View full screen - View 1 of Lot 81. An Echizen wakizashi  | Signed Nanban tetsu Echizen Yasatsugu Bushu Edo ni oite kore o tsukuru (made in Edo, Bushu [Musashi] Province, using imported foreign iron by Yasutsugu from Echizen) and with aoi mon [crest of stylised wild ginger leaves] | The blade Edo period, early 17th century, The koshirae, 19th century.
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An Echizen wakizashi | Signed Nanban tetsu Echizen Yasatsugu Bushu Edo ni oite kore o tsukuru (made in Edo, Bushu [Musashi] Province, using imported foreign iron by Yasutsugu from Echizen) and with aoi mon [crest of stylised wild ginger leaves] | The blade Edo period, early 17th century, The koshirae, 19th century

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An Echizen wakizashi | Signed Nanban tetsu Echizen Yasatsugu Bushu Edo ni oite kore o tsukuru (made in Edo, Bushu [Musashi] Province, using imported foreign iron by Yasutsugu from Echizen) and with aoi mon [crest of stylised wild ginger leaves] | The blade Edo period, early 17th century, The koshirae, 19th century

An Echizen wakizashi | Signed Nanban tetsu Echizen Yasatsugu Bushu Edo ni oite kore o tsukuru (made in Edo, Bushu [Musashi] Province, using imported foreign iron by Yasutsugu from Echizen) and with aoi mon [crest of stylised wild ginger leaves] | The blade Edo period, early 17th century, The koshirae, 19th century

Property from an Important Private Collection

An Echizen wakizashi

Signed Nanban tetsu Echizen Yasatsugu Bushu Edo ni oite kore o tsukuru (made in Edo, Bushu [Musashi] Province, using imported foreign iron by Yasutsugu from Echizen) and with aoi mon [crest of stylised wild ginger leaves]

The blade Edo period, early 17th century, The koshirae, 19th century


Sugata [configuration]: Shinogi-zukuritori-zori, chu-kissaki

Kitae [forging pattern]: Flowing itame hadamokume in places

Hamon [tempering pattern]: Suguha with some midare in niedeki and faint sunagashi

Boshi [tip]: Hakikake style  

Horimono [carvings]: The omote with the Buddhist deity Fudo Myo-o, the ura with suken and bonji [Sanskrit characters]

Nakago [tang]: Iriyamagata, one mekugi-ana, signed on the omote Nanban tetsu Echizen Yasutsugu and on the ura Bushu Edo ni oite kore o tsukuru (made in Edo, Bushu [Musashi] Province, using imported foreign iron by Yasutsugu from Echizen) and with aoi mon [crest of stylised wild ginger leaves]

Habaki [collar]: Gold, double clad 

In shirasaya [plain wood scabbard]

Koshirae [mount]: The saya [scabbard] sprinkled in aogai and inlaid in shell with stylised chidori, the associated mounts in fine nanako shakudo and gilt, the fuchi-kashira, kogai and kozuka decorated with plum blossoms in takabori [high relief], the menuki in the form of sprigs of plum, the round tsuba with scattered cherry blossoms


Nagasa [length from kissaki to machi]: 48 cm., 19 in. 

Sori [curvature]: 1.1 cm., ½ in.

Saki-haba [width at the yokote]: 1.8 cm., ¾ in. 

Moto-haba [width at the machi]: 2.7 cm., 1⅛ in. 

Overall the blade and mount in good condition, the blade with slight opening to the grain to the blade, some details to the forging pattern obscured, the koshirae with some old chips around the kozuka slide.


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