能登守藤原泰幸
Noto no Kami Fujiwara Yasuyuki
Dated August of 1639
SCHOOL Mino / Owari
PERIOD Edo Jidai: Dated August of 1635
MEI Omote: "Noto no Kami Fujiwara Yasuyuki"
Ura: "Kanei Ju Go Hachi Gatsu Ni"  
TOKO TAIKAN RANKING 2.2 million yen
FUJISHIRO RANKING Chu Jo Saku
FORM Katana
NAGASA 70.08 cm
SUGATA  Shinogi-zukuri
SORI Tori-sori
SORI MEASUREMENT 1.4 cm
KISSAKI Chu-Kissaki
KISSAKI MEASUREMENT 3.4 cm
MUNE Iori mune
KASANE 5 mm
MOTOHABA 3 cm
SAKIHABA 2 cm
NAKAGO CONDITION Suriage with ubu jiri
NAKAGO SHAPE Standard with ha-agari kuri-jiri  
MEKUGIANA Two
YASURIME  Sujikai


Hamon :  Nie-deki gunome midare. The gunome are arranged in pairs with thick ashi between each group. Kinsuji is mixed in some areas. The nioi-guchi is bright and consistent.

Kitae :  Dense ko-itame with ji-nie. Tobiyaki is present on the ura koshi.

Boshi :  Jizo with a wide kaeri ending 6 mm below the yokote.

About this sword :   This is a katana by the 1st generation Yasuyuki. He used the mei of Noto no Kami Fujiwara Yasuyuki and was active around Kanei (1624-1644). He came from Mino and later moved to Owari. He is a well regarded smith. Ranked as Chu Jo Saku by Fujishiro and given 2.2 million yen in the Tokotaikan. This katana has an ura mei and is dated the 8th month of 1639. This is an important mei. Thus, the empirical value of this katana is high.

This katana is in full polish. The clarity of the jigane is delightful. This is a sashikomi polish. The hamon hataraki is easy to observe from any viewing angle. The quality of workmanship evident in this katana is impressive. The hamon shows full control of the nioi guchi throughout its length and the hataraki is all evenly distributed. There is one kitae-ware on the ura koshi of the blade. This is on the shinogi-ji and not an issue for the sword.

This katana had a paper but it has been lost. The consignee is happy to offer this with a one year guarantee that it will pass NBTHK Hozon or NTHK kanteisho evaluation. A gold foil habaki accompanies this katana as does a shira-saya. The shira-saya has some damage around the mekugi-ana on one side (see photos). Overall this is a nice katata. It is well-made, healthy, zaimei, dated and in full polish. A great opportunity to own a dated katana from the early shinto period.

$4500




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