ANTIQUE JAPANESE SWORD - KATANA - KII no KOKU YASUTSUNA

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  • Sold Date: Apr 29,2007
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KATANA

KII no KOKU YASUTSUNA

c. KANBUN 1661

SHINTO PERIOD

CHUSAKU

NBTHK HOZON-TO

SUGATA: SHINOGI-ZUKURI

MEI: KII no KOKU YASUTSUNA

DATE: NONE

NAGASA: 62.5cm ( 25" )

OVERALL: 78.125cm ( 31.25" )

MIHABA: 2.97cm (1.187")

KASANE: 0.625cm (0.25")

SORI: 0.78cm (0.31")

NAKAGO: UBU

MEKUGI ANA: TWO

YASURIME: SUJIKAI

MUNE: IORI

HADA: ITAME

HAMON: ISHIDO CHOJI

BOSHI: YAKITSUME

HORIMONO: NONE

HABAKI: TWO PIECE GOLD FOIL

PAPERS: NBTHK HOZON-TO

Shinto Period Katana forged by Kii Yasutsuna. Yasatsuna was a kaji in the mon of Bitchu no Kami Yasuhiro. Yasuhiro was the second son of Tameyasu, who founded the Kii Ishido. Tameyasu was known for a distinctive hamon known as "Ishido Choji". Yasutsuna worked in the Kanbun era around 1661. He was known to have relocated and worked in the Osaka region as well.

His works are rated chusaku by Fujishiro.
Matsuo Fujishiro was a reknown sword polisher and is known for his two volume series on the rankings of swordsmiths, "Koto / Shinto Hen". Hios books are unique in that they rank individual sword smith's and not individual swords. These rankings are accepted and highly regarded without scepticism worldwide. It is known that to be included in Fujishiro's books alone is an idication the the swordsmith was well above average.

This Shinogi zukuri Katana features Itame hada with masame in the ji. This sword was forged in the style of Yasutsunas ancestors and exhibits the exorbitant "Ishido Choji" hamon. It is hard to describe, but seems to be based on a choji midare notare. It literally looks like fire leaping towards the ji, and throughout the length of the sword the hamon extends right up to the shinogi. T is a multitude of activity including ashi, sunagashi, tobiyaki, uchinoke also seen within the hada are one small fukure and a few small areas of loose grain, nothing fatal. The boshi is yakitsume. The nakago is ubu with two mekugi ana and the yasurime is sujikai.. It is signed Kii no Koku Yasutsuna, t is no nenki or date inscribed.

This sword comes in shirasaya and while t are a few light surface scratches, etc., t is fatal nor anything which prevented the issuance of Hozon-to Papers by the NBTHK. The fact that is papered is proof enough of the condition.

A Katana, containing a multitude of activety and a wealth of knowledge waiting to be absorbed by it's new owner.
This sword exhibits beautifully and is perfectly priced for either a beginner or sword collector who is on a budget.

This one has it all:
1. Katana
2. Good Polish
3. Signed
4. Papered
5. Incredible Hamon.
6. Exquisite Hada.
7. Fujishiro ranking.
8. Great Price.

GOOD LUCK !!

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