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Shinto Kunitsugu Katana

Signed Heianjō Fujiwara Kunitsugu

平安城藤原国継

Edo Period, Circa 1720

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Tōken

 

Nagasa [lenght]: 70 cm
Motohaba: 2,9 cm, sakihaba: 1,8 cm
Sugata [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, koshi-zori, iori-mune, small chu-kissaki
Kitae [forging pattern]: itame mixed with mokume hada, clear jinie
Hamon [tempering pattern]: gunome-choji in tight nioi-deki; ashi, and sunagashi

Bōshi [point]: komaru
Nakago [tang]: ubu, Sujikai yasurime; one mekugi-ana

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 a good antique handachi koshirae with high level fittings. The saya is covered with Dutch printed gilt leather. The tsuba, also, has a “nanban” design.

The sword has strong and dignified dimensions and proportions, with a large and vigorous hamon, full of activities. The diminishing width towards the tip, which is small and graceful, is a typical feature of the early Edo period and reminds the older designs.

Kunitsugu, of which there were probably several generations, was originally from the province of Echizen, where he worked from the early decades of the 17th century following the style of the Shimosaka school. In 1712 he moved to Kyoto and the signature on this sword, bearing the ancient name of the capital (Heianjo) testifies that it was made after this date.

 

Price band: 10,000€ - 25,000€

Katana  for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number: tok-1590

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