Because I need to make a quick buck for an unplanned study trip to Japan, I am offering for sale swords from my deposit. These are blades made off commission for my collection and presentation, usually copies of interesting swords, or experimental work studying the formation of metallurgical effects of koto swords.
Tachi late Kamakura
Tachi, tamahagane own production, hamon suguha, itame/ko mokume hada.
Large solid blade in the style of the late Kamakura period. Nagasa 85cm, sori 40mm, motohaba 37mm, sakihaba 28mm blade is in construction grind, can be polished.
Price: 2200 EUR (in arato)
Tachi Heian period
Tachi, sugata period Heian. Tamahagane, oroshigane. Big massive blade, hamon yaki otoshi, suguha with kinsuji, sunagashi, beautiful boshi.
Nakago style pheasant leg, nagasa 88.5cm, motohaba 35mm, sakihaba 25mm, kamatsu kissaki blade is in construction grind, can be finished.
Price: 2200 EUR (in arato)
Tachi in the style of the Rai school
Kit used as a template - https://nihonto.com/11-04-19/
Tachi, a copy in the style of the Rai school, in Tensho uchigatana koshirae.
Tachi blade, kamakura period style, tamahagane/ oroshigane, hamon base suguha, ashi, ko-choji, midare. Hada itame, ko mokume.
Nagasa 79,1cm, sori 30mm, motohaba 34mm, sakihaba 24mm, solid blade.
Koshirae is a copy of the Tensho style war koshirae. The lacquer on the saya is not finished. The sword will be sold as finished only, with final varnish and polish.
Price: 4500 EUR
Tanto yoroi doshi
Tanto, yoroi doshi style, Rai school style.
Tamahagane, oroshigane, hamon suguha, Nie, kinsuji.
Nagasa 27,5cm, motohaba 28mm, kassane 7mm. Blade not polished.
Koshirae aikuchi dashi zame, beautiful samegawa (stingray skin on handle). Saya needs to be tuned and blade polished. On the ura side of the scabbard is a pocket for a kogatana knife. The kogatana is integrated with the hamon suguha. Same material as tanto blade.
Price for finished tanto, including painting of saya and polishing of blade.
Price: 1900 EUR
The blade hira zukuri, uchi zori yoroi doshi is a successful attempt to reproduce the style of Bizen Nagamitsu (Bizen Osafune school) swordsmith. Typical of this swordsmith's tanto is the gunome, or saka gunome hamon with a pronounced utsuri. This has been achieved with this blade. (On the fourth try :-) ) The steel used is a mix of tamahagane and oroshigane. Itame mokume hada, in the lower band at the hamon masame line. At the hamon line, the amount of kinsuji.
Koshirae kaiken, simple, lacquered. Walnut wood used for the set. Parts made of black water buffalo horn. Menuki Peonies. Polished in classic sashikomi style.
Price: 1600 EUR