A katana by Kaneriki; a katana by Sukehiro; a katana by Kanetoshi, all army mounts
Lot 2109
Three Mino katana in military mounts The first by Kanetoshi, the second by Kaneriki, the third by Sukehiro, Showa period (20th century)
Sold for US$ 2,500 inc. premium

Lot Details
Three Mino katana in military mounts
The first by Kanetoshi, the second by Kaneriki, the third by Sukehiro, Showa period (20th century)
First:
Hon-zukuri, iori-mune, torii-zori, ko-gissaki with a muji hada forging pattern and a gunome tempered edge with a ko-maru boshi, the tang ubu with one hole and reverse taka-no-ha file marks, signed Kumazawa Kanetoshi, 25 3/16in (63.8cm) long; in black-lacquered saya with Army tsuba and tsuka

Second:
Hon-zukuri, iori-mune, saki-zori extended kissaki, indistinct forging pattern and a nioi-based sanbon sugi tempered edge with a ko-maru boshi, ubu tang with taka-no-ha file marks and one hole, signed Seki ju Kawamura Kaneriki saku, 27 14in (69.1cm) long; in a leather covered Army scabbard, tsuka mounted with iron fuchi-gashira decorated with family crests and dragon menuki, iron sukashi tsuba with a dragon

Third:
Hon-zukuri, iori-mune, saki-zori, chu-gissaki, muji hada with a gunome midare tempered edge with togari in nioi and a ko-maru boshi, carved with an incantation on the omote side, ubu tang with taka-no-ha file marks and one hole, signed Sukehiro and dated Showa jurokunen junigatsu (1941.12), 26 7/16in (67.1cm) long; in Navy mounts with a black scabbard

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