Wakizashi: Kikumon(Yasuhiro)

Order number : AS16671

Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHk Tokubetsu Kicyo Paper)

Signature : Kikumon(Yasuhiro)

shinto:Cyujyo saku :Wazamono cutting test ranking:Settsu.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs toJyoJyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by good polisher.
Habaki :Gold wrapped single habaki.
Blade length : 55.76 cm or 22 inches.
Sori :1.212cm or 0.48 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.95cm or 1.16inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.14 cm or 0.84inches.
Kasane :0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with suitable sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada well graiend with jinie attach beautiful Oosaka texture.
shinogi ji trxture.itame hada with masame nagare.
Hamon :niedeki gunome midare with rather thick nioikuchi active wavy temper line. Boshi is round round shape.

Special feature: Bichu (No) Kami Tachibana Yasuhiro (His real name was Tomita Gorozaemon) was the founder of Kishu-Ishido School, It is said that he was an elder brother of Tameyasu. He moved to Osaka and worked as the founder of Osaka-Ishido school. After became Bichu (No) Kami, he started to engrave the crest of an open chrysanthemum flower on the back side of the tang.

Koshirae :
Saya :Blue shell saya.
Tsuba :On the roud shape iron tsuba, moon and cloudsm birds and sailes are engraved.
Menuki : On the syakudo plate, plant design is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira:On the iron plate, Matsu tree and a basket are engraved with
gold color.

From Aoi-Art:This sword has Kiku flower in back side of the Nakago.
From the shape of the kikumon and jigane and also Hamon, the blade
is Bicyu kami Yasuhiro. I don’t know why he didn’t mentioned the signature on the tang.
Especially the hamon is active oo-gunome midare like Doranba hamon with thick nioikuchi.
Probably he was influenced from Tsuda Sukehiro.
He made 2 kinds of Hamon, Gunome midare like this sword and also
Cyoji midare hamon with utsyri. Both of them are high ranking sword technique.
Koshirae is good condition.

NBTHk Tokubetsu Kicyo Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Auction starting price : 250,000 JPY-. (including shipping fee to overseas)

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