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Q424. Wakazashi Papered to Kishu Yasuhiro

$1,450 + Shipping & Insurance

Q424.  Mumei wakizashi with NTHK paper to Kishu Yasuhiro.

Nagasa:  17 1/2"  44.5 cm.

Sori:  1.2 cm.

Moto haba:  3 cm.

Moto kasane:  .7 cm.

Saki haba:  2.1 cm.

Saki kasane:  .4 cm.

Nakago nagasa:  5 1/4"  13.3 cm.

Overall in shirasaya:  25 1/2"  64.5 cm.

Shinogi zukuri, iore mune, chu kissaki, koshi zori,  The hada is itame with mokume.  The hamon is wide, variations of choji including hako choji, with sunagashi and ashi, in a bright nioi guchi covered in fine ko nie.  The boshi is complex, strongly swept in a ko-maru with a medium kaeri.  I see one pin prick pit and no other of anything I would call a defect.  The blade is in polish with 4 or 5 small dark stains.  My pictures, which cover every inch of the blade, will show these.  This sword is mounted with a double copper habaki and in quality shirasaya in excellent condition.

The paper specifies Kyoho for the date: 1716, which would make this one of the generations of Bitchu no Kami Yasuhiro working in Settsu Province.  Nice sword.  1 pound, 11 ounces.  $1,450.

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