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SUE-BIZEN
SUE-BIZEN NORIMITSU

Norimitsu Appraisal Point:
Small Ko-Choji Midare
     Suguha to Tadamitsu/ Kiyomitsu
     KaniTsume to Katsumitsu/Munemitsu




NORI form: SOKU Rule-setting. Line falls from NAGAMITSU School 
See KAN-SHO NORIMITSU

 NORIMITSU BUN-MEI: JIROSAEMONJO. KO-GUNOME, GUNOME-CHOJI BA. NORIMITSU BUN-MEI: HIKOBEInoJO. 3rd SAEMONnoJO. MOKUME HADA.
GUNOME HA. NORIMITSU TEN-MON: HIKOBEInoJO. 4th SAEMONnoJO. MOKUME HADA.       GUNOME-CHOJI BA. NORIMITSU CHO-KYO: RIBEInoJO. SUE-BIZEN GUNOME-CHOJI BA. NORIMITSU MEI-O: SABUROZAEMON. MOKUME HADA. SUGUHA and
GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE BA.    BISHU OSAFUNE NORIMITSU NORIMITSU TEN-MON: TAROZAEMONnoJO. SUGUHA and GUNOME-CHOJI BA.    BISHU OSAFUNE NORIMITSU    BISHU OSAFUNE TAROZAEMONnoJO NORIMITSU



TOSHIMITSU(6) EI-SHO: Line descends from NAGAMITSU School. 3rd         TOSHIMITSU, father of SUE-BIZEN ROKUROZAEMON SUKEMITSU,          is in OEI BIZEN. KO-NIE and NIOI-DEKI GUNOME-CHOJI          MIDARE BA. HORIMONO: BONJI, KEN and GOMABASHI. 7th:          TEN-MON 1532 to TEN-SHO 1573.      BISHU OSAFUNE TOSHIMITSU      BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE TOSHIMITSU KANEIYE EI-SHO: SUGUHA and GUNOME-CHOJI BA. SUKESADA TEN-MON 6: HIKOZAEMONnoJO same as YOSAZAEMONnoJO. MITSUTADA TEN-MON: Thick, SUE-BIZEN UCHI-GATANA with BO-HI. A         raised SHINOGI may remind one of BITCHU AOE. Will be a         weak copy of predecessor's MOKUME. Look for Ring-shaped         HADA near the MUNE. MIDARE-UTSURI. CHU or HIRO-SUGU          KO-MIDARE HA in tightly defined KO-NIE. HOTSURE rises          from a line that shows KO-ASHI and YO. BOSHI will be a          low MARU that may seem swept. Short KAERI. MITSUTADA in         BUN-MEI and in SHINTO. YOSHIKAGE TEN-MON (f: CHIKATADA): MOKUME. SUGUHA, KO-MIDARE BA         and GUNOME-MIDARE HA.      BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU YOSHIKAGE YOSHIKAGE TEN-SHO: Original name from SHOCHU ICHIMONJI.       BIZEN-no-KUNI JU YOSHIKAGE


Bizen Norimitsu Katateuchi
Nagasa: 50.7cm
Sori: 1.4cm


KATATEUCHI or one-handed fighting sword. 50.7cm NAGASA with 1.4cm SORI, the small Ko-CHOJI-MIDARE of NORIMITSU provided one of the defined MUROMACHI HAMON style groups, SUGUHA to TADAMITSU/KIYOMITSU, KANInoTSUME to MUNEMITSU/KATSUMITSU which was also, then, taken up by the SUKESADAs.

This earlier MUROMACHI NORIMITSU ha
KO-MOKUME mixing with MASA near the SHINOGI.
HAMON of
MIDARE KO-CHOJI BA with strafing SUNAGASHI that pulls an excellent NIJU and SANJU "Tripled YAKIBA" through the HA.
Ubu Nakago, two Mekugi-ana.
Bishu Osafune Norimitsu _ _ Gannen Ni GatsuHI


Bizen Norimitsu Katateuchi



SUE-BIZEN - KOZORI HO NORIMITSU Line            HO NORIMITSU - See Kozori
NORISUKE BUN-MEI: NORIMITSU School.
     BISHU OSAFUNE NORISUKE

HO NORIMITSU(4) BUN-MEI: NORI form: HO "Law" UEMONnoJO. Another, and
           possibly same: JIROUEMON. Last NORIMITSU KOZORI smith. 
           NIOI GUNOME-CHOJI BA. See KOZORI.
     OSAFUNE NORIMITSU
     BISHU OSAFUNE NORIMITSU
     BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE JIROUEMON FUJIWARA NORIMITSU

