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Consignment Swords

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 1

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

€3900,-

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 WW2 parade sword.

An officers parade saber that was used during parades or official occasions during and before WW2.
it is a thin machined made blade that is chromed with an etched Hamon.
The Koshirae mount and the blade itself are in a reasonable original condition with some light rust on the saya and some dents.

A nice parade saber that you see less and less in reasonable condition.

Price Euro 390, -

€350,-

DATA:

blade shape; WO-2 Parade officers saber
length ; 71.0 cm
height ; 2.0 cm
fat ; 0.4 cm
sori; 1.5 cm

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, -

€15.500,-

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 WW2 parade sword.

An officers parade saber that was used during parades or official occasions during and before WW2.
it is a thin machined made blade that is chromed with an etched Hamon. This one is 75cm, some longer as usual.
The Koshirae mount and the blade itself are in a reasonable original condition with some light rust on the saya and some dents.

A nice parade saber that you see less and less in reasonable condition.

Price Euro 350, -

DATA:

blade shape; WO-2 Parade officers saber
length ; 75.0 cm
height ; 2.0 cm
fat ; 0.4 cm
sori; 1.5 cm

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 7


This is an authentic Japanese samurai sword.
A Shinogi-zukuri Shinto Katana with Hitatsura Hamon, Signed as; Sanjou Kokaji Munechika in a beautiful Koshirae.
This blacksmith worked in the Yamachiro province.
The blade is not shortened and therefore Ubu with original Nagasa with approx. 70 cm cuttingedge and has 1 Mekugi ana.
The Hamon is a special Choji Midare Hitatasura and the blade has a Chu-kissaki with a nice Sori. The Koshirae is in good condition and good quality with a black lacquered Saya, the F&K are made of silver and the Menuki are brass dragons. The Tsuba is a Sukashi style made in iron and signed. The Tsuka is original with old Same. The Habaki is made of massive silver.
A good flawless Hitatsura blade that you as Katana and Ubu do not see much and beautiful koshirae in good condition.

Price ; € 5950, -

€5550,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogizukuri Katana
length / Nagasa; 69.5 cm
altitude Motohaba; 2.9 cm
thick / kasane; 0.6 cm
sori; 1.8 cm
hamon; Koshi-no-Hiraita, Choji Midare Hitatasura
Jihada; Mokume with Itame

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

€2450,-

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 perfectly polished early Edo (1624/1644) Naginata shape big Wakizashi with Hi and Bo-Hi and Mounts and NBTHK Tokubestsu Kicho papers (green paper), signed: Kashu Ju Fujiware Ietada from the Kaga Province.
The sword has a very good Japanese polishing in tight fitting and has no flaws or ware. The Habaki is from copper with katakiri-ba rain pattern and red etched. The blade is signed, Ubu (not shortened) and has 1 mekuki Ana and has a nice Koto shape.
The hamon is in Nie Deki Gunome Midare with Ashi, the Jihada is a Ko-Itame and Masame.

Kashu Ju Fujiware IETADA in Kaga domain who belonged to Darani school was a second son of IESHIGE , younger brother of smith KATSUKUNI . Family name is Suzaki , given name is Kichibei , lived in the town Kanazawa.
his works with the date of year ranges from Kanei 1624/1644and died in Meireki 1 (1655).
The second generation IETADA, a child of 1st generation, usually chiselled “Gashu Daisho-ji Fujiwara IETADA” who died young in Kanbun 10 (1670). IETADA made fairly brilliant hamon of Choji midare from Bizen school or splendid wave from Soushu technique and meet with increasing requirement from the Samurai class in peaceful Edo era and further he sometimes emulated the koto sword from Yamato school, especially he was very much influenced by Tegai works.
This Wakizashi comes with a good koshirae, the saya is with light brown lacquer, the Tsuka is wrapped with a single wire silk treath. The Same is black laquerd, the Menuki are gilded Shishi. The Kozuka is steel with gold highlights with text and a Chicade insect. The F&K are soft metal with flowers and the Tsuba from steel with 6 equal sized lily leaves as motif.
The Whole in very good condition and flawless blade.

