Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale
on Wednesday 27th June 2018
On view:
Sunday 24th June: 12noon to 4pm
Monday 25th June: 10am to 7pm
Tuesday 26th June: 10am to 5pm
Lots: 1-50 of 516
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Lot 1
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, mokume hada (almost muji-hada), gunome-choji hamon with nioi-deki and some ko-nie, boshi with a long kaeri and nakago mumei with single mekugi-ana, kuri-jiri and yoko-yasurime; with brown nashiji lacquered saya, ashi and knotted sageo, brass mokko-gata tsuba with nanako seppa-dai and tsuka of brown ito over patterned brocade, all metal mounts of brass and including Kiri mon in relief
Nagasa: 68.8 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 1.7 cm
Estimate:  £4000 - 5000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 2
A JAPANESE SWORD (TACHI), KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, itame-mokume hada, some tate-wari on both sides in the monouichi area, choji-midare hamon with shinogi in some areas and with tobi-yaki, sunagashi and kinsuji throughout, boshi with sunagashi, hakikake and a short kaeri and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, kuri-jiri and sujikai-yasuri and signed Soshu Ju Akihiro on the omote and Oan 7 (1374) on the ura
Nagasa: 65.5 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm

The style of dating is an idiosyncrasy of Akihiro, omitting the characters for both year and month.

This sword is accompanied by a detailed appraisal from the Token Society of Great Britain.
Estimate:  £2000 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 3
A JAPANESE SWORD MOUNT (TACHI KOSHIRAE), EDO PERIOD
ito-maki-tachi koshirae with red lacquer saya and dark brocade with gold takie mon (distressed condition), all metal mounts of silver colour and decorated in karakusa and iron menuki depicting dragons
Overall length: 103.0 cm
Estimate:  £500 - 750 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 4
A JAPANESE SWORD MOUNT (KOSHIRAE), SHOWA PERIOD
with black lacquer saya painted with gold flecks, tsuba, tsuka comprising flat panel of karakusa design with shakudo kabuto-gane, kashira and gold menuki formed as a coiled dragon, and wooden tsunagi
99.0 cm long overall

Estimate:  £750 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 5
‡ A KOTO-TACHI BLADE, PROBABLY 14TH CENTURY
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, and ko-kissaki with several kizu and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana and kuri-jiri signed shumei Rai Kunehisa; with black saya with gilt handachi-style koshirae, shakudo mokko-gata tsuba mumei with interlocking floral design, gilt menuki in the form of a dragon, handachi-style kabuto-gane and fuchi, and tsuka of black samé
Nagasa: 63.2 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 1.3 cm


