Hidekuni Shinshinto Katana with NBTHK Hozon Certificate

$7,250.00

Katana, signed: Sumi Shōken Minamoto Hidekuni Keiō gannen hachigatsu hi
(秀国慶応元年八月) Sumi Shōken Minamoto
Hidekuni, on a day in the eighth month of Keiō one (1865)” mounted in good quality original Koshirae

Nagasa ~ 71.3 cm

HIDEKUNI (秀国), Bunsei (文政, 1818-1830), Ōshū – “Hidekuni kore o saku” (秀国作之), real name Sumi Daiji
(角大次), he was the son of the 1st gen. Sumi Motooki (元興) but died young, that is to say in the second year of Bunsei
(1819) at the age of 26, therefore his son Daisuke (大助) took over the Sumi school as 2nd gen. Motooki, due to his early
death, Hidekuni´s works are very rare

HIDEKUNI (秀国), Ansei (安政, 1854-1860), Ōshū → MOTOOKI (元興), 2nd gen., Ansei (安政, 1854-1860),
Ōshū