Daily Archives: January 17, 2012

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 – 1596 – 1632

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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NAGINATA – 17th or 18th Century

This is a nice long Naginata from the Genroku period, around 1651- 1709. It is believed to be made by a smith from the Owari Seki Group, based on a Shinsa paper from Nippon Token Hozankai. It has a cut … Continue reading

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Tachi – NOBUKUNI – Yamashiro Province – Late 14th Century

This is the first sword I purchased from the Ed Hollenbeck collection. It is in old shira saya and has Japanese writing on both sides of the saya. One side was written early and has the sign of a famous … Continue reading

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Katana by Yoshitsugu – 1661 – 1681, YOS936 ( Hawleys )

This is a beautiful long, slim blade with a deep curve. The hamon is a beautiful Choji or Gunome Midare. The tang is signed ” Higo no Kami Hojoji Tachibana Yoshitsugu “. This Smith is listed in Hawleys, YOS396, as … Continue reading

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Samuel Welsh – 1807

SOLD This is a large horn with nice honey colored patina. The neck is recessed, bordered with a saw tooth design and boldly signed just beneath ” Samuel Welsh¬† 1807 “. The rest of the body of the horn is … Continue reading

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