KANEMOTO late Mino (K79): wakizashi

KANEMOTO, late koto period;

mei: “Kanemoto”.
sugata: wakizashi, shinogi-zukuri, torii-zori of 1.3 cm, iori-mune.
nagasa: 53.8 cm; width at hamachi 2.92 cm, thickness at hamachi (kasane) 0.66 cm,
width at kissaki 1.83 cm.
nakago: ubu, ha-agiri kurijiri tip, 1 mekugi-ana, ni-ji mei, yasurime is higaki.
hamon: nie-deki in narrow gunome midare with togariba, partly in irregular sanbonsugi.
Small kinsuji in ha.
boshi: chu kissaki, midare-komi pointed with hakikake, small kaeri.
kitae: jitetsu is itame hada with good grain, jinie and shirake utsuri.
[Mino-to p. 32, 34, 58, 109/179, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 225, 257]
(oshigata from Aoi Art; NBTHK Hozon Token)
Wakizashi regular size of late Muromachi. Made by kodai Kanemoto (later generation).

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