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Iron Ground Round Openwork Tsuba

Tuba2698a

Arrowhead/Nuphar and Wild goose openwork design

Signed :  Kosukashi-no-I wo Tazuneru (Learning from Ancient Openwork)

KAZUNARI kore-wo Tsukuru

Naruki Kazuhiko (Issei/Kazunari) (Nakatsugawa-city Intangible Cultural Asset)

following an example of Ko-AKASAKA work

Round Shape, Iron ground, Ji-sukashi Openwork, Square contour Mimi edge, Hitsu-ana punch

83.0 mm x 83.4 mm 4.9 mm thick (Mimi-edge)

DAI-SHO set of Katana and Wakizashi signed : Fujiwara KANEFUSA-saku to order of MITSUMASA generations A highly Auspicious day, October, Dog, the 1st calendar signed of Heisei

G69272/3(S3279)
Contemporary swords(Heisei 6 / 1994) Gifu
(DAI) : Length of cutting edge 74.8cm Curvature 1.7cm Width of base 34.0mm Width of Yokote 26.0mm Thickness of base 7.2mm
(SHO) : Length of cutting edge 55.3cm Curvature 1.3cm Width of base 28.5mm Width of Yokote 22.5mm Thickness of base 5.8mm

 

Wakizashi unsigned Fujiwara TAKADA

T275603(W2889)

Shinto Early Edo period (Kan'ei - Shouhou era/1624 - 47) Bungo
Length of cutting edge 54.7cm Curvature 1.1cm Width of base 29.2mm Width of Yokote 20.7mm Thickness of base 6.4mm

NBTHK (Hozon) certificate

Jyu-monji Yari signed Yamashiro-no-kami Fujiwara KUNISHIGE

S55224(Y1526)

Shinto Middle of Edo period (Meiwa era/circa 1764) Bushu
Length of cutting edge 18.3cm Width of cutting edge 13.7cm Thickness of base 15.6mm Length of tang 39.8cm

NBTHK(Hozon) certificate
Zenkido certificate

 

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Wakizashi signed Mino-no-kami TOSHINORI In the 2nd month, Snake, the 4th calendar sign, the 9th year of Kansei

M16996(W8579)

Shin-shin-to in the late Edo period (9th year of Kansei /1797) Inaba
Length of cutting edge 37.2cm Curvature 0.7cm Width of base 31.6mm Width of Yokote 22.4mm Thickness of base 6.5mm

NBTHK(Hozon/Tokubetsu kicho) certificate

Sendmail

 

 

Tanto signed KANENORI-saku with) Black Roiro lacquered scabbard Tanto Koshirae

M37503(T3191)

Koto End of Muromachi period (Tensho era/circa 1573-) Mino
Length of cutting edge 27.0cm Curvature 0.1cm Width of base 24.9mm Thickness of base 5.4mm

NBTHK(Hozon) certificate

with) Black Roiro lacquered scabbard Tanto Koshirae

Katana signed Hizen-koku-ju Ise-daijo Fujiwara YOSHIHIRO with) Black Waist coded Beaten Gold Bworn lacquered Taneshino-stripe Koshirae

T252445(S2099)

Early Edo period (circa Kanbun - Jyoukyo/1661-87) Hizen
Length of cutting edge 61.7cm Curvature 1.5cm Width of base 31.6mm Width of Yokote 22.5mm Thickness of base 7.0mm

NBTHK(Tokubetsdu Hozon) certificate

with) Black Waist coded Beaten Gold Bworn lacquered Taneshino-stripe Koshirae

Tachi signed Hachiman Daibosatsu Bizen-koku-ju Uma-no-jo □TSUGU-zou The 1st month New Year In the 7th year of □□

T2627(S829)

Koto Kamakura period (Kenkyu 7th/1196, Bun'ei 7th/1270 or Kouan 7th/1284) Bizen
Length of cutting edge 90.4cm Curvature 3.4cm Width of base 31.8mm Width of Yokote 13.9mm Thickness of base 8.4mm
Length of Kissaki 21.0mm Length of Nakago 24.6cm Nakago Curvature 0.2cm

NBTHK(The 51th JUYO TOKEN) certificate

 

 

Iron Irregular shape Tsuba

Tuba2101a

MYOUGA(ginger) / CHU-character crests

Unsigned attributed to a work of HOUAN(later generations)

Irregular shape, Polish surface, Firing Etching process, Round Mimi edge

88.3x82.6mm 3.3mm thick

NBTHK(HOZON) certificate

Katana signed Hizen-ju Musashi-no-kami Fujiwara MASANAGA

T16452(S8104)

Early Edo period (circa Kanbun 1-4/1661-65) Hizen
Length of cutting edge 74.4cm Curvature 1.5cm Width of base 32.0mm Width of base 21.5mm Thickness of base 6.8mm

