Tachi made by Hisayuki.
Beautiful copy of an Heian period Tachi. During the Shinshinto
period, there was a revival in swordmaking that was brought on by
Suishinshi Masahide. Because of this revival, many swordsmiths
often made masterful copies of famous older blades to increase their
education of how to make better swords. They studied many of
the good older examples, and used them to improve their skills.
Tachi such as this one made by Hisayuki were often special ordered,
thus requiring a smith of great skill to create it. Hisayuki
was a smith that was also well known for his ability in making masterful
polearms. He is a Jo saku smith, and his teacher was the very
famous Hosokawa Masayoshi. His skill is quite good due to the
fact that he was from such a good lineage, that he became very popular
during the 1800’s for his swordmaking ability.
This Tachi has a very elegant shape. The hamon is a well done
suguha done in nie. The hada is a very well made with excellent
ji nie. The itame, masame hada stands out well showing chikei.
Kinsuji appears in places as well. The tang is ubu 1
hole, and has the appropriate shape as well. In a very nice
shirasaya and a silver habaki. For those that want a very nice
example at a great price. This sword is priced special due to
the fact that one of our clients is upgrading his collection and asked
us to sell it at a discounted price!