SIGNED YANONE (YAJIRI) 070119

SIGNED YANONE (YAJIRI) 070119
7.11.19 admin@nihonto

This shape is called a Watakusi (barbed) yanone and these are getting very difficult to find.  This shape is designed to be primarily a flesh cutter.  The smith’s name was Shigetaka.

This one has a long nakago at 8.5 in. (21.6cm), the blade is 3-1/16 in. (7.8cm)  long and is 1-5/8 in. (4.1cm) wide.   The blade’s shoulder is very long, 1-1/8 in. (2.9cm).  There is a traditional  Inome (boar’s eye) cutout.

The blade is in good condition, no openings, and the shape is very symmetrical. Estimated age: Mid to Late Edo

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