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#1 raymondsinger

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 10:12 PM

Selling a very active gendaito by the smith Morimitsu. This smith’s given name was Tatsumi Kinzo, and he was born May 9th, 1898. Morimitsu was from Fukuoka and was a student of the famous gendai smith Suetsugu Shigemitsu, along with Oyama Nobumitsu. He also signed Chikugo Kuroki ju Morimitsu.
 
This sword measures 64.4cm, with a 31mm moto-haba and 7mm kasane. The hamon is a notare-based, blown out with profuse nie that both runs along the hamon as sunagashi and rises up into the ji with yubashiri-like activity. The jitetsu is a nicely formed itame with areas of nagare. There are no kizu.
 
Mei: Chikugo Ju Morimitsu Saku No
Date: Showa Ni Ju Nen Shichi Gatsu (July, 1945)
 
The koshirae is gendai and is in the Higo style. The tsuba is a namako style that was purportedly designed by Miyamoto Musashi. The koshirae is overall in very good condition.
 
$2,500 (plus shipping and PayPal). Any questions, please email raymondsinger@gmail.com.

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 10:34 PM

Impressive hataraki! I’m curious, with the 7mm kasane, what does it weigh in hand?
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Posted 05 April 2018 - 10:55 PM

Thank you Michael, PM sent.



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Posted 06 April 2018 - 02:19 AM

Doesn't the date make it a Showato? Or is everything after 1868 consider a Gendaito?


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 02:25 AM

Showato only refers to swords which are not traditionally made. This is a traditionally made sword, a gendaito. Both Showato and Gendaito were made during the Showa period.
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Posted 06 April 2018 - 02:31 AM

Nie is clear and abundant. Nice offering!


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 03:11 AM

Thanks for clarifying, Ray. Not my field of interest, but I'd always wondered.


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 04:31 AM

Absolutely gorgeous!

 

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 03:19 PM

Thanks for the kind words Hoanh :). This is a nice sword for someone who enjoys Soshu-den.
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Posted 11 April 2018 - 03:09 PM

Reduced to $2,300 (plus shipping and PayPal)

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 03:44 PM

Nice offer Ray! Have to lock my bank credentials for few weeks until the shinsa is over in US so I wont make any new buys... ;)

 

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 03:14 AM

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 02:34 AM

$2,000 (plus shipping and PayPal). This will be the last reduction before this piece is withdrawn.

Any questions, please email raymondsinger@gmail.com.

Kind regards,
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 02:10 PM

Ray,

Is it the lighting, angle, my old eyes or did you get the photos mixed up? The two photos of the kissaki looks like different swords. ???

 

Nice sword for someone.


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Posted 27 April 2018 - 02:35 PM

Morning Ed, it is a difference of angle and lighting. Definitely the same sword.

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 08:45 PM

I figured that.  But that is a good example of how much difference lighting and angle can make.


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Posted 29 April 2018 - 02:11 PM

On hold for a collector offline.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 01:08 PM

Unfortunately after 6 weeks the buyer still has not send payment for this piece, so it is available again. Flawless gendaito in koshirae. $2,000 (plus shipping and PayPal).

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:05 PM

Still available.




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