NORIMITSU

(Bizen) Norimitsu (fss-261)

Mei: BIZEN NO KUNI J█ OSA (Remainder is cut off) (NORIMITSU)   Date: EISHď 1504
Nagasa : 28 3/8 "
Sori: 21 mm
Width at the ha-machi: 32.3 mm
Width at the yokote: 22.3 mm
Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.2 mm
Construction: shinogi-zukuri
Mune: iori
Nakago: suriage
Kitae: itame
Hamon: gunome
Boshi:  maru
Condition:  good old polish some scuffing no rust

 

Fujishiro:
NORIMITSU OSAFUNE [EISHď 1504 BIZEN] SUEKOTď JďSAKU

                Even though the works of Norimitsu were of a very high grade, he seems to have not signed his zokumei, and on this point, he can be viewed as being in tune with Norimitsu (different spelling) and Sukemitsu.  His style is completely like the style of late Bizen. (Wazamono)

Signature:              BIZEN KUNI J█ OSAFUNE NORIMITSU

Plate I:    EININ J█NEN HACHIGATSU KICHIJITSU

Plate II:   BIZEN KUNI J█ OSAFUNE NORIMITSU

                With Norimitsu, there are few blades with zokumei even with custom works.  As for the determination that it is a custom blade, this can be determined at a glance from the superior workmanship.  This is clear even with the nakago.  This is due to the fact that because the nakago steel is good there is no erosion, and the signature kanji are beautiful without even a bit of roughness.  Once in a great while, around Eish˘, he signed the zokumei of Shir˘zaemonnoj˘ and Shinzaemonnoj˘.

 

This large koto era sword has a very elegant shape.  It has grooves carved into it for balance and beauty.  The hada is strong looking and the hamon shows an abundance of activity.  You can also find nice utsuri in the ji.  Overall this is a very good example of a large BIZEN Katana from the koto period.

  

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KOSHIRAI
Original mounts, saya is not split and overall in good condition.

 

NBTHK PAPERS

Ninteisho

1. Katana

Mei: BIZEN NO KUNI J█ OSA (Remainder is cut off) (NORIMITSU)

Length: 2 Shaku 3 sun 7 bu

As a result of a shinsa at this organization, the above item has been recognized as a Tokubetsu Kich˘ T˘ken, March 30, 1969 NBTHK

 

This sword comes on an old polish and with original mounts.  It is also accompanied with NBTHK papers.

This sword is on consignment.

*SOLD*

 



 

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