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.
$2,400 (reduced to $2,000) – plus shipping and PayPal