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ETCHU                             ITAME HADA with HIRO-SUGUHA and KO-MIDARE mostly.
                                                                        CHOJI-MIDARE BA and HAKO-MIDARE BA.

KIYOMITSU (KAGA)                        KATSUKUNI (KUNIYASU)
____|_______                                         GEN-WA 1615 to KAGA
KIYOMITSU GEN-ROKU 1688  
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KIYOMITSU

KATSUKUNI: SEIZAEMON.  GEN-WA 1615 TO TEN-WA 1681. UDA Group. First signed
      KUNIYASU.  Moved to KAGA. Running ITAME HADA has MASAME and JI-NIE.
      NIOI-DEKI with KO-NIE GUNOEM-MIDARE.
   KATSUKUNI
   KUNIYASU
   UDA KATSUKUNI

Norifusa - Mei-Reki 1655

Norifusa - Mei-Reki - Originally from Etchu Province. He is called as "50th Generation from Norishige" and is an acknowledged direct descendant.
Note: Etchu Norishige, the founder at Etchu, was one of the Masamune Jutetsu Ten Students of Masamune. Etchu Norishige was a student of Go Yoshihiro. Masamune probably, in fact learned from Norishige.
 
Norifusa traveled and worked in Settsu and also made swords in Tosa Province. He lived in Enshu, - Totomi.
Employed at the behest of the Daimyo Lord of Mito in Edo he was known as the Hanko "Clan smith" or head smith for the Mito.
The Mito were Tokugawa family and Norifusa l
ived and worked on the Mito Daimyo's Edo estate at Edo Koishikawa, making swords.

Made many Norifusa swords in the style of Soshu Den. Tsuyo-e "Very Strong" Chikei resembling Norishige's Matsukawa Hada will be seen through the mid in strong stripes; appearing very much like swords made in the olden time. 

Toran style O-Gunome Midare of  Deep Nie and Nioi Fukashi of great splendor and magnificence. Norifusa swords are made with the greatest skill.

His work period was from the end of Kan-ei to Ten-wa. Kan-ei spans 1624 to 1644. Ten-wa starts in 1681.

    Etchu-no-Kuni Fujiwara Norifusa
    
Settsu Ju Fujiwara Norifusa / Oite Bushu Saku Zori
    
Etchu-no-Kuni Fujiwara Norifusa Fushi ("Great Man")





Etchu Norifusa
Nagasa: 2 Shaku 3 Sun 5 Bu (70.6 cm or 27.8125")
Beautiful Matsukawa "Pine-Bark" Hada with Ji-nie and particularly wonderful Chikei.
Nie Deki Gunome-Midare Ba has a profuse Hataraki of Kinsuji and Sunagashi that cuts Nijuba through figures and sweeping Inazuma with Hotsure pull Tobi-Yaki into the Habuchi. There is Ha-Nie.
Saagari Boshi and deep Kaeri.


Profuse and strong Chikei