Kanenobu

KANENOBU mid-late koto period;

mei: “Kanenobu”
sugata: shinogi-zukuri katana, medium sori, motohaba of 2.5 cm, sakihaba of 1.9 cm;
nagasa: not given
nakago: ubu, 17.5 cm, tapered ha-agari kuri-jiri tip, taka-no-ha yasurime;
hamon: narrow sugu-midare;
boshi: hakikake, with small kaeri;
kitae: not given;
[Mino-to p.68, 206]
period around Tenbun (1532) one of earlier dai Kanenobu, probably moved from Seki to Owari
of Shiga Seki Ha in Owari, same mei used for 2-3 generations.
Work is similar to earlier Kanetsune of Seki (Eisho period, 1504)
[image from Token To-Rekishi, 1984, vol. 537, New Years Issue p.26]

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