Kishû Yasumitsu (fss-719)


An outstanding katana which was attributed to Kishu Yasumitsu of the Shinshinto period. This sword reminds one of Bizen work. This blade has the typical characteristics of blades made in the Shinshinto era. It also has a
long O-Kissaki and attractive Sori and frosted in nie. The activities in Ha are very beautiful with ji-nie . The hamon is an attractive large uniform gunome choji midare in a notarish pattern.. There is ashi and yo to be found. The hada is covered in ji-nie and is a tight itame mix.

A beautiful ubu with one hole katana this sword from the Shinshinto era boasts of classical like work . The hada has a dense itame with and a whitish jigane and the hamon is a notare like gunome/choji midare.. Ko-nie layers the entire hamon blanketing the nioi-guchi.

This katana is very sound and healthy and a beauty.. The blade is wide and has a wonderful curvature that reminds one of the older schools. The quality of the sword is also outstanding. The hamon is bright and has very good activity. The hada is very wet looking and is forged well with much ji-nie and slight utsuri appears. The overall feel of this blade is one of a well balanced beautiful katana and is very sharp. The hamon is frosted with nie and the hada is a tightly well-forged itame.

The koshirae is clean and fundamental with menuki of floral motif . The tsuba is a picturesque depiction of Heron like birds on iron. A black lacquered saya which is original may be relacquered in the future.The fuchi Kashira is also of large marsh water fowl and signed. The blade is in full polish with shirasaya. The habaki has a black finish. The sageo is brown as well as the tsuka-ito. A wonderful package to a splendid blade.


  • Mei: Mumei
  • Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s)
  • Nagasa: 27-1/2 inches
  • Sori: 24.0 mm
  • Width at the ha-machi: 31.4 mm
  • Width at the yokote: 23.4 mm
  • Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.1 mm
  • Construction: Shinogi zukuri
  • Mune: Iori
  • Nakago: Ubu
  • Kitae: Itame
  • Hamon: Midare Gunome
  • Boshi: sugu-chô with a ko-maru-kaeri
  • Condition: Good polish

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kantei-sho (鑑定書) – Appraisal Kishû Yasumitsu (紀州康光)

shôshin (正真) – Authentic

Blade length~ 69.85 cm

Heisei 25 nen 8 gatsu 4 nichi (平成二十五年八月四日) – August 4th 2013 Nihon Tôken Hozon Kai (日本刀剣保存会) – NTHK

No T1600278

meibun (銘文) – Signature: mumei

tsukurikomi (造り込み) – Shape: shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune

kitae (鍛) – Forging: dense itame

hamon (刃紋) – Hardening: relatively uniform and medium wide gunome-midare

bôshi (鋩子) – Hardening in tip: sugu-chô with a ko-maru-kaeri

chôkoku (彫刻) – Engravings:

nakago (中心) – Tang: ubu mekugi-ana (目釘穴) 1, yasurime (鑢): sujikai

bikô (備考) – Remarks: around Bunkyû (文久, 1861-1864)

shinsa’in natsu’in (審査員捺印) – Seals of Judges: 4 seals

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