Ryujin Swords

Ken signed 'Yasutoshi'


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Blade:

Period: Very late Showa-Heisei.

Mei: Yasutoshi.

Sugata: Ken

Overall length: 29.13 inches (740.00 mm)

Nagasa: 24.17 inches (614.00 cm) long.

Nakago: Ubu, 4.96 inches (126.00 mm), and one mekugi-ana. The yasurime are kiri.

Moto-haba: 1.30 inches (32.95 mm). Moto-gasane: 0.21 inches (5.36 mm). Thickness at tip: 0.41 (3.59 mm).

Hamon: Midare best describes it.

Hada: As best I can describe it, itame/mokume.

Blade condition:

Very good polish. No flaws, ware, chips, hagirae or bends.

Mounts:

In shirasaya.

Comments:

The mei 'Yasuyoshi' is used by Ono Kiyoshi who lives in Sagami, Yokohama-city, Kanagawa province.

Now if this was by Ono Yasuyoshi, it would be worth 5k or more. However, I'm convinced that it is gimei; the real Yasutoshi's work and signature can be seen here. It has however been traditionally forged and edge-tempered; it is a good blade in its own right, and better than any repros that I have seen. You would pay more than the asking price to get one made for you by a smith.

Of course, I may be wrong in describing it as gimei, in which case someone gets a bargain. I don't think that I am.

SOLD. Free shipping, bag included. Currency conversion.











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