Japanese Swords

  • 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...

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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).