• Nagasa:

    68.0 cm. / 26.75 in.
  • Sori:

    1.65 cm. / 0.65 in.
  • Motomihaba:

    3.0 cm. / 1.18 in.
  • Motokasane:

    .59 cm. / .23 in.
  • Sakimihaba:

    2.27 cm. / .89 in.
  • Sakikasane:

    .44 cm. / .18 in.
  • Mekugi-ana:

    2 (but only 1 used)
  • Tsuka:

    24.5 cm. / 9.25 in.
  • Weight with tsuka and tsuba:

    890 grams.

Mumei gendaito made by “Yakuwa Tadao”

This is a well-made piece shinoji-zukuri, torri-zori (maybe slight koshi-zori), iroi-mune, standard shape nakagowith kujiri.

Yasurime is katte-sagari.
Jihada is ko-mukome hada, nioi-deki, with o-gunome midare hamon and ko-maru boshi. This is a lighter weight, well balanced piece that is very sharp and a good cutting blade. New tsuka and tsuba with older tsuba.

Tōto-jū Yakuwa Musashi, Tōto-jū Yakuwa Musashi kinsaku, civilian name Yakuwa Tadao, born 1944, he signed sometimes also with his civilian name. He studied under his father Yakuwa Yasutake, a well-known Yasukuni shrine smith. Yakuwa Tadao is well known for the sharpness of his blades.

Asking Price: $5,000