NBTHK(Tokubetsu Hozon) certificate
NBTHK(Tokubetsu Kicho) certificate

 

Tachi signed NOBUKUNI (Chikushi)

T121925(S2063)

Early Muromachi period (Eikyo era/circa 1429-) Buzen
Length of cutting edge 69.8cm Curvature 2.0cm Width of base 29.1mm Width of Yokote 16.8mm Thickness of base 6.5mm

NBTHK(Hozon) certificate

 

Menuki

menuki1683a

Femery with gold-backed leaves

Shakudo (copper alloy),Yobori, Gold Iroe Inlay

34.9x12.5mm 5.6mm thick

35.5x12.7mm 5.7mm thick

Tanto signed Bishu Osafune KATSUMITSU In the 2nd month Bunmei 12th Rin Hyo Toh Sha Kai Jin Retsu Zai Zen with) Urumi-nuri blurred red lacquered scabbard AIKUCHI Tanto Koshirae

T2174(T5010)

Koto Middle of Muromachi period (Bunmei 12/1480) Bizen
Length of cutting edge 25.9cm a bit on inward curve Width of base 23.3mm Thickness of base 9.7mm

Reported/printed in the book of [Nihon Toko Jiten]

Rported in Osafune-cho-shi

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token) certificate

with) Urumi-nuri blurred red lacquered scabbard AIKUCHI Tanto Koshirae

NBTHK Hozon Tosougu) certificate for Kozuka

Katana signed Bishu Osafune NORIMITSU In the 8 th month,Kyouroku 2 nd with) Black Roiro lacquered scabbard Uchikatana Koshirae

O40233(S2062)

Koto End of Muromachi period (Kyouroku 2/1529) Bizen
Length of cutting edge 67.3cm Curvature 2.3cm Width of base 29.6mm Width of Yokote 17.7mm Thickness of base 7.0mm

NBTHK(Hozon) certificate

with) Black Roiro lacquered scabbard Uchikatana Koshirae

 

 

DAI-SHO Tsuba

Tuba1822a

Flying Sparrow Bamboo grove design

Signed : Yanagawa NAOTSUGU-saku

Copper Suaka ground, Round rectangular shape, `Polish surface, Katagiri-style carve

DAI : 72.0 x 67.6 mm Seppa-dai base 4.7 mm thick (No Hitsu-ana punch)

SHO : 69.2 x 64.4 mm Seppa-dai base 4.5 mm thick (Single Hitsu-ana punch)

NBTHK(Hozon) certificate

DAI-SHO tsuba

Tuba8171a

A scene of Ono no Michikaze, Frong and Willow

Ono no Michikaze (prominent Shodōka) observes a leaping frog catches willow branch

unsigned attributed to a work of MITO

Iron ground Ji-sukashi openwork, Gold Nunome-style inlay, Silver, Copper IROE inlay work, Hammered MIMI edge

DAI:74.2x71.7mm 4.5mm thick (One hitsu-ana punch)

SHO:70.7x67.7mm 4.7mm thick (Two hitsu-ana punch irregular shape)

NBTHK(HOZON) certificate

Wakizashi signed TOSHINAGA (Jumyo) with)Dark brown lacquered Five-bu Notches scabbard Wakizashi Koshirae

S962(W5088)

Azuchi-Momoyama period (Tensho-Keicho era / circa 1573-1614) Mino
Length of cutting edge 40.7cm Curvature 1.5cm Width of base 32.5mm Width of Yokote 29.4mm Thickness of base 7.0mm

NBTHK(Hozon) certificate

with)Dark brown lacquered Five-bu Notches scabbard Wakizashi Koshirae

 

Iron Round Openwork Tsuba

Tuba2620a

Snowflake TASUKI-sash tucked up design

Unsigned YAGYU

Round shape, Iron ground, Ji-sukashi Openwork, Square contoured Mimi edge in full , Both Hitsu-ana punches filled with Shakudo

74.3 mm x 73.5 mm 5.6 mm thick (Mimi-edge)

NBHK(Tokubetsu Hozon) certificate

Katana signed Suruga-no-kami Fujiwara MORIMICHI with) Black Ro-iro lacquered scabbard Uchikatana Koshirae

S16410(S2848)

Shinto early Edo period (Kanbun era/1661-) Owari
Length of cutting edge 71.2cm Curvature 1.4cm Width of Base 31.0mm Width of Yokote 20.9mm Thickness of base 7.0mm

NBTHK(Tokubetsu Hozon) certificate

with) Black Ro-iro lacquered scabbard Uchikatana Koshirae

Katana signed Bizen-koku-ju Osafune SUKESADA-saku Auspicious day in the 8th month, Tenbun 20th with) Plum Ume blossoms black & white rayskin lacquered scabbard UchikatanaKoshirae

