13-09: Katana signed Yasuhiro, Shinto

13-09: Katana signed Yasuhiro, Shinto

Nagasa: 68.2 cm. / 26.75 in

Sori: 1.68 cm. / .66 in.

Motomihaba: 2.87 cm. / 1.13 in. Sakimihaba: 1.88 cm. / .74 in.

Motokasane: .66 cm.  / .26 in.    Sakikasane: .46 cm. / .18 in.

Mekugi-ana: 1

Description: Shinto period piece with new made saya and late Edo or early Meiji tsuka.  Blade is koshi-zori with tight itame hada, ko-kissaki eith ko-maru.  Hammon is sugaha with nioi.  Yasurime is sujikan.

Signed: Bichu no Kami Tachibana Yasuhiro, no date.  Yasuhiro were famous smiths living in Settsu province.  The first 3 generations Yasuhiro signed this way, and this is probably the 2nd generation.

1st generation 1661, 2nd generation 1684, 3rd generation 1711-36.  Later generations changed name slightly.  (Hawleys: YAS 804-806)

The tsuba depicts the God of Thunder and is signed “Bushu no Ju Eijima Masatsu”.

 

Asking Price: $10,000









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