Katana: Oite To-to Suifu Ju Katsumura Norikatsu Saku Kore

Ordering number : 21142

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature : Oite To-to Suifu Ju Katsumura Norimatsu Saku Kore
Keio 2 Nen 8 Gatsuhi
於東都水府住勝村徳勝作之

Explanation: This sword was made by Katsumura Norikatsu in August 1866.

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by one of the highest polishers.
Habaki: Copper single habaki.
Blade length: 71.3 cm or 28.07 inches.
Sori 2.0 :cm or 0.79 inches.
The weight of the sword 865grams.
Era : Edo period around Keio 2 (1866).
Shape : Wide and thick Katana with deep Sori, longer Kissaki.
Jigane : Masame Hada well graind with Jinie attach.
There are Chikei.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha hamo and gunome midare mixed ashi work.
Bo-shi is round style saku hakkiake brush up.

Special feature:Katsumura Norikatsu (Tokkatsu) is commonly known as Hikoroku,
and after learning the making sword technique from tokumune, he went to Edo and learned
from Hosokawa Masayoshi and Ishido Unjyu Korekazu.
His style is thick and long, and there are many magnificent works.
There are things that Yamato style can be seen, such as Masame hada making suguha based Hamon,
Habuchi with Hotsure and sunagashi
and Bo-shi with Hakikake, and he finds his characteristics there. be able to.
He was born in Mito, 6 years old and specializes in Shinshinto’s most
famous masame hada. He is said to have been liked by many samurai.

Koshirae :
Saya :black roiro saya.
Tsuba :Oval shape iron Tsuba, a shishi dog and peony flower are engraved
with gold color.
Menuki : “Figure of carrying rice bales by sailing ship” Highly carved pattern
with bare copper
Fuchikashira: Draw a pattern on the iron ground.

From Aoi Art: Masame is difficult to make, and Kiyondo of the famous Kiyomaro
the school has been prepared while many swordsmiths challenged
with Sendai kunikane at the top.
He produces works by Masame hada. Generally, there are masters of
Masame hada in Mito, mainly in Sendai. Even in modern times
Hokke saburo produces the famous Masame training, Katsumura
Tokkatsu (Norikatsu) of this work can be said to be a work rich in
supremacy with the work of the conventional Masame hada. In
particular, sunagashi and Kinsuji in the blade are wonderful,
and bo-shi’s hakikake takes a lot of effort,
and it is a wonderful work that surpasses Yamato’s hosyo.
With the goal of yamato’s masame hada, the momentum beyond
that is It makes me feel the power to keep chasing.
Please buy this wonderful Masame masterpiece sword.
Habaki copper was made at that time. I would like to add that Norikatsu
is characterized by a long nakago in the late Tokugawa period.
It is the result of making it easier to handle with awareness of war.
The sword is wonderful and Koshirae is in good condition, so please do
not miss it.”

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.
Price : 1,980,000 JPY-.

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