Tokugawa Katana – Masterpiece of Kan’ei Era Craftsmanship (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token) Aoi Mon Echizen Yasutsugu 2nd Generation


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Discover the elegance of the Tokugawa Katana, an extraordinary piece from the Kan’ei period by 2nd Generation Yasutsugu. NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certified, this sword showcases superior craftsmanship and the revered Aoi crest, authorized by the Tokugawa family.
  • Signature: Aoi Mon Motte Nanbantetsu Oite Bushu Edo Echizen Yasutsugu (2nd Generation).
  • Sayagaki: Authenticated by Mr. Tanobe, inscribed on the saya with details of the blade’s origin and craftsmanship.
  • Blade: Outstanding tantō with a large, sweeping curvature, nioi, sunagashi, and yubashiri. Blade length: 74.9 cm.
  • Shinto Blade: Jōsaku (superior work), Ryō Waza-mono (excellent quality), Musashi School craftsmanship.
  • Jigane: Itame hada with a well-accumulated wood grain pattern.
  • Hamon: Straight tempered line with a mix of gunome and nie, resulting in a distinctive pattern.
  • Koshirae: Circular copper tsuba, copper base Fuchikashira with Kiyo Mon, black lacquer saya with rice leaf motifs, Ise lobster Menuki.
Historical Significance:
  • Crafted during the Edo period’s Kan’ei era, this katana reflects the transition in blade design for practical use in battle.
  • NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token: Recognized for its historical value and superior craftsmanship.
  • Blade Length: 74.9 cm
  • Curvature: 0.8 cm
  • Motowidth: 3.28 cm
  • Sakihaba: 2.06 cm
  • Weight: 830 grams
  • Habaki: Silver foiled single habaki
Own a practical work of art, steeped in historical significance and authorized by the Tokugawa family. This Kan’ei era masterpiece, with its unique features and superior craftsmanship, stands as a testament to the evolution of Japanese sword design.

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