12-18: Katana Mumei Gendaito (Yakuwa Musashi)

12-18: Katana Mumei Gendaito (Yakuwa)

Nagasa: 68.0 cm. / 26.75 in.

Sori: 1.65 cm. / 0.65 in.

Motomihaba: 3.0 cm. / 1.18 in.   Sakimihaba: 2.27 cm. / .89 in.

Motokasane: .59 cm.  / .23 in.                            Sakikasane: .44 cm. / .18 in.

Mekugi-ana: 2 (but only 1 used)

Tsuka: 24.5 cm. / 9.25 in.

Weight with tsuka and tsuba: 890 grams.


Description: Mumei gendaito made by “Yakuwa Tadao”

This is a well-made piece shinoji-zukuri, torri-zori (maybe slight koshi-zori), iroi-mune, standard shape nakagowith kujiri.

Yasurime is katte-sagari.

Jihada is ko-mukome hada, nioi-deki, with o-gunome midare hamon and ko-maru boshi.

This is a lighter weight, well balanced piece that is very sharp and a good cutting blade.

New tsuka and tsuba with older tsuba.

 

Tōto-jū Yakuwa Musashi, Tōto-jū Yakuwa Musashi kinsaku, civilian name Yakuwa Tadao, born 1944, he signed sometimes also with his civilian name.  He studied under his father Yakuwa Yasutake, a well-known Yasukuni shrine smith.  Yakuwa Tadao is well known for the sharpness of his blades.


Asking Price: $6,400







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