Koto katana

Wonderful Koto Fujishima Katakiriba Katana In Koshirae. This is a wonderful and unusual katakiriba katana attributed to the Fujishima smith Yukimitsu. There were several generations of this lineage from late Nambokucho through the mid 1400s Heian was the era of tachi. In this period it became customary to sign the blades. The oldest signed blade is probably one tachi forged by Sanjo Munechika. The oldest tachi with date as well as the name of the smith engraved on the tang is from 1159 and was made by Naminohira Yukimasa. The shape of a Japanese sword (tachi) in this age the mihaba (width) near the nakago is wider than that near the kissaki. Kissaki are small (ko-kissaki) and sori (curvature) looks like it suddenly fell to the ridge side at right above the nakago. But sori near the monouchi is little. This shape is refined in a sense. Hawatari (length) is about 75/80cm. This size is suitable for chopping at the enemy on the ground while riding on Japanese horses. The horses in this age were not like present ones, but were small and massive. Moreover, it fit to stab the enemy on the ground because the curvature near the point is little and nakago (tang) is short compared with the rest of the blade. Hamon is sugu, straight.

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Early and middle period koto Mino-den: 1302 (Kengen 1) to 1459 (Choroku 3) Oshigata listed below are referred to pages for that tosho in Mino-to Swords and Swordsmiths of Mino Province. OSHIGATA. JUMYO middle koto (K26): wakizashi KANEMOTO (shodai) mid Mino (K73): katana KANEMUNE (SEKI) middle koto (K55): katana Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae Signature : Mumei (late Koto) The blade was polished. Habaki : Copper Habaki Blade length : 77.9 cm or 30.6 inches. Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.7 inches. Mekugi : 2 Width at the hamachi.

Edo Katana Yasuhiro signed with Koshirae and Shirasaya . Item out of stock - アイテムが利用できません - Artículo no disponible - Article non disponible - Verkauft nicht verfügbar - تباع البند - Товар продан . Koto 末古刀 1460 ~ 1596 Katana Miyoshi cla

      $3000-$10000 A Minty Gunto Mounted Signed Koto Katana Signature: Notlegible Year Made: Late Koto Forging Pattern: Itame mixed with masame Tempering Pattern: Ko midare with gonome Dimensions: Nagasa: 27 9/16& The Ichimonji school was founded by Norimune in the late Heian period.[43] Together with the Osafune it was one of the main branches of the Bizen tradition and continued through the Kamakura period with a peak of prosperity before the mid-Kamakura period.[94][95] The name Ichimonji (一文字, lit. character "one") refers to the signature (mei) on swords of this school. Many smiths signed blades with only a horizontal line (read as "ichi", translated as "one"); however signatures exist that contain only the smith's name, or "ichi" plus the smith's name, and unsigned blades exist as well.[95] From the early Ichimonji school (Ko-Ichimonji), the "ichi" signature looks like a diagonal line and might have been a mark instead of a character. From the mid-Kamakura period however, "ichi" is definitely the character and not a mark.[95] Some Ichimonji smiths lived in Fukuoka village, Osafune and others in Yoshioka village. They are known as Fukuoka-Ichimonji and Yoshioka-Ichimonji respectively, and were typically active in the early to mid-Kamakura period (Fukuoka-Ichimonji) and the late-Kamakura period (Yoshioka-Ichimonji) respectively.[95] Chu-Wakizashi (mid-size wakizashi) to be from 1 shaku 5 sun (= 45.45cm) to 1 shaku 7 sun 9 bu (= 54.237cm), and

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The blade represents the opportunity to own a historic Koto katana, ca. 1400s, from the well-known Bizen Yoshii school in high end Shin Gunto mounts with a family mon on the handle. The blade and the mountings are in Excellent condition. It is a healthy sword and has a blade length of 25 inches (63cm) Around the middle Kamakura period tachi have a wide mihaba and grand sugata with medium kissaki such as ikubi kissaki. The hamon is large chōji midare or juka chōji[j 38] in nioi deki and irregular width. Particularly the hamon of tachi with just the "ichi" signature is wide chōji. The hamon of this period's Ichimonji school is one of the most gorgeous amongst kotō smiths and comparable to Masamune and his students' works.[95] The most characteristic works for mid-Kamakura period Ichimonji school were produced by Yoshifusa, Sukezane and Norifusa.[95] Yoshifusa, who left the largest number of blades, and Norifusa might each in fact have been several smiths using the same name.[95]

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Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon paper) Signature : Mumei(Muramasa) Sue Koto: Saijo saku: Ise province. Sayagagi: Ise koku Muramasa(Mumei) Around Eisho era, blade length is 69.4cm by Dr. Kanzan in December 1972 (We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo. In the hamon, the brilliant patterns became to be conspicuous. Especially Fukuoka-Ichimonji school in Bizen (Okayama prefecture) made the so-called Obusa-Choji or Juka-Choji and they became popular. Obusa means the shape of the head of hamon (round part of hamon) looks like a big bunch of choji, and juka means choji overlapped each other. And a lot of tanto started to be made during this period. The characteristic is hira-zukuri and they curved toward the edge. That is, the blade curved contrary to the normal . We call this curvature uchi-zori or takenoko-zori. But originally the blades were straight, and the thin edges were polished again and again, then the width of the edge decreased. Therefore, blades look as if they curved the reverse way. Hawatari is about 25cm. According to the legend Inari, the Kami of swordsmakers, appeared in a dream to Amakuni, teaching him how to wrap a soft steel core in a harder one, and how a curved edge is more suitable to cuts and more resistant to shocks than the previous straight one. The day after Amakuni made Kogarasu Maru, the ancestor of all Nihonto.

