Samurai Sword by Yasuyoshi ca. 1661 era.
Japanese Samurai Sword by Yasuyoshi in full honzukuri mountings.
The samurai koshirae has a leather bound tsuka with gold flowers as menuki and gold inlayed tsuba.
The blade is signed "Bushu ju Yasuyoshi, shinogi-zukuri shape, Edo period ca.1661 era made blade.
Yasuyoshi was student of Yamato-no-kami Yasusada, lived in Edo (Tokyo) province and made swords for Tokugawa family.
The blade is in old full polish and is very sharp. The temper line is wavy chu-suguha with ko-nie (chrystal) active temper throughout the blade and has deep temper at the point. The forging grain is tight itame-hada.
The edo period koshirae, despite its age is in excellent condition. The scabbard is urushi lacquered scabbard, the tsuba is edo period with gold inlay. The leather bound tsuka is tight fit and covered with embossed floral leather, with copper fuchi and flower motif brass menuki as depicted in last photo.
The blade measures 28+5/8" cutting edge, 1+1/4" width, 7mm thickness at the notch. It is a heavy, wide and very strong feeling blade.
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Price : NOT FOR SALE