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    For Sale: Kii Ishido, Tatara Nagayuki, Wakizashi, Enpo (1673-1681), NBTHK Papers

    Greetings,

    This sword is by master smith Tatara Nagayuki of the Osaka Ishido School. The Ishido School found its beginnings in Omi province. Omi Province was home to numerous skilled smiths from late Kamakura period into Nanbokucho period. Around Meio Era (1492) a large number of Bizen Osafune smiths came to Omi and started to produce swords. Sukenaga was among these smiths and is said to be the founder of the Ishido School. During Kanei Era (1624-1644) the Ishido school split into three separate groups. These three groups moved to Edo, Fukuoka and Wakayama. The group of smiths that migrated to Wakayama later moved to Osaka. This group was referred to as Kii Ishido School and was led by Tosa Shogen Tachibana Tameyasu. Kawachi no Kami Yasunaga was also a member of this school. Nagayuki studied forging under Kawachi no Kami Yasunaga. Smiths from the Ishido School are said to be direct descendants of the Bizen Ichimonji School. Tatara Nagayuki was the finest sword smith active during the Shinto period producing blades in the Bizen Style.

    Nagayuki work displays a powerful O-Choji Midare of the Ichimonji School, Hiraki-Gunome-Choji Midare and Koshi no Hiraita Midare similar to Sue-Bizen Yosozaemon Sukesada. The hamon is generally based on nioi-deki, but not a pure nioi-deki as a hint of nie can be seen. He was also one of the few smiths that was able to produce Utsuri during the Shinto period.

    During the Shinto period swords were tested by a famous family of executioners, the Yamada Family. The swords sharpness was tested on deceased corpses mostly and detailed records were kept. Throughout this period there were 8 sword smiths whose blades consistently preformed. These 8 sword smiths were designated the rating of Saijo-Owazamono (Supreme Sharpness), the highest sharpness rating a sword can achieve. These sword smiths include Nagasone Okimasa, Kotetsu, Shodai Tadayoshi, Mutsu no Kami Tadayoshi, Shodai Sukehiro, Mutsu Daijo Nagamichi, Shodai Kunikane and Tatara Nagayuki.

    Fujishiro rating: Jo Jo-Saku (Highly Superior).

    Toko Taikan rating: at 7.5 Million JPY.

    Hawleys rating: 50 points.

    Sharpness rating: Saijo-Owazamono

    Era: Enpo (1673-1681)

    Hamon: Wide flowing Hiraki Gunome Choji Midare based off Nioi-Deki with Nie, some Tobi-yaki and full temper can be seen on the Shinogi-ji.

    Jitetsu: Well grained Ko-Itame hada with Ji-nie.

    Suguta: Chu kissaki, deeper sori for Kanbun work at 1.4cm

    Nakago: Mumei, 1 mekugi-ana

    Nagasa: 43.1cm

    Kasane: 0.65cm

    Motohaba: Machi, 2.88cm. Kissaki 2.17cm

    This piece is especially rare as Tatara Nagayuki produced very few wakizashi. This sword is stored in a quality shira-saya and solid silver habaki. It comes with a nice shira-saya bag, full Oshigata and NBTHK Hozon papers.

    Asking price: $5,888 USD plus postage. Serious offers will be considered. Donation to the board will be made upon sale.

    T-clarke403@hotmail.com
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    Last edited by Travis Clarke; 02-11-2015 at 09:29 AM.
    Travis Clarke

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    Hi,

    Reading the Hozon Paper, I see that its a mumei shinto hence why you haven't taken off the tsuka.

    Could you please show the nakago please? And are you firm on the price?

    Thanks

    John

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    Hi John,

    My apologies, I meant to add some nakago pictures and some overall shots of the suguta yesterday but I got sidetracked. I just added some new photos. Let me know if you require further photos of the blade, John.

    I am not firm on the price by any means, I welcome offers and friendly negotiations. Thanks.
    Travis Clarke

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    Did a trade with Travis in past and he's a real good guy to work with, takes real nice pictures as well.

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    Thank you, Grant. It was a pleasure dealing with you as well!
    Travis Clarke

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    Big price reduction: $4,500 plus shipping.
    Travis Clarke

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    Greetings gentlemen/ladies,

    I just wanted to inform members that staged payments are welcome. If anyone has an interest in this piece, or any other swords I have for sale, feel free to contact me to set up a payment plan that best suits your budget. Thank you.
    Travis Clarke

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    Another huge price reduction: $3,500 USD, free shipping.

    Great deal to be had on a fine, rare example from a top sword smith.
    Travis Clarke

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