Kanetsune (changed name to MASATSUNE I, see S8) late koto: o’tanto

KANETSUNE late koto period;

mei: “Kanetsune”
sugata: hira-zukuri wakizashi, thick blade with slight sakizori (1.5 mm);
nagasa: 30.9 cm
nakago: ubu ith kuri-jiri tip, higaki yasurime and 2 holes;
hamon: shallow notare-midare;
boshi: notare-komi with pointed tip, medium kaeri;
kitae: tight ko-itame mixed with masame and common ji-nie;
horimono: bo-hi both sides with a kaki-toshi finish on nakago
[Mino-to p.61, 118/203]
the mei “Kanetsune” is pre-1567?, when he moved to Owari he changed his name to Masatsune (shodai)
and established the Owari Seki Ha
[image from Token To-Rekishi, 1984, vol. 537, New Years Issue p.39]

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