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#1 SwordGuyJoe

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 10:34 PM

All,

I am selling a sword by one of the better shinshinto smiths, Miyaguchi Ikkansai Shigetoshi.  He was one of Kasama Shigetsugu's teachers and is discussed at length in Chris Bowen's article, "The Forgotten Craftsmen: Swordsmiths of the Meiji and Taisho Eras" (found here).

 

The sword comes in shirasaya and is accompanied by pristine shingunto mounts and would make a nice addition to the nihonto and military sword collector.  

 

About the Sword:

 
Mei: Bu-un chōkyū (Eternal luck in war) Ikkansai Shigetoshi 
Nengo:  Meiji 36 nen 8 gatsu hi, 66 okinasaku (Made in August 1903, when Shigetoshi was 66 years of age)
 
Habaki : Copper single foiled Habaki
Blade length : 63.5 cm or 25 inches.
Sori : 1.4 cm or 0.55 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.24 cm or 1.27 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.40 cm or 0.94 inches.
Kasane : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Meiji (1903)
Jitetsu : Koitame hadawell grained with JInie attahce, Fine Chikei work is appearing and
most Jigane.
Hamon : Nie deki suguha with mixture of Ko-NOtare mixed. There is KOashi appearing in the
ha. Boshi is round ended.
 
I will offer a 3 day inspection period as well as a 12 month shinsa guarantee (NBTHK or NTHK). As always a donation will be made to the NMB.
 
Price: $5,000 OBO
 
About the Smith (From the Sesko Index): 
"Shigetoshi (繁寿), Keiō (慶応, 1865-1868), Suruga – „Ikkansai Shigetoshi“ (一貫斎繁寿), „Sunpu ni oite Miyaguchi Ikkansai Shigetoshi“ (於駿府宮口一貫斎繁寿), „Sunpu-jū Ikkansai Shigetoshi“ (駿府住一貫斎繁寿), civilian name „Miyaguchi Hachirō“ (宮口八郎), he was born in the ninth year of Tenpō (天保, 1838) in Shizuoka in Suruga province but went later to Inaba where he was first a student and later the adopted son of Hamabe Toshinori (浜部寿格), but he later returned to Shizuoka and to his family name „Miyaguchi“, in Inaba he signed with „Hisatoshi“ (寿俊), later he adopted the gō „Ikkansai“ (一貫斎) and also signed with „Shigehiro“ (繁広), he worked in Sagami´s Odawara (小田原) too, transmission says that he learned the art of horimono carving at the lineage of Ozaki Suketaka (尾崎助隆), he died January 25th 1906 at the age of 69, dense itame, chōji-midare in nioi-deki or gunome-midare in ko-nie-deki"
 
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#2 SwordGuyJoe

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 04:14 PM

One and only price drop to $4,000.  I will accept stage payments if needed.



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Posted 22 October 2015 - 05:43 AM

A 113 year old sword, by an important smith, in excellent polish with mint shingunto mounts, and a shinsa guarantee for $4k. If that's not a tart, I'm not sure what is. I got a good price on this sword and I'm passing the discount on to you. You can't ask for much more.

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 06:16 PM

I am now a very motivated seller. Please feel free to PM me with an offer.

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 03:57 AM

Bump - why is it when I try to sell something, I always wind up thinking, "Am I the only person that likes this stuff?!?"

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Posted 24 October 2015 - 10:12 AM

Very nice!

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 10:43 PM

Bump - I am going to let this run through next Sunday, but come Monday, they'll be gone until Tampa.



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Posted 28 October 2015 - 03:24 PM

Bump - 4 days and they get put back into the collection.



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Posted 28 October 2015 - 04:43 PM

This sword is on hold pending payment.



#10 Kronos

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 05:23 PM

Congrats on the sale, it's about time as these are too good to go unsold.


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 05:33 PM

Money maker for buyer....congrats to both B/S


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Posted 29 October 2015 - 04:53 AM

congratulations!


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