Estimate:  £1000 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 6
A JAPANESE SWORD (TACHI), EDO PERIOD
the shinshinto blade tori-zori, iori-mune and o-kissaki, hamon rubbed and nakago with a single mekugi-ana and signed Fujiwara X X Nobuhide; with red lacquered saya, all metal mounts in sentoku featuring gilt koi, menuki formed as dragons in silver and tsuka with black ito over white samé
Nagasa: 73.0 cm; Moto-haba: 3.1 cm; Saki-haba: 2.3 cm
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 7
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), LATE KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, suguha hamon with some slight midare in the monouichi area in nie-deki and with sunagaeshi, ko-midare boshi with sunagaeshi and kaeri and o-suriage nakago with two mekugi-ana, in shira-saya; with gold-coloured nashiji lacquered saya, iron tsuba mumei depicting a pastoral scene in gold highlights, fuchi kashira of floral design in soft metals on a shakudo-nanako ground, shakudo menuki and tsuka of green patterned ito over white samé
Nagasa: 70.7 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 8
A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, notare-midare hamon in nioi-deki with wide nioi-guichi and sloping yakidashi, ko-maru boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago with katayamagata marked with a sixteen-petal Kiko under which is signed Iga (no) Kami Fujiwara Kinimichi, in shira-saya; with black lacquered saya, round iron tsuba depicting a mountain scene, sentoku fuchi-kashira depicting a pastoral scene (fuchi signed Masatoshi), kozuka decorated ensuite, kogai with mon inlaid in gilt and signed Munenaga, menuki depicting figures in soft metals and tsuka of black ito over white samé
Nagasa: 52.5 cm; Moto-haba: 3.1 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 9
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, ko-mokume hada, suguha hamon with slight midare in nie, komaru boshi with a short kaeri and ubu nakago with one mekugi-ana and signed Hizen (no) Kuni Kawachi (no) Kami Fujiwara Masahiro, in shira-saya; with black lacquered saya, square tsuba decorated with geese in sukashi, shakudo fuchi-kashira depicting a fox in gold and tori in copper and shakudo, menuki formed as a floral design and tsuka of ito over white samé
Nagasa: 71.6 cm; Moto-haba: 3.1 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK Hozon certificate No. 150619 dated Heisei 17th year (2005).
Estimate:  £2500 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 10
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, koshi-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, ko-mokume hada, wide suguha hamon in ko-nie, wide suguha boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana, ha-agari kuri-jiri and signed Mimasaka (no) Kuni Yokoyama Ju Kanemitsu on the omote, in shira-saya; with red nashiji saya with Tsurumaru mon, sageo ashi decorated with similar mon, koiguchi and kabuto-gane (some damage to lacquer)
Nagasa: 63.3 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm
Estimate:  £2500 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 11
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), MEIJI PERIOD
the blade tori-zori and ko-kissaki, engraved suken with vraja at the base of the omote and futatsu-koshi-hi at the base of the ura, gunome hamon in nioi-deki becoming choji in parts with some ashi (mostly saki-ashi), ko-midare boshi with kaeri and nakago signed XXXX Gassan Sadakazu Nana Ju Roku on the omote and Meiji Yonjushi Nen Hachi Gatsu Kitchi Jitsu on the ura; with Meiji-period kyo-gunto koshirae
Nagasa: 68.5 cm; Moto-haba: 2.5 cm; Saki-haba: 1.4 cm
Estimate:  £3000 - 4000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 12
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), KEICHO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri with wide mihaba and extended chu-kissaki, gunome-hamon with togari almost becoming sambon-tsugi, ko-maru boshi with some hakikake and ubu nakago with one mekugi-ana, sujikai yasurime, kata-yamagata jiri and signed Echizen Kuni Ju Kanenori on the omote; with black lacquered inro-saya, tsuba mumei of sentoku decorated with fans in shakudo and fuchi-kashira formed as crashing waves and silver spray in the Omori style
Nagasa: 71.2 cm; Moto-haba: 3.2 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK Hozon certificate dated Heisei 24 year (2012) No. 390565.
Estimate:  £2500 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 13
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, o-mokume hada, gunome hamon with wide nioi-guchi in nioi and many sunagaeshi throughout and ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana, ha-agari kuri-jiri and signed Bishu Ju Osafune Sukesada (thought to date from Muromachi period); with shira-saya
Nagasa: 68.8 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 14
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EARLY EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori and ko-kissaki, mokume-hada with some itame gokoro, ko-gunome hamon based on suguha in nioi with many gunome-ashi, slight midare-boshi with kaeri and suriage nakago with three mekugi-ana and remnants of signature Izumi (No) Kami); with red lacquer saya, black koi-guchi, kurikata and ko-jiri, round iron tsuba mumei of a multi-petalled kiku in sukashi, fuchi kashira of shakudo depicting gilt foliage and a setting sun respectively, and tsuka of black ito over white samé
Nagasa: 66.1 cm; Moto-haba: 2.8 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm

This sword is accompanied by a detailed appraisal from To-ken Society GB which includes a copy of an oshigata.
Estimate:  £2000 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 15
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EDO PERIOD
The blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, mokume hada with some tsukare, suguha hamon in ko-nie with sunagaeshi and nakago mumei with single mekugi-ana and kuri-jiri; with black lacquered saya, maru-bori tsuba with traces of gilt over a sukashi cloud design, iron fuchi-kashira depicting grass with gold inlay, copper menuki depicting a daikon and tsuka of black ito over white samé
Nagasa: 64.7 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 2.0 cm
Estimate:  £1250 - 1750 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 16
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), GENDAITO PERIOD
the blade deep tori-zori and ko-kissaki, engraved with a horimono of entwined dragons in a suken kurikara followed by a hi on the omote and a suken kurikara with dragon on the ura, ko-mokume / itame hada with ji-nie, hamon in ko-nie, ko-maru suguha boshi and ubu nakago with kesho yasurime, kuri-jiri and signed Osaka Junin Gassan Sadakatsu Kin Hori Dosaku with Kao on the omote and dated Taisho Hinoe Tora Nen, Juichi Gatsu Kichi Jitsu (November 11, 1926) on the ura; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 69.6 cm; Moto-haba: 2.4 cm; Saki-haba: 1.7 cm

