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SUE-BIZEN
Time of the Sengoku - Famous for
 Katateuchi One-Handed Fighting Swords
Katsumitsu/Munemitsu
Appraisal Point
:
Kani-no-Tsume 
  Suguha to Tadamitsu/ Kiyomitsu
  Small Ko-Choji Midare to Norimitsu




KATSUMITSU - MUNEMITSU 
_____________________________
KANSHO ROKUROZAEMON SUKEMITSU(1) KA-KICHI 1441
        |_____________________________________________ ______________________ _____________ ___________
________|____________    -brothers-   ________________|____
_________ ____|____   ____|____ ___|____
UKYOnoSUKE KATSUMITSU BUN-MEI 1469    SAKYOnoSHIN MUNEMITSU
TOSHIYUKI SUKEMITSU(2)  TADAMITSU    ARIMITSU         |                          ___________________|    BUN-MEI 1469 ____|____    ___|____         |            _____________|___   _____________|____   TADAMITSU    ARIMITSU          |            AKAMATSU MASANORI   MIMASAKA MUNEMITSU          |                        - CHO-KYO 1487 -            |__________________________ __________________________ ________|____________  ____________|_____ brothers ___________|____ JIROZAEMON KATSUMITSU  HIKOBEI KATSUMITSU   TOBEI KATSUMITSU         | EI-SHO 1504                - MEI-O 1492 -          |_____________________________________________ __________________________ ________|_____________    - brothers -    ____________|____ brothers_____________|____  SHURInoSUKE KATSUMITSU(6) KYO-ROKU 1528   JIROBEI HARUMITSU(1) SHINJIRO HARUMITSU(1) EI-SHO 1504    _____|_____________           |       _____________|____       TOZAEMON KATSUMITSU(7)   ______________|____    SHINJURO HARUMITSU(2) RI-ROKU 1558     ____|_____________      JUROZAEMON HARUMITSU(2)
    TAROBEI KATSUMITSU EI-ROKU 1558
_____________________            
ROKUROJIRO KATSUMITSU KYO-ROKU 1528  KATSUKUNI TAI-EI 1521
     ________________           
     SAKON KATSUMITSU TEN-SHO 1573   KATSUMORI TEN-MON 1532
           HARUMITSU Club
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SAEMON-no-JO HARUMITSU KO-JI 1555 __________________________
JIROZAEMON-no-JO HARUMITSU
EI-ROKU 1558
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GOROZAEMON-no-JO HARUMITSU EI-ROKU 1558
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MAGOJURO HARUMITSU GEN-KI 1570 _______________________
GOUEMON-no-JO HARUMITSU TEN-SHO 1573
________________________ GOZAEMON-no-JO HARUMITSU TEN-SHO 1573 ________________________
SAEMONSHICHIRO HARUMITSU TEN-SHO to KEI-CHO


ROKUROZAEMON SUKEMITSU(1) KA-KICHI (f: TOSHIMITSU): The father of
        SAKYOnoSHIN MUNEMITSU and UKYOnoSUKE KATSUMITSU, he might
        be considered the father of SUE-BIZEN. Although noted as
        the third of his name from NAMBOKUCHO times, he falls 
        from the TOSHIMITSU/SANEMITSU OSAFUNE line. See OEI BIZEN
        TOSHIMITSU. Work between EI-KYO 1429 and KAN-SHO 1460. 
        His TACHI SUGATA has the grace of the OEI. Long OEI style
        O-TANTO might be found. MOKUME HADA with standing UTSURI
        and NIOI GUNOME-CHOJI BA are his KANSHO BIZEN mark. 
        Note: YAKI-KUZURE turns OEI KOSHI-HIRAKI valleys toward
        the SUE-BIZEN "Crab-claw" styles fruited by his famous 
        sons, MUNEMITSU and KATSUMITSU. See following
     BISHU OSAFUNE SUKEMITSU
     BISHU OSAFUNE JU ROKUROZAEMONnoJO SUKEMITSU

