Kinju (Kaneshige), Shizu Kinju a

KINJU (KANESHIGE), Shizu Kinju a, early koto period of Mino;

mei: “Kinju”;
sugata: tanto, hira-zukuri, mitsu-mune, motohaba 2.9 cm;
nagasa: 29.7 cm, sori 0.30 cm;
nakago: funagata shape, ha-agari kuri-jiri, katte-sagari yasurime, two mekugi ana (one is enlarged)
ni-ji mei of large kanji which is cut with right side up (migi kata-agari);
hamon: small notare mixed with ko-midare and gunome, with sunagashi, ko-nie and common tobiyaki;
boshi: midare-komi, ko-maru with medium kaeri;
kitae: itame hada with mokume, plus ji-nie and chikei;
horimono: omote is “shitetsu” four Buddhist posts and a pearl?; ura is ken and bonji;
[Mino-to p.35,36/174; Supplement p. 15]
(oshigata from Seki Kaji no Kigen wo Saguru, 1995, p.121)
Considered between Enbun (1356) and Oan (1368) eras. Not confirmed whether this could be a second generation.
Blade is wide but thin. Has a Sosho feeling but tetsu is not as bright.

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