Mumei gendaito made by “Yakuwa Tadao”. This is a long more slender piece made after the style of kamakura period tachi.
It is a well-balanced piece, shinoji-zukuri, koshi-zori, iroi-mune, standard shape nakago, kurijiri.
Yasurime is sujikai.
Jihada is ko-mukome hada, nioi-deki, with notare midare hamon and ko-maru boshi.
The saya looks to be about 20 years old, tsuka older and fittings are new. The tsuba is a late Edo period classic crane piece.
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: $9,000