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Tsunemitsu Katana with 2 body silver cutting test NTHK NPO Certificate

Katana Den Bushu Tsushima no Jo Tachibana Tsunemitsu ‒ Attributed to Tsushima no Jo Tachibana Tsunemitsu from Musashi Province

O-suriage mumei, ginzogan-mei : Futatsu-do  “[cut through] two bodies”),

Ginzogan-mei : Ichimonji  (we are not in agreement with this attribution) see below

Shinogi-zukuri with iori-mune  ‒ Forging is a dense Itame,  Hamon is  widely widely hardened and flamboyant O-midare that is mixed with choji-midare boshi ‒ Boshi turns back with midare-komi,  Nakago ‒ Tang: mekugi-ana 2, Yasurime : kiri , Made around Keian  1648-1652

Blade length ~ 71.5 cm

Tsunemitsu family name was Heki, He was born at Kosyu Oumi Gamo province.
and belonged to the Ishido school in  Edo and made Ichimonji style swords. Tsunemitsu and Mitsuhira and also Munehiro are all well known sword makers of the Ishido school. It is said Tsunemitsu influenced  first generation Musashi Daijyo Korekazu and many other great sword makers.
He changed name ,Tsushima Kami Tsunemitsu, he also signed his swords as  Busyu Jyu Tsushima Kami Tsunemitsu, Tsushima Kami Tachibana Nyudo Tsunemitsu, Chikyu Tsunemitsu Nyudo.
Shinto Ichimonji school makers  sometimes signed in old Koto  Ichimonji style of mei. This is an excellent well made solid katana attributed to a very highly ranked Jo saku maker  bearing the Ginzogan / silver Ichimonji mei and a silver 2 body test inscription.


Tsunemitsu (1st gen)
IDTSU475
Province Musashi
Start Era Keian (1648-1652)
End Era Genroku (1688-1704)
Active Period 1648-1698
School Ishido

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Source Rating Reference/Page
Hawley 75TSU475
Toko Taikan 4.5M 404
Fujishiro Jo saku S159
Signatures:

對馬守橘常光
tsushima no kami tachibana tsunemitsu

對馬守常光入道
tsushima no kami tsunemitsu nyudō

對馬入道
tsushima nyudō

對馬守橘一法
tsushima no kami tachibana ippo

武州住對馬守橘常光
bushū ju tsushima no kami tachibana tsunemitsu

 

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