Item No. 36: Small Pattern Welded Belt Dagger
Item No 36 is a small but ever so wicked little belt daqger in pattern welded 1095, l-6 and meteorite. The stout blade is double edghed ands 6" long and 1" wide.
The patterning and contrast is easily seen.
The guard and pommel are phosphor bronze and the grip is purpleheart. This is one wicked little knife. OAL 11". Black sheath.
Priced at $475.00
Last Updated (Saturday, 18 February 2017 15:48)
Item No 38: Pattern welded Belt Dagger
Item No. 38 is a large Belt dagger in 1095, L-6 band meteoric iron. The long double edged blade is 13 3/4" long and 1 1/4" wide. The pattern is a very nice "Ladder".
Thew pattern is easily seen and is quite "tight".
This is a HUGE dagger with forged phosphor bronze mounts and a Rengas Tigerwood grip. This is a very uncommon wood but very eye catching. Couple this wood with a pattern welded blade if this size and you have a real show stopper. Very dramatic piece that feels fantastic in the hand. OAL 19 1/4" Black sheath
Priced at $1225.00
Jim's Surgical sale price :$725.00
ON HOLD PENDING FINALIZATION
Last Updated (Wednesday, 08 February 2017 13:22)
Limited Edition Japanese Style Blades
The above Dai-sho swords are my personal Batto/Jigen Ryo Tameshigiri swords in Kobuse 1070 with a wrought iron core, full true Hamon and in my own "Full Polish". Very simple, yet very elegant, These swords are NOT for sale.
These blades are part of my limited edition of 125 pieces. Once those are gone, that's it for a while..and I mean a loooong while at that. So if you are interested in a piece in this series..act quick cause they move rather quickly. The blades listed below are the LAST ones that are available in the series...So get these while you still can! Now that being said:
I have been getting some e-mails and calls about making "more traditional" length pieces. Now in answer to this I have come up with this: I am, going to be doing a "bare bones" sort of sword, Dai-sho mostly that will not be as fancy or as polished for cutting. While these will be priced at a very attractive level, these blade will still be the same high quality as the others, the differences being in the fittings, and polish. These will still show Hamon (some of which are downright gorgeous) but they will not be as flashy or elaborate in the mounts. Hopefully these will be something that folks are interested in so please take a look.
OK.. I WILL SAY THIS AGAIN: THE BELOW PIECES ARE THE LAST OF THE SERIES..PERIOD. I have three more numbers to fill and as I said above once these are gone that is it! I have no idea as to when I will finish the last three but it will be several months (at least) until those are done. So it you want one I suggest that you act most haste as these will be gone rather quickly. With that being said:
The Japanese blades that I currently available are:
Last Updated (Saturday, 19 November 2016 21:21)
Item No 52A/B in my series of 125., Gen II Daisho
Item No 52A/B of 125 is a Gen II Daisho in Kobuse 1070 with an iron core. Both blades show great Hamon and are in excellent polish. The Katana (52A) has a 27 1/2" blade with a single Bo-Hi on each side. The Wakizashi (52B) has a 19 3/4" blade also with one full length Bo-Hi on each side. Both are in the Shinogi-Zukuri Sugata (blade geometry)
The Hamon on both blades is quite lively and easily seen., Both could benefit from a professional polish but as they are now..they are still quite attractive and very serviceable
The tsuka on both are double pinned and are black samegawa under black silk ito. VERY elegant and classy and not "overstated" at all.. The Katana tsuka is 10 3/4" in length and the Wakizashi tsuka is 6 3/4" in length. These are mounted in blackend iron mounts in a Foo Dog/temple lion motif. This is a very elegant and subtle Dai-sho
These swords are VERY SHARP and should be treated as such. EXTRA care needs to be taken when handling these blades. These are NOT toys...
As you can see this is a very attractive and elegant Dai-Sho..it presents an "all business" impression while still maintaining a high degree of understated elegance. I will say this again..These swords are EXTREMELY SHARP.
OAL on the Katana is 39 7/8" , the Wakizashi is 28". This wonderfully attractive Dai-Sho is priced at $2600.00
Last Updated (Saturday, 18 February 2017 15:46)
Item No 70A/B of 125: Gen II Daisho in Kobuse 1070
Item No 70A/B is a GORGEOUS Gen II Dai-sho in Kobuse 1070. These swords are SHARP and need to be handled carefully. Both bl;ades are Shinogi-Zukuri with one full length Bo-Hi on each side.
The Katana has a 27 1/2" l;ong bl;ade and is 39" overall..The Wakizashi has a 19 3/4" long blade and is 27 1/2" overall.
Both swords feel solid in the hand and are very responsive. This is a very attractive set.
Both swords show beautiful Hamon with great activity. These swords would benefit from a professional polish but still they are just beautiful as they are
The Tsuka are blood red samegawa under black silk ito. Katana tsuka length: 10 1/4"..Wakizashi: 6 3/8". BNoth have two mekugi and are mopunted in a dragonfly motif.
The siya arte wood with black cracked lacquer over a deep red undercoat. Sealed with 6 coats of a hard and clear lac these swords are elegant yet still understated. This is a wonderful set. Ready to go.
Priced at $2600.00
ON HOLD PENDING FUNDING
Last Updated (Thursday, 23 February 2017 22:20)