From the end of the Heian and into the Kamakura period, hyōgo-gusari[nb 21] were fashionable mountings for tachi. Along the edge of both the scabbard and the hilt they were decorated with a long ornamental border. They were originally designed for use in battle and worn by high-ranking generals together with armour; but in the Kamakura period they were made due to their gorgeous appearance exclusively for the dedication at temples and Shinto shrines. The corresponding blades from that time are unusable.[150] Nihonto: Japanese samurai sword. A Katana made by Dotanuki Masakuni. Edo Shinto Hamon in this period is notare or hitatsura. Due to their geometry, Nihonto in this period were generally believed to have the sharpest blades ever. This is one reason that in the Edo period, many of these long tachi were shortened to katana size to fulfill the Shogun edicts about swords length. The same happened to nagamaki, naginata, and sometimes even to omiyari. The dragon-head katana is the iconic weapon of Highlander: The Series, and is the preferred weapon of Duncan MacLeod. This priceless Japanese sword was given to him by his mentor, the samurai, Hideo Koto, in 1778. Contents[show] History and Acquisition According to Hideo Koto, the dragonhead katana was forged in 1592 (the year of Duncan's birth) by the great sword smith Masahiro, whom he.

The shapes in this period did not remain copies of the older period, but changed to be more massive. The width became greater, with is no difference between the width near the kissaki and near nakago. The blade thickness also became greater. Moreover, kissaki became to be Ikubi and the edge came to be hamaguri-ba because the edge became thicker. Hamaguri means a clam, and we call it this because the cross-section of the blade looks like a clamshell. Sori is still koshi-zori, and the center of sori moved more upper, and the nakago became a little longer than those of the former period. Wakizashi also started to be made, with lengths of about 40cm. They were made in hira-zukuri and have no sori. Shinto deities and Buddhas or Sanskrit characters were often engraved on the blade; these engravings are called horimono. This type of wakizashi is characteristic of in this period. A particular type of tanto, called yoroi-doshi (armor-piercing) began to be made. Yoroi-doshi is to stab enemy through an armor crevice, and so the cross-section is triangular, very thick but not broad, with a very strong, relatively short kissaki.

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O-Wakizashi (i.e., large size wakizashi) - to be from 1 shaku 8 sun up to 1 shaku 9 sun 9 bu (= 60.297cm); A Minty Kai Gunto Mounted Katana Sold! A Nice Gunto Mounted Katanaسيف ياباني سيوف يابانية سيوف japanese عتيقةدرع samurai ياباني. The mainstream school of Bitchū Province was the Aoe school named after a place presently located in Kurashiki.[126] It appeared at the end of the Heian period and thrived in the ensuing Kamakura period.[127] The quality of Aoe swords was swiftly recognized, as 3 of the 12 smiths at Emperor Go-Toba's court were of this school.[126] Five tachi blades of the early aoe school (ko-aoe, before the Ryakunin era, 1238/39) have been designated national treasures.[126] The ko-aoe school consists of two families employing a similar style of swordsmanship that did not deviate with time.[126] The first family was represented by the founder Yasutsugu[nb 20] and, among others, Sadatsugu, Tametsugu, Yasutsugu (the one in this list) and Moritoshi.[126] The second family, named "Senoo", was founded by Noritake who was followed by Masatsune, and others.[126] Ko-Aoe produced slender tachi with small kissaki and deep koshi-zori. A distinctive feature of this school is the jihada which is chirimen-hada[j 54] and sumigane[j 55] (dark and plain steel). The hamon is midare based on suguha with ashi and yō.[j 56] The boshi is midare komi or suguha with a short kaeri, yakitsume.[128] Others edicts followed to fix blade lengths for high-ranking Samurai and Hatamoto when on duty in Edo, and in the mid-Edo period we can find what is generally accepted as the today's standard lengths for Japanese swords blades :

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Years of continual war raised the need for swords & changed blade shapes. The method of battle changed to between group and group. The battle formation was foot soldiers surrounding a leader riding on a horse. As footsoldiers increased in importance, a very long sword, more suitable for this new horseback fighting-style, was created. The long tachi was for driving away the enemy, with lengths from 85cm to over 1m. Some Odachi or Nodachi or Odanbira were 120-150 cm. The longer ones were used by footsoldiers to cut horses' legs and open gaps in enemy spearmen lines. When Hideo is forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) by his feudal overlord for that crime, MacLeod serves as his second. He vows to Hideo he will always protect the Koto family and is bequeathed the dragon head katana sword he uses to this day. Back in the present, MacLeod discovers that Kent is an Immortal and he's still alive The workmanship of early Ichimonji smiths such as Norimune resembles that of the Ko-Bizen school: tachi have a narrow mihaba, deep koshi-zori, funbari and an elegant sugata with small kissaki. The hamon is small midare or small midare with small chōji midare in small nie.[95]

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PROPERTY FROM A GENTLEMANA koto katana With signature Yoshiie, Muromachi period (15th century) Sugatata: [configuration]: honzukuri, deep curve, iori-mune, chu-kissaki Kitae: [forging pattern]: itame with nagare, distinct utsuri particularly in upper blade Hamon [tempering pattern]: gunome choji midare, tobiyaki, kinsuji, large undefined white koshiba Boshi [tip]: midare-komi, ko-maru with. Pictures & content on this website are not to be copied without the authorization of Nihonto Antiques & co., inc.

