Katana: Yasutsugu Oite Echizen Saku Kore (Non-guaranteed) with Saidan-Mei(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)

Ordering Number: AS23636

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)

Signature: (Aoi-mon)Yasutsugu Oite Echizen Saku Kore 葵紋 康継於越前作之
Saidan-mei: Chichi Wari Dodan Harai 乳割土壇払

According to our classification of the swordsmith’s work, this blade is ranked as Jyo Saku for the work of Aoi Mon Yasutsugu Echizen no Kuni saku.

Habaki: Gold colored habaki.
Blade length: 69 cm (27.17 in)
Curvature: 1.4 cm (0.55 in)
Mekugi Hole: 1
Width at Base: 3.06 cm (1.20 in)
Width at the Tip: 1.98 cm (0.78 in)
Thickness of rim (Kasane): 0.74 cm (0.29 in)
Sword Weight: 685 grams.

Era: the early Edo period, around the Kanbun era.
Shape: little thick blade with long kissaki.
Jigane: blackish jigane with ko-itame hada
Hamon: The hamon is a notare mixed with gunome midare and choji midare. The boshi has a deep turnback.

Features: There is a sign of Yasutsugu, but we do not guarantee its authencity.
This blade has a carving of a dragon and the sign of “Kirimono Masatsune Saku (切物政常作)” in the blade. The carving seems to have been carved later and is of good quality .
The Saidan-Mei says that when the cutting test, the blade pierced through the chest area and cut off the plattform under the body.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper
AoiArt estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

*Please note: The price does not include shipping fees.

Auction Starting Price:400,000 JPY-.

The item was sold at the auction

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