Katana: Motte Nanbantestu Oite Bushu Edo Echizen Yasutsugu(first generation)
Ordering number : 14548
Katana in Shirasaya, with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)(Fuchi: NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Motte Nanbantestu Oite Bushu Edo Echizen Yasutsugu(first generation)
Sayagaki: Oite Bushu Edo Echizen Yasutsugu(first generation)
Machiokuri Katana, long signature(13 characters).
The blackish Echizen iron. Ko-Nie base, Ko-Gunome Midare Hamon.
This is typical Yasutsugu blade. Length 69.69cm.
by Mr. Tanobe in 2014.
Shinto:Jojo saku ranking:Musashi province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Edo Echizen Yasutsugu(first generation) belongs to Jyojyosaku ranking.
The blade was polished
Habaki : single
Blade length : 69.69 cm or 27.43 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 3.05 cm or 1.20 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.25 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Early Edo Keicyo era.
Shape : It is wide and thick solid shape. Kissaki is long that resembles Keicho shinto work.
IT is nice shape katana. There is bonji and gomabashi engraved on front and suken on the back.
Jitetsu :Itame hada well grained with jinie attached. It is work with Nanbantetsu.
Hamon : Nie deki kogunome midare with ashi attached. Sunagashi and kinsuji work is active.
Boshi is round turnback. Ashi is well attached. Active Kinsuji and sunagashi work appearing in the ha.
Special feature : The first generation Yasutugu was admitted as sword maker of
Tokugawa shogun and was permitted to engrave Tokugawa family's crest on the sword nakago.
So Yasutsugu sword makers from first generation to Late Edo period, they engraved
Tokugawa family's Aoi crest on the sword nakago.
They are known as Tokugawa shogun' honored sword makers.
Tsuba: round shape iron plate tsuba. It is motif of men design
Fuchi: signature: Omori Eishu(Kao): NBTHK Hozon Paper
Kashira : Tsuno
Saya : Kairaki saya( ray skin saya)
Menuki : shakudo plate the shishi dog design engraved and inlaid with gold.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Fuchi: NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 2,000,000 JPY (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)