Monthly Archives: January 2012

Wakizashi – Signed Taira Kagemori, with nice mounts.

This blade has a beautiful Gunomi midare hamon and the tang shows that it has been shortened an inch or so during it’s lifetime. When shortened,  part of the last character of the signature is gone, but it is still … Continue reading

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Wakizashi – Fuji Shima with Nippon-to Kantei-sho Papers

This is a Tensho period wakizashi ( 1573 ) with a slightly wavey suguha hamon.The blade has been awarded Nippon-to Kantei-sho papers listing the sword smith as; Fuji Shima  of Kaga province which today is called Ishikawa. Mounts are wicker … Continue reading

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Wakizashi – Minamoto Kuni Yoshi

This wakizashi is stored in a beautifully carved shira saya and is signed by the maker; Minamoto Kuni Yoshi. The blade is very unique as it has two sides finished completely different from one another. One side of the blade, … Continue reading

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Wakizashi – Sadayuki – 1658-1681, Kantei-sho papers

This sword is housed in shirasaya and is freshly polished. It’s original family mounts from the early Edo period accompany the sword as well as the silk storage bag. The blade is signed on the tang; Yamato Daijo Fujiwara Sadayuki. … Continue reading

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Katana – Mumei – Bizen – Eisho period

This is a beautifully tempered blade with a Gunome-midare hamon with a lot of activity and is o-suriage ( cut down ) to 26 & 3/8 inches along the cutting edge. It is housed in a maroon speckled saya with … Continue reading

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Katana – Morimitsu

This sword is mounted in World War II Shin-gunto  mounts with a brown saya. The blade is 24 & 5/16 inches along the cutting edge and is in decent polish with light scratches. It has a good suguha hamon and … Continue reading

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Wakizashi – Shimosaka – Genroku Period – 1651 – 1709

This is a traditionally mounted blade in black Saya, wonderful open work tsuba of warriors gambling ( signed ) and matching , signed, fuchi & kashira. There is a Kodzuka in the saya pocket as well. The blade is in … Continue reading

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Katana – ? Kuni – Yamato

This is a Naginata style blade mounted in Russo-Japanese mounts with a family Mon of crossed hawk feathers on the top of the hilt. The tang has Gold lacquered characters on both sides, called ” Kinpun Mei “. These signatures … Continue reading

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Katana – Hizen no Kuni Junin Tadayoshi Saku

This is a nice blade in full polish, mounted in WWII Shin-Gunto mounts. Attached on the top of the Tsuka are brown and blue tassels, signifying that the sword was carried by an Army Company grade officer ( Captain ). … Continue reading

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Katana – Sukesada

This is a long blade of 27 & 1/4 inches along the cutting edge mounted in Company Officer Kyo-Gunto ( Russo-Japanese style ). It is in good polish, with a nice gunomi-midare hamon and with a gold foiled habaki. The … Continue reading

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