Izumi no Kami Kanesada

IZUMI no KAMI KANESADA, late koto period;

mei: “Izumi no Kami Kanesada”;
sugata: shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune;
nagasa: 76.96 cm, sori 2.27 cm;
nakago: one mekugi ana
hamon: suguha slightly wavy with some ko-gunome, and ko-ashi mixed, mostly nioi but some ko-nie;
boshi: smooth curve and ko-maru with short kaeri, narrow on side of ha;
kitae: itame which has straight grain and many fine ji-nie, plus contains shirake (whitish misty area in the ji);
[Mino-to p.60]
The strong sori and the graceful suguha suggest Rai school work, however, it is shown to be a Sue-Seki copy by
the poor balance of hamon in the boshi, also the the straightness in the itame grain and the shirake-utsuri.
This smith was also called NOSADA.
[Token Bijutsu, 1981, No.9, Summer, p.14 & 19]

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