The signature on the omote states that Gassan carved the horimono of the blade himself. This sword is accompanied by both a Tokubetsu Kicho certificate No. 156442 and a Hozon certificate No. 3011686.
Estimate:  £1500 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 17
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and extended chu-kissaki, ko-itame and mokume hada with ji-nie, hamon in ko-nie, suriage machi-okuri nakago with two mekugi-ana and kesho-yasuri and signed Geishu Yamagata Ihara Ju Masamitsu on the omote and Shinsei Kotetsu Omote Kore O Tsukuru and dated Keio Gannen Juni (1865) on the ura; with decorative double habaki engraved with a yari on one side and a teppo on the other and in shira saya
Nagasa: 67.8 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 2.3 cm

The sword is accompanied by a detailed appraisal by the To-ken Society GB which includes an oshigata and NBTHK Hozon certificate, No. 300728 dated 2nd May 2015.
Estimate:  £1500 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 18
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, itame-hada, notare-midare hamon with ashi, long yakidashi and nie in the habuchi, ko-maru boshi with short kaeri and slightly suriage nakago with two mekugi-ana and signed Ki (no) Kuni Sukemitsu on the omote; with black lacquered saya, iron mokko-gata tsuba mumei, fuchi kashira depicting mythical creatures in gilt on shakudo-nanako ground and tsuka of green ito over white samé
Nagasa: 70.0 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 1.7 cm
Estimate:  £1750 - 2500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 19
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), KOTO PERIOD
the blade hon-zukuri, tori-zori, and ko-kissaki, engraved with a bo-hi on each face, masame hada (probably indicating Yamato-den), hamon in togari at its lower part and becoming gunome towards the centre in ko-nie throughout with many ko-ashi and some sunagaeshi, midare-komi ko-maru boshi with kaeri and hakikake; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 63.1 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 20
TWO JAPANESE SWORDS (KATANA AND TACHI)
the first blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, suguha hamon in nioi and ko-nie with some hakikake and faint bo-utsuri near the shinogi, boshi with short kaeri and ubu nakago mumei with three mekugi-ana, yoko-yasuri and kuri-jiri; with shira-saya and together with shin-gunto mounts including red tassel for a high ranking officer and menuki formed as a yotsune-mon of the Sasaki family; the second blade shinogi-zukuri, koshi-zori, iori-mune, and chu-kissaki, compact ko-mokume hada, suguha hamon in nioi and ko-maru boshi with kaeri and ubu-nakago with single mekugi-ana and signed Yasunobu on the omote and dated Showa Junana Nen Ju Gatsu Kichi Jitsu on the ura
the first: Nagasa: 65.0 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm
the second: Nagasa: 64.0 cm; Moto-haba: 3.1 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm
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The first sword is accompanied by an NBTHK Hozon certificate No. 328028 dated Heisei 3rd year (1991) attributing it to the Mihara school and an NTHK certificate dated Heisei 9th year (1997) attributing the same. The second blade is Yasukuni-to, being made by the school of swordsmiths known as Nihonto Tanren Kai (Japanese Sword Forging Centre).
Estimate:  £2000 - 3500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 21
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EARLY SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, itame-gokoro hada almost masame in places, ko-gunome hamon in nioi-deki with a straight yakidashi near the nakago, boshi with some hakikake and nakago with single mekugi-ana (slightly corroded); with shira-saya
Nagasa: 64.8 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 2.0 cm
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 22
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and extended chu-kissaki, tight ko-mokume hada with some ji-nie, notare-midare hamon in nie, boshi with kaeri and suriage nakago with three mekugi-ana, kuri-jiri, o-suji-chigai yasurime and mei of two characters reading Ujinori; with black lacquered saya, plain iron mokko-gata tsuba mumei, menuki depicting Buddhist sage and koi and tsuka of ito over white samé
Nagasa: 69.2 cm; Moto-haba: 3.1 cm; Saki-haba: 2.3 cm
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 23
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), LATE KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, mokume-hada with ji-nie forming irregular patches of nie, a clear shirake-utsuri close to the shinogi, notare-midare hamon in nie with sunagashi, ko-maru boshi with a short kaeri and hakikake and ubu nakago mumei with one mekugi-ana and ha-agari kuri-jiri; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 63.4 cm; Moto-haba: 2.4 cm; Saki-haba: 1.5 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK Hozon certificate 375922 dated February 2008 which attributes the sword to Fuyuhiro and dates it from the later Muromachi period, as well as an appraisal from the Token Society of Great Britain including an oshigata.
Estimate:  £1500 - 1750 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 24
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHINSHINTO PERIOD
the blade Mino-style, shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and o-kissaki, itame-gokoro hada tending towards masame with several tobiyaki on each side, togari hamon in ko-nie-deki becoming suguha near the kissaki, suguha boshi with short kaeri and ubu nakago with four mekugi-ana, suji-chigai yasurime, ha-agari kuri-jiri and signed Kaga (no) Kami Fujiwara Moromichi; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 60.0 cm; Moto-haba: 3.3 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK Hozon certificate No. 377394 dated Heisei 19th year (2008).
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 25
A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, ko-mokume / konuki hada, suguha hamon in nie, midare boshi with short kaeri and hakikake and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, yoko yasuri and kata-yamagata jiri and signed Omi Daijo Fujiwara Tadahiro; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 45.2 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm
Estimate:  £1200 - 1750 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 26
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), LATE EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, mokume-itame hada becoming more itame towards the monouichi, notare-midare hamon in nie with sunagashi, kaen-boshi and ubu nakago mumei (some machi-okuri) with kiri-jiri and yoko-yasuri
Nagasa: 67.9 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm

