Kanesada (Hachiya)

KANESADA late koto period;

mei: “Kanesada”
sugata: hira-zukuri tanto, no sori, width at hamachi 1.87 cm; thickness at hamachi 0.56 cm;
nagasa: 23.0 cm
nakago: ubu, one mekugi ana, ni-ji mei;
hamon: gunome-midare at hamachi, with suguha and ashi on the upper part of the blade;
fine kinsuji around the mono-uchi
boshi: o-maru, with medium kaeri;
kitae: jitetsu is masame and mokume combined with itame hada; fine ji-nie;
mizukage-utsuri appears around the hamachi and changes to bo-utsuri in the upper blade.
[Mino-to p.56/183]
period from Eisho (1504) this is a later Kanesada, possibly sandai, suggested by quality of jitetsu.
Kanesada was a student of DARUMA MASAMITSU who had moved from Kyoto to Hachiya and was of the Nara School
tradition [Mino-to p. 39]
(oshigata from Aoi Art, Tokyo)

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