ROKUROZAEMON SUKEMITSU(2) BUN-MEI: Work from O-NIN 1467 into the
        BUN-MEI. MOKUME HADA. GUNOME-CHOJI BA.
     BISHU OSAFUNE ROKUROZAEMONnoJO SUKEMITSU

Sue-Bizen Katsumitsu - Munemitsu

SAKYOnoSHIN MUNEMITSU BUN-MEI (f: SUKEMITSU, br: KATSUMITSU): The         5th MUNEMITSU from NAGAMITSUs' SHO-WA 1312 KO-OSAFUNE          School. Like OEI MORIMITSU, he is the star of his time,          being teacher and way-path for many. This family          literally brought their SUE-BIZEN style to new places,         such as neighbors, HARIMA and MIMASAKA and faraway OMI,         displacing an old and long held sway. The SENGOKU          received the MURAMASA, HEIANJO, SHIMADA group impact          along with MUNEMITSU's SUE-BIZEN. MINO postured its          product against these successes.  SENGOKU Influences         MINO                            KANESADA/KANEMOTO                                                  SOSHU TSUNAHIRO                                                     with HIROMASA    MUNEMITSU/KATSUMITSU                               and FUSAMUNE     and the SUE-BIZEN                                          The BUN-GI Triad                                         SENGO MURAMASA        BUNGO TAIRA NAGAMORI              HEIANJO NAGAYOSHI                                             SHIMADA YOSHISUKE           MUNEMITSU was the second son of ROKUROZAEMON SUKEMITSU         and a date of EI-KYO 9, or 1437 is given for his birth.          He was the younger brother of UKYOnoSUKE KATSUMITSU and         uncle to UKYOnoSUKEs' son, the heralded JIROZAEMON. These         were the heavy hitters of the SUE-BIZEN. An accepted          OSHIGATA dating from TAI-EI shows his to be one of the          longest sword careers, spanning BUN-MEI through KYO-ROKU         1528. An always noted note: there are many collaboration         pieces with brother, UKYOnoSUKE. Following his brother's         death, MUNEMITSU found nephew, JIROZAEMON KATSUMITSU for         partnerships. Pieces with JIROZAEMON inscriptions should         be presumed past MEI-O 9, 1500. SAKYOnoSHIN was a teacher         of sword making to MIMASAKA JOSHU Lord AKAMATSU MASANORI,         the reclaimer of HIMEJI Castle. UKYOnoSUKE KATSUMITSU,          SAKYOnoSHIN student, MIMASAKA MUNEMITSU and others          followed MASANORI on ASHIKAGA YOSHIHISAs' SEIBATSU to          OMI. See MIMASAKA, HARIMA and OMI. MUNEMITSU made strong,         wide KOSHIZORI UCHIGATANA with little FUNBARI. There may         be BO-HI. He holds a reputation for short, BIZEN-style          NAKAGO on DAITO, but long NAKAGO on his strong and thick         UCHIZORI TANTO. Standing KO-MOKUME shows JI-NIE and an          excellent near-UTSURI of NIE JI-BA, a BIZEN old and          special mark. His dynamic and wide-standing GUNOME-CHOJI         set the ideal for the SUE-BIZEN. It was here the famous          KANInoTSUME "Crab-claw" CHOJI began.    BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE SAKYOnoSHIN MUNEMITSU   BIZEN-no-KUNI YUKIE-GORI JU OSAFUNE SAKYOnoSHIN MUNEMITSU   BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE SUKEMITSU JINAN SAKYOnoSHIN MUNEMITSU SAKU   BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE KATSUMITSU MUNEMITSU
BITCHU OITE KUSAKABE SAKU

