Kanekuni

KANEKUNI, late koto period;

mei: “Kane….”;
sugata: suriage wakizashi, shinogi-zukuri, shallow zori 0.8 cm, iori-mune;
nagasa: 50.0 cm; motohaba 3.15 cm; sakizori 2.21 cm, kasane 0.64 cm;
nakago: suriage, one mekugi-ana, kiri tip, ichi-ji mei other kanji cut off;
hamon: nie-deki narrow suguha with occasional hakko (box);
boshi: ko-maru with small kaeri; small-medium kissaki;
kitae: small itame hada with good grain and much jinie; shirake utsuri on the ji;
[Mino-to p.79; Supplement p.14]
Thick wide blade, late Muromachi period. Not sure if related to Sanami group.
(oshigata from Aoi Art, Tokyo)

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