Category Archives: Japanese Swords

WAKIZASHI – SIGNED MASATSUGU

This is a signed Wakizashi with the two character signature of ” Masatsugu “. This is attributed to Ko-Bizen Masatsugu of the Masatsune school. It dates to the Nanbokucho era ( 1336-1392 ) and has a beautiful wavy hamon with … Continue reading

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Kanabo Masatsugu – Muromachi Period – Genki -1573 – 1592

This sword is the work of second generation Masatsugu from the Kanabo school. He was rated Wazamono; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wazamono, and his swords were highly prized by the Samurai of the Sengoko Era of constant warfare because of their superior strength and cutting … Continue reading

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Wakizashi – Mumei – 16th – 17th Century

This Wakizashi came from a WWII veteran who brought it back from the Philippine Islands after the war. It is mounted in it’s original Edo style mounts, fully matching with wave designs on the metal parts. The Kodzuka is in … Continue reading

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Wakizashi – Yokoyama Kozuke Daijō Fujiwara Sukesada – 1661

This sword is absolutely beautiful, in full polish and displaying a large, wide Gunome temper line. It is mounted in Shirasaya with sayagaki. It has a 21 inch blade and an ubu  nakago, signed on both sides; Yokoyama Kozuke Daijō Fujiwara Sukesada. … Continue reading

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Wakizashi – Yamashiro Igo no Kami Kinmichi – 1596

This is a beautiful sword made in the Keicho era ( 1596 ) by the Igo no kami Kinmichi school in Kyoto. It is in new polish and displays a nice gunome temper line and itame grain ( hada ). The … Continue reading

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Wakizashi – Bishu Osafune Norimitsu – Bizen, Muromachi Period

This is a beautiful sword with a nice curve and a 22 inch cutting edge. The tang is uncut and contains the signature ” Bishu Osafune Norimitsu ” . It is in old  polish but very clean and displays all … Continue reading

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Tanto – Kashu Ju Fujiwara Kiyomitsu – Eisho – 1504

This particular blade was made by a sword smith from Kaga Province,  named Fujiwara Kiyomitsu,  around 1504. It still has the mounts and silk sword bag from that era. It has  Kanteisho papers as well as a letter from the … Continue reading

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Katana – Kagemitsu – Muromachi Era – 1415

This sword was made by Kagemitsu of Bizen Province. It has beautiful mounts ( koshirae ) with silver menuki, fuchi and kashira and a lovely red & black lacquered saya. The blade is in new polish and is signed on … Continue reading

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Tanto – Kamakura Period

This tanto has a new wooden saya but all other fittings are original. It has great age as witnessed by the dark rust on the tang. It also shows much wear over the years but still retains the hamon and … Continue reading

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Katana – Kaneshige – Shinto Period – 1655 – 1663

This sword is signed on the nakago, ” Kazusa no Suke Fujiwara Kaneshige ” and still retains it’s original length. It is in old polish but looks fresh, showing the beautiful hamon of notare and gunome midare with Nie-deki, Kinsuji … Continue reading

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