Japanese Swords

  • 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).