KANENOBU (SHIGA SEKI) late koto (K90): katana

KANENOBU, mid Muromachi period;

mei: mumei
sugata: katana, shinogi-zukuri, torii-zori of 1.4 cm, iori-mune.
nagasa: 67.5 cm, width at hamachi 2.81 cm, thickness at hamachi (kasane) 0.60 cm,
width at kissaki 1.79 cm.
nakago: osuriage, kiri tip, 3 mekugi-ana (2 are plugged), mumei.
hamon: konie-deki gunome midare plus togari-ba, also tobiyaki, kinsuji and sunagashi.
boshi: chu kissaki, midare komi and hakikake and small kaeri.
kitae: jitetsu is itame hada with good grain and shirake utsuri.
horimono: omote has koshi-hi and ura has gomabashi-hi.
[Mino-to p. 40, 68]
(oshigata from Aoi Art; NBTHK Hozen Token)
Mid Muromachi period around Meio era (1492+) osuriage katana. These Kanenobu were based in Shiga village, Nishi Gun in Owari (near Nagoya) and moved there around 1469 (Bumei era) from Mino Province, shodai may be the son of Muroya Seki Kanenari. There were another 2-3 generations in Shiga. Work is in Seki-den style and has typical sunagashi in hamon.

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