This sword is accompanied by a certificate which states that the sword was determined to be from the Keio period (1865-1868) and in the tradition of Shinkei Tanemitsu at the NTHK UK shinsa in 2003.
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 27
A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki (with funbari), ko-mokume hada (almost muji-hada), suguha hamon in nioi, ko-maru boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, ha-agari jiri and signed Kashu Ju Fujiwara Ieshige Tsukuru on the omote; with black lacquered saya, fuchi-kashira of gilt nanako design, menuki depicting chrysanthemum in gilt on shakudo ground, tsuka of light tan-coloured ito over white samé and wooden tsunagi
Nagasa: 52.0 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 28
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and extended chu-kissaki, mokume-hada with some itame and a faint shirake-utsuri, ko-gunome hamon in nioi, midare-komi boshi with some hakikake and a short kaeri; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 61.1 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 2.2 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NBTHK certificate No. 152787 and dated Showa 33, attributing the sword to a Kaga smith Kan ? Tsugu.
Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 29
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori and chu-kissaki, itame-gokoro-hada, suguha hamon in nie-deki, wide ichimai-boshi with short kaeri and suriage nakago with three mekugi-ana, kiri-jiri and signed Tango (no) Kami Fujiwara Jumyo on the omote; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 68.2 cm; Moto-haba: 3.0 cm; Saki-haba: 2.3 cm

This sword is accompanied by NTHK GB Hozon certificate 375046 dated August 2003 and NBTHK Hozon certificate 375046 dated August 2005.

Estimate:  £1200 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 30
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EARLY EDO PERIOD
the blade shallow tori-zori and chu-kissaki, itame-gokoro hada, very narrow suguha hamon and with small kiri-komi on the mune and o-suriage nakago mumei with two mekugi-ana; with saya of light brown lacquer with black kojiri, soritsuna and koi-guchi, round iron sukashi tsuba depicting a bamboo grove and signed Masatsugu, shakudo fuchi-kashira depicting a wooded country scene with highlights in copper and gold, and tsuka of black ito over white samé
Nagasa: 48.1 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 31
A JAPANESE SWORD (BIZEN KATANA), MUROMACHI PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, koshi-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, itame-gokoro-hada with some masame, ko-midare hamon in nie with some sunagashi and ji-nie and suriage nakago with three mekugi-ana, kiri-jiri and kiri-yasuri and signed Sukesada under the lowest mekugi-ana; with habaki engraved with the 'crossed-feathers' mon of the Abe family and in shira-saya
Nagasa: 70.9 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.7 cm
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 32
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, itame-gokoro hada becoming masame in places, gunome hamon with some sunagaeshi in nie, ko-maru boshi with hakikake and kaeri and ubu nakago mumei with single mekugi-ana, katte-sagari yasurime and ha-agari kuri-jiri; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 66.5 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.6 cm
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 33
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHOWA PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori and chu-kissaki, ko-mokume-hada with some masame, ko-choji-hamon becoming gunome based on suguha towards the monouichi, o-maru boshi with hakikake in ko-nie and ubu nakago with yamagata jiri and some kesho-yasuri and signed Iryushi Nagamitsu Saku; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 66.9 cm; Moto-haba: 3.3 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm

Although undated, this is a superior piece from the Showa era (1926-89) and is in excellent condition.
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 34
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow zori (almost mu-zori), iori-mune and chu-kissaki, itame-masame hada, irregular hamon in ko-nie and nioi with a number of kizu and tate-wari and nakago mumei with single mekugi-ana; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 62.8 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm
Estimate:  £800 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 35
A JAPANESE SWORD (BUNGO PROVINCE), LATER MUROMACHI PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, masame-hada, gunome-midare hamon in nioi, narrow boshi and ubu nakago mumei with a single mekugi-ana; with shira-saya
Nagasa: 60.0cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 1.6 cm

The sword is accompanied by an NTHK Hozon certificate, issued at UK shinsa in 2003 and attributing the mumei blade to Takeda Yukinaga of Bungo province.

