Aizu Tametoshi Katana with NBTHK Certificate

$7,000.00

Aizu Tametoshi Katana with NBTHK Certificate mounted in Koshirae,Well forged blade in good old polish a few very small minor stains

Katana, signed: Mutsu Aizu-jū Shimosaka Jinbei Tame… (ika-kire) (Tametoshi)
‒ Kanbun jūichinen nigatsu hi (陸奥会津住下坂甚兵衛為「以下切」
・寛⽂⼗⼀年⼆⽉⽇) (為利) ‒ “Shimosaka Jinbei Tame… (below cut off,
Tametoshi), resident of Aizu in Mutsu province, on a day in the second
month of Kanbun eleven (1671)”
Nagasa ~ 68.0 c

 

 

TAMETOSHI (為利), Kanbun (寛文, 1661-1673), Ōshū – “Aizu-jū Shimosaka Tametoshi saku” (会津住下坂
為利作), “Mutsu Aizu-jū Shimosaka Tametoshi” (陸奥会津住下坂為利), “Ōshū Aizu-jū Shimosaka Tametoshi”

(奥州会津住下坂為利), “Mutsu Aizu-jū Shimosaka Jinbei Tametoshi” (陸奥会津住下坂甚兵衛為利), real name
Shimosaka Jinbei (下坂甚兵衛), he is also listed with the first name Tazaemon (太左衛門), son of Tamekatsu (為勝),
he died in the first year of Hōei (宝永, 1704), his successor Tametsugu (為次) became head of the family in the seventh
year of Genroku (元禄, 1694), so we can assume that this was the year when Tametoshi retired, ko-mokume or itame which
tends to zanguri, chū-suguha, gunome-midare, notare-midare, chū-saku