Kashu Ietsugu Den (fss-672)
Kashu Ietsugu school. Koto 1532
An exquisite sword that has been attributed to the Kashu Ietsugu Den. The sword is papered to the school of smiths that worked in the MURAMACHI PERIOD 1532. From our research these smiths were working from the koto era and are cherished by the Japanese sword collector. Kashu blades were considered as very good cutting swords and were proudly carried by samurai of the time. There is bohi which adds to the balance and overall feel to this katana. The blade has abundant hataraki which these smiths were known for. The hada quality is a beautiful itame . It has some very nice work in the hada and the hamon. The hamon is a gunome- midare and kinsuji and chikei can be found as well as sunagashi. There is ko-ni and ji-nie as well. The boshi is a midare-komi with fine workings within. This blade is fully polished and stunning. The menuki are gold dragons with a beautiful gold washed habaki. The Koshirae that comes with this sword is beautiful. The Fuchi / Kashira are iron and represent a dragon with a very well made square tsukashi tsuba. The Saya is a gloss green lacquer with abalone seashell suspended within that changes to a purplish color when viewed with the light at different angles . The blue tsuka-ito with blue sageo truly add to the overall beauty of this blade: papered, polished and mounted. This is a beautiful samurai katana.
- Mei: Mumei
- Date: Tenbun (1532)
- Nagasa: 27 3/4 inches
- Sori: 20.0 mm
- Width at the ha-machi: 28.5 mm
- Width at the yokote: 19.1. mm
- Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.7 mm
- Construction: Shinogi zukuri
- Mune: Iori
- Nakago: Ubu
- Kitae: Itame
- Hamon: Midare
- Boshi: Midare-komi
- Condition: Good polish
Asking price: $7,800.00
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