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Ietsugu

Product No. KA-001 () Ietsugu.
Sword type Katana.
Omote/Mei Unshu mori ju hakuryushi fujiwara Ietsugu. 雲陽母里住 白龍子 藤原
Ura Ansei Tatsu san sai ni gatsu kichi jtsu tsukuru. 二月吉日造
Provence, area Unshu.
Era Ansei  1854-1860
Date The 3rd year 2nd month of Ansei, February 1856.
Teacher Unknown

 

Dimensions

Nagasa 64.9 cm
Sori 2.0 cm
Motohaba 3.01cm
Sakihaba 2.25 cm
Munekasane 0.88cm
Nakago 17.4cm

 

Registration

NBTHK Certificate n/a
Other certificate n/a
Rating Chu Jo saku.
Condition Good
Polished Yes.
School Unknown

 

Item Details

Shape Mihaba and Kasane with deep sori.
Jihada Shinogi zukuri.
Sugata Shinogi tsukuri, ihori mune, koshi sori, chu kissaki nobiru.
Kissaki Chu kissaki.
Kitae Itame.
Hamon Nie Deki Suguha Kicho with mixture of Gunome midare.
Horimone n/a.
Bōshi Midare-komi.
Nakago Ubu, saki ha agari kuri jiri, yasuri me kiri, mune asai maru.
Mekugi-ana 1 mekugi ana.
Habaki Double red copper base Habaki.

 

Koshirae A nice Kohsirae with complete set of sword fittings. Round shape iron Tsuba engraved with Samurai signed with: Mogarashi Nyudo Soten Sei: All stored in an old/antique silk bag.
Shira-saya The blade is polished and stored in a nice Shirasaya with a purple coloured silk bag.

 

Additional Information IETSUGU (家次), Keiō (慶応, 1865-1868), Izumo – “Un´yō Mori-han Hakuryūshi Ietsugu” (雲陽母里藩白龍子 家次), “Un´yō Mori-han Ietsugu” (雲陽母里藩家次), Ietsugu worked for the Mori fief (母里藩) which was a branch fief of Matsue (松江藩), his gō was Hakuryūshi (白龍子).

 

History This sword was forged during the regime of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Tokugawa Yoshinobu (徳川 慶喜) (also known as Keiki; October 28th, 1837 – November 22nd, 1913) was the 15th and last Shogun of the Tokugawa Shogunate of Japan. He was part of a movement which aimed to reform the aging Shogunate, but was ultimately unsuccessful. After resigning in late 1867, he went into retirement, and largely avoided the public eye for the rest of his life.

 

Price € 7.300,–  (Shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price).

The following pictures may exhibit some reflections, this has to do with the brightness of the objects; Sorry for this.