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Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 1

This is an authentic Japanese Samurai sword.
An unsigned Nanbokucho period Katana with deep sori and a very good polishing with NBTHK TOKUBETSU HOZON paper attributed to Seki shu SADATSUNA with very beautiful Koshirae.
This katana from the Nanbokucho period is from the first generation (Shodai) Sadatsuna around 1350, from the province of Iwami. This 1st generation was working around Shohei (1346-1370) and would be the son of Sekishu Naotsuna. It is claimed that Naotsuna was among the 10 best students of Masamune, also called the 10 brilliant students (Masamune Jutetsu). He worked in Iwami´s Takatsu and we know his work dated between 1352 and 1356 and that is almost always tachi and tanto. They have a broad mihaba and a mitsu mune, the jigane is ko-itame with ji-ni and the hamon is provided with nie, suguha with ko-notare or ko-gunome. The boshi is usually notare-komi with a broad kaeri. Sadatsuna belongs to the jo-saku smiths. It is known that this group of smiths only got the best iron to make their good swords. There is another 2nd generation that belongs to Oei period , and there is also a 3rd generation Sadatsuna. Today, the province of Sekishu is the Shimane prefecture.
This blade is O-suriage, so shortened with 2 Mekugi-ana. The katana has a Bo-hi and a thin Soehi. The hamon is a Gunome Midare in Nie with Sunagasi and Kinsui, the Jihada is a Ko-Itame and a large O-kissaki, typical of the Nanbokucho period. The Habaki is wrapped in high quality with a thick gold foil. The Koshirae is of very good quality with Buffalo in gold high-lights. the Saya is black Uruchi lacquer with buffalo horn parts. The Tsuka is with a new black winding, with Menuki as horses. The Tsuba is made of iron with a cut-out in Mon Kiri motif.

A very special blade from the Masamune line and of very high quality that is rarely offered.

Price Euro 13.950,-

HOLD

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Katana with O-kissaki
length / Nagasa; 70.7 cm
height Motohaba; 3.01 cm
thick / kasane; 0.74 cm
sori; 2.6 cm
hamon; Nie-deki Gunome Midare with sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Jihada; Ko-itame with jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 2


This is an Antique Japanese Samurai sword.
Shinshinto Wakizashi with a beautiful Koshirae and flawless blade , signed Yamasjiro Daijo Kunishige as nise mei so far I can see.
A wild Gunome Hamon goes on the entyre blade, blade is Suriage with 2 mekugi-ana in fawles condition.
The Saya is in black-red tiger motif , the tsuka in white Tsuka-ito and good same.
Tsuba is high quality Iron and with gold and copper high-lights. , Mekuki are a kind of rabbits. The Fuchi in Shakudo with 2 Mons in gold. The Kashira is a horn one.
A realy nice fawles blade in good polish and Koshirae.

Price: Euro 4250

DATA:

bladeshape ; shinogizukuri Wakizashi
length ; 50.5 cm
width ; 2.8 cm
thick ; 6.0 mm
sori ; 1.1 cm
hamon ; Gunome, Midare with Nie & Nioi.
Jihada ; itame and mokume.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 3

This is an authentic Japanese Samurai sword.
A special hirazukuri Wakizashi from the Koto period, ca. 1470-1500 signed GASSAN, from the famous Gassan school, mounted in a beautiful Koshirae.
This wakizashi is Ubu (not shortened).
The Koshirae is in very good condition and good quality, the Habaki is a copper alloy.
The Saya is with black Urushi lacquer, the Kurigata is from buffalo horn, the Tsuba is from iron and signed, the F&K from iron with dragon image. The menuki are gilt dragons. The Tsuka is with old black Tsuka-Ito and old same. The kokatana is signed and even has a Kiku-Mon, the Kozuka is iron with an insect inlayed in silver.

Gassan is the name of one of a holy mountain in Unshu, now present Yamagata pref.
Where had been prospered gathering ascetic monk and swordsmits from ancient times. The Swordsmith lived at the base of Mt. Gassan.
Gassan formed a school and forged swords with peculiar texture of jitetsu called Ayasugi-hada around the Kamakura period (1185-1333). And after the middle Muromachi period, swordsmith started to inscribe their individual swordsmith name on the sword tang. In the Edo period, this school declined but at the end of Edo period, Gassan Sadayoshi moved to Osaka and tried to take first step on the road recovery for making Gassan Ayasugu hada with Gassan Sadakazu. finally they succeeded to recover this Ayasugi-hada andsucceeded to his son Gassan Sadakatsu. After the war, 3rd generation Gassan Sadakazu was made as a living national treasure. This wakizashi is typical Gassan had which is called Ayasugi hada and the old signature is very simple. The founder of the Gassan school Onioomaru early Kamakura period and later on many sword makers made Ayasugi had sword. But unfortunately the Gassan school was stopped to continue making swords. At Late Edo period, Gassan Sadayoshi and his adopted son Gassan Sadakazu tried to make old gassan hada. Finaly they succeeded making this Ayasugihada and kept as the top secret and taught to next generation sword maker who succeeded to next generation. Even in this modern times the Ayasugihada is the top secret for Gassan school.

