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A suriage, mumei koto katana, attributed to Ashu Yasuyoshi, and the sayagaki reads Muromachi jidai Bunmei gurai (1469 - 1487). Shinogizukure, iroi mune, chu kissaki, pronounced sakizori. Hawatare: 2 shaku 0 sun 5 bu (62.12 cm. / 24.46"). Motohaba: 2.93 cm. Sakihaba: 2.08 cm. Kasane: 6.5 mm. The hamon is very complex hirosuguba with ashi, yo, choji, ko-choji, hako gunome, kinsuji, inazuma, ha nie, tobiyaki, hataraki, muneyaki, areas of sudareba, nado. The jigane is itame nagare with ji nie and chikei, with masame in the shinogiji. In fresh polish, and shirasaya with a two piece silver habaki. Sayagaki and NBTHK Hozon kanteisho.
This date corresponds to the first generation Yasuyoshi, who signed niji mei. Hawley, however, dates him to 1392, which conflicts with all other reference that I have found. He is not pictured in Fujishiro's, Nihon Toko Jiten, but the second generation is listed as jo saku, while Tokuno's Toko Taikan lists the first generation at 3,000,000 yen, and the second at 2,800,000 yen. According to the Nihonto Meikan, the first generation was the son of Kaifu Ujiyoshi. $3, 750.
NBTHK Hozon Kanteisho