Masatsune (Mino no Kami)

MASATSUNE III tanto, early shinto period

omote mei: “Mino no Kami Fujiwara Masatsune”
ura mei: nil
sugata: hira-zukuri, iori-mune, uchi-sori (slight negative); this blade is a thick yoroi-doshi
nagasa: 19.0 cm
hamon: suguhawith ko-nie along the edge
boshi: ko-maru with extremely long kaeri
kitae:very tight ko-itame mixed with masame
nakago: two mekugi ana, sujikai kasurime;
horimono: on both sides, omote is inset relief of a ken, ura is a bonji [Mino-to p.118, 237]
the sandai made many tanto, ko-gatana and yari, amy of them with this type of horimono
[Token To-Rekishi, 1984, vol. 537, New Years Issue p.41]

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