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 36
A LARGE KATANA, EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori and extended chu-kissaki, gunome-midare hamon (rubbed), and ubu nakago with a single mekugi-ana and kuri-jiri, signed Higo Dotanuki Munehiro on omote and dated Ansei Ni Nen Hachi Gatsu Hi (8th month of Ansei period, 1855) on ura; with red nashiji lacquered saya, all mounts in red copper including round tsuba mumei, decorated with shakudo chidori flying over a silver kiku and crashing waves, the fuchi decorated en suite
Nagasa: 71.0 cm; Moto-haba: 3.2 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 37
A JAPANESE SWORD (HANDACHI KATANA), LATE KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, koshi-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, gunome-midare hamon in nie and nioi with gunome-ashi and some sunagaeshi, midare boshi with kaeri and ubu nakago mumei with a single mekugi-ana, kuri-jiri and some tate-wari; with iron saya, round iron tsuba depicting trees and horses on a nanako ground with some gilt highlights (rubbed) and menuki of karakusa design
Nagasa: 66.9 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm
Estimate:  £750 - 1250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 38
A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, itame-gokoro hada becoming masame in places, gunome-midare hamon becoming larger towards the kissaki, ko-maru suguha boshi with kaeri and suriage nakago with two mekugi-ana and signed Fujiwara Yukimitsu, in shira-saya; with black lacquered saya, round iron tsuba mumei, kozuka depicting a birdcatcher on a shakudo-nanako ground, tsuka of purple ito over white samé and wooden tsunagi
Nagasa: 50.5 cm; Moto-haba: 2.5 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 39
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), POSSIBLY LATE KOTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, and chu-kissaki, a small kiri-komi on the mune, mokume-hada, notare-midare hamon with ko-nie and nioi extending into the boshi, and o-suriage nakago mumei (possibly Bizen-den), late Koto period; with black lacquered saya enhanced with polished samé and silver strips, round iron tsuba mumei inlaid in gold and silver with dragons (rubbed), menuki formed as silver dragons and floral designs and black painted tsuka with samé
Nagasa: 70 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 40
A JAPANESE SWORD MOUNT (KOSHIRAE), LATE EDO PERIOD
with saya of polished samé, hexagonal iron tsuba mumei, iron fuchi-kashira with fuchi of nanako design and kashira comprising multiple small kiko with gold centres, menuki of geometric pattern in silver, tsuka of brown ito over black samé and wooden tsunagi
Overall length: 87.3 cm
Estimate:  £500 - 750 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 41
‡ A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EDO PERIOD, IN WW2 MOUNTS
the blade shinogi-zikuri, tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, ji-hada itame-gokoro, notare-midare hamon in nioi and o-suriage nakago with two mekugi-ana and signed Kawachi No Kami Minamoto Hironobu (?); with gunto saya, brass mokko-gata tsuba with floral design, military mounts and tsuka with officer's knot,
Nagasa: 61.5 cm; Moto-haba: 3.2 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm
Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 42
‡ A JAPANESE SWORD (KOTO-KATANA), MUROMACHI PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, mokume-hada with some zukari, hamon in nioi-deki, komaru boshi with kaeri and o-suriage nakago with four mekugi-ana; with samé saya, sentoku tsuba mumei showing Shoki the demon-queller, ito missing, and together with a small group of additional fuchi kashira and menuki
Nagasa: 63.5 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 1.5 cm
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 43
THREE JAPANESE SWORDS (KATANA, WAKIZASHI, AND HAMADASHI TANTO), EDO PERIOD
the first blade Mino shinogi-zukuri and extended chu-kissaki; with iron tsuba mumei depicting a sage in bamboo grove with gold highlights; the second blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, gunome-midare hamon (rubbed), and ubu nakago mumei with one mekugi-ana; with round iron tsuba mumei depicting a figure highlighted in gold nunome, iron fuchi-kashira with gold and shakudo floral design, menuki formed as oxen, and kozuka mumei with a mythical creature on a nanako ground, probably late Edo period; the third blade hira-zukuri, iori-mune, and ubu nakago mumei with two mekugi-ana and ha-agari kuri-jiri; with iron tsuba decorated with design of a sakura and snake, and associated kozuka in shibuichi; each sword in striped red-painted saya
the first: Nagasa: 67.5 cm; Moto-haba: 3.1 cm; Saki-haba: 2.0 cm
the second: Nagasa: 35.8 cm; Moto-haba: 2.8 cm; Saki-haba: 2.1 cm
the third: Nagasa: 22.5 cm; Moto-haba: 2.3 cm; Saki-haba: 2.5 cm
(3)
Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 44
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), EARLY EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and ko-kissaki, suguha hamon in ko-nie, narrow hakikake boshi and o-suriage nakago mumei with three mekugi-ana and yoko-yasuri
Nagasa: 64.9 cm; Moto-haba: 2.8 cm; Saki-haba: 1.6 cm