HO NORIMITSU(5) EI-SHO: NORI form: HO "Law." SHIROZAEMONnoJO and 
        SAEMONnoJO. This line falls from KOZORI School. ITAME. 
        Said similar to YOSAZAEMONnoJO SUKESADA KOSHI-HIRAKI 
        GUNOME-CHOJI BA with ASHI and YO. NOKO-MIDARE BA. Signed
        with fairly broad-set characters.
     BISHU OSAFUNE NORIMITSU
     BISHU OSAFUNE SHINZAEMONnoJO NORIMITSU
     BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE NORIMITSU SAKU

NORIMITSU(6) TEN-MON: From TEN-MON 1532 to TEN-SHO 1573. 


Ho Norimitsu Katateuchi

Ho Norimitsu Katateuchi
BoHi through the upper to allow Bonji Koshi-hori,
typical of the Muromachi Bizen masterpiece works.

Swirling Mokume with JiNie and very strong Chikei.
Norimitsu-style grouped Ko-Choji Midare Ba. Kinsuji
and Inazuma arc in the grain while Sunagashi streams
through figures.
Ubu, Kurijiri, two Mekugi-ana. Signed in the lower.

     Norimitsu


KOZORI YUKIMITSU Line - YUKI form: KO "Good Fortune"
             _________
YUKIMITSU O-EI 1394 OEI-Style
CHOJI-MIDARE and KO-MIDARE BA. RYO WAZAMONO.
_________
YUKIMITSU KA-KICHI 1441 to CHO-ROKU 1457 (t: YUKIMASA)
   __________________     YAZAEMON YUKIMITSU MEI-O 1492 ______________________ SABUROZAEMON YUKIMITSU EI-SHO 1504 to TEN-MON 1532   _______________|____   MAGOSABURO YUKIMITSU EI-ROKU 1558
Made swords with MAGOUEMON-no-JO KIYOMITSU   ____________________   YASAZAEMON YUKIMITSU GEN-KI 1570    ___________________    KAISABURO YUKIMITSU EI-ROKU 1558     __________________     SOZAEMON YUKIMITSU TEN-SHO 1573        _______________        SABEI YUKIMITSU TEN-SHO 1573   ____________________   YOSAZAEMON YUKIMITSU TEN-SHO 1573     __________________     YAZAEMON YUKIMITSU TEN-SHO 1573 YUKIMITSU TEN-MON: YASAZAEMON. To GEN-KI 1570. SUGU-KUZURE BA.      BISHU OSAFUNE JU YASAZAEMONnoJO YUKIMITSU YUKIMITSU EI-ROKU
(f: SABUROZAEMON): MAGOSABURO. KO-ITAME has JI-NIE.
SUGUHA with KO-ASHI and GUNOME-MIDARE in defined NIOI in
KIYOMITSU KUZURE BA style. Made sword with MAGOUEMON KIYOMITSU.    BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE YUKIMITSU    BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE MAGOSABURO YUKIMITSU YUKIMITSU TEN-SHO: YAZAEMON. HIRO-width NIE KO-MIDARE BA with        KO-ASHI and YO. BOSHI may be ICHI-MAE with medium fall.    BIZEN-no-KUNI JU OSAFUNE YUKIMITSU YAZAEMONnoJO SAKU







Bizen Yukimitsu Tanto
Nagasa: 6 Sun 6 Bu 5 Rin (20.5cm)
Moto-Haba: 2.33cm
Moto-Kasane: 0.63cm
Nakago: 8.7cm


Shobu-Tsukuri
with diamond-shaped, raised Shinogi-taka. Kurikara and Vajra Ken Horimono on Omote and Hachiman Dai Bosatsu inscribed Hori on Ura.
Itame with Mokume, standing Hada has Shirake.
Generally Chu-sugu width Gunome-Midare and Ko-Togari evenly placed. This Hamon is characterized with subtle Smoke Togari in the heads and balancing Ko-Ashi in the toughs.
Very small Jizo-like Ko-Maru on the Shinogi turns to a long-fall Midare Kaeri that seats Gunome opposing the Hamon.
Evenly wide Ubu Nakago stands with its straight Shinogi to Bizen-style Kurijiri. One Mekugi-ana.

Bizen Osafune Yukimitsu Saku
Ei-Sho Yonnen Hachi Gatsu-Hi - (1507, Eighth Month)


Bizen Saburozaemon Yukimitsu Tanto

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