Akasaka Kanesada (fss-734)

Akasaka Kanesada (fss-734)

Akasaka Kanesada (fss-734)   New Item   Available   Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a large wakazashi (almost katana size) and is a very sound and healthy blade and appears to be in an older koto style.  The blade is wide and has a beautiful curvature that reminds one of the old mino school.  The quality of the sword is also good.  The hamon is bright and has very good activity.  The hada is milky looking and is forged well with much ji-nie and shirake appears.  The hamon is frosted with nie and the hada is a tighly well forged mokume with itame. There is profuse ara-nie and ji-nie. This sword is signed by Akasaka kanesada. There were many Kane Sada smiths working at this time but this sword is of a distinct branch. The hamon is notare midare in sugu-ha with much activity and plenty of nie with nioi. The hada is a mokume mix. Though in need of a fresh polish this blade has good work. it comes with original koshirae though the lacquer is missing in spots. The fuchi kashira are iron with a gilded design. The tsuba is made of shakudo. The ito and sageo are both in black with a well made habaki. About Akasaka and this smith: Akasaka-jû Kanesada 赤坂住兼定 Akasaka was a production site in Mino province. The famous Kanemoto lineage worked there as did a branch of the No-Sada’s. The group around No-Sada worked in Seki but the banch in question split off and moved to Akasaka. That was in the late 1500s, i.e. Tensho (1573-1592). Mei: Akasaka-jû Kanesada 赤坂住兼定 Date: (1500’s-1600’s) Nagasa: 22-1/8 inches Sori: 15.2 mm Width at the ha-machi: 29.5 mm Width at...
Echizen Kanenori (fss-713)

Echizen Kanenori (fss-713)

Echizen Kanenori (fss-713)   New Item   Available   Sold On Hold Special Sale   This stunning Echizen blade from the Shinto era comes in koshirai and is in a fine Japanese polish. The work on this sword is very elegant and exciting at the same time. In the hamon you can see tsunagashi and kinsuji with a well defined habuchi with some ko-nie to frost the top and in the valleys are much Nie to be seen.. The hada is well forged and in great shape for such beauty of a blade with some masame running here and there entwined with itame and mokume. Ji-nie appears. The style is that of shinogi-zukuri with double bohi carved. The tang is signed: Chikugo no Kami Fujiwara Kanenori Echizen-jû -on the reverse 2nd generation Echizen Kanenori (包則) From the later Muromachi period onwards, Mino province saw a steady outflow of swordsmith, a trend that saw its peak in the Momoyama and early Edo period. Reason was for the most part the then significant demand for swords and thus local daimyô began to recruit famous masters to work for them on their lands. Mino bldes, or Seki blades in particular, were regarded as being durable and sharp and so a downright wave of migration of Mino/Seki swordsmiths can be seen, especially in the neighboring provinces of Owari and Echizen. As for Echizen, the province also gave a new home to many formerly Ômi-based Shimosaka smiths, thus we use classifications like “Echizen-Seki” (越前関) and “Echizen-Shimosaka” (越前下坂) to refer to these two different currents. The “trend-setters” of the Echizen-Seki group were first and foremost...
Katsutoshi Tanto (fss-650)

Katsutoshi Tanto (fss-650)

Katsutoshi Tanto (fss-650) New Item Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a fine quality tanto signed and dated from the shin-shinto era. The signature reads Katsutoshi and is dated in the Meiji era. This smith is listed in Hawley’s and in his longer signature signed “Echigo Wakida Yoshiteru and Ryuunsai (Wakida) Katsutoshi. He is from Echigo and is a very good smith. Tanto from him are not easily found and this tanto is especially very well made and has a beautiful clear jigane. the hada is a swirling mokume in itame. It is well forged and has no flaws. The hamon is incredibely attractive of gunome-midare with much to see within. Many quality hataraki/activity can be seen in this blade. Tanto like these that were made during the shinshinto era and brought to war are few. After the wakazashi came to existence during the Edo era tanto production diminished greatly. During the shin-shinto era tanto began to be made again. Swordsmiths took pride in producing these quality blades to honor the blades of old. This blade is in a good older polish but would greatly benefit with a new polish. The blade interestingly was mounted for WWII. Tanto mounted in military garb such as this are extremely rare and well sought after by the WWII Japanese sword collector. it may have been a pilots tanto, its difficult to say but the few extent pieces were as such. You generally don’t find tanto like this in a leather cover that is clearly WWII military. The hanger for the cord is also of good quality, to add to it’s uniqueness. To...
Bayonet Collection (nji-104)

Bayonet Collection (nji-104)

Bayonet Collection (nji-104) New Item Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a lot of 5 bayonets. They are in good shape and condition. This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $325.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: nji-104. NihontoAntiques@comcast.net How To Order Information Subscribe for the Latest Updates!Join our mailing list to receive the latest News & Updates from Nihonto Antiques. SUBSCRIBE You have Successfully Subscribed! Your email address will be kept private & will only be used to send updates from this site! For Sale Tachibana Kunihide (fss-738) Naminohira Daito (fss-737) Hôjôji Sadakuni (fss-736) Akasaka Kanesada (fss-734) Yamato Masanori (fss-733) Mito Sukemitsu (fss-730) Koto Katana (fss-729) Minamoto Sadayuki (fss-728) Chinese sword (nji 112) Chinese sword (nji-111) Chinese sword (nji-110) Chinese Sword (nji-109) Jôshû Mito, Sukemitsu (fss-727) Bizen Morimitsu (fss-721) Kunitaka Daito (fss-717) Bitchu Yasuhiro (fss-716) Wakazashi Mumei (fss-715) Yamato No Daijo Masanori (fss-714) Showa Kaneyoshi (fss-711) Horii Toshihide (fss-709) Tsukushi-Ryôkai (fss-708) Yamashiro Nobuyoshi Wakazashi (fss-707) Chikuzen Moritsuna (fss-701) Jakushū-jū Fuyuhiro (fss-695) Ko Nio Tachi (fss-689) Yasukuni Akitomo (fss-681) Soft Metal Kozuka (fst-503) Cloisonné Kozuka (fsk-552) kogai/warebashi (fsk-501) Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-561) Tosho Tsuba (fst-560) Tsuba signed Kaneiye (fst-559) Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-558) Soft metal Tsuba (fst-557) Masakata Tsuba (fst-556) Signed Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-555) Satsuma Style Tsuba (fst-554) Dragon IronTsuba (fst-553) Tsukashi Tsuba (fst-552) Muneyuki Tsuba (fst-551) Koto Bizen Tanto (fss-641) Tsuba (fso-628) Fine Menuki Papered (fso-262) Ko Kinko Kogai...