This sword is accompanied by an NTHK certificate attributing the sword to the school of Takeda Teruyuki from Bungo province and dating it to approximately 1673.
Estimate:  £400 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 45
A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, gunome-midare hamon with gunome-ashi, midare-komi boshi with kaeri and nakago mumei with two mekugi-ana; with enhanced saya, round iron tsuba inlaid with a silver floral design, fuchi kashira in shakudo depicting water dragons in turbulent seas, and tsuka with white ito over black samé
Nagasa: 66.0 cm; Moto-haba: 3.1; Saki-haba: 1.9 cm

Estimate:  £300 - 400 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 46
‡ A JAPANESE SWORD (KATANA), MUROMACHI PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune, and chu-kissaki, notare-midare hamon in nioi, and suriage nakago with two mekugi-ana and signed Bishu Osafune Hisamitsu on the omote; with distressed black ribbed saya
Nagasa: 66.5 cm; Moto-haba: 2.9 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 47
A JAPANESE SWORD (CHISA KATANA), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, narrow suguha hamon and ubu nakago mumei with two mekugi-ana (one filled); with saya enhanced with samé and sentoku ko-jiri depicting a dragon in stormy seas, round iron tsuba retaining traces of signature and menuki, kozuka, and tsuka decorated en suite
Nagasa: 50.5 cm; Moto-haba: 2.8 cm; Saki-haba: 2.0 cm
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 48
A JAPANESE SWORD (CHISA KATANA), EDO PERIOD
the blade a very shallow tori-zori (almost mu-zori) and chu-kissaki, two koshi-hi under a bo-hi on the omote, futatsu-hi on the entire length of the ura and ubu-nakago with funa-gata jiri, signed Bitchu Kuni Yamadaju Kunishige on the omote and dated Keian Gannen Ni Gatsu Jitsu (1648) on the ura; with black lacquered saya (minor damage to koi-guchi), iron sukashi tsuba painted black, and plain wooden tsuka with iron fuchi kashira and dogane
Nagasa: 49.4 cm; Moto-haba: 2.6 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 49
A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), EDO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, mokume hada with some itame, suguha hamon in ko-nie, ko-maru boshi with hakikake and ubu nakago with single mekugi-ana, ha-agari kuri-jiri and signed Fujiwara Yasuyuki Saku on the omote; with black lacquered saya decorated with soft metal oni on a gilded band below the kurikata possibly added later, round shibuichi tsuba mumei depicting a maritime scene, sentoku kozuka depicting a raised horse and lake in shakudo and tsuka of black ito over white samé
Nagasa: 38.0 cm; Moto-haba: 2.7 cm; Saki-haba: 2.0 cm

This sword is accompanied by NBTHK 'White paper' No. 255568 dated Showa 47th year (1972).
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 50
A JAPANESE SWORD (WAKIZASHI), SHINTO PERIOD
the blade shinogi-zukuri, shallow tori-zori, iori-mune and chu-kissaki, ko-mokume hada, gunome-choji-midare hamon beginning with a short yakidashi on each face in nioi and with ashi and sunagaeshi, suguha boshi with short kaeri, ubu nakago mumei with yoko-yasurime and kengyo-jiri; with koshirae of plain striped wood and saya-gaki attributing the blade Bishu Osafune Ju Morimitsu
Nagasa: 42.4 cm; Moto-haba: 2.8 cm; Saki-haba: 1.8 cm

The hamon is likely in imitation of the Ichimonji school, perhaps by the Ishido school.
Estimate:  £1500 - 1750 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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