If you take a look at this wakizashi first of all the forging structure catches your eye. It appears as continuous waves from the base to the tip whereas the valleys show some mokume areas. The jihada stands out and the steel is blackish. So all in all we have the typical characteristics of the Gassan school and an ayasugi-hada is therefore also called Gassan–hada. The hamon bases on gunome/notare/ midare but the waves of the jihada force it into a notare-like appearance. This is a typically rustic work of the old Gassan school.

A beautiful well polished blade from the Gassan school that is not often offered and beautiful Koshirae in good condition.

Price ; € 3850,-

DATA:

blade shape; hira-zukuri wakizashi
length / Nagasa; 41.4 cm
height / Motohaba; 3.1 cm
thick / Motokasane; 0.71 cm
sori; 1.1 cm
hamon; based on gunome / notare / midare
Jihada; Ayasugi Hada.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 4


This is an authentic Japanese samurai sword.
A special DaiSho with very nice Ebi Koshirae in super condition, both blades in good Japanese polishing.

The Dai-Katana is Mumei - unsigned, Shinshinto period (ca. 1750/1790). The blade is very elegant with a Chu-kissaki. The Hamon is a wild lively Hitatsura Hamon with Nie and Ji-nie and Sunagashi, the Jihada is a beautiful Itame. The Katana has 1 mekugi-ana and is faultless.
Sho- Wakizashi is Mumei - unsigned and very long, Shinshinto period (ca. 1730/1770). The Hamon is a wild Hitatsura Hamon. The blade is in good polishing with 2 Mekugi-ana, the Jihada is well forged Itame with Nie and Ji-nie, with an O-kissaki and is flawless.
These blades come from the middle Shinshinto period and were usually made by the Soshu school with a Hitatsura hamon.
Both Tsubas and F&K are signed; by Iwamoto Konkan, born in 1744 in Edo and died 1801 (58 years old) he was a pupil of the 1st Generation Iwamoto Yoshihiro from Yokoya, they made fittings in Nara style.
The Koshirae are exceptionally excellent with good quality fittings, all ensuite with images of Ebi (Lobsters) in gold, shakudo and Yamagane with shakudo eyes the Saya’s are dark brown and again lacquered with a Kurigata in the shape of lobster abdomen.
Both Habaki's are with cat scratches and solid silver.

Attention; due to reflections of the light it can happen that the blades appear curved, both blades are absolutely tight and flawless.
This is an excellent DaiSho with good blades and great Ebi Koshirae.

Price Euro 16550, -

DATA:

Sizes Dai: (katana) Shinogi-zukuri length / nagasa 67.5 cm Sori 1.3 cm high / motohaba 3.2 cm blade thickness / motokasane 0.6 cm Sizes Sho: (wakizashi) Shinogi-zukuri length / nagasa 58.5 cm Sori 1.2 cm high / motohaba 3.0 cm blade thickness / motokasane 0.5 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 ; € 4950,-

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

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.

Price: Euro 2750

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 .

Price: Euro 1950,00

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,-

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,-

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 Japanese WW-2 sword.
A flawless Shinogi-zukuri Katana from the Gendai WW-2 period, signed as Gendaito/Showato: Takada with Showa stamp. Mounted in a Gendai (new) mount.
This blade is from just before or during WW-2, made by Takada in its original length and shape.
This is a machine-made Officers Gendaito/Showato that was put in a Gendai (new) mount after WW-2 in polishing with 1 Mekugi-ana and not shortened (Ubu) a small piece of Nakago has been removed, De Hamon is based on a regular Gunome-Midare.
The Jihada is a fine even Muji hada as far as present at a machine-made blade. The Hamon in the Kissaki runs thin along the cutting edge. The Koshirae is in good condition, the Habaki is made of brass with engravings in it.
The Saya is well made with black paint. The Tsuka is wrapped with black Tsuka-Ito in good condition.
The menuki are dragons and the Tsuba and F&K are cast, note; this mount is not old, but made new for this Katana.