SUE-BIZEN  KATSUMITSU - MUNEMITSU

MIMASAKA MUNEMITSU CHO-KYO: IWATA ROKUROZAEMON. TSUKATANI JU in          MIMASAKA. This is a brother student with the famous          AKAMATSU MASANORI, Lord of HARIMA, who was the second          coming for the AKAMATSU in HARIMA (see MASANORI below).         SAKUSHU MUNEMITSU studied with SAKYOnoSHIN and then lived         at MIMASAKA. He and other of his BIZEN alma mater went          with MASANORI to OMI for ASHIKAGA YOSHIHISAs' SEIBATSU          siege of the ROKKAKU. Work from BUN-MEI 1469 to EI-SHO          1504. GUNOME-MIDARE BA with ASHI-IRI in the SAKYOnoSHIN         style. HA-AGARI KURI-JIRI NAKAGO with slight curve.          Characters are wide set, thin but firmly put.          See MIMASAKA      SAKUSHU JU MUNEMITSU      SAKUSHU TSUKATANI JU ROKUROZAEMONnoJO MUNEMITSU MASANORI CHO-KYO (t: SAKYOnoSHIN MUNEMITSU): AKAMATSU JOSHU "Lord         of the HARIMA AKAMATSU," nephew of AKAMATSU MITSUSUKE.         KATANA, TANTO and WAKIZASHI in HARIMA and MIMASAKA. His          work is in the style of SAKYOnoSHIN: KO-MOKUME with          JI-NIE. NIOI KO-MIDARE, KO-GUNOME CHOJI BA with ASHI.          GUNOME-TOGARI theme. Pattern may seem to thin out in the         lower. MIDARE BOSHI with FUKASHI-KAERI. See HARIMA for          examples and the story of the AKAMATSU, MIMASAKA and OMI       HYOBU SHOYU MINAMOTO ASON MASANORI SAKU      JUSHI-I SAKYO-DAYU MINAMOTO ASON MASANORI SAKU




JUYO SAKYOnoSHIN

JUYO TOKEN MUNEMITSU - Converted Katateuchi
    NAGASA: 2 SHAKU 2.9 SUN               MOTO-HABA: 1 SUN
      SORI: 7.5 BU                        SAKI-HABA: 7 BU
    NAKAGO: 6.7 SUN, RYOTE from 4.4 KATATE

A wide, thick SHINOGI-TSUKURI, IHORI-MUNE, long Katateuchi.
The strong SUGATA renders a measurable FUNBARI absent as
the broad upper straightens through the MONOUCHI. 
A small groove hugs the SHINOGI to map a large, round BO-HI  occupying the whole of the SHINOGI-JI from KO-SHINOGI to a MARU-DOME at the HABAKI-MOTO.
Energetic and crowded GUNOME jut mountainous KOSHI-HIRAKI-
like undulations high in the JI. YO sculpts definition for
grouping KO-CHOJI and tops become SAKA as pointed spires
slip sideways to form the grasping claws of his famous
KANInoTSUME "Crab-claw" CHOJI. TOBI-like figures are teased
and tugged by NIE JI-BA welling over the NIOI HABUCHI.
This NAKAGO is unusual because it was increased sometime
after the TEN-SHO period from its 4.4 SUN KATATE
"one-handed" length to RYOTE, 6.7 SUN for two.  BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE SAKYOnoSHIN MUNEMITSU MEI-O KU-NEN HACHI GATSU KICHI JITSU


    


















Katsumitsu - Munemitsu Collaboration Katateuchi - Juyo Bijutsu-Hin

Katsumitsu - Munemitsu Collaboration Katateuchi
Nagasa: 2 Shaku 8 Bu (63.1cm)
Sori: 7 Bu (2.12cm)
Motohaba: 1 Sun 3 Rin (3.13cm)
Saki-haba: 6 Bu 8 Rin (2.06cm)
Kissaki-Nagasa: 1 Sun 5 Rin (3.18cm)
Moto-kasane: 3 Bu 1 Rin (0.94cm)
Saki-kasane: 2 Bu (0.61)
Nakago: 4 Sun 4 Bu (13.48cm)


Shinogi-tsukuri, Mitsu-mune Sakizori with Chu-Kissaki. Bo-Hi climbs from Koshi Suken while Ura banners the Horimono.
Itame and Mokume mix together and showing Jinie.
A field of Kani-no-Tsume Crab-Claws grasp the Shinogi. They throw Tobi-yaki and Yo through Sunagashi. Ko-Ashi battles with deep Nioi-Fukashi and Nie for the troughs. Ko-Nie frosts figures.
Deep Midare-Komi Boshi while Hakikake tugs the Ura.
Ubu Bizen Kurijiri Nakago has two Mekugi-ana.

