An artistic ubu wakizashi signed nagamei, Yamashiro ??? Kuni ??.  Shinogizukure, marumune, sakizori, chukissaki.   Hawatare: 1 shaku 5 sun 1 bu 8 rin (46 cm / 18.11").  Motohaba:  2.9 cm.  Sakihaba:  1.53 cm.  Kasane:  5.5 mm.  Hoso suguba, suguba ko-midare in konie deki, with a deep, even, and brilliant habuchi half the width of the hamon.  There are three layers of well pronounced shiraki bo-utsure.  The jigane is a mixture of itame nagare and masame.  There is fine jinie and chikei, some quite long.  Mounted in shirasaya with horn trim, with a copper habaki.

The dan utsure, masame hada, strong konie suguba, and high shinogi fit with the school of Zenjo Kaneyoshi.  There is a Kanetsune example that has similar features.

This has never been to shinsa, and although the first two kanji are Yamashiro, that is part of a title, not a school designation.  The high shinogi and strong masame hada makes this a something from Yamato-den.  Except for the condition of the nakago, this is a high end collector's sword.   


I thank everyone for their in put. 


Three Layers of Bo-utsure.  E shaped Ware.


Multiple Chikei


Three Layers of Bo-utsure


Bright Habuchi



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