ICHIMONJI SCHOOL TACHI
Kamakura Period (late 13th Century), mumei
This is outstanding masterpiece of Ichimonji school swords. This sword was once
a posession of daimyo Matsudaira family.
Stunning choji hamon contains ko-nie along the whole lenght of the blade. Jigane contains
high iluminiscent and fine ji-nie. Midare jifu-utsuri appears on both sides of the sword.
The jihada is mixed masame-hada with itame-hada with active chikei.
Rare Efu Dachi Koshirae (17th Century)
Nanbokucho Period (circa 1387- 1392),
signed Gesshin (priest name Momokawa Nagayoshi)
Beautiful and very rare old art sword. This sword displays ko-nie in suguha hamon.
Skillfully forged ayasugi-hada with strong active chikei.
SHINTO MASAHIRO KATANA
Edo Period (1661-1673), signed Oumi Daijyo Houjyouji Tachibana Masahiro (Wazamono smith)
A masterpiece from Kanbun era. This sword has also kinzogan signature
by Yamano Kantaro Nagatsugu who officialy made cutting tests in those times.
This sword displays nie in thick suguha hamon with ashi, sunagashi and kinsuji work.
Beautiful highest quality jigane. Well made ko-itame hada with ji-nie.
CHU-AOE SCHOOL TACHI
Kamakura Period (circa 1260-1280), mumei
Well-preserved unshortened art sword from Yamashiro tradition.
Gorgeous chirimen-hada with active chikei. The jihada is a fine mokume-hada
mixed with o-mokume-hada. Utsuri appears and sumigane are noticeable.
GENDAI HIROKUNI TACHI
Heisei Period (dated 1991), signed Hiroki Hirokuni (Mukansa smith)
Outstanding work of modern swordsmith easily interchangeable with old Aoe school swords
from Kamakura period. Mr Hirokuni considered this sword as one of his three best blades he made during his life.
Hamon is suguha with active ashi and yo, midare utsuri apears on both
sides of the blade. Itame-hada mixed with masame-hada, sumigane, active chikei.