Bizen-no-Kuni Ju Osafune Katsumitsu Munemitsu
                                                Bitchu Oite Kusakabe Saku
Bun-Mei Ju-Hachi Nen-Shu Ni-Gatsu Jusan Hi
Horimono: Ma-ri-shi-son-ten

























Katsumitsu/Munemitsu O-Yari

Katsumitsu/Munemitsu O-Yari
Nagasa: 70.4cm

Hirazan Kaku-tsukuri, three-sided O-Yari. Originally meant for the battlefield, these were raised to high art by the great makers such as Ukyo-no-Suke and Sakyo-no-Shin. These brothers made many collaboration pieces together.
Tightly knit Itame-Mokume Hada has Jinie and swirling Midare-Utsuri.
Yanone 'Arrow-point' Gunome and Gunome-Midare Yakiba gets wider toward the upper. Converging to Tsuki-age of both sides.
Ubu, two Mekugi-ana Nakago.
Signed:

Bizen-no-Kuni Ju Osafune Katsumitsu Munemitsu Bitchu Kusakabe-Sho Saku

Bun-Mei Ju-Hachi Nen Juni Gatsu Jusan Hi - 1486


SUE-BIZEN   KATSUMITSU - MUNEMITSU
KATSUMITSU BUN-MEI (f: ROKUROZAEMON SUKEMITSU, br: MUNEMITSU):
        Eldest son. Attended ASHIKAGA YOSHIHISA's OMI SEIBATSU.
        See OMI, MIMASAKA and HARIMA UKYOnoSUKE and brother,
        SAKYOnoSHIN MUNEMITSU made many works together and often
        struck both names to a MEI. UKYOnoSUKE is the father of 
        JIROZAEMON KATSUMITSU, perhaps the most regarded of all 
        the SUE-BIZEN. Swords following MEI-O with the shared MEI
        will be JIROZAEMON's. See SAKYOnoSHIN MUNEMITSU, above 
        and JIROZAEMON KATSUMITSU. 
           Beautiful swords of 2.1 SHAKU and NIOI YAKIBA patterns
           are the SUE-BIZEN, BUN-MEI marker. NIOI-DEKI KO-CHOJI
           from GUNOME in intricate variations has ASHI, YO and
           TOBI-YAKI. The tops may show KANInoTSUME "Crab-claw"
           CHOJI that will stand out strongly from its dance with
           YUBASHIRI. Both KATSUMITSU and his brother may include
           BITCHU KUSAKABE in the MEI, accounting many travels.
     KATSUMITSU
     BISHU OSAFUNE KATSUMITSU
     BISHU OSAFUNE KATSUMITSU GOSHU GO-JIN SAKU
     BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE UKYOnoSUKE KATSUMITSU YUKIE-GORI 
                     KORE JU OSAFUNE KATSUMITSU SHATEI MUNEMITSU
     BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE KATSUMITSU MUNEMITSU BITCHU OITE 
                                              KUSAKABE SAKU KORE
     BISHU OSAFUNE KATSUMITSU MUNEMITSU OITE HEIANJO SAKU KORE


