Katana : Yamato no kami Yasusada
Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Yamato no kami Yasusada
shinto: josaku ranking： oowazamono cutting test ranking:
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Blade length : 75.60 cm or 29.76 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.17 cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.01 cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.76 cm or 0.3 inches.
Era : Edo Kanbun period.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick
with long size nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Itame had well grained with jinie attach blackish color.
Hamon : Niedeki with thick nioikuchi gunome midair
and in Ha, there are many sunagashi and kinsuji work.
Boshi issround shape with thick nioikuchi.
Special feature : Previously Yamato no kami Yasusada was born at Echizen province
but right now he was said that he was working at Kisyu Ishido school.
He was born at Genna 4th(1618) and moved to Edo Kanda area who's name is Tobita and called Sobei.
At that time Edo was calm down and peaceful country and became reduce the demand of swords.
So meny sword makers must work harder than before making nice attractive swords for demanding small amount of consumers.
It means, the time which cannot be eaten if sword makers do not make the more outstanding work came.
So they worked harder than before making cut well attractive swords.
Kotetsu, Yasusada, Hojyoji school, Miyoshi nagamichi, and also Yasutomo tried to work harder to make cut well swords.
Especially Yamato no kami Yasusada had a good friend of Yaamada Asaemon
who was quite well known Tameshigiri (cut tester of dead body)and The Yasusada asked him to try Tameshigiri
and studied a lot for making cut well swords from him.
so there are many cutting test Kinzoganmei swords of Yasusada.
From that period, Yasusada was quite well known cut well sword.
Even late Edo period. famous samurai loved his sword.
for instance Okita Soji who wasShinsengum #1 head officer loved Ysusada and Kiyomitsu Kasyu province.
He was belonged to Tenen Risin ryu and Hokushin Ipptoryu ful proficiency but died by illness.
Iba Hachiro:he was a son of the Iba Syugyo and worked Yugekitai.
Ooishi kamajiro was working at Shinsengumi who was feared by many enemies as Hitokiri kamajiro(he liked to kill enemies)
This sword is long and good condition without Kizu and flow.
The blade is nice activated which is called real meito(famous sword).
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.