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Bitchu no Kami Tachibana Yasuhiro Wakizashi
Right out of the woodwork, a wakizashi signed, nagamei, Bitchu no Kami Tachibana Yasuhiro. Shinogizukure, iroi mune, shallow sori, chu kissaki. Hawatare: 1 shaku 8 sun 8 bu 4 rin (55.1 cm / 21.69"). Motohaba: 3.02 cm. Sakihaba: 2.03 cm. Kasane: 7.2 mm. Choji gunome togare midare in nioi deki, ashi iri, yo, long kinsuji, sunagashi, nado. The habuchi is wide. The boshi is wide midare with a short kaeri. The jigane is hadatatsu itame nagare with mokume mixed in. There is ji nie and abundant chikei. Mounted in koshirae with good dragon menuki, and a mismatched, but pleasing, fuchi-kashira. The tsuba has been replaced with a poor casting. Such is life. Ranked chu jo saku in Nihon Toko Jiten - Shinto Hen by Fujishiro, rated at 3,500,000 yen in Toko Taikan by Tokuno.
This is work by the first generation Bitchu Yasuhiro, who inscribed a kiku mon on the reverse side of his nakago. For a work by the second generation signed, Kii no Kuni Yasuhiro, see YASUHIRO WAKIZASHI The work style is the same for both generations, the style of Ichimonji. He worked in Settsu province, around Kambun (1661 -1673), and was a member of the Osaka Ishido. $5,500
Nihon Toko Jiten - Shinto Hen - First and Second Yasuhiro