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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 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

This is an authentic NIHONTO Japanese Samurai sword.
A slender and light Katakiri-ba Wakizashi from the Muromachi Koto period with NTHK Token papers. Signed; (Mino) KANENORI, Muromachi ca.1550. Mounted in a very beautiful and high-quality Koshirae with Shirasaya and Tsunagi.
This Katakiri-Ba model Wakizashi is modest and slender in size, the special thing is that the Omote side of the knife is divided, a Jinogi line runs low over the blade, which is also the boundary of the Hamon and the Ura with this sword. side is the Hirazukuri blade.
KANENORI, had come from Mino province and to Seki province, KANENORI was the son of Kanetsune and after the great wars in the Muromachi era he stayed in various places in Japan to forge swords. The NTHK papers are stamped and assessed by 7 Jury members, which is quite exceptional (5 is average) and can therefore be counted among the better or higher papers.
KANENORI with this 2 character signature belongs to the Jyo Saku class and made Ryo-Wazamono sharp swords, this wakizashi is very well polished.
This Wakizashi is Ubu, not shortened with 2 Mekugi-ana, no forging flaws and very well polished. The Habaki is made of solid silver.
The Jigane is a Mokume-Itame-Hada with Jinie that is super controlled forged with a beautiful forging pattern.
The Hamon is Suguha in Nie-deki with Yakisage Boshi.
The koshirae is of super good quality, The Saya is mother of pearl lacquered in green and in very good condition. The Tsuka has light brown Tsuka-Ito in the single-wire or luxury version with Same with very large raised lugs. All sword parts are from Shakudo with gold. The Fuchi & Kashira and Tsuba depict landscapes with a view through a window motif. The Menuki are Shakudo with Samurai with gold highlights. The Kozuka is Shakudo with gold as a watermill motif, the Ko-katana is contemporary.

A particularly beautiful late Koto period Wakizashi in special Katakiri-ba shape and a particularly high-quality and good Koshirae.

SOLD

DATA:

blade shape; Katakiri-Ba Wakizashi
length / Nagasa; 35.15 cm
height Motohaba; 2.7 cm
thick / kasane; 0.45 cm
sori; 0.6 cm
hamon; Suguha hamon with niedeki
Jihada; close Mokume-Itame Hada with jinie.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 9

This is an authentic NIHONTO Japanese Samurai sword.
An unsigned, mumei, late Koto period, robust Wakizashi with NBTHK Hozon token papers. Attributed to ; FUJIWARA TAKADA ( Bungo Province ) end of Muromachi ca. 1550-1570 . Mounted in a neat Koshirae.
The Takada smiths worked from the Nanbokucho to the Shinto period in the Kyushu Takada province (early Bungo province) and had a good reputation for the cutting and fighting quality of their blades.
It is said that the founder of the Takada school was Tomoyuki, and the later swordsmiths added their family name "Takada" to the signature. Well-known examples of Takada smiths are Shigeyuki, Yukinaga, Sadahide, Yukihira and Tomomitsu who from various traditions, or schools such as Bizen, Soshu, Yamashiro and Yamato, have incorporated their skills into swordsmithing and were loved by the Samurai for stability and sharpness. The Takada smiths belonged to the Jyo Saku class and made Wazamono sharp swords. This Wakizashi is Ubu , Not shortened with 1 Mekugi-ana, no forging flaws and good polish. The Habaki is made of brass and 2 pieces.
The Jigane is an Itame Mokume-Hada nice and even in structure with Jinie.
The Hamon is in Niedeki and Gunome Midare with Nie.
The koshirae is of good quality, the Saya is black lacquered with Kurigata horn. The Tsuka is wrapped with old dark brown Ito wire with old rayskin underneath. The Menuki are an image of a fish with leaves and gilt. the Fuchi Kashira with Sumurai and leaves motif in shakido with gold highlights. The Tsuba is made of iron and openwork symmetrical motif of the Heijyanjo school with flowers in bras.

A nice powerful Koto period Wakizashi with NBTHK Hozon paper and with a good Koshirae.