Koto era katana (fss-710) New Item . Available . Sold. On Hold. Special Sale. An older blade with its problems but a great display piece. This katana is waiting for a new owner, it appears to be an older Koto blade with a bit to be desired. The blade has seen its share of use on the battle field for hundreds of years and up to WWII The Sanjō branch, named after a street in Kyoto and founded by Sanjō Munechika around 1000, is the oldest school in Yamashiro Province.[54] In the early Kamakura period it was the most advanced school of swordsmanship in Japan.[22] Sanjō Munechika's pieces, together with those of Yasutsuna from Hōki Province, consist of some of the oldest curved Japanese swords and mark the start of the old sword (kotō) period.[53] Sanjō school's sugata is characterized by a much narrower upper area compared to the bottom, small kissaki, torii-zori and deep koshi-zori.[j 16] The jihada uses good quality steel with abundant ji-nie[j 17] and chikei,[j 18] small mokume-hada[j 19] mixed with wavy, large hada. The hamon is bright and covered with thick nioi.[j 20] It is based on suguha mixed with small chōji midare.[j 21] Hataraki[j 22] appear along the temper line.[54] A signed koto Kozori Bizen Katana with Orikeshi Mei Bishū Osafune Hidemitsu, Saijo O-Wazamono ranked smith with Tokubetsu Hozon, sayagaki by the highly regarded Dr. Sato Kanzan, and high quality Edo period Koshirae with Solid gold signed Habaki

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Mumei Koto Katana. This is a late Koto katana with a cutting edge (nagasa) of 28½ (72.5cm). It is slightly machi okuri and is in shira saya. It is mumei (unsigned) SOLD ITEMS A Minty EarlyTokyo Arsenal Type 95 NCO Sword

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The Koto katana is a beautiful full tang Shinogi-zukuri Japanese sword made by BushiSwords. It is traditionally handforged in clay tempered T-10 steel and polished to a razor sharp edge. It is strong and highly suitable for cutting exercises Flaws of blades To study the flaws of blades is not enjoyable. But to know the meaning of the flaws is useful to recognize the quality of blades When Kammu Tenno came to power, he moved the capital from Nara to Kyoto. The whole era was characterized by the prevalent tendency toward japanizing the Chinese influences that had come over the sea during the previous centuries. The method of forging a sword with a softer inner core wrapped into a harder steel one was developed during this period.

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  1. The table's columns (except for Remarks and Design and material) are sortable pressing the arrows symbols. The following gives an overview of what is included in the table and how the sorting works. Not all tables have all of the following columns.
  2. Tachi requires another verb, "haku," to wear "hanging" from the waist. Backup swords were carried by Samurai from the very beginning of their history, and they were usually inserted "between the obi," so wakizashi in ancient times referred to any sword that was secondary to the tachi and worn inserted in the obi with no reference to its length. In Koto times, back-up blades spread from yoroi-doshi to chiisa-gatana (shorter than katana) and koshi-gatana, all always worn inserted in the obi except the Koshigatana, that sometimes was worn hanging from obi.
  3. After defeating the Taira clan at Dan-No-Ura, Minamoto no Yorimoto moved his shogunate to Kamakura. Emperor Gotoba, the formal ruler, remained in Kyoto. This also marked the beginning of the rule of the Samurai class. Kamakura became the cultural capitol, and swordsmiths from all over the country gathered there. These are the days of Masamune and his Jittetsu (ten disciples). Today it is generally agreed that the best blades were made in this period and, for quality and beauty, still remain at the top.
  4. Antique Japanese Swords, katana, wakizashi and tanto bought and sold. Japanese sword tassels Imperial Japanese gunto mounted katana. Swords from the Kamakura period, nambokucho period, Muromachi Period, shinto period, shinshinto period. Gendai-to mperial Japanese Naval Dirk, Kai Gunto, Meiji Period Katana In Kyu-gunt
  5. Wakizashi Koto 15th century Japanese Samurai sword with 19 blade. Koto Pre-1596 Japanese sword, Wakizashi 19 1/2 blade. Clear temper line. Kashiri in suite. Gold on Nanako. Gold dragon Menuki, Mumei, Bushu Tsuba, silver Habaki. In excellent condition. Length 33 from tip to bottom
  6. In the Muromachi Era, Samurai gradually began to use uchigatana instead of tachi. They still used tachi in this time, and the shape looks like the first stage of Kamakura Era; that is, mihaba is narrow and kissaki is small. But the sori is different. In Kamakura Era, the center of the sori is near the nakago or little upper, but the center of sori in Muromachi Era moved ahead. Curved around monouchi, the last part of the blade toward the point, is a characteristic often found in swords of the Muromachi Era. This curvature is called saki-zori.
  7. During the early Sōshū tradition, from the late Kamakura period to the beginning of the Nanboku-chō period, the smiths' goal was to produce swords that exhibited splendor and toughness, incorporating some of the best features of the Bizen and Yamashiro traditions.[79] The Midare Shintōgo by Awataguchi Kunitsuna's son, Shintōgo Kunimitsu, is considered to be the first true Sōshū tradition blade.[79] Shintōgo Kunimitsu was the teacher of Yukimitsu and of Masamune who is widely recognized as Japan's greatest swordsmith.[52] Together with Sadamune, whose work looks modest compared to Masamune's, these are the most representative smiths of the early Sōshū tradition.[79] Sōshū tradition sugata is characterized by a shallow torii-zori, bigger mihaba, smaller kasane, medium or large kissaki. The jihada is mostly itame-hada with ji-nie and chikei and the hamon is gunome,[j 33] midareba[j 34] and hitatsura. Nie, sunagashi[j 35] and kinsuji[j 36] are often visible in the hamon.[23]