T55749(S5899)

Koto End of Muromachi period (Tenbun 20/1551) Bizen
Length of cutting edge 70.5cm Curvature 2.8cm Width of Base 31.7mm Thickness of base 8.0mm Width of Yokote 21.6mm

NBTHK(Hozon Token) certificate for katana

with) Plum Ume blossoms black & white rayskin lacquered scabbard Uchikatana Koshirae

NBTHK(Hozon Tosougu) certificate for Tsuba

 

 

Sun'nobi Tanto signed Wakasa-no-kami UJIFUSA with) Silver Notches scabbard Chisa-katana style Tanto Koshirae

G35769(T5016)

Koto End of Muromachi period (Eiroku 13-/1570-) Owari
Length of cutting edge 30.2cm Curvature 0.2cm Width of base 27.3mm Thickness of base 5.0mm

NBTHK(Tokubetsu Hozon) certificate

with) Silver Notches scabbard Chisa-katana style Tanto Koshirae

Tanto signed KANESADA (Izumi-no-kami KANESADA/Nosada) with)Black O-mokume hada Chinkin style gold-inlaid lacquerware scabbard TantoKoshirae

M20148(T3192)

Koto on the end of Muromachi period (the latter period of Eisho era/1504 - 20) Mino
Length of cutting edge 26.5cm Inward curvature Width of base 22.5mm Thickness of base 5.4mm

NBTHK(Tokubetsu Hozon)
carried/reported in 2 issues of
Mino-to Oshigata-shu
Token-Bijutsu #741

with)Black O-mokume hada Chinkin style gold-inlaid lacquerware scabbard Tanto Koshirae

Katana unsigned attributed to a work of Chiyozuru MORIHIRO

T306299(S2849)

Koto Nanbokucho period (Shitoku era/1384-) Echizen
Length of cutting edge 73.9cm Curvature 2.6cm Width of base 31.0mm Width of Yokote 20.1mm Thickness of base 7.1mm

NBTHK(Hozon) certificate

 

Wakizashi signed Suruga-no-kami MORIMICHI (1st gen.)

T123564(W8577)

Shinto early Edo period (Keicho era/1596-14) Owari
Length of cutting edge 47.1cm Curvature 1.2cm Width of Base 32.3mm Thickness of base 5.5mm

NBTHK(Tokubetsu Hozon) certificate

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Katana signed KANEMOTO

A26309(S2845)

Shin-shin-to end of Edo period (Ansei era circa 1854-) Mino
Length of cutting edge 71.3cm Curvature 1.2cm Width of base 30.5mm Width of Yokote 21.3mm Thickness of base 7.3mm

NBTHK(Hozon) certificate

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Wakizashi signed Dewa-daijo Fujiwara KUNIMICHI

S4765(W2743)

Shinto early Edo period (Kan'ei era / circa 1624-) Yamashiro
Length of cutting edge 52.7cm Curvature 0.6cm Width of base 29.5mm Width of Yokote 19.5mm Thickness of base 6.5mm

NBTHK(Hozon) certificate

NBTHK(Tokubetsu Kicho) certificate

NTHK(Shoshin) certificate

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Katana signed Bishu Osafune SUKESADA In the 2nd month, 9thyear of Eisho

A64242(S3278)

Koto end of Muromachi period (Eisho 9/1512) Bizen
Length of cutting edge 69.6cm Curvature 2.6cm Width of base 29.7mm Width of Yokote 17.4mm Thickness of base 7.8mm

NBTHK(Hozon) certificate

Iron round shape tsuba

Tuba1258a

Tachi AOI motif

Openwork, Nikubori/Kebori plow

72.6x72.1mm

5.0mm thick

Iron ground Cross Rectangular Openwork Tuba

Tuba2616a

KIRI crest Wa-chigai (rings handing together) openwork design

Unsigned SHOAMI

Cross rectangular (Mokko) shape, Iron ground, Ji-sukashi, Nikubori Openwork, Round Mimi edge in full, Both Hitsu-ana punches

76.0 mm x 74.3 mm 4.0 mm thick (Mimi-edge)/5.0mm thick (Seppa-dai)

NBHK(Hozon) certificate

Katana signed The 27th generation KANEMOTO An auspicious day in the 5th month, the 4th year of Heisei

G67436(S2822)

Contemporary Sword (The 4th year of Heisei/1992) Gifu-pref.
Length of cutting edge69.5cm Curvature2.0cm Width of base33.0mm Width of Yokote24.7mm Thickness of base7.3mm

with)Samurai motif Black lacquered scabbard Uchigatana Koshirae