Price Euro 2395,-

DATA:

blade shape; Hira-zukuri Wakizashi
length/ Nagasa ; 54.4 cm
height Motohaba; 3.2 cm
thick / kasane ; 0.78 cm
sori ; 1.8 cm
hamon ; Gunome Midare with niedeki.
Jihada ; Itame and Mokume-Hada 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 ; € 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 Japanese Jutte.
A JUTTE from the late ShinShinto period, these crossguards were used by the erstwhile law enforcement officers (called Okappiki or Doshin) towards the end of the Samurai era.
The Jutte was intended to absorb a blow from a sword and to block and push the sword away with the hook just above the handle.
The handle is wrapped with Same/rayskin and has a copper mounting at the top and bottom, the top has a heart-shaped hook that can turn around to hang the Jutte on a belt, the guard bar itself is made of solid iron.
The Jutte is in good condition and of good quality.

SOLD

DATA:
length ; 23.4 cm
length including handle; 39 cm
thick ; 1.7 cm
weight ; 630 grams

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 NIHONTO Japanese Samurai sword. A signed Koto Wakizashi early Muromachi period, Signed; Uda KUNIMUNE, Muromachi ca.1400-1430. Mounted in a very nice and good Koshirae.
This Wakizashi is KUNIMUNE, was originally from Yamato province and was the younger brother of Kunifusa (also called Saemonnoj), and the founder was Kunimitsu of which KUNIMUNE was the son, who worked in Etchu province and maintained the Yamato tradition as a basis. KUNIMUNE belongs to the Chu-Jyo Saku class and made Wazamono sharp swords. In total there were 5 generations of Kunimune at the Uda school.
This Wakizashi is Ubu, not shortened with 1 Mekugi-ana, no forging flaws and well polished. The Habaki is a 2-part version and gold plated. The Jigane is a very beautiful and active Mokume-Itame-Hada with Jinie that is super controlled forged with a beautiful and active forging pattern. The Hamon is an active Gunome Midare with Nie.
The koshirae is of good quality. The Saya is painted red with black and in very good condition. The Tsuka has black Tsuka-Ito. All sword parts are from Shakudo with gold. The Tsuba is steel with a Shakudo edge and a war-flag as an image. The Menuki are Bonji Characters and gold plated. The Kogai is Shakudo with gilded dragon.

A beautiful Koto period Wakizashi in a good Koshirae.

SOLD

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Wakizashi
length / Nagasa; 53.7 cm
height Motohaba; 2.7 cm
thick / kasane; 0.6 cm
sori; 1.53 cm
hamon; Gunome Midare hamon with niedeki
Jihada; Mokume-Itame Hada 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 Euro 10250, -

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 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, -

SOLD

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 Nihonto Japanese Samurai sword.
A signed and dated Koto Katana (Muromachi) period (Dai-ei period 1521-1528) in good polishing with NBTHK TOKUBETSU HOZON paper. Signed ; Bishú ju Osafune SUKESADA , Eiroku 10 Nen 2 Gatsu Hi, (1525 , August 20) from the Bizen province, Osafune school with beautiful Koshirae and Shira Saya.
This katana is a beautiful slender blade with a very lively Jihada with a nice deep, typical Koto Sori, which is typical for the Koto period, Sukesada worked in the Bizen province (Osafune school) where many schools and swordsmiths were active in the Koto period. With its Nagasa or cutting length of 64 cm, it is typical for this period because the fighting technique changed to the rapid drawing of the sword and often fought with one hand.
The smith Sukesada of the Osafune school can be classified into the Chu-Jyosaku class and made Wazamono sharp swords, this is a very well forged sword and not a mass production sword, hence the NBTHK TOKUBETSU HOZON paper.
In the Bizen province during the Muromachi period, Harima and Mimasaka along with Bizen were under the protection of the Akamatsu family / Clan and around this time the emperor Go-Nara was in power.
This blade is Ubu, not shortened with 1 Mekugi-ana and has no forging flaws or damage in a beautiful and good polishing. The katana has an active Suguha Hamon in Nie-Deki with Ko-Ashi, the Jihada is a Ko-Itame with Mokume and Jinie , and Utsuri can also be seen. The Habaki is made of copper and of good quality. The Koshirae is of good quality with Shakudo F&K and Dragon menuki, the Tsuba is a Sukashi openwork model made of iron. The Saya is in good condition with red/brown and gold lacquer prints. The Tsuka is with a good older green winding.

A special blade from the koto period in original length by Sukesada with a koshirae in good condition.

Price Euro 6650,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Katana
length/ Nagasa ; 64.0 cm
height Motohaba; 2.97 cm
thick / kasane ; 0.76 cm
sori ; 2.5 cm
hamon ; Nie-deki Suguha with Ko-Ashi.
Jihada ; Ko-Itame and Mokume with jinie, also there is Utsuri. .

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.



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