A teppo is very effective and needs much less training than for a sword of Japanese sow. Even if the early guns were not accurate and took a long time to reload, Oda Nobunaga used them very effectively in the battle of Nagashino in 1573. The mounted troops of the Takeda clan - considered to be the finest in the country and invincible - were heavily beaten by men who were simple Ashigaru, farmers trained to use gunlocks. The mounted troops were powerless. The battlefield belonged to tight formations of footsoldiers armed with guns. Some armor became heavy and thick to protect from bullets. In the meantime, swords became longer, heavier, and more robust, lacking in elegance. After the death of Oda Nobunaga, the country was unified under Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Sengoku-jidai started its last run. The term "National Treasure" has been used in Japan to denote cultural properties since 1897,[1][2] although the definition and the criteria have changed since the introduction of the term. The swords and sword mountings in the list adhere to the current definition, and have been designated national treasures according to the Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties that came into effect on June 9, 1951. The items are selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology based on their "especially high historical or artistic value".[3][4] The list presents 110 swords and 12 sword mountings from ancient to feudal Japan, spanning from the late Kofun to the Muromachi period. The objects are housed in Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, museums or held privately. The Tokyo National Museum houses the largest number of these national treasures, with 20 of the 122.[4] This has a few minor openings as shown in the photos but nothing that is not acceptable for a koto blade with a hadamono jigane. This is a healthy, long, signed Koto Bizen katana. It is accompanied by a Kotoken Kajihara oshigata, copper habaki and a shira-saya. A strong sengoku jidai Bizen Kiyomitsu katana. $5850. Back to Nihonto for sal Buy *KOTO* WWII Japanese Samurai Sword NIHONTO KATANA Shin Gunto SHUMEI YUKIHIRA from only $7,750.00 *KOTO* WWII Japanese Samurai Sword NIHONTO KATANA Shin Gunto SHUMEI YUKIHIRA Description: I BUY SWORDS AND WHOLE COLLECTIONS! CONTACT US with any questions! 804 23 9 549 0 Item Description: I am pleased to offer this original and old hand-made Japanese sword, or.. Antique Japanese sword ( Koto katana in koshirae). The blade is forged in the Muromachi period (1394-1428) in Etchū province by swordsmith Moriyoshi ( Hawley 25 MOR445, Toko Taikan ¥3.8M 655) and signed Moriyoshi saku ( tachi mei). the blade has original old polish and has some fine scratches, mokume-masame hada

Koto Collectors are able to overlook minor flaws, to see the big picture. Koto Swords, especially from the Kamakura and Nambokucho Periods, are considered to be the pinnacle of excellence in quality and workmanship   A Miny Gunto Mounted Gendai With Bohi SOLD! A Minty Koto Katana In Gunto Mounts SOLD! A Mint Gunto Mounted KatanaIn the 12th year of Tenmon, A.D. 1543, the face of warfare in Japan was changed forever. In this year, the Portuguese first introduced firearms to Japan, named tanegashima teppo from the isle in the southern Kyushu where the first Portugueses casually landed. Japanese Daimyo immediately realized the potential of such a weapon.

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Koto Katana samurai swords arrived in the UK a few years ago and impressed us with their build quality and levels of finish. Each Koto sword is constructed by hand, giving the folded stainless steel blade it's strength. Koto uses traditional and modern materials in the manufacturer of the swords components with plenty of style and colour options available at prices to suit every budget.Decorative sword mountings of the kazari-tachi type carried on the tradition of ancient straight Chinese style tachi and were used by nobles at court ceremonies until the Muromachi period. They contained a very narrow crude unsharpened blade. Two mountain-shaped metal fittings were provided to attach the straps; the scabbard between was covered by a (tube) fitting. The hilt was covered with ray skin and the scabbard typically decorated in maki-e or mother of pearl.[147] A JAPANESE KOTO KATANA MUROMACHI PERIOD The blade of naginata style with very narrow suguha hamon (details obscured through polishing, tip damaged), with rounded russet iron tsuba, copper-alloy fuchi gashira carved with chrysanthemums and shishi, copper-alloy menuki carved in the form of a dragon, rayskin-covered cord-bound grip, in black-painted scabbar Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-673.Through rich cultural exchange with China and Korea facilitated by the proximity to the continent, iron manufacture had been practiced on Kyūshū (Saikaidō) since earliest times. Swordsmiths were active from the Heian period onwards.[126][137] Initially the Yamato school's influence is evident all over the island.[137] However, distance from other swordmaking centers such as Yamato or Yamashiro caused the workmanship to remain static as smiths maintained old traditions and shunned innovations.[137] Kyūshū blades, therefore, demonstrate a classic workmanship.[138] The old Kyūshū smiths are represented by Bungo Yukihira from Bungo Province, the Miike school active in Chikugo Province and the Naminohira school of Satsuma Province.[138] Two old blades, one by Miike Mitsuyo and the other by Bungo Yukihira, and five later blades from the 14th century, have been designated as national treasures from Kyūshū. They originate from three provinces: Chikugo, Chikuzen, and Bungo. Generally Kyūshū blades are characterized by a sugata that looks old having a wide shinogi. The jihada is mokume-hada that tends to masame-hada or becomes ayasugi-hada.[j 57] The jigana is soft and there are ji-nie and chikei present. The hamon is small midare made up of nie and based on suguha. The edge of the hamon starts just above the hamachi.[j 58]

