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)
Start Era Keian (1648-1652)
End Era Genroku (1688-1704)
Active Period 1648-1698
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Source Rating Reference/Page
Toko Taikan ¥4.5M 404
Fujishiro Jo saku S159
tsushima no kami tachibana tsunemitsu
tsushima no kami tsunemitsu nyudō
tsushima no kami tachibana ippo
bushū ju tsushima no kami tachibana tsunemitsu