Jump to content


Photo

Late Nanbokucho Signed Ubu Tachi For Sale


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 Nickupero

Nickupero

    Jo Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 416 posts
  • LocationMontreal

Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:20 AM

Offering up this mint condition late Nanbokucho period Tachi signed "Bishu Osafune Masamitsu", with date inscribed Meitoku Gannen 2nd month (1390AD). Masamitsu is Jo Saku ranking, according to Markus Sesko's "Swordsmiths of Japan" Masamitsu was active for over 40 years so the theory of a 2nd generation is possible, justified as we see a change in his workmanship circa 1389-1390AD.

This piece is in nice quality polish with no flaws, nakago remains Ubu with one original Mekugi-ana. Nakago does look like it was cleaned, possibly from overly active rust, looks nice and neutralized. Hamon is something... and is evenly strong throughout so it wasn't over-polished which you can get a good idea of in the pictures. Nagasa measures 66.4 cm / 26.14 inches. Blade comes with older NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho and New NTHK-NPO Kanteisho, always nice to have 2 papers from different schools. Tachi Koshirae is all matching with a nice large signed Tachi Tsuba.

 

I'm offering this up to collectors for $8,250 plus shipping and any other related fees, Donation will be given to the message board if sold here.

IMG_2113.JPG IMG_2121.JPG IMG_2130.JPG IMG_2189.jpg IMG_2241.JPG IMG_2198.JPG IMG_2201.JPG IMG_2192.JPG IMG_2255.JPG IMG_2228.JPG


  • Toryu, DaveT, Randy McCall and 3 others like this

#2 Nickupero

Nickupero

    Jo Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 416 posts
  • LocationMontreal

Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:32 AM

some more...

IMG_2236.JPG IMG_2177.JPG MAIN.jpg IMG_2305.JPG IMG_2321.JPG IMG_2337.JPG IMG_2352.JPG IMG_2386.JPG

 


  • Ken-Hawaii and Alex A like this

#3 Nickupero

Nickupero

    Jo Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 416 posts
  • LocationMontreal

Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:33 AM

and the last of them...

 

IMG_2387.JPG IMG_2401.JPG IMG_2413.JPG IMG_2414.JPG


  • Ken-Hawaii likes this

#4 AndyMcK

AndyMcK

    Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 181 posts
  • LocationVihti, Finland

Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:49 AM

Beautiful blade Nick! And with double papers! Wish I had steeper pockets with something in them.

Antti

#5 Geraint

Geraint

    Sai Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 1,021 posts
  • LocationCornwall UK

Posted 17 March 2017 - 04:25 PM

That I really like!   :)


Geraint

#6 vajo

vajo

    Jo Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 522 posts
  • LocationGermany / Bavaria

Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:58 PM

Fantastic Nick! I like it very much.


Chris S. 

 


#7 nagamaki - Franco

nagamaki - Franco

    Sai Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 1,790 posts

Posted 18 March 2017 - 07:22 AM

Does this sword have utsuri?

 

Thank you?


_________
Regards,

Franco

#8 drizzt1234

drizzt1234

    Chu Saku

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • LocationSeattle, WA

Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:51 PM

Oh man that is gorgeous
Adam D.

#9 drizzt1234

drizzt1234

    Chu Saku

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • LocationSeattle, WA

Posted 18 March 2017 - 07:22 PM

PM sent and contacted you on your site
  • Brian and Daniel like this
Adam D.

#10 Nickupero

Nickupero

    Jo Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 416 posts
  • LocationMontreal

Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:40 PM

Thanks guys... much appreciated, it is no doubt a pleasant piece to look at! I didn't pick up any Utsuri Franco.

Sent a reply Adam, thanks!


  • Stephen likes this

#11 Nickupero

Nickupero

    Jo Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 416 posts
  • LocationMontreal

Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:24 AM

Pending Sale!


  • Brian, Stephen and AndyMcK like this




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

IPB Skin By Virteq