KANEKAGE (NOSHU) late koto Mino (K106): tanto

KANEKAGE, late Muromachi period;

mei: “Kanekage”
sugata: tanto, hira-zukuri , slight zori 0.2 cm, iori-mune.
nagasa: 29.3 cm, width at hamachi 2.45 cm, thickness at hamachi (kasane) 0.54 cm.
nakago: ubu, rounded ha-agiri kuri-jiri tip, 2 mekugi-ana, ni-ji mei.
hamon: ko-nie deki large and irregular gunome midare.
boshi: omote: pointed, ura: jizo, both with medium-long kaeri.
kitae: ji-tetsu of itame and masame hada mixed and shirake utsuri.
horimono: futasuji-hi on both sides.
[Mino-to p. 78/224, 258]
(oshigata from Aoi Art; NBTHK Hozen Token)
A long straight tanto of late Muromachi period. This tosho name was Kojuro, he worked in Tensho era (1573+) and produced many tanto. He later moved to Mimasaka Province (Sakushu) where the line continued into the Edo period.

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