11-13: Katana signed Kunihisa, Shinshinto

11-13: Katana signed Kunihisa, Shinshinto

Nagasa: 73.6 cm. /29.1 in.

Sori: 1.72 cm. / .67 in.

Motomihaba: 3.15 cm. / 1.24 in. Sakimihaba: 2.36 cm. / .93 in.

Motokasane: .64 cm.  / .25 in.    Sakikasane: .56 cm. / .22 in.

Mekugi-ana: 2

Description: A strong longer koshi-zori piece with excellent balance. Tight ko-mokume hada, gunome choji hammon with nioi.  Chu-kissaki with ko-maru sagari.  Koshirae is late Edo to mid-meiji with a shima (stripped) saya, classic wasp shaped tsuka, and a magnificent goat theme tsuba.  Silver habaki with clouds and rain pattern.

Signed: Unshu (enshu) no Ju Kunihisa, no date.  Kunihisa lived at Hirose in Izumo province (famous for production of sand iron ore) at the end of the Tokugawa period (1865).  (Hawleys: KUN 265)


Asking Price: $12,800










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