapped with dark brown Tsuka-Ito in good condition.
The menuki are Dragons and the Tsuba and F&K are from the Higo school, iron dragons with gold inlaid wind dragons and clouds in good condition.

A beautiful Shinshinto blade in good original condition and beautiful Koshirae in good condition.

Price ; € 4150,-

€3750,-
HOLD

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri katana
length / Nagasa; 70.5 cm
height / Motohaba; 3.2 cm
thick / Motokasane; 0.75 cm
sori; 1.65 cm
hamon; Gunome midare.
Jihada; Mokume 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 Euro 14.900,=

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, -

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 Hirazukuri Tanto, made in the early Edo period (ca. 1655-1663), signed: Kazusa no Suke Fujiwara KANESHIGE (2nd generation) from the Musashi Province, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
This is a tanto made as a robust Hirazukuri-Tanto and has a beautiful old Edo period mount and ShiraSaya.
KANESHIGE made his swords in Jyuzuba style / hamon which are very similar to those of Nagasone KOTETSU. He was hired as a swordsmith by the Todo Clan and then made his swords in Setshu Province.
His swords are considered to be very sharp (Ryo-Wazamono) and belong to the jo-jo saku class, and it is said that a great Samurai by name Musashi Miyamoto, treated his katana made by Kaneshige as his presious and most important possession.
Considered one of the best Shinto swordsmiths, Kazusa Kaneshige was the son / student of the first generation Izumi Kaneshige. Kazusa Kaneshige was the mentor of Nagasone KOTETSU and other important swordsmiths of the time, such as Hojyoji Masahiro, Hojyoji Yoshitsugu, Miyoshi Nagamich and others.
Kazusa Kaneshige is rated with 80 points in the Hawley.

The blade has 2 Mekugi ana and is slightly Machiukuri (shortened) and signed (the last 2 characters are therefore missing), the Hamon is Gunome with Nie and Sunagashi / Kinsuji. The Tanto has no Kizu or Ware and no forging flaws and a beautiful polishing.
The Jihada is a beautiful fine and egal Itame Hada with a nice soft glow over the blade like mist. The Habaki is made of wood and painted black. The Kogatana is signed and the kozuka is from Sentuku / Yamagane with men sheltering from the rain.
The Koshirae is in good used original Edo period condition and of good quality with a few cracks in the paintwork of the saya (see photos). The Menuki are shakudo dragons. The Tsuka has no winding but Same with the buffalo horn F&K. The Saya features Sentuku / Yamagane sword fittings depicting an engraved dragon (and a buffalo horn Kaeshizuno) and butterflies on the Kurigata and a ShiShi on the Saya.

A special Tanto from Kaneshige with authentic Edo period koshirae from a Jo-jo Saku swordsmith. (80 points Hawley)

Price; € 4950, -

DATA:
blade shape; Hirazukuri Tanto.
length / nagasa; 22.9 cm
height / motohabe; 2.7 cm
thick / motokasane; 0.7 cm
sori; 0.15
hamon; Gunome with Nie and Sunagasi and Kinsuji.
jihada; Itame 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, -

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 Japanese Nihonto samurai sword.
A Hirazukuri Tanto, made in the Shinshinto period (ca. 1850), unsigned in a very beautiful and attractive mount, Mumei (not signed) with 1 mekugi-ana.
Because the Tanto is mumei and is from the Shinshinto period, it proves difficult to attribute it to a smith or school. Since the Bizen school have developed this type of Hamon, the Tanto can be placed in that direction from Bizen / Sue-Bizen.
The blade still has a nice polish and has no forging errors or Ware. On the Mune, a rejuvenation has been applied towards the front, which is often seen with Tanto's, but makes the Tanto model more interesting.
The Jihada is a dense Itame Hada. The Habaki is copper.
The Tsuka is without Ito-band with good Same, and F&K with waves and the Kojiri as Lobster are made of silver, the Menuki are also Lobster but of red copper with gold highlights. The Tsuba is Shakudo with a big thick Lobster in red copper. The Saya is lacquered black with litter and with a red copper Kurigata with Lobster that takes a fish.

A beautiful and tasteful whole with nice and good blade.

