Ordering number: 21713
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Tsushima Jonyudochikyu Tachibana Tsunamitsu Zo Kore
Genroku 4 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length: 68.2 cm or 26.85 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 2.96 cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.2 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
The weight of the sword: 705 grams.
Era: Edo period around Genroku 4 nen.
Shape: Regular width and thickness Katana with deep Sori, longer Kissaki. The shape is beautiful.
Jigane: Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
There are fine Chikei and Utsuri.
Hamon: Ko Nie Deki, Choji Midare with many Ashi and Yo.
In the Ha, there are Sunagashi and fine Kinsuji.
Boshi is Midarekomi style.
Special feature: Mitsuhira, Tsunamitsu, and Sekido Korekazu(Musashi Daijo), were active in Edo Shinto era. They are good at copying Ichimonji. The best-known swordsmith is Mitsuhira and Tsunemitsu. This Tsunemitsu blade has a production date as “Genroku 4 nen 8 Gatsu Hi”. It is a also rare work in the material. The blade looks like Yoshioka Ichimonji. We recommend this sword for you.
From Aoi Art: We do not have many chances to see Tsunemitsu’s sword. But the blade is of nice quality. It reminds of Ichimonji Kamakura priod. The blade has nice Utsuri. In particular, there are very few works that have a production date. We definitely recommend this sword for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.