Japanese Swords

  • Mounted Tanto. This Tanto is ubu with one hole. Signed: Noshu Ju Kane Tomo. There were many smiths using the signature Kane Tomo working in Mino Province starting in the 1300’s until the late 1500’s. This would appear to be one working in the 1500’s. This Tanto features an irregular gonome Hamon with some Tobiaki and Itame Hada. The Nakago has sujikai yasurime with haagari tip. The Fuchi Kashira are shakudo ground with cloisonné blooming iris and are not signed. The menuki are coral and shibuichi. The Kurikata is also cloisonné with flowers and butterfly. The habaki is covered in silver foil. The saya is in excellent condition with crushed abalone in the lacquer. The kinko tsuba has a motif of cloisonné flowers and leaves and is unsigned. Cutting edge (Nagasa) is 11 1/16”.              $4750.00

    Mounted Tanto (J409)

    $4,750.00

    Mounted Tanto. This Tanto is ubu with one hole. Signed: Noshu Ju Kane Tomo. There were many smiths using the signature Kane Tomo working in Mino Province starting in the 1300’s until the late 1500’s. This would...

  • Mounted Koto Aikuchi. Signed: Bishu Osafune Nobu Uji. Date is illegible. Kogai and Kogatana are signed. Saya has profusely inlaid Kogiri and Kurikata. Blade has narrow suguha. Nagasa or cutting edge is 12 ¾”. There were 2 generations of Nobu Uji. Nobu Uji worked in the 1300’s. See Hawley, Page 608 (Nob 552 and Nob 553).

    Mounted Koto Aikuchi (MGJ621)

    $5,500.00

    Mounted Koto Aikuchi. Signed: Bishu Osafune Nobu Uji. Date is illegible. Kogai and Kogatana are signed. Saya has profusely inlaid Kogiri and Kurikata. Blade has narrow suguha. Nagasa or cutting edge is 12 ¾”...

  • Koshirae With Tsunagi Floral Motifs On Shakudo Nanako Ground. Associated fittings. Note: Kodzuka is Signed: Goto. Blade is replaced by wooden Tsunagi. Ko-Gatana has visible temper line and is Signed: Kane Moto.

    Koshirae With Tsunagi Floral Motifs On Shakudo Nanako Ground (MGJ537)

    $1,450.00

    Koshirae With Tsunagi Floral Motifs On Shakudo Nanako Ground. Associated fittings. Note: Kodzuka is Signed: Goto. Blade is replaced by wooden Tsunagi. Ko-Gatana has visible temper line and is Signed: Kane Moto.

  • Yanagiba With Two Pierced Designs. Signed: Echizen Taka ___ 3” (7.5cm); 9” (23cm) overall.

    Yanagiba With Two Pierced Designs (MGJ524)

    $550.00

    Yanagiba With Two Pierced Designs. Signed: Echizen Taka ___ 3” (7.5cm); 9” (23cm) overall.

  • Wakizashi signed: Awataguchi Omi No Kami Tadatsuna. In polish ubu, 1 hole inscription on reverse. 20 1/8 51.2 cm. Choji Midare gold foil habaki. 3rd generation 25points in Hawley. Has New Mexico Shinsa papers from 1983. Full polish no Kizus. Made by very good maker. Reverse signed: Jitetsu Oroshi Kore O Tsukuru.

    Wakizashi signed: Awataguchi Omi No Kami Tadatsuna (MGJ477)

    $3,975.00

    Wakizashi signed: Awataguchi Omi No Kami Tadatsuna. In polish ubu, 1 hole inscription on reverse. 20 1/8 51.2 cm. Choji Midare gold foil habaki. 3rd generation 25points in Hawley. Has New Mexico Shinsa papers from 1983. Full...

  • Wakizashi in Shira Saya. Signed Kawachi Daijo Fujiwara Masa Hiro. Hawley, P. 378. Shinto Jiten, P. 334. 19 1/8 48.6 cm. Choji Midare. Full polish sword. Note: There are 2 miniscule nicks in the hau.

    Wakizashi in Shira Saya (MGJ476)

    $2,850.00

    Wakizashi in Shira Saya. Signed Kawachi Daijo Fujiwara Masa Hiro. Hawley, P. 378. Shinto Jiten, P. 334. 19 1/8 48.6 cm. Choji Midare. Full polish sword. Note: There are 2 miniscule nicks in the Ha.

  • Yari signed Mori Sada? This is a long thick Yari. Blade length 17½” and overall length 26½”. Good polish with undulating Suguha Hamon. Reverse is carved irregular Bo-Hi red laquer.

    Yari signed Mori Sada? (MGJ473)

    $1,750.00

    Yari signed Mori Sada? This is a long thick Yari. Blade length 17½” and overall length 26½”. Good polish with undulating Suguha Hamon. Reverse is carved irregular Bo-Hi red laquer.

  • Yari long blade forged in Itame and Mokume Hada Gonome Midare Hamon. In Nie and Nioi with Tobiaki Ubu, I Hole signed Geishu Jo Fujiwara Hiro Kuni Circa 1695 13¾” or 34.8cm length overall is 28” or 71.1. Nbthk Tokubetsu Kicho in Shirasaya.

    Yari long blade forged in Itame and Mokume Hada Gonome Midare Hamon (MGJ471)

    $2,650.00

    Yari long blade forged in Itame and Mokume Hada Gonome Midare Hamon. In Nie and Nioi with Tobiaki Ubu, I Hole signed Geishu Jo Fujiwara Hiro Kuni Circa 1695 13¾” or 34.8cm length overall is 28” or 71.1...

  • Koshirae. Motif of birds in flight. Tsuba is shakudo with kao signature. Fuchi Kashira is shakudo with ishime ground (unsigned). Kodzuka is shakudo nanako ground with Goto School signature Ko-gatana has length inscription. Tsuba is good quality with kao in lieu of a typical signature.

    Koshirae (MGJ346)

    $2,000.00

    Koshirae. Motif of birds in flight. Tsuba is shakudo with kao signature. Fuchi Kashira is shakudo with ishime ground (unsigned). Kodzuka is shakudo nanako ground with Goto School signature Ko-gatana has length inscription...

  • Tanto in Shirasaya: Hira Zukuri. Slight Uchizori or reverse curve. Suguha with Itame Hada. Ubu, 1 hole. Sujikai with decorative Yasurime. Signed: Kane Kuni Saku; on reverse: Heisei Roku Ju Hachi Gatsu (August, 1985). Length is 25.8cm or 101/8”. Shirasaya with gold foil Habaki in full polish.

    Tanto in Shirasaya (MGJ295)

    $2,250.00

    Tanto in Shirasaya: Hira Zukuri. Slight Uchizori or reverse curve. Suguha with Itame Hada. Ubu, 1 hole. Sujikai with decorative Yasurime. Signed: Kane Kuni Saku; on reverse: Heisei Roku Ju Hachi Gatsu (August, 1985). Length...

  • Nice Tanto with Mounts. Unusual Compartment in the Tsunagi. Horn fittings. Compartment for money or documents (messages).

    Nice Tanto with Mounts (MGJ129)

    $495.00

    Nice Tanto with Mounts. Unusual Compartment in the Tsunagi. Horn fittings. Compartement for money or documents (messages).