Kanefusa late koto: otanto

Shodai KANEFUSA, late koto period;

mei: “Kanefusa”;
sugata: otanto (sunobi) hira-zukuri, saki-zori 0.5 cm, iori-mune;
nagasa: 35.6 cm; width at hamachi 2.78 cm, thickness hamachi 0.57 cm
nakago: ubu, 2 mekugi-ana (one plugged), ni-ji mei;
hamon: gunome midare with yahazu-ba (dove-tail) and tobiyaki; typical of Kanefusa-midare
boshi: wide midare-komi, jizo with long kaeri;
kitae: jitetsu is itame hada with clear grain and much ji-nie;
horimono: two narrow hi on each side (futasuji-hi)
[Mino-to p.56, 57/184, 185]
(oshigata from Aoi Art)
This hamon is the typical Kanefusa midare, also called “Kenbo midare”; possibly shodai KANEFUSA.
These smiths came from the Zenjo Ha originally.

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