Koto Norimitsu Katana

Koto Katana attributed to Norimitsu katana with Tokuno Sensei Certificate some small kitae kizu mounted in shirasaya

 

Kantei-sho (鑑定書) ‒ Appraisal
Katana (⼑)
Ubu mumei (Norimitsu, 則光)
Blade length 68.0 cm, sori 1.48 cm
Herewith we confirm that the above quoted object is authentic.
Heisei 12 nen 4 gatsu 30 nichi (平成⼗⼆年四⽉三⼗⽇) ‒ April 30, 2000
Tokuno Kazuo (得野⼀男)
Tōrokushō No. Date of issue:
Tsukurikomi (造り込み) ‒ Shape: shinogi-zukuri, low iori-mune, compact chū-kissaki
Jihada (地肌) ‒ Forging structure: ko-itame mixed with mokume
Nakago (茎) ‒ Tang: ubu and mumei
Jidai (時代) ‒ Era: around Bunmei (⽂明, 1469-1487)
Keitō (系統) ‒ Lineage: Skilled Sue-Bizen master from the lineage of the Norimitsu
who was active around Chrōroku (⻑禄, 1457-1460).
Sunpyō (⼨評) ‒ Brief review: Most likely a work of the Norimitsu who was the grandson of
Norimitsu from the Kanshō era (寛正, 1460-1466). Both ji
and ha are of an excellent deki