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Kato Shigemitsu Tsuba


A very strong tsuba by Kato Shigemitsu done in the style of Kaneiye.  7.92 cm x 7.62 cm x  3.9 mm.  A wonderfully forged plate with martinsite crystals easily visible on the surface and tekotsu in the rim.  Excellent color and and condition. Certficate from the Nihon Tosogu Bijitsu Kan.

Shigemitsu was a samurai who worked for the Matsudaira Daimyo.  He was a student of the second generation Yokoya Soyo.  (Haynes, H 8953.0).  Usually his pieces are not signed.  There is a soft metal example of his work on my Kinko page K0037




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