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#1 Travis Clarke

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 07:38 PM

This sword is by the 1st generation Yukihiro of Hizen province. Yukihiro, born 1617, is the younger brother of 1st generation Masahiro, eldest son of Yoshinobu and grandson of 1st generation Tadayoshi. Yukihiro's first work was produced in Kan'ei (1639) at age 23. He received the title of "Dewa Daijo" in 1648. This smith also received the title of "Dewa no Kami" in 1663. During Keian 3rd (1650) Yukihiro traveled to Nagasaki to study Dutch forging techniques (Oranda = Dutch) under Yakushiji Tanenaga and Hisatsugu. After this date many of his works display the mei "Oranda-Gitae-o-Motte". It is said that Yukihiro also studied the Bizen Ichimonji techniques under Noriyoshi. Some if his signed work display the "Ichi" character or "Ichimonji-Dewa-no-Kami" as displayed on this sword. Yukihiro became the retained smith of the Nabeshima clan and moved to Nagase to produce swords. He also lived in Geishu Hiroshima for a time and produced swords there. Yukihiro passed away May 27th, 1683 - 3rd year of Tenna. He was succeeded by 6 generations bearing his name.

This sword displays a very active notare-gunome-midare hamon. Deep nioi can be seen throughout. The hada is ko-Itame with ji-nie. 

This sword has a few flaws worth noting.  Two small openings and a very small speck of rust on the ha on the omote side close to the ha-machi.  

 

Signature reads: Ichi Hishu Dewa no Kami Yukihiro

Hawley's rating: 90

Fujishiro rating: Jo-Saku (Superior work)

Toko Taikan rating: 5.5 Million JPY

This sword has recently been professionally polished in Japan, issued Hozon papers by the NBTHK (Nihon Bijutsu Hozon Kyokai) and is stored in a new quality shira-saya.

Asking price: $6,500 USD plus shipping. 

 

Open to reasonable offers.

 

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#2 Travis Clarke

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 01:04 AM

Greetings gentlemen/ladies, I just wanted to inform members that if anyone is interested in this piece, or any other swords I have for sale, staged payments are welcome. Feel free to contact me to set up a payment plan that is best suited to your budget. Thank you.
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#3 Travis Clarke

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:37 AM

Price reduction: $5,995 USD, free shipping.
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#4 Travis Clarke

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 02:18 AM

Another big price reduction in hopes of finding a new home for this sword sometime soon.

Reduced: $4,995 USD, free shipping.
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#5 Soshin

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 03:40 AM

Hi Travis,

Very very nice sword... I love the jihada likely caused by the nanban tetsu.

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#6 paulb

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 09:32 AM

I certainly agree this is a good sword.

I have no wish to divert the thread but David I would be interested in your reasoning as to why you think the jigane is the result of inclusion of foreign steel and why you think it is there in the first place.

perhaps a separate thread but as there is no way of proving whether it is or isn't there perhaps not.


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#7 Travis Clarke

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 03:51 AM

Another big price reduction in hopes of moving this sword along to a new owner soon.

$3,995 USD.
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#8 Soshin

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 06:16 PM

That is a big price reduction on such a fine sword. Deals like that don't come along that often!

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