KANENOBU (MUTSU no KAMI) early Shinto (S45): wakizashi

KANENOBU, early Edo period;

mei: “Mutsu no Kami Fujiwara Kanenobu”
sugata: wakizashi, shiogi-zukuri, koshi-zori 0.5 cm, iori-mune.
nagasa: 54.6 cm, width at hamachi 2.87 cm, thickness at hamachi (kasane) 0.70 cm,
width at kissaki 1.90 cm.
nakago: ubu, ha-agiri kuri-jiri tip, 1 mekugi-ana, shichi-ji mei.
hamon: nie-deki gunome midare sanbonsugi style with high togari-ba, and slight angle.
boshi: longish kissaki, midare-komi, and small kaeri on omote, medium on ura.
kitae: jitetsu is ko-itame hada with good grain and ji-nie and jigane.
[Mino-to p. 109, 110]
(oshigata from Aoi Art)
A long wakizashi quite thick and very little sori, which is of Kanbun style. This group of Kanenobu (兼信) lived in Kanbei village in Mino and was established around Kanei era (1624+). This work may be of Keicho period (1679+) and by the nidai Mutsu no Kami. They were well known for the high sanbonsugi hamon.

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