KATSUMITSU EI-SHO (f: UKYOnoSUKE KATSUMITSU): JIROZAEMON. Work 
        from CHO-KYO 1487 to TEN-MON 1532. He is seen in MIMASAKA
        along side SAKYOnoSHINs' students, AKAMATSU JOSHU 
        MASANORI and MIMASAKA MUNEMITSU, see MIMASAKA. He has 
        been called SUE-BIZEN's greatest smith. The earlier MEI
        will start with NI, meaning two, for the beginning 
        phonetic of JIRO. Later we see JI or TSUGU. It was common
        for these smiths to make collaboration pieces and signify
        them with both names in the MEI. JIROZAEMON KATSUMITSU 
        made blades with his son, JIROBEI HARUMITSU, the famous 
        YOZOZAEMON SUKESADA and, following the death of 
        UKYOnoSUKE, took his father's place with uncle, 
        SAKYOnoSHIN MUNEMITSU. See MUNEMITSU and KATSUMITSU 
        above. 
        KO-MOKUME HADA. TOGARI marks and shapes KO-NIE KOSHI-
        HIRAKI GUNOME-MIDARE HA resembling OEI YASUMITSU. Also 
        smaller KO-MIDARE patterns of GUNOME KO-CHOJI BA. KO-NIE
        TOBI-like JI-BA will be seen. Made finely carved KURIKARA
        "Dragon" HORIMONO. See MIMASAKA
     OITE MIMASAKA-no-KUNI OHARA-SHO
     BIZEN JU OSAFUNE KATSUMITSU SAKU
     BIZEN-no-KUNI JU JIROZAEMONnoJO KATSUMITSU
     BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JIROZAEMONnoJO KATSUMITSU
     BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE JIROZAEMONnoJO KATSUMITSU
     BIZEN-no-KUNI JUNIN OSAFUNE JIROZAEMONnoJO KATSUMITSU
     BIZEN OSAFUNE JIROZAEMONnoJO OITE MIMASAKA OHARA-SHO SAKU
     BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE JIROZAEMONnoJO FUJIWARA KATSUMITSU SAKU


HIKOBEInoJO KATSUMITSU: MEI-O 1492 (br: TOBEI): made swords in the
style of UKYO-no-SUKE, KOSHI-HIRAKE GUNOME-MIDARE BA.
He is rated WAZAMONO.
BISHU OSAFUNE HIKOBEI-no-JO KATSUMITSU SAKU
BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE HIKOBEI-no-JO KATSUMITSU

TAROBEInoJO KATSUMITSU EI-ROKU 1558; GUNOME CHOJI-MIDARE BA.
WAZAMONO cutting.
BIZEN OSAFUNE TAROBEI-no-JO KATSUMITSU

 

KATSUMITSU KYO-ROKU(6) (f: JIROZAEMON KATSUMITSU): SHURI-no-SUKE.
Brother of JIROBEI HARUMITSU. Work from BUN-GI 1501 to
TEN-MON 1532.
MOKUME HADA with JINIE.
NIE KOSHI-HIRAKI GUNOME-CHOJI BA and GUNOME-MIDARE HA.      BISHU OSAFUNE SHURInoSUKE KATSUMITSU      BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE SHURInoSUKE KATSUMITSU








Ukyo-no-Suke Katsumitsu

Ukyo-no-Suke Katsumitsu
Nagasa: 2 Shaku 2 Sun 9 Bu (72.42cm)
Sori: 6 Bu (1.82cm)
Motohaba: 1 Sun 8 Rin (3.37cm)
Saki-haba: 7 Bu 8 Rin (2.36cm)
Kissaki-Nagasa: 1 Sun 2 Bu (3.79cm)
Moto-kasane: 2 Bu 4 Rin (0.73cm)
Saki-kasane: 1 Bu 6 Rin (0.48)
Nakago: 5 Sun 6 Bu (16.97cm)


Shinogi-tsukuri, Ihori-mune. Thick, wide Sakizori with Chu-Kissaki. Bo-Hi drops to the mid, where Koshi-horimono strides both sides.
Ko-Itame Hada has a thin veil of JiNie and strongly standing Utsuri running most of the blade.
Koshi-hiraki Gunome and Kani-no-Tsume Crab-Claws grab at the Ji. Hamon is in Nie, deep Nioi, with Ashi and Yo, Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Midare-Komi Omote Boshi is so complex, it becomes Kuzure before a Ko-maru. Ura Midare-Komi to Yakizumi.
Signed:

Bishu-no-Kuni Ju Osafune Ukyo-no-Suke Katsumitsu
Bun-Mei Ju-rokunen Ni-Gatsu Jo KichiNichi

Horimono Omote: Tenka Taihei Kokudo Annon
Horimono Ura: Fukki Bampuku Kai Ryo Manzoku



