15-20 Katana signed Kiyoshige

15-20: Katana signed Kiyoshige

Nagasa: 69.0cm. / 27.25 in.

Sori: 1.54 cm. / .60 in.

Motomihaba: 3.19 cm. / 1.25 in.             Sakimihaba: 2.27 cm. / .90 in.

Motokasane: .64 cm. / .25 in.                 Sakikasane: .51 cm. / .20 in.

Mekugi-ana: 1


Description: This piece is signed Chōshū Ju Kiyoshige and dated Kanbun Ni Nen hachi Getsu Hi (1662, a day in August).  He produced in the Kanbun period (1661-1673), in Nagato and his real name was Hasegawa Hachizaemon.  The signature is a little bit suspicious and this may be a gimei (forged signature piece).  Never the less, it is a well-made sword and price reflects the suspect signature.

It has a black new made saya in fuemaki-nuri or shimamoyō (stripped) patern with older black samagawa tsuka carrying taco (octopus) motif menuki.  Tsuba is a nice early Edo period iron piece.

This piece is a little tired, but still healthy for many years.  It is torizori with chu-kissaki.  Ko-itame hada with suguha in ko nie-deki hamon showing a very slight notare.

The nakago is ubu with osujikai yasurime and ha agarikurijiti.


Asking Price: $4,750.00