Monthly Archives: February 2012

Hunting Bag Set

This is a fully in tact hunting bag set with it’s original straps and ties to the bag and powder horn. The bag is deer hide with most of the hair still attached to the skin. The horn is original … Continue reading

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Shot bag and belt

This is a leather strap and shot bag that a ” shot gunner ” would carry on his hunt. The bag still is full of lead shot. All original with no repairs.

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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 – 1661 – 1673

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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Tsubas, Kodzuka and other fittings

Shown below are many original Japanese sword tsubas ( sword guards ), fuchi, kashira        ( cover each end of the sword handle also called a tsuka ), kodzuka ( small knife that fits in a slot in … Continue reading

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