Ordering number: 19103
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Jako Isshin To-to Ju Yasutake Kitae(Mukansa sword smith)
Showa Henie-Uma Shunbun Nichikei Sato Minoru Shi Ju Saku Kore
Explanation: Yasutake made this sword for Mr. Sato Minoru in spring 1966.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :copper silver color single habaki.
Blade length : 76.0 cm or 29.9 inches.
Sori :2.4cm or 0.94 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.16cm or 1.24 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.15cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane :0.63 cm or 0.24 inches.
The weight of the sword 700 grams.
Era : Gendai(modern times) 1966.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with bo-hi are engraved on both sides of the blade.
Jigane: Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach clear nice Jigane.
Hamon: Nioideki Choji Midare Hamon from the Hamachi to Yokote area. with Ashi. Bo-shi is Sansaku style noter and turns back.
Special feature:Yasutake was born in Yamagata pref. in 1909 is known as a
Yasukuni-tosho who was a pupil of Ikeda Ikko. Yasutake
enterd the Nihon-to Tanren Kai in1935.
After the Second world war, he resumed forging sword in
1954. In 1970,
Yasutake and Sakai Hiroshi forged a collaboration tanto for
the centenary of the Yasukuni Shrine. In 1973, Yasutake forged a Tachi to dedicate the Ise shrine.
In 1981, he finally became a Mukansa-Tosho. He passed away in 1983. Yasutake forged this splendid katana in postwar Japan accepting a custom order based on his excellent technique improved as a Yasukuni-tosho.
Saya: Black Ishime style Saya.
From Aoi Art: It is a work of Mukansa swordsmith Yasutake. This work is from Jigane and Hamon, and Sansaki bo-shi who returns
Notare to Kissaki.
You can see that it is a work of Nagamitsu Utsushi from the
Kamakura period. In general, Yasutake has many magnificent
works, such as Nagamitsu’s copy
There are few works. He probably did the Nagamitsu utsushi
at the request of his client, Minoru Sato.
Cyoji ha, which is a characteristic of Naagamitsu, continues,
and Yokote becomes a quiet Hamon, and Bo-shi is well
photographed by Sansaku Bo-shi, which returns with Notare.
Ubu ha remains long and healthy, Sori is deep and Taihai is a
Jyako Issin. In other words, it means that this work was
created with the desire for a peaceful and quiet light.
Perhaps the sober sword was also used for Iai.
It is a work of Nagamitsu Utsushi of Yasutake of Mukansa
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.
Price : 600,000 JPY-.