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Yasutsugu,  San Dai Echizen

S0518

An ubu wakizashi by the third Echizen Yasutsugu.  Signed,  (Aoi Mon) Yasutsugu Oite Echizen Saku Kore.  Shinogizukure, iroi mune, chu kissaki, shallow sori, Kanbun sugata.   Hawatare:  1 shaku 7 sun 8 bu (53.94 cm / 21.24")..  Motohaba:  3.186  cm.   Sakihaba:  2.114  cm.   Kasane:  7 mm.  Nie deki, notare midare, hataraki, sunagashi, nado,  Moist itame hada, ji  nie, chikei, nado,.  Rated chu josaku in Fujishiro, Nihon Toko Jiten - Shinto Hen,  However, the 8,000,000 yen value in Toko Taikan  (the same value as a Jo Jo saku Shodai Kunisada), and the four pages of coverage in Shinto Taikan, would better comport with a rating of Josaku.  In polish, mounted in shirasaya, niju gold foil habaki, missing NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Kanteisho.

He is the third son of the first generation Yasutsugu.  He was a sword smith of the Mino Akasaka Senjuin line.   He moved from Omi Province to Echizen in later Momoyama.   After the death of the second generation Yasutsugu, the school split into two branches, Edo and Echizen.  He became the third generation of Echizen Yasutsugu.  His style resembles that of the first and second generations, though a little less flashy.               $5,600

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

   

   

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