ANTIQUE JAPANESE SWORD - KATANA - KII no KOKU YASUTSUNA

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
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  • Sold Date: Apr 29, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
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.
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