KANEUJI (SEKI?) late koto Mino (K96): tanto

KANEUJI, late Muromachi period;

mei: “Kaneuji”
sugata: tanto, hira-zukuri, slight uchi-zori, iori-mune.
nagasa: 26.6 cm, width at hamachi 2.60 cm, thickness at hamachi (kasane) 0.55 cm.
nakago: ubu, kuri-jiri tip, 3 mekugi-ana, ni-ji mei, o-suji-chigai yasurime.
hamon: konie-deki based large gunome midare some hako plus some sunagashi and tobiyaki.
boshi: midare komi with jizo and medium 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 Hozen Token)
Solid tanto of late Muromachi period. Hamon has some Kanenori features. This blade is attributed to Mino, but there were Kaneuji in the Akasaka Senjuin Ha, Naoe Shizu Ha and also in Seki. This has large mei, and may be from Shizu group?

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