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  3. The work of Saemon Saburo Yasuyoshi (or Sa, Samonji, Ō-Sa) is much more sophisticated than that of other Kyūshū smiths.[139] As a student of Masamune he was influenced by the Sōshū tradition which is evident in his blades.[139] Sa was active from the end of the Kamakura period to the early Nanboku-chō period and was the founder of the Samonji school in Chikuzen Province to which also Yukihiro belonged.[139] He produced mainly tantō and a few extant tachi.[139] The Samonji school had a great influence during the Nanboku-chō period.[139] Stylistically Ō-Sa's sugata is typical for the end of the Kamakura period with a thick kasane, slightly large kissaki and tantō that are unusually short, about 24 cm (9.4 in).[139]
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  5. sorry for the confusion, but madmartigen is correct, i meant the modern ones, although the knowledge about the traditional ones is impressive I have a Koto Kuro katana, i was very uneducated when i purchased it, but now i know a little more about katana's, i was pleased to find out that all the proper parts are on it, such as the blade is 1045 steel with a true hamon, real rayskin, mekugi etc

Make Offer - Japanese Tachi Samurai Sword Koto Period 5th Gereration Yasuyuki Year 1469 Antique early Edo Japanese hira-zukuri wakizashi Nihonto sword signed Masafusa $799.9 Koto, which means old sword, refers to swords made from around 900 to 1596. The swords made after 1596 are referred to as SHINTO(新刀) For protection and preservation, a polished Japanese sword needs a scabbard.[145] A fully mounted scabbard (koshirae) may consist of a lacquered body, a taped hilt, a sword guard (tsuba) and decorative metal fittings.[145] Though the original purpose was to protect a sword from damage, from early times on Japanese sword mountings became a status symbol and were used to add dignity.[146] Starting in the Heian period, a sharp distinction was made between swords designed for use in battle and those for ceremonial use.[147] Tachi long swords were worn edge down suspended by two cords or chains from the waist belt. The cords were attached to two eyelets on the scabbard.[148] A Minty Gunto Mounted Signed Koto Katana This sword is perfect sword for the military sword collector. It has the best of both world a signed koto blade and minty Imperial Japanese Army mounts! The sword is signed Kanetsuna. The blade has a nice irregular gunome hamon. The sword is also in pretty good polish but I will arrange for it to be polished for a very reasonable price

This need was another reason for the rise of the uchigatana that began to be made in this period. The length is about 70 cm and it was used together with the longer tachi. All blades followed the fashion to be large like tachi. Tanto in this period have a peculiar characteristic: the length is about 35cm and they were shaped as hira-zukuri. Mihaba is wide and kasane is thin; they curved at middle of the blade. They are called sunobi tanto, and they remain tanto although for their length they should be called wakizashi. O Katana. One of the most honored and valuable weapon of the samurai warrior is the katana. When a samurai was born, a special sword was taken into a room and when he died, the sword would be placed next to him. In between those two events when the samurai lived his daily life, he would always rest his sword by his pillow and sleep next to it..

In Shoho 2 (1645), "The Order Regarding Dai-Sho Katana and Hair Style" fixed the maximum length of katana to be 2 shaku and 8 to 9 sun (84.84 cm - 87.87 cm), and wakizashi to be 1 shaku and 8 to 9 sun (54.54 cm - 57.57 cm). In Kanbun 8 (1668), the Tokugawa Shogunate issued the famous Muto Rei (No Sword Order), a law that firmly prohibited the commoner class from carrying or wearing any sword longer than ko-wakizashi (small wakizashi) unless specifically permitted by the government. According Muto Rei, ko-wakizashi" is defined as a sword with blade length shorter than 1 shaku and 5 sun (45.54cm). Counter Strike Huntsman Knife Saphire. Regular Price: £29.99. Special Price £27.99. Anglo Arms Cannabis Flipper Lock Knife. Regular Price: £11.99. Special Price £9.99. M48 Tactical Kommando - Talon Dagger with Sheath. Regular Price: £88.99. Special Price £83.99. Honshu Series CONQUEROR BOWIE KNIFE AND SHEATH. Regular Price: £96.99