SOLD

DATA:

blade shape; Hirazukuri Tanto.
height / nagasa; 24.2 cm
height / motohabe; 2.6 cm
thick / motokasane; 0.75 cm
sori; 0.2 cm
hamon; Gunome with crabclaws in Nie.
jihada; Itame.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 17

This is an authentic Japanese Samurai sword.
A flawless large hirazukuri Katana from the Shinshinto period, ca. 1854-1864 unsigned (Mu-Mei), and attributed by NBTHK Hozon papers to Shoji Yamon NAOKATSU (Musashi province) 2nd generation, mounted in an excellent Koshirae with HBTHK Hozon on the Shonai tsuba.
Yamon Naokatsu was born as son of Naokatsu 1st generation who was a son of Naotane.
Naokatsu made Wazamono sharp swords and belongs to the Jyojyo Saku smiths and is rated with 50 points in the Hawley.
He was born in 1835 and signed with Naoyoshi at the start of his career and died (only 4 years after his father's death in 1862 ) . in 1884 (Meiji) at the age of 50. There are signed swords known from him until 1871 .
I have already seen many Naokatsu and Naotane school blades, but this one is an excellent piece in terms of hamon and forging with an incredible amount of activity in the Hamon, which extends almost to the Shinogi.
The Bo-hi was made by Naokatsu itself in contrast to many other blades with a Bo-hi that were made later on.
This is a large robust blade that looks like a Nanbokucho copy and is flawless in very good Japanese polishing with 1 Mekugi-ana and not shortened (Ubu), The Hamon is Gunome Midare and Ko-Choji Midare-Ba and Una-n0-ha ( horse teeth) with Ko-nie Deki. there is also Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
The Jihada is a dense 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 sprinkled with ground particles of beetle shields, there is also an Omori school Kojiri at the end of the Saya, the Kurigata is from buffalo horn, the Tsuba is unique with NBTHK Hozon papers from iron with a huge and thick Ebi shrimp (thickest point 1.25 cm) in Yamagane with eyes from Shakudo, the F&K are brass with gold or inlaid gold Japanese prayer plates and the Menuki are again the Yamagane Ebi. The Tsuka is newly wrapped with black colored Tsuka-Ito and new same.

A perfect flawless blade in very good polishing from Naokatsu and beautiful high-quality Koshirae in perfect condition.

SOLD

GEGEVENS:

blade shape; shinogi-zukuri katana
length / Nagasa; 71.2 cm
height / Motohaba; 3.3 cm
thick / Motokasane; 0.7 cm
sori; 1.3 cm
hamon; Gunome Midare and Choji Midare Ba Una-no-ha (Horse teeth) with Koeni Deki and Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Jihada; Ko-Itame with Jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 18

This is an authentic Japanese WO-2 Samurai sword from private collection.

A Shinogi zukuri, late KOTO (Momoyama period, ca. 1573-1580) Katana with original Kai Gunto Naval mounts, unsigned and attributed by the NBTHK ; UJISADA (Izumo no Kami) with HOZON paper and attribution of the Dutch Token Association, in a beautiful original Naval Koshirae and officiers brush / tassel.

Ujisada was a smith from the Mino province and later settled in the Owari province. This smith falls in the class Jo-saku (superior).

This sword has been exhibited in honor of Ogasawara Nobuo sensei on 16 November 1982. The sword has long been in possession of the Mr. Han Bing Siong.

The Japanese officer brought this old family sword in when he entered service and had the Naval mount specially adapted for this wide blade.

The blade is not machine made but forged in the traditional way and shortened and therefore Machiukuri and has 3 Mekugi-ana and has a nice polishing.

The Hamon is a Gunome Midare and the blade has a large O-kissaki with a beautiful Sori. The Koshirae is in good condition with the typical Naval double pendant and the Shark Skin Saya. The Tsuka is original with old winding and black Same.

A good powerful Koto blade and beautiful Kai Gunto koshirae in good condition.

Price ; € 7900, -

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DATA:

blade shape; Shinogizukuri Katana
length / Nagasa; 66.7 cm
altitude Motohaba; 3.3 cm
thick / kasane; 0.65 cm
sori; 1.7 cm
hamon; Notare / Gunome Midare. Tobiayki and Nioi
Jihada; O-Itame / mokume. Ji-nie and Chikei.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 19