Price € 4500, -

DATA:

Kling shape; naginata wakizashi
length / Nagasa; 38.5 cm
height ; 3.22 cm
fat ; 0.77 cm
Sori; 0.6 cm
hamon; Nie Deki Gunome Midare and Ashi.
Jihada; Ko-Itame with Masame and Ji-Nie.

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,=

€13.900,-

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 samurai sword.
A slender little signed and dated NAGINATA in ShiraSaya from the early ShinShinto period. Signed: Doshu Kozuke Daijo KUNIMICHI so. Dated; Bunka 8, 2nd month (1811) under the signature is this extra inscription ; Hayashi Ochi Shosei (out of respect for (Ochi Shosei).
This is a blade in good polishing, 1 Mekugi ana and Ubu . With Naginata Bo-hi , The Hamon is beautiful active Notare Choji with Tobiyaki with Nie and Sunagashi.
The Jihada is a dense Itame with Mokume.
Kunimichi forged his blades in the province of Tosa and was most active from 1789 until about 1807 and has 15 points according to the Hawley. He was a student of Masahide.
You don't see his work often , and with this Naginata it is special that it has a separate reference that this blade was made out of reverence for.

A very nicely made small Naginata with lively beautiful Hamon.

Price ; Euro 3250, -

DATA:
blade shape; Naginata with Bo-hi
length / nagasa; 24.0 cm. Total length 62.5 cm.
height ; 2.0 cm at Habaki, and 2.5 cm at the Kissaki
fat ; 0.6 cm
hamon; Notare with Chiji, Tobiyaki, Nie and Sunagashi
Jihada; Itame mixed with Mokume.

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 15

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

A Shinogi zukuri Shin Gunto Katana with original mount with a leather combat outfit, Signed; Ichito no saku Tomotsuna with showa stamp. (Arsenal stamp) dated; Ni Ju Kichi Nen in a nice original Koshirae and officiers brush / tassel.

This blade is not traditionally forged but manufactured in factory production in mass before or in the first 2 years of WW2.

After the capitulation of the Japanese, this sword was confiscated by a Dutch soldier In Bandung (Indonesia) from a Japanese officer and taken as a war trophy to the Netherlands where it has since resided.

The officer who had this sword was not an office soldier, but was stationed in the battlefield, hence the leather sheath and the leather hood over the Tsuka for weather protection. The Saya also has an extra copper cap at the end against damage, very exceptional, something that the officer himself has made.

The blade is made by machine or forged and not shortened and therefore Ubu with original Nagasa with 67.7 cm and has 1 Mekugi ana and is in its first origin polishing with the scars and signs of combat.

The Hamon is a Gunome Midare and the blade has a Chu-kissaki with a normal Sori. The Koshirae is in good condition with a brown lacquered saya wrapped in leather. The Tsuka is original with old winding and Same , in very good condition.

A good WW-2 shin gunto blade in its original koshirae in good condition.

Price ; € 1650, -

€1500,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogizukuri Katana
length / Nagasa; 67.7 cm
altitude Motohaba; 3.2 cm
thick / kasane; 0.7 cm
sori; 1.5 cm
hamon; Gunome Midare.
Jihada; not visible

Nihonto - Samurai sword nr.: ZC 16

This is an authentic Japanese Samurai sword.

