KANEKAGE (NOSHU) late koto Mino (K107): wakizashi

KANEKAGE, late Muromachi period;

mei: “Kanekage”
sugata: wakizashi, shinogi-zukuri , torii-zori 1.0 cm, iori-mune.
nagasa: 44.3 cm, width at hamachi 2.80 cm, thickness at hamachi (kasane) ? cm, width at kissaki 1.82 cm.
nakago: ubu, rounded ha-agiri kuri-jiri tip, 1 mekugi-ana, ni-ji mei.
hamon: nie-deki rather regular gunome midare.
boshi: long chi kissaki, ko-maru with very little kaeri.
kitae: ji-tetsu of itame and mokume hada mixed and good grain. [Mino-to p. 78/224, 258]
(oshigata from Aoi Art; NBTHK Hozen Token)
A solid wakizashi 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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