Kanekage late koto: sunobi tanto

KANEKAGE, late koto period;

mei: “Kanekage Saku”;
sugata: otanto or stretched tanto (sunobi), wide blade, hira-zukuri, 0.7 cm saki-zori, iori-mune.;
nagasa: 32.7 cm; motohaba 2.87 cm; kasane 0.6 cm;
nakago: ubu, three mekugi-ana (two plugged), ha-agari kuri-jiri, san-ji mei;
hamon: wide notare hamon in nie-deki;
boshi: wide, with small notare komi with much nie, pointed with medium-long kaeri;
kitae: itame hada and much jinie and strong jigane;
[Mino-to p.70, 78, 258]
Late Muromachi-Momoyama in both Gifu and Seki, and moved later to Sakushu (Mimasaka Province) where the name
continued for several generations during the shinto;
Has appearance of Muramasa hamon, so looks a bit like Daido work;
(oshigata from Aoi Art, Tokyo)

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