A Shinogi zukuri Osaka Kanbun Shinto Wakizashi, Signed: Tanba No Kami Yoshimichi with Kiku-mon (2nd Generation) of the Mishina school from the Settsu province (1661-1681) the first generation and his father Yoshimichi worked in Kyoto in a very beautiful and high-quality Koshirae and new Shira-Saya with Tsunagi.
smiths named Yoshimichi from the Mishina school were known to make Wazamono swords with the typical Sudare-ba hamon, a sparkling Hamon that resembles lying strips of bamboo.
Even in modern times the swordsmiths are unable to copy this Hamon, so it has remained a very well-kept secret of the Mishina smiths.
This blade is made entirely in the Michina school style with a good visible Muji Itame Hada with Jinie and the typical Sudare-ba Hamon, in good polishing and there are no forging errors or flaws.
The Wakizashi is Ubu, not shortened with 1 Mekugi-ana, the Habaki is engraved with gold foil and of high quality.
The Saya is painted dark red and has a sort of tree bark motif, the Tsuka is wrapped with brown Tsuka-Ito and old Same, the Menuki are Shakudo Apollonia shells.
All sword jewelry, including the F&K are signed and Kozuka of the Mino-Goto school in very good condition and high quality, The presentations are ShiShi temple dogs with Pioni roses with gold inlaid in high relief.
The Kozuka has a long ko-katana. The Kojiri, Kurigata are made of iron and the Tsuba is also signed, in Shakudo with a broken representation of a butterfly and blossoms.

A good Mishina blade in a special and beautiful Koshirae that is not seen much in this quality at this price.

Signatuur Tsuba; Seki Masa ni Istsu. Backside / Ura; Kore Saku No.
Signatuur F&K; Yasu Chika, with Gold-seal.

Price ; only € 2250,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi zukuri Wakizashi
length / Nagasa; 35.8 cm
height Motohaba; 2.9 cm
thick / kasane; 0.6 cm
sori; 0.8 cm
hamon; Sudare ba
Jihada; Muji-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 WW-2 Samurai sword from private collection.

A Shinogi zukuri Shin Gunto Katana with special mount with leather protection for the field and battle, Signed and dated; Kaneuchi with a special seal/hot stamp (seal) of the smith and SEKI stamp (Arsenal stamp) in a special Koshirae and officiers brush/tassel.
I think that this Japanese officer has the katana mounted for the battle with the leather finish, also the Saya is not made of metal but of much lighter wood with a layer of lacquer and over that the leather cover. The remarkable thing is that this Shin Gunto has two hangers as with the Kai Gunto version, I assume that this custom version was more convenient for the user during the battle in the field.
The blade was not made by machine but forged in the traditional way and not shortened and therefore Ubu with original Nagasa with 64.3 cm and 1 Mekugi ana and has its first origin war polishing with various signs of battle and use. It has still Ubu-ha in front of the Habaki.
The Hamon is a Gunome Midare and the blade has a Chu-kissaki with a nice Sori. The Koshirae is in reasonably good condition with a brown black leather coated Saya and Tsuka cover. The Fuchi and the Tsuba (see pictures in the book ‘Military swords of Japan’) are also different as the Saya is, but the Tsuka is original with old Tsuka-Ito and Same.
A good WO-2 shin gunto blade with special koshirae in good old war condition.

Price ; € 1950, -

€1750,-

DATA:

blade shape; Shinogi-zukuri Katana
length / Nagasa; 64.3 cm
altitude Motohaba; 3.2 cm
thick / kasane; 0.65 cm
sori; 1.6 cm
hamon; Gunome Midare.
Jihada; Ko-Itame / mokume.

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 WO-2 Mounting only and Tsunagi / wood sword from private collection.
A Shin Gunto Katana original mount with a mon/family chest of arms in silver inlaid in the Kashirae. Unfortunately the Mon is almost destroyed by someone.
This mount is in a good used condition and complete without major dents or rust and the Tsuka-ito is still in good condition.
Note: the mount has NO sword but a tsunagi/sword from wood to keep the mount at one.

SOLD

DATA:

blade shape; Tsunagi Katana (wood) the saya has a deep at approx. 67-69cm for a real katana.
length / Nagasa; 61.4 cm
height / Motohaba; 2.7 cm
thick / kasane; 0.5 cm
sori; 1.4 cm.

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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