This is an authentic Japanese Samurai sword.
A nice signed NAGINATA in new ShiraSaya from the Shinto period (ca 1660/1670). Signed: Fujiwara Muneyuki from the Bungo province. Muneyuki belongs to the order of Jyo Saku smiths and is in the class Ryo Wazamono (very sharp). In the province of Bungo, many swords were made, and has a long tradition starting around 1360 and has had many good smiths.
Smiths with good names that produced good and sharp blades like, Sadamori, Morishige, Moriiye, Hisayuki, Kanenaga, and many more.
This is a blade in good polish, 1 Mekugi-ana and Ubu with Naginata Bo-hi, there is a small Kizu above the Shinogi, see photo. The special thing about Bungo blades is that the Hamon / Ha contrasts sharply with the Jihada and comes out very clearly and powerfully, which gives the blade a fresh and powerful appearance.
The Jihada is dense forged, which is reminiscent of the nearest Hizen province with the many Hizen smiths. During that period, the Daimyo Shimazu ruled over that part of Japan, who when the Hizen smiths gave the privilege of the better steel, even import state (Nanbantetsu / Dutch and Portugese steel)
The Hamon is beautiful Suguha base with K0-Gunome Midare in Nie Deki. The Jihada is a dense Ko-Itame with Jinie.
The naginata is in good polish and has its original length, so it is Ubu and has 1 Mukugi-ana and a Habaki of copper.
The blade is slim with a nice turn-back of the Hamon (Hakikake) in the Boshi, and the typical Naginata Bo and Hi.
A well-made Naginata with a nice sori and nice Bo-Hi.

Price Euro 2250, -

DATA:

blade shape; Naginata
length / Nagasa; 40.3 cm
height / Motohaba; 2.67 cm
thick / Motokasane; 0.85 cm
sori; 2.2 cm
hamon; Suguha with Ko-Gunome Midare and Nie deki.
Jihada; Ko-Itame with Jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 20

This is an authentic Japanese Samurai sword.
A flawless Shinogi-zukuri Katana in mountings from the Muromachi Koto period, unsigned (mumei) and attributed to the : Mino Senjuin school. By NBTHK Hozon certificate Mounted in a beautiful Uchigatana Koshirae with Kutsuwa (horse-bit) Family Mons from the Shimazu Yoshihiro family. With HBTHK Hozon Certificate on the Fuchi-Kashira, attributed to the Satsuma school. The Tsuba has a mon as Hishi (diamond shape) in the tsuba itself.

Despite its age of around 500 years, this blade is Ubu (not shortened) and therefore still has its original length and shape.
The Mino Senjuin school is the important school of the Mino tradition and can be traced back to the Yamato Senjuin school in the Heian period (ca. 794-1185).
Experts think that at the end of the Kamakura period (around 1300) the smith Sensui in Yamato came to Akasaka city in Mino by invitation to get there for Oui-no-sho of the Todai-ji temple.
Kuninaga, the son of Sensui working in the Nanbokucho period as Mino Senjuin or as the Akasaka Senjuin school, is seen as the founder of this school.
This Katana is from a later date in the Muromachi period around 1394-1430.
There have been a large number of Senjuin smiths over a long period and have produced many swords, this is because there was a period in which there were many wars and the demand for swords was extremely high. This katana is made for the method with one hand fighting as shorter katana the uchi-katana. This Katana is with the typical and beautiful sori from the Koto period and was mentioned in a Japanese magazine, see the description picture.

This is an elegant blade and is flawless in Japanese polishing with 1 Mekugi-ana and not shortened (Ubu), The Hamon is based on Suguha Midare and Ko-Choji Midare Ba with Ko-nie Deki.
The Jihada is Itame / mokume Hada with Jinie.
The Koshirae is in good condition in a special Topei Saya with excellent paintwork which is made in Japan in a traditional way by a number of very experienced artists. The label with name and description of the paintwork is on the Saya, the Habaki is with a gold foil wrapped.
The Saya features a number of beautifully made gold-maki images and has a deep red base color. The Tsuka is wrapped in dark brown Tsuka-Ito leather in good condition.
The menuki are Shakudo mons and the Tsuba is, I think, from the Higo school, in iron and gold inlaid Key-fret design with a mon and blossom.

A great Koto blade of around 500 years old in good original condition and beautiful high-quality Koshirae in good condition.

Price ; € 11,750,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri tachi
length / Nagasa; 67.9 cm
height / Motohaba; 2.8 cm

thick / Motokasane; 0.55 cm
sori; 1.7 cm
hamon; Suguha Midare and Ko-Choji Midare Ba with Ko-nie Deki.
Jihada; Itame / mokume 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.

Price ; € 3650,-

€3290,-

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.

Damast Knive nr.: D4-3

Böker Laguna Chef knife unique, only 20 pieces made and already sold out, this is No: 19 of 20, handmade damask knife with 180 layers and unique handle.
Production 2020 In beautiful gift box
cutting length 21.0 cm.
Total length 34.0 cm.

No antiques / NEW

price Euro 990, -

Damast Knive nr.: D4-4

Japanese Kensaki Chef's knife, unique handmade damask knife with 67 layers and integrated handle. The Hardness is +/- 60 HRC with a core of 10Cr steel.
In beautiful gift box
cutting length 21.0 cm.
Total length 34.5 cm.

No antiques / NEW

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