FINE WAKIZASHI SWORD
Early Shinto-era | ca. 1600 A.D.
Signed BICHU NO KAMI TACHIBANA YASUHIRO
Overall length 68.3 cm, nagasa 45.8 cm.
FINE WAKIZASHI SWORD. The Early Shinto-era blade signed BICHU NO KAMI TACHIBANA YASUHIRO. Of shinogi zukuri form, with gunome temperline and distinct turnback at the tip, with fine mokume-hada grain. The shakudo fuchi and kashira with floral motifs, elaborately gilt. Silk tsuka ito with menuki intact. Gilded two-piece habaki with cat-scratch motif. Lacquered sukashi, tsuba with wear to edges. Crimson-lacquered saya. In its silk sword bag. C.1600 c.e. For further information regarding Yasuhiro, see http://nihontoclub.com/swords/0000-0766.