Ordering number: 23441
Wakizashi: In Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(consignment sale)
Inscription: Tsushima no Kami Tachibana Tsunemitsu (1st Generation)
Shinto: Josaku: Musashi
At our company, we categorize swords based on the craftsmanship quality into classifications such as “Highest Grade,” “Very Good,” “High Grade,” and “Regular.” This piece is ranked as a “Very Good” work in terms of its craftsmanship quality.
Habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki
Blade Length: 55.8 cm (21.97 inches)
Curvature: 1.3 cm (0.51 inches)
Peg Hole: 1 hole
Base Width: 3.25 cm (1.28 inches)
Tip Width: 2.14 cm (0.84 inches)
Thickness: 0.66 cm (0.26 inches)
Weight: 510 grams
Era: Edo Period, around Keian era
Shape: This work has a wide body, thick back, deep curvature, and a slightly longer point. The surface texture (jigane) is well-refined ko-itamehada (small wood-grain pattern), with fine jigane showing adjacent reflections. The hamon consists of choji-midare, with small ashi (feet) and hataraki (activity).
Special Features: Tsushima no Kami Tachibana Tsunemitsu was born in Kakezu, Echizen Province, and later moved to Tobu. He was also known as Hioki Ichinojo and later as Saburozaemon, and his Buddhist name was Ichihō. After becoming a priest, he created a signed sword at the age of 73 in the 11th year of Genroku.
From Aoi Art: This work is by Tsunemitsu, a master of choji-midare. Together with Mitsuhira, his production style aimed at creating old-style ichimonji works. While there are 1st and 2nd generations of Tsunemitsu, this work is attributed to the 1st generation and is believed to have been crafted with the intention of replicating the Fukuoka Ichimonji style. The hamon features delicate reflections on top and beautifully expresses choji-midare. Although there may be slight elongated blemishes on the hamon’s boundary lines, they do not pose any significant issues for admiration. This is an elegant piece resembling a well-crafted ichimonji, and we are pleased to introduce it.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: Whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta
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