SUE-BIZEN   KATSUMITSU - MUNEMITSU
HARUMITSU(1) EI-SHO 1504 (f: KATSUMITSU, br: HARUMITSU): HARU form 
SHUN "Spring". JUROZAEMON. First to use SHINJIRO.
BISHU OSAFUNE HARUMITSU SAKU
BISHU KOKU OSAFUNE HARUMITSU SAKU
BISHU NO JU OSAFUNE JUROZAEMON-no-JO HARUMITSU SAKU


HARUMITSU(2) EI-ROKU 1558: SHOMEI: SHINJURO.
HARU form SHUN "Spring".
Working from TEN-MON era to TEN-SHO. SUE-BIZEN KAJI - making
SUGUHA with NIE KUZURE BA with YO. KURIKARA Dragon HORIMONO
are expected.

BISHU NO JU OSAFUNE FUJIWARA HARUMITSU
BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE SHINJURO HARUMITSU
BISHU-ZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE HARUMITSU SAKU
BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE JUROZAEMON-no-JO HARUMITSU SAKU
BISHU NO JU OSAFUNE JUROZAEMON-no-JO FUJIWARA HARUMITSU SAKU



"Morning Storm" JIROZAEMON
JUYO BIJUTSU-HIN
Katateuchi


ASA ARASHI "Morning Storm" JIROZAEMON KATATEUCHI
NAGASA: 2 SHAKU 5 BU                
MOTO-HABA: 1 SUN  
SORI: 6 BU                        
SAKI-HABA: 7.2 BU
NAKAGO: 4.1 SUN


SHINOGI-TSUKURI, IHORI-MUNE KATATEUCHI. Evenly broad and powerful MONOUCHI. 
KURIKARA Dragon and KEN HORIMONO ride the OMOTE-JI through the
lower with AMATERASU KOTAI opposing on the URA.

Dewy JI-NIE brings a luminous serenity to KO-ITAME HADA.
OBUSA Crab-claws grow from the crush of his rocky, SUE-BIZEN
GUNOME-CHOJI, KO-CHOJI BA. NIOI SUNAGASHI and KO-NIE blur figures and fling TOBI into the Ji.
Zigzagging triangles fill the KISSAKI, but HAKIKAKE pulls the head
open before a long fall down the MUNE. 
One-handed length, HAAGARI BIZEN KURIJIRI NAKAGO has two MEKUGI-ANA.

KATANA MEI:
BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE JIROZAEMONnoJO FUJIWARA KATSUMITSU ASA ARASHI
                                                                                                                                            "Morning Storm"
EI-SHO GAN-NEN HACHI GATSU KICHI JITSU
- 1504, 8th Month


SUE-BIZEN HARUMITSU

JIROBEI HARUMITSU(1) KYO-ROKU (f: JIROZAEMON KATSUMITSU, br:       SHURInoSUKE KATSUMITSU): JIROBEI. HARU form: CHI "Peace". Dated swords
from EISHO 6 to KYO-ROKU 5.
Made swords with his father. His style is as JIROZAEMON KATSUMITSU.
NIOI-DEKI KOSHI-HIRAKE GUNOME CHOJI MIDARE BA with ASHI and YO.
B
IZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE HARUMITSU
BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE JIROZAEMON-no-JO FUJIWARA HARUMITSU
BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE JIROZAEMON-no-JO KATSUMITSU-SHI JIROBEI-no-JO HARUMITSU


HARUMITSU(2) TEN-SHO (f: JIROBEI HARUMITSU): JUROZAEMON. HARU form: CHI "peace".
He made elongated KISSAKI and O-KISSAKI. SUGUHA with ASHI and GUNOME
CHOJI MIDARE BA.
HARUMITSU
BISHU OSAFUNE HARUMITSU SAKU
BISHU NO JU OSAFUNE FUJIWARA HARUMITSU SAKU
BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE JUROZAEMON-no-JO HARUMITSU

TOZAEMON KATSUMITSU(7)


ROKUROJIRO KATSUMITSU KYO-ROKU:

