Antique Japanese Short Sword (Wakizashi) by Yasukuni
This is an antique short sword (wakizashi) in a plain wooden scabbard (shira-saya) and a one-piece copper blade collar (habaki). This sword blade is by Yasukuni of Mushashi Province. He worked during the Genroku Era (1688-1703 CE) and is ranked as a master swordsmith (Jo-Saku). It comes with a NBTHK Hozon paper. The blade has a temper pattern (hamon) has a small irregular shape (ko-midare). The temper pattern is made up exceptionally fine martensite (nioi). The forging pattern of the steel (jihada) shows a random flow of the grain (itame). The blade has a ridge-line construction (hon-zukuri) with a full lenth groove (bo-hi).
The blade has been authenticated and deemed to be of good quality and worthy of historical preservation by the Japanese Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword (Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai). The short sword is signed on the from side: (Musashi taro Yasukuni 武蔵太郎安國). On the reverse side of the wakizashi it is signed: (Shin ju go mai kofuku saku 真十五枚甲伏作). The sword is authenticated by the NBTHK. The cutting-edge length of the blade (nagasa) measures 20.2 inches (50.6 cm) long. Overall, the condition of blade is excellent in an art polish with a few very minor scratches. A full English translation of the NBTHK apparel paper is available upon request.
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