Kaneyoshi

KANEYOSHI (ZENJO), middle koto period;

mei: Fujiwara Kaneyoshi Saku;
sugata: tanto of hira-zukuri, iori-mune, no zori, wide and thick blade, width hamachi 3.02 cm, thickness 0.6 cm;
nagasa: 29.8 cm
nakago: suriage, one mekugi ana, kiri jiri, go-ji mei
hamon: gunome-midare with nie-deki notare, hotsure and many kinsuji and sunagashi
boshi: midare-komi?, ko-nie and hakikake, and long kaeri;
kitae: jitetsu of itame hada, well developed grain, much ji-nie and chikei;
horimono: omote are su-ken and bonji, ura are bo-hi and soehi
[Mino-to p.40]
The blade is by FUJIWARA KANEYOSHI who was a student of Kanenaga Ha from Yamato [Mino-to p. 27]
This is therefore likely to be Shodai Kaneyoshi of Zenjo Ha of the early Muromachi period (ca. 1392) who came to Mino
and initially used the short “kane” (this blade) and later used the long “kane”.
this Yamato style blade is considered to be of very high quality
[oshigata from Aoi Art]

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