Mino Den Tanto (fss-742)

Mino Den Tanto (fss-742)

Mino Den Tanto (fss-742)   New Item   Available   Sold On Hold Special Sale This beautifully lacquered exquisitely made Tanto comes in a very nice polish. The hamon is extremely subtle with a togare-ba/gunome temper. This blade was  made in the mino style probably from the Shinshinto era. The hada is a masame mix with mokume and very finely done. The sword shows off the blades fine qualities  in a very clear sashikomi polish. The blade is in HIRA-ZUKURI shape.  The koshirai is a mix of beautiful lacquer work with a suspension of large abalone within and appears to be from the Shin-shinto era. A beautiful  saya with exquisite lacquering.  This package is complete and well made finished with a beautiful high grade sageo and a dark rich brown leather ito. the motif for the menuki are of a boar. There is an iron kodzuka with a playful puppy with toy! A beautiful TANTO in the tradition of the MINO school this sword exemplifies the late MINO school of the Shinshinto era. As you can see in our new High Resolution photographs the hamon is an active mixture of gunome with an overall ko-notare shape. There is ara-nie in abundance and hotsure. The boshi is a midare-komi with kaen. The hada is a masame with mokume mix  and ji-nie appears, a beautiful tight hada to accentuate this glowing hamon. The sword has a shape and overall it suggests a time forgotten. This koshirae is clean and fundamental with menuki of a boar in a floral setting. Large abalone shell suspended in a lacquered saya finishes the mounts in a true japanese style. The blade is in full polish and should be sent to...
Tachibana Kunihide (fss-738)

Tachibana Kunihide (fss-738)

Tachibana Kunihide (fss-738)   New Item   Available   Sold On Hold Special Sale A beautiful Shinshinto Katana, this sword is reminiscent of much earlier Soshu style work. At first glance this blade reminds one of the majestic blades of the finest Soshu Den smiths. A long, wide sword attributed to Kunihide with a extremely active and swirling hamon. Even the hamon shows hamon hada or a grain pattern within the yakiba.  At 29-1/2 ” this blade is an incredible one of a kind piece. The hada is incredibly clear and visible and appears to be a Masame with itame, there is  masame nagare . There is a longish wavy kissaki and very active. There is ji nie all over. The hamon is a large notare gunome and truly spectacular which is in a pristine polish.  A fantastic sword with much to enjoy and appreciate. The hamon has a 3d like appearance with almost every activity that is imaginable. You can find kinsugi, sunagashi, ashi, yo and chikei can be found in the hada. The kissaki is a long O-kissaki with a very active boshi filled with sunagashi. About the smith: KUNIHIDE (国秀), Tenpō (天保, 1830-1844), Kōzuke – “Jōshū Annaka-jū Enryūshi Tachibana Kunihide” (上州安中住円龍子橘国秀), “Tachibana Enryūshi Kunihide saku” (立花円龍子国秀作), “Sōshū Kamakura-jū Tachibana Kunihide” (相州鎌倉住橘国秀), “Enryūshi Kunihide saku” (円龍子国秀作), real name Tachibana Hayato (橘隼人), student of Ikkansai Yoshihiro (一貫斎義弘), he worked for the Annaka fief (安中藩) of Kōzuke province, during the Tenpō he worked temporarily also in Echigo, between Kaei (嘉永, 1848-1854) and Bunkyū (文久, 1861-1864) he moved eventually to Kamakura, most of his blades have a magnificent sugata with a wide mihaba and an elongated kissaki, the jigane is an ō-itame...
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 MINO KANENAKA (fss-744) Jumyo wakazashi (fss-743) Mino Den Tanto (fss-742) Signed shin-gunto (fss-741) NCO shin-gunto (fss-740) Taro Kanehiro (fss-739) 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...