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An extremely rare and important special order Kama (scythe) yari. Signed, Naniwa ju Seiunshi Takahashi Nobuhide Kore Tsukuru. Keio Yon Nen Aki Gatsu Gainichi Saku Kore (Autumn 12 1868). Masuda Genshiro Masayoshi Iyu Saku Kore (made for Masuda Genshiro Masayoshi). Hawatare: 3 sun 4 bu 3,8 rin (10.42 cm 4.1"). Width at Butt: 1.6 cm. Ubu Nakago: 49.8 cm. Ko nie deki suguba gunome notare midare, nijuba, sunagashi, kinsuji, inazuma, nado. The jigane is masame hada, with a little itame and mokume at the back end, becoming tighter at the point. There are clouds of fine jinie. (See the diagram at the bottom of the page for details). He is rated Chusaku in Fujishiro's Nihon Toko Jiten - Shinto Hen, valued at 2,000,000 yen in Shibata's Toko Taikan, and illustrated in Shinshinto Taikan. In polish and shirasaya, this has never been submitted for shinsa.
He began as a member in the Unshu Naganobu mon. He moved to Osaka became a member of the of Gassan Sadakazu mon. His productive life ran from Genji (1864) to the first year of Showa (1926). The samurai were disbanded under the Hattori act of 1876. That he was able to remain a sword smith, along with the likes of Gassan Sadakatsu and Kanenori, during this difficult period speaks well of his tenacity and skill.