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Katana, Koshirae
KONO Sadamitsu
[ Signature ] mei(omote) Buzen-ju KONO Sadamitsu saku (ura)Tsuchinoe-ne nen yon gatsu kichijitsu
[ Size ] Length of blade 73,6cm (2 shaku 4 sun 2 bu 9 rin ), sori 1.7cm(5 bu 6 rin ), moto-haba 3,30cm, moto-kasane 0,68cm, saki-haba 2.55cm, saki-kasane 0,57cm, mekugi-ana(holes) 2, weight of blade 840g , length of koshirae 104cm
[ Period ] Heisei 20 (A.D. 2008)
[ Province ] Fukuoka

[ Features ]
Form : Shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune. Mihaba is wide. Kasane is normal. Saki-haba does not become so narrow. Sori attached in moderate. Chukissaki, extended.
Nakago : Ubu. Yasurimes are o-suji-kai and kesho-yasuris. Saki is iri-yama-gata. Two holes.
Jigane : Well grained ko-mokume-hada.
Hamon : Nie-deki. Notare-midare. Gunome-bas mixed. Fine sunagashi appeared.
Boushi : It runs in sugu, and turns in komaru.

Sword smith KONO Sadamitsu, his real is KONO Hiroshi. He was born in Showa 25(1950). He started to study of swords creation under his father, first generation Kunimitsu. Then, he learned under Gassan Tei-ichi, who was living national treasure. After becoming independent, he started to create the swords in his local province Fukuoka. He was appreciated by his beauty of kitae-hada, at same time, he was popular by budo-kas since he was seeking the real performance of Japanese sword, excellent cutting. It was missed that he had died already.

Kuroro-iro-nuri uchigatana-koshirae : Take-tora(bamboo and tiger)-zu(motif) tsuba (in iron), Take-tor a(bambou and tiger)-zu(motif) fuchi-gashira (in silver), Take-tora(bamboo and tiger)-zu(motif) menuki (in iron)

[ Highlight ] Comparing the mihaba, kasane is moderate. Without "hi"s, there is a hikae mekugi-ana hole. The form in 2 Shaku 4 sun plus length, and its good balance in hand, maybe, considering, battou or shizan, the sword was created by the demand of budo-ka. . Well grained jigane in ko-mokume-gitae, yakihaba is large, fine konies attached and rich notare midare bas is magnified and brilliant. Very fine condition, maintaining excellent status, the master Sadamitsu in his 58 years old, very precious sword which his maturity is transferred.

[ Conditions ] Already polished. Blade and koshirae are both excellent.

[ Attachments ] Pure silver single habaki, koshirae, a bag of koshirae and a sageo.





[ Item number ] A050616 [ Price ] JPY 850,000 ( shipping and insurance fees are not included).

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