KANEUJI (AKASAKA) late koto Mino (K95): tanto

KANEUJI, middle Muromachi period;

mei: “Kaneuji saku”
sugata: tanto, hira-zukuri, torii-zori of 1.05 cm, iori-mune.
nagasa: 30.15 cm, width at hamachi 3.08 cm, thickness at hamachi (kasane) 0.56 cm.
nakago: ubu, kuri-jiri tip, 2 mekugi-ana, san-ji mei.
hamon: nie-deki based irregular gunome midare some hako and yahazu midare plus kinsuji.
In lower part irregular suguha.
boshi: midare komi with jizo, nioi-guchi, and long kaeri.
kitae: jitetsu is itame hada with good grain and ji-nie, also shirake utsuri.
horimono: bo-hi on both sides.
[Mino-to p. 32, 50]
(oshigata from Aoi Art; NBTHK Koshu Tokubetsu Kicho Token)
Large wide tanto of middle Muromachi period of Bunmei era (1469+) but with some Nanbokucho features. This blade is attributed to the Akasaka Senjuin Ha; there are also Kaneuji in Shizu Saburo Ha.

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