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Edo Yasusada


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AOI SHIMOSAKA:                     
  TOKUGAWA  AOI MON  
     "Hollyhock"                        
YASUTSUGU KEI-CHO 1596   

            |
            |_____________                     KEI-AN  YASUSADA:  MOKUME. Can be KO-MOKUME.
______|______     _____|____                     1648   CHU-SUGU KUZURE,  O-NOTARE MIDARE,
YASUTSUGU     YASUSADA                                     and HAKO-MIDARE. NIOI KUZURE with
(MUSASHI)  (YAMATO no KAMI)                                  KO-NIE and ASHI.  Some deep KAERI.
(ECHIZEN)                   |___________ ______________ ___________ ____________
______|______     _____|_____   _____|_____     ______|_____    ____|_____     _____|_____
YASUTSUGU     YASUSADA   KUNIMASA   YASUTOSHI   YASUNAGA   YASUTOMO
            |_____________                                                                                            _____|______
______|______    _____|______                                                                              YASUTOMO
YASUTSUGU    TSUGUHIRA

YASUSADA(1) KEI-AN (t: YASUTSUGU(2):






Yamato-no-Kami Yasusada



San-Shaku Yasusada
Both the signatures of Yasusada and the Nagahisa cutting Test have Mei that are at stark variance with their normal Mei.

A Daimyo's Plaything, San-Shaku Katana were forbidden lengths in the Tokugawa period. The few extant pieces were custom-ordered at the demand of a high-ranking Tokugawa government Daimyo and kept secreted from view.
This piece has been j
udged genuine.
It is surmised that both Mei were purposefully altered to allow the artists the protection of deny-ability from the law.

This massive sword had a finely fouged Nakago reinforcement and lengthing piece attached via steel pin. Shown in Oshigata on left.