Kanesaki

ECHIZEN KANESAKI o’tanto-wakizashi, early shinto period;

omote mei: “Echizen Kuni no Ju Shimosaka Kanesaki”
sugata: hira-zukuri, mitsu-mune, wide blade;
nagasa: length of 32.7 cm, with strong saki-zori of 45 mm
hamon: medium suguha with midare and minor gunome, common sunagashi;
boshi: ko-maru with sunagashi;
kitae: not given
nakago: one mekugi ana;
horimono: two narrow futasuji-hi join to wide bo-hi on omote
[Mino-to p.54, 103]
[image from Token To-Rekishi, 1984, vol. 537, New Years Issue p.8]
many smiths moved from Seki to Echizen in the late koto, and typically worked in Seki and Sue-Seki style

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