Kanekage late koto: otanto

KANEKAGE, late koto period, Tensho era (1573+);

mei: “Kanekage”;
sugata: otanto, wide blade, hira-zukuri, 0.5 cm saki-zori, iori-mune;
nagasa: 30.2 cm; motohaba 2.85 cm; kasane 0.5 cm;
nakago: ubu, two mekugi-ana (one plugged), ha-agari kuri-jiri, ni-ji mei;
hamon: strong gunome-midare with some choji in nie-deki;
boshi: wide hamon with midare-komi and jizu shape, medium-long kaeri;
kitae: itame hada with jinie and strong jigane;
horimono: bo-hi on both sides;
[Mino-to p.70, 78, 258]
Late Muromachi-Momoyama in both Gifu and Seki; hamon has features of Kanefusa work ;
(oshigata from Aoi Art, Tokyo)

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