Japanese Swords

Mounted Katana by Kojima...

Mounted Katana by Kojima Kane Michi and Kane...

Price $1,500.00
Mounted Katana by Kojima Kane Michi and Kane Hisa. This is a mounted katana which was jointly made by Kojima Kane Michi and Kane Hisa. The cutting edge (nagasa) is 27⅛” and feature a narrow irregular hamon and a tight wood grain hada. Kane Michi is listed in John Slough’s book, Modern Japanese Swordsmith, on pages 46-48.
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J436

J436

Price $3,500.00
Mounted Wakizashi. This is beautifully mounted Wakizashi signed “Bishu Osafune Sukesada saku”. This means that is was forged in the town of Osafune in Bishu province by the sword smith Sukesada. The cutting edge (Nagasa) 18 5/16 (46.5 cm). This poece is Ubu (unshortened) and in polish. The temper is a wide choji midare. The motif of the sword furniture is dragons with gold highlights. The fuchi...
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A Japanese Tanto in Mounts...

A Japanese Tanto in Mounts (J435)

Price $2,250.00
A Japanese Tanto in mounts This blade is 11¾” (29.6 cm) in length. It is ubu with two holes and unsigned. It featured a single groove on each side. The hamon is gonome midare. The fuchi, kashira and menuki are shakuio ground with figures. The iron tsuba has a floral motif. The kodzuka and kogia are shakudo and unsigned. The saya has been ground shark shin finish.
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Japanese Wakizashi (K2177)

Japanese Wakizashi (K2177)

Price $350.00
Japanese Wakizashi. Blade length 15”. This is a Wakizashi made just after the U.S. Occupation of Japan and were made for sale to the U.S. soldiers or other non-Japanese persons. They were sold as Japanese samurai swords but were in fact made as souvenirs. By the time many non-Japanese were in Japan they were wanting Samurai swords but the Japanese had mostly surrendered the real swords, as the...
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Ubu (shortened) Wakizashi...

Ubu (shortened) Wakizashi (J432)

Price $2,250.00
Ubu (shortened) Wakizashi This is an ubu wakizashi inscribed Bishu Ju Nobu Iye Saku. The hamon is a shallow notare (wave pattern) with a mokume (burled wood) grain. Length is 21⅛ (53.6cm) Nobu Iye worked around 1650 during the Shinto period. This flawless blade has great activity and come in old Shirasaya with a silver foil habaki. Refernece Hawley p. 525. This is an “in full polish” Shinto...
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Suke Kane Wakisashi (MGJ1414)

Suke Kane Wakisashi (MGJ1414)

Price $1,975.00
Suke Kane Wakisashi This is a finally forged wakizashi that is inscribed Bizen Osafune Ju Yokoyama Suke Kane Saku. On the reverse of the Nakago (tang) is the inscription: Tomonari Go Ju Hachid Mago. This means that the smith is the 58th generation of Tomonari. Actual genealogy across 58 generations cannot be expected, so this is a self-styled continuation of the work left behind by the ancestor...
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Ubu Wakizashi (J433)

Ubu Wakizashi (J433)

Price $1,750.00
Ubu Wakizashi This is an ubu wakizashi in polish, that is inscribed: Oite Dewa Kuni – Fujiwara Masa Hide Tsukuru Kore. The reverse is inscribed: An-Ei Ruko Nen Hachi Gatsu Jitsu. This translates to Masa Hide forged this blade in Dewa province in August of 1776. The hada is a wide, shallow notare (wave) with a very long turn back. It comes in shirasaya with Saya Gaki and copper habaki.
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Shinto Wakizashi (J427)

Shinto Wakizashi (J427)

Price $2,250.00
A Shinto wakizashi inscribed Sesshu No Kami Minamoto Kuni Tsugu. On the reverse: Nanban Tetsu O Motte Koreo Tsukuru. This means that this Settsu Smith forged this blade with foreign imported steel. The Hamon (tember line) is a wide notare with a Itame hada. The Nagasa (cutting edge) is 20” (50.8cm). This smith, Kuni Tsuew, worked around 1673 and is rated 15 points by Hawley (p. 354). This...
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Shinto Yoshi Kuni Tanto...

Shinto Yoshi Kuni Tanto Signed: Chikuco Yoshi...

Price $2,450.00
Shinto Yoshi Kuni Tanto Signed: Chikuco Yoshi Kuni This is a fairly straight, long tanto with a cutting edge (nagasa) of 30.6 cm or 12 1/16”. Yoshi Kuni worked in Chikugo province during the Sho-Ho period (circa 1644 CE). The tang is ubo (uncut) with two holes. This tanto features a spectacular full-temper (hitatshura), which is very uncommon. The habaki is first class two-piece gold. The blade...
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Ubu Mumei Koto Bizen Katana...

Ubu Mumei Koto Bizen Katana (J424)

Price $2,450.00
Ubu Mumei Koto Bizen Katana. This is a ubu (unshortened) mumei (unsigned) Koto Bizen Katana in full polish. The nagasa (cutting edge) is 23⅞” (60.5cm). It is in old shirasaya with a silver foil habacki.
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Mumei Koto Katana (J423)

Mumei Koto Katana (J423)

Price $2,950.00
Mumei Koto Katana. This is a late Koto katana with a cutting edge (nagasa) of 28½” (72.5cm). It is slightly machi okuri and is in shira saya. It is mumei (unsigned).
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Mumei Koto Katana with...

Mumei Koto Katana with Sayagaki (J422)

Price $3,495.00
Mumei Koto Katana with Sayagaki. A mumei Koto Katana with sayagaki, attributing this blade to Bizen Suke Sada during Te-SHo reign (1573). It has a 26⅜” cutting edge and a choji midare hamon. The hada is itame and the nakago has one hole. The habaki is two piece with gold foil.
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Mounted Katana with Two...

Mounted Katana with Two Body Cutting Test (MGJ884)

Price $5,000.00
Mounted Katana with Two Body Cutting Test Mounted Katana signed: Hida No kami Fujiwara Uji Fusa. Cutting test reads: Oi Osaka Nakano shima kura yashiki inada oo yamano suke juro hisa hide Kiowa ni nen sangatsu Futatsudo Kiri O Toshi (Cutting test in Osaka in March of 1802 with two bodies cut). Blade cutting edge is 27¾”. Long double grooves. Large notare. Hamon Ómaru Boshi. Sujikai Yasurime....
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Japanese Type 32 Pattern...

Japanese Type 32 Pattern Sword (J413)

Price $245.00
Japanese Type 32 Pattern Sword. Blade length is 30” and has been sharpened on tips and has some notches. Scabbard is good with patina. Good overall condition Pre-WWI Japanese military sword.
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Wakisashi in Mounts (J410)

Wakisashi in Mounts (J410)

Price $1,750.00
Wakisashi in Mounts. This is an unsigned Ubu Wakizashi with 1 hole and Sujikai Yasurime. The blade is 17 7/16” (44.3 cm.) in length. Some areas of the irregular hamon are visible. The unsigned Tsuba is iron with gold, shakudo, silver, and copper birds. Included in this theme are rocks, foliage and a stream. The Fuchi Kashira are polished shibuichi with well carved roosters of gold shakudo,...
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Mounted Tanto (J409)

Mounted Tanto (J409)

Price $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 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...
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Mounted Koto Aikuchi (MGJ621)

Mounted Koto Aikuchi (MGJ621)

Price $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”. There were 2 generations of Nobu Uji. Nobu Uji worked in the 1300’s. See Hawley, Page 608 (Nob 552 and Nob 553).
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