KANESADA (HACHIYA) late koto Mino (K101): tanto

KANESADA, late Muromachi period;

mei: “Kanesada”
sugata: tanto, hira-zukuri, uchi-zori, iori-mune.
nagasa: 29.5 cm, width at hamachi 1.96 cm, thickness at hamachi (kasane) 0.80 cm.
nakago: slightly suriage, kuri-jiri tip, 2 mekugi-ana, ni-ji mei.
hamon: nie-deki of narrow gunome midare, plus ko-gunome midare.
boshi: wide boshi with nie and chikei and thin long kaeri.
kitae: ji-tetsu of itame hada with good grain plus ji-nie, and chikei.
[Mino-to p. 56/183]
(oshigata from Aoi Art; NBTHK Hozon Token)
Long thick tanto, yoroi-doshi style, of late Muromachi period. Attributed as a late koto generation (kodai) Kanesada. Nakago slightly shortened and also machi-okuri (machi moved up). Hachiya Ha started around Bunmei era (1469+) with a Kanemasa, then at least four generations of Kanesada (兼貞 ) through late Muromachi.

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