KANESADA (sandai) late koto Mino (K99): katana

KANESADA, late Muromachi period;

mei: “Kanesada”
sugata: katana, hira-zukuri, torii-zori of 2.00 cm, iori-mune.
nagasa: 69.8 cm, width at hamachi 3.09 cm, thickness at hamachi (kasane) 0.69 cm,
width at kissaki 2.01 cm.
nakago: suriage, kuri-jiri tip, 3 mekugi-ana, ni-ji mei.
hamon: konie-deki suguha with small ashi, nezumi-ashi and yo.
boshi: chu-kissaku, midare-komi jizo and small kaeri.
kitae: jitetsu is itame hada with obvious grain and ji-nie, plus some shirake utsuri.
horimono: bo-hi on both sides.
[Mino-to p. 59, 60, 61/192, 193, 194]
(oshigata from Aoi Art; NBTHK Hozon Token)
Long katana with deep sori, of late Muromachi period. This blade is attributed to sandai Kanesada who worked from Taiei (1521+) and into Tenbun (1532+) era. Jo-saku ranking.

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