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Product No. WA-008 (爲康)Tameyasu. 2nd generation.
Sword type Wakizashi.
Omote/Mei Mutsu no kami Tachibana Tameyasu. 陸奥守橘爲康
Ura n/a empty.
Province, area Kii.
Era Enpō (1673-1681)
Date +/- 1675.
Teacher 1e Generation Yasuhiro (Kiinokuni Yasuhiro) 康廣紀伊國康廣)who was the founder of Kii Ishido school.



Nagasa 50.6cm
Sori 1.30 cm
Motohaba 3.06 cm
Sakihaba 2.02 cm
Munekasane 0.81 cm
Nakago 15.4cm.



NBTHK Certificate “Hozon Tōken Kanteisho”.
Other certificate n/a
Rating Jo Saku.
Condition Very good.
Polished Yes.
School Kii Ishido school.
Sharpness Wazamono.


Item Details

Shape Shinogi-zukuri, Iori-mune.
Jihada The jihada, is a tightly forged Mokume, with Utsuri (an patterned misty white shadow).
Sugata With longitudinal ridge line (shinogi-zukuri), shallow peaked back (iori-mune) and sharply rounded (fukura-tsuku).
Kissaki Chu kissaki (medium point).
Kitae Ko itame hada with itama and masame.
Hamon O-notare toran with some clove patterns (ōbusa-chōji), all in nie-deki and with a single ‘pearl’ on the outside.
Horimone n/a.
Bōshi Sugu, medium point (chu-kissaki).
Nakago Ubu, Shape (keitai): slender, tapering; file marks (yasurime): sujikai; end (nakagojiri): rounded (kurijiri).
Mekugi-ana 1 mekugi ana.
Habaki Nice copper bases single gold folded Habaki.


Koshirae A very nice Kohsirae with nice sword fittings. All stored in an old/antique silk bag.


Shira-saya The blade is polished and stored in a nice Shirasaya with a purple-coloured silk bag.


Additional Information The judgment on the authentic as expressed in the description above was confirmed by:

“Nippon Bijutsu Tōken Hozon Kyokai” (NBTHK) issuing a “Hozon Tōken Kanteisho” 保存刀剣 certificate number: 346415, on平成九年四月二日Heisei kū nen shi gatsu ni hi, April 2nd, 1998.

TAMEYASU (為康), 2nd gen., oldest son of the 1st gen. Tameyasu, older brother of Bitchū no Kami Yasuhiro (備中守康広), he moved later to Ōsaka and worked in the style of his father, flamboyant ōbusa-chōji, gunome, but the bōshi is mostly sugu, wazamono, chūjō-saku


History During the early years of the Edo period (Kanei Era 1624-1644), the various groups of smiths who made up the Ishido Kei left Omi and split into three groups. These three groups moved to Edo (Musashi Province), Wakayama (Kii Province), and Fukuoka (Chikuzen Province) then founded own schools.

Mutsu no kami Tachibana Tameyasu 陸奥守橘為康, real name Tomita Gorozaemon 富田五郎左衛門 who learned under his father – 1st generation Yasuhiro (Kiinokuni Yasuhiro) 康廣紀伊國康廣) who was the founder of Kii Ishido school.

They worked in Waakayama castle city first then moved to Settu (Osaka).

The second generation Tameyasu first named himself “Bishu no Kami Tachibana (no) Tameyasu 備中守橘為康” then” Tosa Shogen Tachibana (no) Yasuhiro 土佐将監橘康廣“, later “Mutsuno Kami Tachibana (no) Tameyasu 陸奥守橘為康 after given a title “Mutsuno Kami” by the Shogunate.

This is a superb work of “Mutsu no Kami Tameyasu” with a beautiful Choji Homon which resembles to Ichimonji in the ancient period.


Price on request (Shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price).

The following pictures may exhibit some reflections, this has to do with the brightness of the objects; Sorry for this.