TAROBEInoJO KATSUMITSU EI-ROKU: GUNOME-CHOJI BA.
BIZEN OSAFUNE TAROBEI-no-JO KATSUMITSU


SAKON KATSUMITSU TEN-SHO:

KATSUKUNI TAI-EI: GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE BA. WQZAMONO.
BISHU OSAFUNE KATSUKUNI

KATSUMORI TEN-MON: GUNOME BA and GUNOME-MIDARE BA.
WAZAMONO.
BISHU OSAFUNE KATSUMORI








Jirobei Harumitsu
Nagasa: 19.1cm
Muzori


    ~Son of Jirozaemon~
Narrow Hira-tsukuri, Ihori-mune Tanto.
Ko-Itame Hada has JiNie.
Nie and Nioi-Fukashi Gunome-Choji Midare Ba in a Hiro width finds Gunome-Midare Mune-yaki reaching across the Ji.
Ubu Haagari Kurijiri Nakago has one Mekugi-ana.

Bizen-no-Kuni Ju Osafune Jirobei-no-Jo Harumitsu
Kyo-Roku San-nen Ji-Gatsu Hi - 1530


Jirobei Harumitsu
































Jirozaemon Katsumitsu Katateuchi

Jirozaemon Katsumitsu Katateuchi
Nagasa: 2 Shaku 1 Bu (60.9cm)
Sori: 6 Bu (1.97cm)
Motohaba: 9 Bu 8 Rin (2.97cm)
Saki-haba: 6 Bu 6 Rin (2cm)
Kissaki-Nagasa: 1 Sun 1 Bu (3.36cm)
Moto-kasane: 3 Bu (1.06cm)
Saki-kasane: 2 Bu 2 Rin (0.67)
Nakago: 4 Sun 3 Bu (13.18cm)


Hira-tsukuri, Ihori-mune, Sakizori Chu-Kissaki Katateuchi, "One-Handed Fighting Sword". School mark of Koshi-Hori of Maru-dome Bo-Hi extends through the mid and upper.
Horimono: Kurikara and Vajra Ken
Ko-Itame Hada is lightly veiled in JiNie.
A chorus of exploring Kani Tsume conquers the Ji in Hiraki groups. Tobi-yaki and Yo take turns with Ko-Ashi to define under streaming Sunagashi, in deep Nioi-Fukashi and Ko-Nie.
Midare-Komi Boshi finds Ko-Maru at the head.
Ubu Bizen Kurijiri Nakago has slightly domed Mune. One Mekugi-ana.
Signed:

     Bizen-no-Kuni Ju Osafune JirosaemonJo
                                   Fujiwara Katsumitsu Saku

     Ei-Sho Kyunen Hachi-Gatsu KichiNichi

          Oyobe Shin Sho Fuka Ari Shi Jo Sha Nari

































Jirozaemon Katsumitsu & Yozazaemon Sukesada Naginata

Naginata by Jirozaemon & Yozazaemon

Nagasa: 2 Shaku 1 Sun 3 Bu (64.69cm)
Sori: 1 Sun 7 Bu (5.15cm)
Motohaba: 1 Sun (3.03cm)
Moto-kasane: 3 Bu 8 Rin (1.15cm)
Nakago: 2 Shaku 5 Sun 3 Bu (76.81cm)


Naginata-tsukuri with dramatic sweep in the upper bout.
Ko-Itame Hada has JiNie and Chikei.
Rising groups of O-Gunome create a broad Notare ripple across the work. Of course, Jirozaemon's Ashi against Yo over sweeping Sunagashi runs in deep Nioi-Fukashi and Nie.
Midare-Komi Boshi finds a small Ko-Maru giving a Togari appearance.
Ubu Nakago has two Mekugi-ana and signed in the upper.


Bizen-no-Kuni Ju Osafune Jirozaemon-no-Jo Fujiwara Katsumitsu
        Do Yozazaemon-no-Jo Sukesada
Tame Ukita Izumi-no-Kami Miyake Ason Yoshiiye Saku Kore

Horimono:
Ha Gun Sei Shi Ken
               San Mi Ro Ittai


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