KOGATANA

TSUSHIMA no KAMI MUNETOSHI

OWARI

SUGATA: KOGATANA

MEI: TSUSHIMA no KAMI MUNETOSHI

DATE: NONE

NAGASA: 1.43cm (4.56")

OVERALL: 17.15cm (6.75")

NAKAGO: UBU / KENGYO

MEKUGI ANA: ONE

YASURIME: KIRI

MUNE: MARU

HADA: MUJI

HAMON: CHOJI GUNOME

HORIMONO: SUKASHI SAKURA

Nice Owari Kogatana signed Tsushima no Kami Munetoshi.  Hawley's lists three smith's who used this particular mei. The first is listed as Mino 2nd generation c. 1688-1716 (first generation is listed as Mino c. 1661-1673, but later moved to Owari).  The other two are listed as Owari with the shodai listed as c. 1661, and the nidai c. 1688-1716.  With the exact dates, I suspect these may be the same smiths ??

This is a standard size kogatana.  The nakago is ubu with barely distinguishable kiri yasurimei and a kengyo shaped nakagojiri. The hada is muji, and the hamon is choji gunome with muneyaki. there is a sakura or perhaps ume sukashi carved into the blade as well.

The Kogatana comes bare blade only.

 

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