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Higo no Kami Hata Mitsuyo Katana
Return of the prodigal, fortunes shift and my buyer needs to sell this again. A katana by Higo no Kami Hata Mitsuyo, also known as Mitsushiro. Shinogizukure, torizori, fumbari, high shinogi, muniku, iroi mune, chu kissaki, bo hi. The hi ends in marudome at the machi and extends in to the koshinogi. Hawatare: 2 shaku 3 sun 1 bu (70 cm / 27.56"). Chu suguba ko midare, areas of deep ashi iri forming ko hako choji and gunome, tight habuchi, ko nie, nado. Itame hada with ko nie, and chikei throughout, there is a long bright chikei that arks out of the hamon just behind the monouchi, and another toward the machi, shaped like the kanji katana, nado. Good textured copper habaki, unwrapped tsuka, and military painted black wood saya. Ranked chujo saku in Nihon Toko Jiten - Shinto Hen by Fujishiro, rated at 3,500,000 yen in Toko Taikan by Tokuno.
His original province was Noshu Seki, he later moved to Owari Nagoya. He was a pupil of Ishido Tsunemitsu.
A subtle and very attractive sword, well worth a polish.
Higo no Kami Hata Mitsuyo