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  1. Koto Katana review I while ago my main light cutter died a death. It was a pity but these things happen and so I set about saving up my pennies to replace it..
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  4. In the late Muromachi, we find the artistic revolution of the Momoyama Era, when the katana finally replaced the tachi as the main sword of the Samurai. The difference between a tachi and a katana is, to make an incredibly difficult explanation as simple as possible, the position of the mei. The swordsmith's signature must be on the part of the blade that faces outside, so as the tachi is worn edge-down and the katana is worn edge-up, the signatures are placed in opposite positions. In absence of a signature the mounting is often the only difference between the two types of swords. Obviously this change was more a slow evolution rather then a sudden revolution. So we have a lot of blades that are "in between" that can't be easily put in a specific category.
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10-06 Wakizashi- Koto mumei. Nagasa: 21.5 in / 54.6 cm. Sori: .48 in / 1.22 cm. Motomihaba: cm. / in. Sakimihaba: cm. / in. Motokasane: cm. / in. Sakikasane: cm. / in The tip of the katana is more obtuse, so it would be less suited for this purpose. Many longswords have much stronger distal taper than katana (which have - generally - minimal, if any distal taper) leading to a lower point of balance, and thus a lighter feel in hand. This is the main factor leading to the high weight per unit length of the katana KOTO - Swords of Japan is your resource for fine antique Japanese Samurai Swords and Sword Fitting Founded by Mitsutada in the mid-Kamakura period in Osafune, the Osafune school continued through to the end of the Muromachi period.[93][94] It was for a long time the most prosperous of the Bizen schools and a great number of master swordsmiths belonged to it.[93] Nagamitsu (also called Junkei Nagamitsu), the son of Mitsutada, was the second generation, and Kagemitsu the third generation.[93]

this is an exceptionally interesting koto c - 1450 ad., katana with a approximately 28 / 71.1cm. cutting edge. it is apparently of the mino - seki school style, and possibly from the kanemoto school, that is well known for supreme sharpness (and this blade is!) The development of the Japanese sword closely parallels events in Japanese history. The broad divisions of each are noted above. The specific historical eras are referred to as nengo and are named after the emperor of the period. The sword eras have separate notations: Koto refers to the old sword period; Shinto refers to the new sword era; Shinshinto is the new, new sword era; Gendai.

Despite the great leaps the Japanese Sword took during the Golden Age, the Koto Period would end in the decline in quality of the Katana. The major event that shaped this descent in quality was the Senguko Period. We will briefly examine this period and the major events that would come to influence the Japanese Sword This Katana is with the typical and beautiful sori from the Koto period and was mentioned in a Japanese magazine, see the description picture. This is an elegant blade and is flawless in Japanese polishing with 1 Mekugi-ana and not shortened (Ubu), The Hamon is based on Suguha Midare and Ko-Choji Midare Ba with Ko-nie Deki Koto Katana review continued. Monday, 2 September 2013 at 09:28 Posted by Shadley Hax 1 Comment Ok, so its been a little while since I received my 'koto katana' and I'd like to say a few words on how its holding up. So far, the fact that its 1045 is actually showing a lot more than I thought it would. After cutting a number of bottles, probably. Koto Katana - posted in Nihonto: Nambokucho jidai Rai school 26.25 inches Osuriage Sayagaki by Tanobe sensei Very healthy NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon O Kissak

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Each katana is handmade and the fittings are handcrafted so no katana will be ever be exactly alike. Each katana is it's own, one of a kind, work of art BLADE - Koto style ,High Carbon forged steel, clay coated,heat treated,hand polished. With half BO-HI Characteristic for this school are engraved gomabashi[j 28] near the back ridge (mune), a long and slender tang (nakago), and the use of two-character signatures.[62] Awataguchi sugata is in the early Kamakura period similar to that of the Sanjō school; later in the mid-Kamakura period it became ikubi kissaki[j 29] with a wide mihaba. Tantō were normal sized with slight uchi-zori.[j 30][23] The jihada is nashiji-hada[j 31] of finest quality, dense small grain mokume-hada mixed with chikei, yubashiri appear, thick nie all over the ji[j 32] The hamon is narrow, suguha mixed with small chōji midare.[23][62]

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  1. or openings as shown in the photos but nothing that is not acceptable for a koto blade with a hadamono jigane. This is a healthy, long, signed Koto Bizen katana. It is accompanied by a Kotoken Kajihara oshigata, copper habaki and a shira-saya. A strong sengoku jidai Bizen Kiyomitsu katana
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  4. In this period, tanto increased in number and there is characteristic shape. That is, their nakago is curved. This tanto is called "mete-zashi." Samurai wore this tanto when they donned armor and they put it on the right-side of their waist, handle facing right to be easy unsheathed when armor were in contact with each other; in grappling, close combat is expected. This mete-zashi is to stab enemy through a crevice of armor, so the mihaba is narrow.
  5. In Koto times back-up blades spread from Yoroi-Doshi (armor piercing daggers), Chiisagatana (shorther then Katana) and Koshigatana, all always worn inserted in the Obi but the Koshigatana, that a few times was worn hanging from Obi. The length, in these times, wasn't an issue to qualify a blade as Wakizashi and the term Daisho in the.
  6. During the Kamakura and Muromachi period, samurai wore a short sword known as koshigatana in addition to the long tachi. Koshigatana were stuck directly into the belt in the same way as later the katana and uchigatana.[148] They had a mounting without a guard (tsuba). The corresponding style is known as aikuchi ("fitting mouth") as the mouth of the scabbard meets the hilt directly without intervening guard.[151]
  7. Two of Masamune's ten excellent students (juttetsu), Norishige and Gō Yoshihiro, lived in Etchū Province at the end of the Kamakura period.[125] While none of Gō Yoshihiro's works is signed, there are extant signed tantō and tachi by Norishigi.[56] One tantō by Norishige and two katana by Gō Yoshihiro have been designated as national treasures. Generally Norishige's sugata is characteristic of the time: tantō are with not-rounded fukura[j 46] and uchi-zori, thick kasane and steep slopes of iori-mune.[j 47] The jihada is matsukawa-hada[j 48] with thick ji-nie, lots of chikei along the o-hada.[j 49] The jigane is not equal to that of Masamune or Gō Yoshihiro. Norishige hamon is relatively wide and made up of bright and larger nie based in notare[j 50] mixed with suguha chōji midare or with gunome midare. Gō Yoshihiro produced various sugata with either small kissaki and narrow mihaba or with wider mihaba and larger kissaki. His jihada is identical to that of the Awataguchi school in Yamashiro Province: soft jigane, small mokume-hada mixed with wavy ō-hada. Thick ji-nie becomes yubashiri with chikei. The hamon has an ichimai[j 51] or ichimonji bōshi[j 52] with ashi[j 53] and abundant nie. The kaeri is short or yakitsume.[56]

