KANESADA (nidai) (NOSADA; IZUMI no KAMI) late koto Mino (K98): tanto

KANESADA, late Muromachi period;

mei: “Kanesada”
sugata: tanto, hira-zukuri, nil zori, iori-mune.
nagasa: 27.1 cm, width at hamachi ~2.8 cm, thickness at hamachi (kasane) ? cm.
nakago: ubu, kuri-jiri tip, 1 mekugi-ana, ni-ji mei, higaki yasurime.
hamon: nie-deki wide irregular gunome midare .
boshi: midare-komi jizo and medium kaeri.
kitae: jitetsu is koitame hada with obvious grain and ji-nie.
horimono: omote of dragon, ura of branch of blossoms (plum ume), and bo-hi on both sides.
[Mino-to p. 59, 60, 61/192, 193, 194]
(oshigata from Aoi Art; NBTHK Koshu Tokubetsu Kicho Token)
Wide tanto of late Muromachi period. This blade is attributed to nidai Kanesada around Eisho period (1504+); he received title of “Izumi no Kami” in Eisho 8 ( 1511). He worked from Meio period (1492+) into Tenbun (1532+). The mei is a little different from most of his, as he was called “Nosada” as lower part of “sada” looks like “no” kanji. The “sada” 定 is earlier mei. It is considered that the horimono were carved later. Sai-ju saku ranking.

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