Kanemoto (Magoroku)

KANEMOTO, beginning of late koto period;

mei: “Kanemoto”;
sugata: shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune; kissaki slightly long
nagasa: 63.02 cm, saki-zori;
nakago: ubu, is short, one mekugi ana and takanoha yasurime
hamon: towards the machi hamon is narrow o-notare, this changes to mixture of notare and ko-gunome,
and in the monouchi mainly ko-gunome which has the sanbonsugi pattern. Towards the machi the nioi-guchi is
tight, and within the monouchi there is ko-nie and sunagashi;
boshi: midare-komi, slight irregular temper into kissaki, ko-maru with a short kaeri and small hakikake;
kitae: itame that is tight, contains some masake and slightly straight itame, there is much ji-nie, and some shirake;
[Mino-to p.58]
This short katana is by the nidai KANEMOTO known as MAGOROKU, one of the most highly skilled
Description notes the blade is slightly wide for this smith, also that MAGOROKU typically had an irregular “artistic”
sanbonsugi. It is noted that this example is unusual due to the notare towards the machi.
[Token Bijutsu, 1983, No.19, Winter, p.2 & 4]

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