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  1. The Ayanokoji school is named for a street in Kyoto where the smith Sadatoshi lived, and may possibly be a branch of the Sanjō school.[44][55] Ayanokoji tachi are slender with small kissaki. The jihada uses soft jigane,[j 23] small mokume-hada mixed with masame-hada, abundant ji-nie, yubashiri[j 24] and chikei. The temper line is small chōji midare, nie with lots of activity.[j 22][55]
  2. For Sale, Tsuba | 1.20.20. UNUSUAL AND INTERESTING TSUBA 010120. This is a lovely tsuba with an unusual shape. It is made of iron and comprised of four almost circular Wakizashi, Katana, For Sale, Swords | 1.10.20. A VERY ATTRACTIVE DAISHO 120219. A pairing of an uchigatana koshirae (打刀拵) with a wakizashi koshirae (脇指拵) having.
  3. Welcome to Katana-kaji website presenting activities of Jswords company. We mainly deal with custom made Japanese swords and knives. Our swords are made mostly by traditional technologies. These include steel making, smith-like folding, and welding of the steel, hand-forging of the blade, hardening of the blade to HAMON. Then follows a hand-making..
  4. The most ancient swords with this feature belongs to the Ko-Bizen tradition and are dated around 950 A.D. This is the time which is going to change to a Samurai government ( Genji and Heike ) from an aristocrat government. After the war happened in the middle stage of Heian Era, the battle style changed. That is, they began to fight on horseback. There is an ancient legend that attributes this revolution in sword making to Amakuni, traditionally believed to be the maker of Kogarasumaru or ‘Little Crow’, the first curved Nippon-to, now in the Imperial Household Collection. According to this legend Amakuni was the Emperor’s swordsmith. One day he saw his lord’s army returning from a battle, and the Emperor ignored him instead to give the usual cheers for the good work made with the blades. Then he noticed that many soldiers had broken swords. They were chokuto or straight swords. He was so disappointed with this that he avoided eating food and drinking water for a week, studying a better way to make swords.
  5. The katana has been a symbol of Japanese traditional culture for hundreds of years. If there is one civilization that has perfected the art of sword-making, then that would most certainly be the Japanese. That is precisely why I wanted to make a top 10 Japanese swordsmiths list

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Sukesada Katana in Original Mounts . Excellent example of a late Koto period Sukesada. This wide-bodied katana is classic for the 1500's. The style is known as katate-uchi, which fits this swords shape to perfection. Swords used during the late Muromachi period were often used in the one-handed fashion and as such, were name katate. 2015.10.05. - This Pin was discovered by Leather craftsman travel bag. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinteres   New: An Imperial Household Dirk, A Super Juyo By Norishige Added,  A mounted 1st Gen Yokoyama Sukekane (SALE Price!), A Huge Gendai By Sadakiyo with horimono. A Rare Type 44 Mounted Mantetsu & More $3000 And Under Sword Tassels New Tassels Added About this sword : This is a nice mumei koto katana. This sword is well made and would be a great candidate for shinsa. It exhibits activities that are often found in Jo saku work such as abundant chikei, kinsuji and inazuma. There are no forging flaws in the blade and the heath of the work is good

Mihaba of these tachi was wide, so the kasane was thin to lighten the weight, characteristic in this period. Therefore, when looking at Nambokucho tachi, if Kasane is thick, doubts about authenticity arise. As mihaba grew wide, the kissaki came to be longer as a logical consequence (o-kissaki). This type of sword was too long to wear, so the Samurai on horse gave his odachi to a follower to carry, who drew it when needed. Therefore, if the follower was killed or driven away, the tachi became useless. This is the reason a smaller tachi (kodachi) was carried hanging from the obi of the armor. Like the Osafune school, the Saburo Kunimune school was located in Osafune, however the swordsmiths are from a different lineage than those of Mitsutada and his school.[121][122] The name, "saburo", refers to the fact that Kunimune, the founder of the school, was the third son of Kunizane.[122] Kunimune later moved to Sagami Province to found the Sōshū tradition together with Ichimonji Sukezane.[121] There were two generations of Kunimune, and their work is very difficult to distinguish.[121][122] This school's workmanship is similar to that of other smiths of the time but with a slightly coarse jihada and with hajimi.[j 45][121] A Stone Mint Gunto Mounted Koto Yamato Tegai Katana With Paper By John Yumoto. This sword is from my personal collection. It is a stone mint imperial Japanese gunto mounted koto Yamato Tegai katana with paper by John Yumoto. The blade is made in Yamato Tegai tradition. I belive it was made some time between the late 1200s & late 1300s Welcome to Armoury Antiques and Militaria and Binky's Barn. This is a dual website with two distinct shopping experiences. 'Armoury Antiques and Militaria' deal with all things related to swords, daggers, armour and military collectables, whilst 'Binky's Barn' is the Vintage Furniture and Kitchenalia side of our business, specialising in the up-cycling of vintage furniture as well. After the war happened in 1232, the Hojo family held real power, and the Kamakura shogunate reinforced their authority. Kamakura became the center of Samurai culture and the demand for swords increased. The Kamakura shogunate called in some swordsmiths who had superior skill from Kyoto and Okayama. They moved with their entire families, and Kamakura became the central location for the production of swords.


