Christe’s NY Dr. Walter Compton Sale. Mitsuoki, (of Otsuki school). A popular name that is often forged. The signature is gimei (false, confirmed by Morihito Ogawa). Nevertheless, the tsuba looks like an excellent Nara-derivative work. If unsigned, likely the Uchikoshi school of Ichijosai Hirotoshi and his many students. Dimensions: 6.6cm H x 6.0cm W x 4.5mm.