Japanese Swords, Fittings and Firearms

  • Mounted Wakizashi 
This is nicely 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 is signed “Omori Teru Hide”. The scabbard is wrapped in cloth with a floral pattern.

    Mounted Wakizashi (J436)

    $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...

  • 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.

    A Japanese Tanto in Mounts (J435)

    $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...

  • Rare Japanese Tanto Pistol.
17½” Overall length. Barrel is 7½” length. Metal has an overall even gray patina. Action functions perfectly. Both the saya and tsuka are made of wood and looks very similar to a shirasaya. Very nicely made with a kozuka handle permanently attached to the side. Beautiful rare Tanto pistol that was only made for a short time.

    Rare Japanese Tanto Pistol (MGJ1416)

    $3,250.00

    Rare Japanese Tanto Pistol. 17½” Overall length. Barrel is 7½” length. Metal has an overall even gray patina. Action functions perfectly. Both the saya and tsuka are made of wood and looks very...

  • 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 Occupation personnel had regarded them as lethal weapons, as they most certainly were. To fill the marked demand the Japanese made swords such as this from bone (probably cow) and from large fish or whale bone and carved them with depictions of Samurai warriors. Most if not all we have seen were brought to the U.S.  by returning soldiers and civilians who thought these to be the real swords of the Samurai, very interesting and colorful but post hostilities Wakizashi.

    Japanese Wakizashi (K2177)

    $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...

  • 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 Wakizashi. Just beautiful.

    Ubu (shortened) Wakizashi (J432)

    $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...

  • 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 wakizashi is in Shirasaya with copper habaki.

    Shinto Wakizashi (J427)

    $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...

  • 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.

    Ubu Mumei Koto Bizen Katana (J424)

    $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.

  • 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).

    Mumei Koto Katana (J423)

    $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).

  • Kinko Kodzuka.
Motif of Sage generating a storm cloud from a pinch of powder. Shibuichi base with shakudo and gold inlay and overlay, unsigned. Atteibuted to Taizan school of Mito by NBTHK.

    Kinko Kodzuka (MGJ1404)

    $750.00

    Kinko Kodzuka. Motif of Sage generating a storm cloud from a pinch of powder. Shibuichi base with shakudo and gold inlay and overlay, unsigned. Atteibuted to Taizan school of Mito by NBTHK.

  • Kinko Fuchi Kashira.
Shakudo Nanaro ground with unknown motif, unsigned and boxed.

    Kinko Fuchi Kashira (MGJ1403)

    $345.00

    Kinko Fuchi Kashira. Shakudo Nanaro ground with unknown motif, unsigned and boxed.

  • Kinko Fuchi Kashira.
With polished copper ground, Unknown motif with gold and copper highlights, unsigned and boxed.

    Kinko Fuchi Kashira (MGJ1402)

    $345.00

    Kinko Fuchi Kashira. With polished copper ground, Unknown motif with gold and copper highlights, unsigned and boxed.

  • Kinko Fuchi Kashira.
Ishime base. Silver birds with reeds, nice detail. Unsigned and boxed.

    Kinko Fuchi Kashira (MGJ1401)

    $375.00

    Kinko Fuchi Kashira. Ishime base. Silver birds with reeds, nice detail. Unsigned and boxed.

  • Menuki with unknown Motif.
Shakudo with gold highlights, unsigned and boxed.

    Menuki with unknown Motif (MGJ1400)

    $150.00

    Menuki with unknown Motif. Shakudo with gold highlights, unsigned and boxed.

  • Very Large Kinko Kogai.
Shakudo Nanako ground and polished. Shakudo high relief. Shakudo leaves with gold highlights, unsigned. Length overall is 9½”.

    Very Large Kinko Kogai (MGJ1399)

    $450.00

    Very Large Kinko Kogai. Shakudo Nanako ground and polished. Shakudo high relief. Shakudo leaves with gold highlights, unsigned. Length overall is 9½”.

  • Kinko Fuchi Kashira.
Shakudo Nanako ground. Floral pattern with gold and silver highlights, unsigned.

    Kinko Fuchi Kashira (MGJ1398)

    $275.00

    Kinko Fuchi Kashira. Shakudo Nanako ground. Floral pattern with gold and silver highlights, unsigned.

  • Iron Kodzuka.
Gold beetle with gold kanji.

    Iron Kodzuka (MGJ1397)

    $150.00

    Iron Kodzuka. Gold beetle with gold kanji.

  • Kinko Kudzuka.
Ishime ground. Bird amidst leaves with gold highlights, signed

    Kinko Kudzuka (MGJ1396)

    $295.00

    Kinko Kudzuka. Ishime ground. Bird amidst leaves with gold highlights, signed

  • Kinko Fuchi Kashira.
Floral motif in high relief. Gold, copper and Shakudo highlights unsigned.

    Kinko Fuchi Kashira (MGJ1393)

    $250.00

    Kinko Fuchi Kashira. Floral motif in high relief. Gold, copper and Shakudo highlights unsigned.

  • Very Rare Japanese Pierced Arrowhead.
A very rare round (maru) pierced Japanese arrowhead from the Kamakura period (1188-1333). Dr. Kansa Sato of Tokyo National Museum has judged this piece to be that old. Ex- Dr. Sadami Matsushita collection.

    Very Rare Japanese Pierced Arrowhead (MGJ1389)

    $1,500.00

    Very Rare Japanese Pierced Arrowhead. A very rare round (maru) pierced Japanese arrowhead from the Kamakura period (1188-1333). Dr. Kansa Sato of Tokyo National Museum has judged this piece to be that old. Ex- Dr. Sadami...

  • Dai-Sho Tsuba.

    Dai-Sho Tsuba (MGJ1408)

    $450.00

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