A KOTO KATANA, 62.5cm fullered blade with one mekugi-ana and shallow billowing hamon, archaic pierced iron tsuba, fully rebound tsuka with matching foliate bi-metal fuchi and kashira, ribbed black lacquered saya The table of sword mountings differentiates between Sword type and Mounting type; includes a column on the employed Design and material; and lists the Overall length as the mounting in addition to the sword's length.

105 swords from the kotō period (late 10th century to 1596) including tachi (61), tantō (26), katana (11), ōdachi (3), naginata (2), tsurugi (1) and kodachi (1) have been designated as national treasures. They represent works of four of the five traditions: Yamato (5), Yamashiro (19), Sōshū (19), Bizen (45); and blades from Etchū Province (3), Bitchū Province (5), Hōki Province (2) and Saikaidō (7). History of the Japanese sword in relation to Japanese historical periods Koto Era (pre-1599) Swords made during the Heian period (794-1185) through the late Muromachi Era (1573-1599) are called Koto, and are classified in terms of the Gokaden, the five schools that developed in the provinces of Yamashiro, Yamato, Bizen, Soshu, and Mino

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The oldest branch of swordmaking in Bizen Province is the Ko-Bizen (old Bizen) school.[96] It was founded by Tomonari[nb 14] who lived around the early 12th century.[17][96] The school flourished in the late Heian period (10th–12th century) and continued into the Kamakura period.[43][94] Three great swordsmiths—Kanehira, Masatsune and Tomonari—are associated with the school.[43] Ko-Bizen tachi are generally thin,[nb 15] have a strong koshi-zori and small kissaki. The grain is itame-hada or small itame-hada and the hamon is small midare[j 34] made of nie in combination with chōji and gunome. The term National Treasure has been used in Japan to denote cultural properties since 1897, although the definition and the criteria have changed since the introduction of the term.The swords and sword mountings in the list adhere to the current definition, and have been designated national treasures according to the Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties that came into effect on June.

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The Sōshū (or Sagami) tradition owes its origin to the patronage of the Kamakura shogunate set up by Minamoto no Yoritomo in 1185 in Kamakura, Sagami Province.[45][52] Though the conditions for swordsmithing were not favourable, the intense military atmosphere and high demand for swords helped to establish the school.[45] The tradition is believed to have originated in 1249, when Awataguchi Kunitsuna from the Yamashiro tradition forged a tachi for Hōjō Tokiyori.[52] Other recognized founders were Ichimonji Sukezane and Saburo Kunimune, both from the Bizen tradition.[nb 13][79][45] The Sōshū tradition's popularity increased after the Mongol invasions (1274, 1281).[27] It is characterized by tantō daggers that were produced in large quantities; but also tachi and katana were forged.[52] With the exception of wider and shorter so called "kitchen knives" (hōchō tantō), daggers were 24–28 cm (9.4–11.0 in) long, uncurved or with a slight curve toward the cutting edge (uchi-zori).[42] Yamashiro tradition sugata is characterized by torii-zori, smaller mihaba,[j 12] slightly bigger kasane,[j 13] funbari,[j 14] and small kissaki. The jihada is dense small-grained itame-hada[j 15] and the hamon is suguha in nie, or small-grain nie.[23] A Mantetsu In Rare Late Type 66 Mounts New!   Nice Long Samurai Mounted Katana By 1st Generation Yokoyama Sukekane More photos added Big Sale Price!! A Special Wakizashi Yokoyama Sukenaga  Made On The Grounds And Presented To The Tenmangu Shrine In Osaka New!   Aizu Kanesada Wakizashi Espada, Katana - Tamahagane - Koto era Long Katana Samurai Sword - 69.3cm Nagasa - Japón - Periodo Muromachi (1333-1573) Estado muy bueno, ver descripción - 97×5×4 cm 15-16th century Japanese Katana blade in fine traditional sharp polish, very strong and powerful blade in fine japanese polish

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Samurai Sword Katana Brief Overview of Katana (Japanese Sword) In the Sengoku period, Magoroku Kanemoto and Izuminokami Kanesada as two major swordsmiths of Sue Koto (Late Old Sword), and Muramasa in Ise appeared. (As for the swords after the mid Muromachi era, Tachi which was carried on at the waist with the blade downward was replaced. On this katana you'll find silver Seppa (spacer), Habaki (blade collar), and flower Menuki (handle ornament), the Tsuba however is made of brass. It is forged in Koto style which was an early forging method during the Edo period and a can be disassembled for cleaning Japanese Naval Mounted Gendai By Kaneiye Sold! Generals Gunto Mounted Katana Sold! Papered Kunimasa With Excellent Mounts Koto Katana samurai swords arrived in the UK a few years ago and impressed us with their build quality and levels of finish. Each Koto sword is constructed by hand, giving the folded stainless steel blade it's strength. Koto uses traditional and modern materials in the manufacturer of the swords components with plenty of style and colour.

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