Kanetomo

KANETOMO tanto, Sue-Seki Ha;

mei: “Kanetomo”
sugata: thick hira-zukuri tanto, mitsu-mune;
nagasa: 25.6 cm; width at hamachi 2.42 cm, thickness 0.58 cm, sori: 0.2 cm;
nakago: ubu, 2 mekugi ana, fuka-kuri-jiri tip, ni-ji mei
hamon: gunome-midare with nie-deki, through hamon in much sunagashi;
boshi: jizo style, small kaeri
hada: itame hada mixed with masame, with well defined grain and much ji-nie;
horimono: bo-hi both sides of blade
[Mino-to p. 89]
(oshigata from Aoi Art, Tokyo)
this blade looks like Naoe Shizu type work, and very good grain and strong ji-gane

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