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Shimada Sukemune Tanto
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A kojimarishita tanto signed nijimei, Sukemune. Hirazukure, iroi mune. Hawatare 7 sun 6 bu (23.2cm / 9"). Hamachi: 2.358. Kasane: 5.45 mm. Hirazukure, suriage, machiokure, Niedeki gunome in suguba, with old style hitatsura (smudges without surrounding hard definition as seen on most Muromachi works). Very bright larger hanie, kinsuji, nado. The ji is itame with jinie and hanie associated with the hitatsura, and chikei, nado. The boshi is a slightly pointed komaru with hakikaki. Rated chujosaku in Nihon Toko Jiten - Koto Hen, given a double circle in Nihonto Meikan, valued at 4,000,000 yen in Toko Taikan, pictured in Yumei Koto Taikan. Good polish, one piece gold foil habaki, shirasaya with sayagaki by Kanzan Sato. NBTHK Hozon kanteisho.
Sukemune was active around Temmon (1532 - 1555), and had moved from Bizen to Suruga. He was the younger brother of Eisho Yoshisuke. Suruga was on the the Tokaido, and the Shimada show the influences of both Soshu and Mino.
Old Style Hitatsura
Kanzan Sato Sayagaki NBTHK Hozon Kanteisho
Yumei Koto Taikan
Nihon Toko Jiten - Koto Hen
Examples of Hitatsura
Later Style Hitatsura
Early Style Hitatsura