Signed Yonezawa-jū Kato Yoshikuni
Date: February 1862
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Tōken
Nagasa [lenght]: 69.4 cm
Motohaba: 3.1 cm, sakihaba: 2.5 cm
Sugata [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune, ō-kissaki
Kitae [forging pattern]: mokume hada mixed with dense ko-itame
Hamon [tempering pattern]: Toranba in tight nioi-deki; ashi, yō and kaninotsume
Bōshi [point]: midarekomi that becomes komaru
Nakago [tang]: ubu, Sujikai yasurime; two mekugi-ana; ha-agari kuri Jiri
Origami: the blade comes with a Tokubetsu Hozon Tōken (SwordParticularly Worth of Preserving) certificate issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai.
Koshirae: The sword is accompanied by an antique koshirae with good fittings.
The sword has strong and powerful dimensions and proportions, with a large and vigorous hamon.
The tip is long and massive and recalls the Nanbukochō period swords.
The Kato school was founded by Kunihide around Bunka period (1804-1818) for the Yonezawa fief of Dewa province, in current Yamagata prefecture. Kunihide's sons Tsunahide and Tsunatoshi moved to Edo, where they laid the foundations for the flourishing Kato school.
Yoshikuni was student of Tsunatoshi. As tradition of the Kato school, he produced massive swords in Bizen style, with a deep curvature and a thick kasane.
Price band: 10,000€ - 25,000€
Katana for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number: tok-1501