KANENOBU (NAOE SHIZU) middle koto Mino (K93): wakizashi

KANENOBU, late Nanbokucho period;

mei: mumei
sugata: wakizashi, shinogi-zukuri, saki-zori of 1.05 cm, iori-mune.
nagasa: 48.48 cm, width at hamachi 2.83 cm, thickness at hamachi (kasane) 0.60 cm,
width at kissaki 2.00 cm.
nakago: suriage, kuri-jiri tip, 2 mekugi-ana (one plugged), mumei.
hamon: nie-deki suguha based gunome midare plus sunagashi and kinsuji.
boshi: longish chu kissaki, hakikake and long kaeri plus muneyaki.
kitae: jitetsu is itame hada with ji-nie and chikei and yubashiri, with good grain.
horimono: bo-hi on both sides; on omote is kaki-toshi (through nakago), on ura is kaki-nagashi
(partly into nakago).
[Mino-to p. 37, 38, 64]
(oshigata from Aoi Art; NBTHK Hozen Token)
Wide thick wakizashi that has been shortened. In middle period of Mino-den possibly Shoei (1346+) to Oan (1368+) this blade attributed to Kanenobu (兼信) line of the Naoe Shizu Ha in Mino. It has features of Soshu-den.

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