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SHINTO KATANA
( J. Zeman (c) )
Sign. : Kunimasu 国益

Specification Shinto KATANA:
Enpo era (1673 – 1680)
Nagasa 65,3 cm
Kanbun shinto kantana, full shape with no defects in old polish. Sashikomi polish recommended. Hon zukuri, nioideki suguha hamon, itame hada, iori mune, větší čú kissaki.
Koshirae (mountings):
Nadekakugata tsuba, 18. – 19. century with efibori technique cloud motif, fuchi has pearl motif correspondign with Dragoj king (hódžu). Menuki gendai has dragon shape, tsuka is katatemaki ´s style.

Swordsmith Kunimasu siged „ Toshu ju Kunimasu saku土州住国益作, Tosa Kochi ju Kunimasu土佐高知住国益, Tosa ju Ueno Taiboku Kimura Kunimasu saku”, Kimura Heizaemon by his hand. Regained Kosuke daijo title.
He was born in Hachio v Kochi a he was an apprentice of 2nd generation Tanba no kami Yoshimichi Osaka´s line. His style is similar to his master, made his swords in Michina´s style, while ashiri gonome, suguha hamonem is present, ko itame hada and masame hada na shinogi ji. Adopted lately by Ueno no kami Jošigunim and then he has changd his name to Yamaguchi山口. He was swordsmith of the Yamanouchi clan..
Toko taikan , s. 210, Provenience: Ex C. Sinclair col.).