11-14: Katana signed Sukemori, Shinto

11-14: Katana signed Sukemori, Shinto

Nagasa: 69.1 cm. / 27.25 in.

Sori: 1.5 cm. / .6 in.

Motomihaba: 3.18 cm. / 1.25 in. Sakimihaba: 2.06 cm. / .81 in.

Motokasane: .76 cm.  / .30 in.    Sakikasane: .56 cm. / .22 in.

Mekugi-ana: 1

Description: Simple but elegant older Meiji period fittings mount this tachi mei signed piece by Sukemori. Excellent older tsuba with silver inlay of rabbit with flowers.  Saya is done in a shima (stripped) pattern with an iron kojiri. Blade is tori-zori, with suguha hammon, ko-itame tsume, miji shinoji-jihada, nioi-deki.  Ko-kissaki with ko-maru.

Blade is signed: Bizen Kuni Osafune Ju Yokoyama Sukemori.  Sukemori worked in the Bizen province in the Kansei period (1789-1800).  He is the son of Uji Toshimori.  (Hawleys: SUK 743)

 

Asking Price: $10,500








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