Kiyomitsu (Kashu)

KIYOMITSU katana middle Edo period;

mei: “Kiyomitsu”
sugata: katana, shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune, sori 1.0 cm, medium (chu) kissaki;
nagasa: 69.2 cm; motohaba 2.80 cm, kasane 0.64 cm;
nakago: kashu-nakago (cut at angle), two mekugi ana, ni-ji mei:
hamon: gunome midare (repeated pattern reflecting hako-notare style of Kanewaka) nie-deki with kinsuji and sunagashi;
boshi: ko-maru with small kaeri;
Jitetsu: blackish itame hada with ji-nie;
(oshigata from Aoi Art, Tokyo)
Based on the mei considered to be made by Kiyomitsu in Kashu before he received the title Harima no Daijo.
He belonged to the Fujishima school which originated in Echizen Province. His line continued under the patronage
of the Maeda family through the Edo period.

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