Kaneuji (Shizu)

KANEUJI, early koto period;

mei: mumei;
sugata: shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune, sori 1.6 cm, shortened nagamaki style;
nagasa: 64.3 cm, motohaba 3.1 cm, sakihaba 2.71 cm, kasane 0.65 cm;
nakago: o-suriage, mumei, two mekugi ana, kuri-jiri;
hamon: small nie-deki suguha with notare mixed, with many sunagashi and kinsuji;
boshi: very long kissaki, gunome-midare ko-nie and hakikake, pointed boshi, kinsuji and hakikake, little kaeri;
jitetsu: itame hada with much ji-nie and chikei;
horimono: double hi on both sides of blade;
[oshigata from Aoi Art, Tokyo];
Nabokucho period, wide blade;
attributed to Yamato Shizu by NBTHK; based on this it suggests it is work in Yamato before he moved to Mino and became Shizu Kaneuji; it is interesting this blade was previously attributed to Norishige;
[Mino-to p.28; 168-171]

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