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  1. $4500 obo. 1 antique Japanese WW2 gendaito sword by Nobufusa available. This fine antique Japanese sword would make an important acquisition for any collection. Nobufusa was judged a Sword Forging Teacher at the 1941 Exhibition. Nobufusa was a highly rated gendai smith--2.5 Million Yen. The blade measures 68.3 cm (26 7/8") from blade tip to notch in the blade spine. This water-tempered gendaito was made with Tamahagane. This gendai was mounted in Samurai koshirae. Condition: This sword is in beautiful condition. The mounts are excellent. The blade is in polish with an occasional light scratch. There are no nicks in the blade edge. The blade is perfectly straight. The hamon and boshi are perfectly healthy.
  2. Oh sorry. A price would have been helpful. Yes Brian for NMB members, $5900. Thank you! —Matt
  3. 1 antique Japanese WW2 Yasukuni Shrine sword by Kotani Yasunori available. This fine antique Japanese sword would make an important acquisition for any collection. The blade measures 68.5 cm (26 15/16") from blade tip to notch in the blade spine. Scroll down to the bottom of the listing to View Additional Photos. Condition: This sword is in beautiful condition. The mounts are excellent. The blade is in wartime polish with one tiny nail catcher type nick which is so slight it is hard to see. It's really only detectable when pulling the cutting edge along a fingernail. There is some light staining on the blade. The blade is perfectly straight. The hamon and boshi are perfectly healthy.
  4. Just an FYI for collectors of Japanese military swords--I just listed a model 1883 Naval Officer's Kyu-gunto in the For Sale section. I know they are hard to find, so wanted to take a moment to let those interested it was there to check out. Thank you! --Matt Brice
  5. New Sword available--M1883 Naval Officer's Kyu-gunto Sword. $4800 obo Samurai mon on the backstrap--two hawk feathers, Asano clan. Very fine condition mounts. Average quality 24 7/16" mumei nihonto blade. More photos available if needed. Harder to find Naval Russo-Japanese mounted sword. --Matthew Brice
  6. NOW TAKE 30% OFF THE LISTED PRICES! (Was 20% off list prices). Thank you! --Matt Brice
  7. Hi Stephen! Just got them up for sale there as well. It's just finding the time to get things up for sale. Thanks Stephen! --Matt
  8. 58 Tsuba available from a collection I purchased. Note that some tsuba that appear in the photos have sold. Price sheet is attached. Take 20% off the listed price. --Matt Brice St. Croix Blades MB TH tsuba group list -- valuations descriptions 5-22-20.docx
  9. If someone is looking for their first (or second) short gunto, I decided to switch my short gunto from a fixed price listing to an auction. The auction ends Sunday. Here is the link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/114216153943 --Matthew Brice St. Croix Blades
  10. FOR SALE: 1 Japanese WWII gendaito sword available. This sword was made by the 2 Million Yen, Sword Forging Teacher, Kanemichi. This World War 2 Japanese sword would make an important acquisition for any collection. This is early work for Kanemichi. He signed with his first, early signature Kanetoki. This a traditionally-made, water-tempered sword made with tamahagane. The blade measures 26 5/8" (67.6 cm) from the blade tip to the bottom of the notch in the habaki. This fine sword is mounted in shirasaya. At the 1941 Sword Exhibition, Kanemichi was ranked Special Honor Noted Seat--Sword Forging Teacher. John Slough noted in this book: 'His real name is Kojima Tokijiro. Kanemichi was born in July 1902. At first he studied under Kojima Katsumasa who used to be the student of Zenjo Kaneyoshi. Later he became a student of Watanabe Kanenaga. He was a Rikugen Jumei Tosho and had many students.' Condition: The blade is in original polish with only a few scattered small pits. Owing to this sword being an early work of Kanemichi's (having been made roughly 1935-1937), there are two small blisters. The blade is perfectly straight. The hamon/temper line and boshi are perfectly healthy. $2200 obo --Matthew Brice www.StCroixBlades.com
  11. I have one up for sale right now. Unfortunately, as is oftentimes the case, the leather combat cover didn't last the years since the War. Here is the link to the listing and photos: https://www.ebay.com/itm/362947947448 As can be seen in the photos, this is not some post-War made-up 'pilot's sword'--you can see the ito is original. Not a fabulous blade, but this is definitely another example for this thread on short gunto. --Matt Brice
  12. Hi Dave. Yes, the sword has two functioning mekugi-ana. —Matt
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