Echizen Yasutsugu (fss-842)

This is an important sword made by Yasutugu. This Yasutsugu is known as the San-dai or third generation of the Yasutsugu lineage. this group of swords were very renowned and were allowed to sign with the Hollyhock crest. The 3rd generations work in general is not flashy but more serene with a deep elegance.  The word that the Japanese people use for things of this nature is “Shibui” (Deep high quality not flashy). This particular sword is flawless and shows all the beautiful traits from the school. A rather long sword that is very stout and strong looking and feeling when in hand. Please take a very good look at all the pictures to capture all the fine details within the temper line. The Ji is also exquisite and finally forged. This sword comes in original mounts that have never been altered, or changed. The scabbard is wrapped in a beautiful leather that has been lacquered. It has a hidden compartment that is quite unique and not commonly found. It was said that in these compartments gold could be stored or even important Hidden documents. In any case it’s unique and the compartment is long and shows skill in the scabbard maker. It is also in good shape for such an old scabbard dating back a few hundred years. The handle is original down to it’s Silk wrapping. The iron fittings appear to be all made by the same hand there is a signature on the edge of the sword guard that is the same signature that is located on the fuchi. It reads “Ikkin (一琴)”. this leads me to conclude that all the fittings we’re made by the same person. Signatures along the rim of a sore guard also it is quite unique. The mounts themselves have very high level Tokubetsu Hozon papers. We don’t commonly see papers on mounts, but this sword has them. This adds a lot to the historic value to this piece. The overall condition of the amounts and the blade are wonderful. Both the blade and amounts come with Tokubetsu Hozon papers from the sword Museum in Japan NBTHK. Also with this sword there is a shirasaya or storage mount protect the sword for years to come. This is a beautiful antique Japanese sword that should be cherished for many years to come.

  • Mei: (Aoi-mon ) Yasutsugu nanban-tetsu o motte Bushū Edo ni oite kore o tsukuru
  • Date: Edo (1600’s)
  • Nagasa: 29-7/8 inches
  • Sori: 7.0 mm
  • Width at the ha-machi: 32.6 mm
  • Width at the yokote: 22.3 mm
  • Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.5 mm
  • Construction: Shinogi zukuri
  • Mune: Iori
  • Nakago: Ubu
  • Kitae: Itame/mokume
  • Hamon: Midare Suguba
  • Boshi: Maru
  • Condition: Good polish

Click to Enlarge Image

Click to Enlarge Image

Click to Enlarge Image

This sword is on consignment.
Special Sale Price
Sold
On Hold

Asking price: $26,500.00

(shipping and insurance included)

Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-842.

Click to Enlarge Image

Click to Enlarge Image

Kantei-Sho (鑑定書) - Appraisal

No 121962

katana, signed:            (Aoi-mon ) Yasutsugu nanban-tetsu o motte Bushū Edo ni oite kore o tsukuru (Edo Sandai) (「葵紋」康継以南蛮鉄於武州江戸作之) (江戸三代)

                                   “(Hollyhock crest) Made by Yasutsugu in Edo in Musashi province by using nanban-tetsu ” (3rd generation Edo lineage)

 nagasa ~ 76.0 cm

According to the result of the shinsa committee of our society, we judge this work as authentic and rank it as Tokubetsu-Hozon Tōken.

January 25, 1991

[Foundation] Nihon Bijutsu Tōken Hozon Kyōkai, NBTHK (日本美術刀劍保存協會)

 

Click to Enlarge Image

Kantei-Sho (鑑定書) - Appraisal

No 228582

Kuro-urushinuri shibogawa-zutsumi saya uchigatana-koshirae (黒漆塗皺革包鞘打刀拵) –

Uchigatana-koshirae featuring a saya covered in black-lacquer wrinkled leather

Fuchigashira and kojiri :         Plum, chrysanthemum, orchid, and bamboo décor, signed: Ikkin (一琴),

iron, polished finish, kōsuki and kebori engravings

Menuki :                                  Depicting horses, shakudō, katachibori

Tsuba :                                   Motif of praying mantis and spider, unsigned, octagonal shape, iron, polished finish, shibuichi-suemon inlay, kinzōgan inlay, kebori engravings, folded-over uchikaeshi-mimi, one hitsu-ana

 According to the result of the shinsa committee of our society, we judge this work as authentic and rank it as Tokubetsu-Hozon Tōsōgu.

June 27, 2018

[Foundation] Nihon Bijutsu Tōken Hozon Kyōkai, NBTHK (日本美術刀劍保存協會)

 

 

 

Share This