Japanese Swords

  • 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”...

  • Japanese Gendaito UBU, Mumei 27 ½” Blade with good finish.

    Japanese Gendaito UBU (SW1158)

    $1,495.00

    Japanese Gendaito UBU, Mumei 27 ½” Blade with good finish.

  • A Mune mitsu Gendaito signed: Mishimani Mai Oite Moriya Mune Mitsu Koreo Tsukuru. Date: Showa Ju Ku Nen Roku Gatsu Hi. This blade was forged by Mune Mitsu in June of 1944 in Shimane Province.  It is 65.6cm or 25 13/16” long. It is ubu with 1 hole in the military mounts. Mune Mitsu is listed in Hawley’s on page 526 (Mun 234). He was relicensed after the war in 1954.  He is listed in the Nihonto Meikan on page 452. , Gendaito Meikan on page 103, and Toko Taikan on page 630.  Despite some pitting the hamon and hada are clearly visible.

    A Mune mitsu Gendaito (DRJ02)

    $1,500.00

    A Mune mitsu Gendaito signed: Mishimani Mai Oite Moriya Mune Mitsu Koreo Tsukuru. Date: Showa Ju Ku Nen Roku Gatsu Hi. This blade was forged by Mune Mitsu in June of 1944 in Shimane Province. It is 65.6cm or 25 13/16”...

  • Koto Tanto In Full Polish. Signed: Yoshi Nori. Suguha with itame and mokume hada. Narrow double grooves. Kaen or flame boshi, gold plate habaki, shira saya with atomei. A very early, graceful tanto.

    Koto Tanto (DRJ01)

    $2,500.00

    Koto Tanto In Full Polish. Signed: Yoshi Nori. Suguha with itame and mokume hada. Narrow double grooves. Kaen or flame boshi, gold plate habaki, shira saya with atomei. A very early, graceful tanto.

  • 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.

  • Kikuchi Yari shaped like a Mor Ohazukvri blade with an additional section of Ha on the mune side near the tip. Ko-Itame with Suguha signed on socket. Yoshikawa Minamoto Suke Yoshi 8 3/8” (21.2cm.) 14” (35.6cm) long overall. N.BTHK. hozon paper in excellent polish.

    Kikuchi Yari (MGJ474)

    $1,875.00

    Kikuchi Yari shaped like a Mor Ohazukvri blade with an additional section of Ha on the mune side near the tip. Ko-Itame with Suguha signed on socket. Yoshikawa Minamoto Suke Yoshi 8 3/8” (21.2cm.) 14” (35.6cm)...

  • 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...

  • Wakizashi in Shirasaya. 19 ¾” (50.2cm). Ubu, 2 holes. Signed: Rai Kuni Haru. Hawley Kun 79, 15 points. Circa 1711. Owari province. Very healthy sword in full polish N.B.T.H.K Hozon Tokubetsu (1976).

    Wakizashi in Shirasaya (MGJ221)

    $3,500.00

    Wakizashi in Shirasaya. 19 ¾” (50.2cm). Ubu, 2 holes. Signed: Rai Kuni Haru. Hawley Kun 79, 15 points. Circa 1711. Owari province. Very healthy sword in full polish N.B.T.H.K Hozon Tokubetsu (1976).

  • 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).