Kanemoto (Magoroku)

KANEMOTO, beginning of late koto period;

mei: “Kanemoto”;
sugata: shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune;
nagasa: 65.45 cm, saki-zori of 1.5 cm;
nakago: one mekugi ana and takanoha yasurime
hamon: irregular sanbonsugi with ashi, also much nioi-guchi and sunagashi, and some irregular coarse nie;
boshi: irregular temper pattern continues into kissaki, forms a ko-maru and has a long kaeri;
kitae: itame with partly straight grain showing shirake, some tempered spots along mune;
[Mino-to p.58]
This short katana is by the nidai KANEMOTO known as MAGOROKU
Description notes that the thin hiranuku structure with the presence of masake and shirake in the ji
is indicative of work of the Sue-Seki school.
[Token Bijutsu, 1983, No.18, Autumn, p. 14 & 19]

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