A good Gendaito/Showato blade in good polish and new Koshirae, good for Budo exercises, for a low price.

SOLD

DATA:
blade shape; Shinogi zukuri katana
length / Nagasa; 65.2 cm
height / Motohaba; 3.1 cm
thick / Motokasane; 0.7 cm
sori; 1.7 cm
hamon; medium Gunome-Midare.
Jihada; (Muji hada).

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 15

This is an authentic NIHONTO Japanese Samurai sword.
A signed Shinto Wakizashi with NBTHK Hozon papers and Dutch Token Description, No 439: signed; KIKUMON, Iga No Kami Kinmichi, Nihon Kaji Soshu (3rd Generation). Period is Shinto ca. 1700/1715. Mounted in a beautiful Edo period Koshirae,
Iga no Kami Fujiwara Kinmichi was a stream of the Kanemichi in the Muromachi period. Ecchu kami Masatoshi, first generation Tanba and also Dewa Daijyo Fujiwara Kinmichi and so on, were a student of the Kinmichi. The hamon is a typical Kinmichi hamon.
Special feature: third generation Iga no kami Kinmichi was called Mishina Kanbe.
He was ordered from the Shogunate to forge swords in Hama Palace (Goten) of Tokugawa Shogunate in the 7th year of Kyoho. However, he could not complete this due to his illness.
This sword is from the third generation Iga no kami Kinmichi and above the signature there is Kiku-mon (chrysanthemum crest) engraved. On the back is the engraved “Nippon kaji Sosho”
Kinmichi of the 3rd Generation belongs to the Jyo Jyo Saku class and made Wazamono sharp swords, this wakizashi is very well polished and very sharp.
This Wakizashi looks like Ubu, not shortened with 1 Mekugi-ana, but the bottom Nakago 3 to 4 cm are taken off to fit another Koshirae, that is done brutally by smashing the bottom part with a chisel and cutting it off to break and leave unprocessed, this makes the structure of the sword visible, with the various layers of metal, soft and harder, inside and outside (Kobuse). The Habaki is made of brass with a beautiful silver wrapping. The Kling is well polished and has no forging errors.
The Jigane Ko Itame Hada is nicely even in structure with Jinie. This is a beautiful Yamashiro Jigane.
Then the Hamon from the Hamachi is Nie deki Suguha and then Gunome Midare. The Nioikuchi is thick and typical Kinmichi. In Ha there are Ashi and Yakidashi and Tobiyaki spots.
The koshirae is of good quality, The Saya is dark red / brown lacquered with horn Kurigata and at the end of the saya a metal Kojiri. The Tsuka is wrapped in black Ito wire and the Menuki are dragons wrapped around a Buddhist Ken with golden high-lights. the Fuchi & Kashira and Kojiri are decorated with blossom leaves. The Tsuba is made of iron with 2 Kinko leaves with golden high-lights. There is also a Kozuka with Ko-katana. The Kozuka is made of iron with an Ochs or Cow.

A particularly beautiful Wakizashi with a beautiful Edo period Koshirae.



SOLD

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Wakizashi
length / Nagasa; 45.5 cm
height Motohaba; 2.8 cm
thick / kasane; 0.6 cm
sori; 1.2 cm
hamon; Nie deki Suguha and Gunome Midare. Nioikuchi is fat, Ashi and Yakidashi and Tobiyaki.
Jihada; Ko Itame 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.

Price ; € 2750, -

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.

Price ; € 9850,-

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, -

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 slender unsigned NAGINATA in ShiraSaya from the Shinto period. This is a blade in good polishing, 1 Mekugi-ana and Ubu with Naginata Bo-hi, The Hamon is nice Suguha Notare with Nie and Sunagashi. The Jihada is a dense Mokume.
The naginata is in good polishing and has its original length, is therefore Ubu and has 1 Mukugi-ana and a Habaki of copper.
The blade is slim with a nice turn-back from the Hamon in the Boshi, and the typical Naginata Bo and Hi.

A well-made Naginata with a beautiful sori and nice Bo-Hi.

Price ; € 2600,-

DATA:

blade shape; Naginata
length / Nagasa; 49.3 cm
height / Motohaba; 2.85 cm
thick / Motokasane; 0.8 cm
sori; 1.8 cm
hamon; Suguha Notare and Nie and Sunagashi.
Jihada; Mokume 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,-

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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