WAKIZASHI

YASU JU YUKIHIDE

NTHK

SHINSHINTO

CHUJOSAKU

 

SUGATA: SHINOGI ZUKURI

MEI: 
YASU JU YUKIHIDE

DATE: KEIO GAN USHI TOSHI

NAGASA: 46.03cm (18.125")

OVERALL: 60.96cm (24")

MIHABA: 2.85cm (1.25")

KASANE: 0.635cm (0.25")

SORI: 0.635cm (0.25")

NAKAGO: UBU

MEKUGI ANA: ONE

YASURIME: KEISHO

MUNE: IORI

HADA: TIGHT ITAME

HAMON: GUNOME MIDARE

BOSHI: KO-MARU

HORIMONO OMOTE: NONE

HORIMONO URA: NONE

HABAKI: ONE PIECE SILVER FOIL

SHIRASAYA

NTHK

 

Wakizashi inscribed Yasu Ju Yukihide.  It is dated using the zodiac calendar, Keio Gan Ushi toshi or Keio first year of the Ox (ushi). 

He was also known as Iwai Yuki Hide according to the Conniosseur's Guide.  Iwai is a town in Shimotsuke or Tochigi. He was a student of Yosokawa Masa Yoshi who in turn was a top student of Yosokawa Masa Hide.  This is on page 283 of the Connoisseur's Guide. He is also listed in the Toko Taikan as a 1.5 million yen smith on p. 707.  His work is also on p. 650 of the Shinshinto Taikan. The judges gave this wak. a score of  72 pts.

The polish is somewhat diminished, but most everything can be seen. There is some light scuffing, surface scratches, light rust, crud and stains spread over several areas.  There are no serious or fatal flaws and with a new polish I suspect this sword would be a knockout.   There are ji-nie, ara nie, uchinoke, tobiyaki and many hatarake which can be enjoyed with the sword as is.

This sword received papers at the recent NTHK Shinsa in Tampa, Feb. 2014.  The papers will be forwarded to the new owner upon arrival.

The sword comes in shirasaya.

 

$2800 plus S/H

 

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