Katana : Kanetsune Saku
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae. (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper) (#35 NTHK Yusyu Saku)
Signature : Kanetsune Saku
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku, Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
late Koto : Jyo saki : Wazamono cutting test ranking : Mino province.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold failed single habaki.
Blade length : 70.2 cm or 27.63 inches.
Sori : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.11 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.27 cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane : 0.70 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : The blade is Ubu nakago and wide and thick with deep sori and longer kissaki, on both sides of the blade has Bo-Hi.
Jigane : Itame hada well grained masanagare with jinie attach
and thin chikei work.
Hamon : Nie Deki Gunome midare with Kogunome mixed.
There is some ashi work and Boshi is Midarekomi.
special feature : Kenetsune was a swordsmith clan prospered in Mino province.
It is said that the founder was in the Senjuin clan in Yamato province.
Shimouchi is the name of a place in present Seki city in Gifu pref.
In Mino school, there are many famous sword makers.
Magoroku Kanemoto, Izumikami Kanesada and Kanetsune are the top ranking sword smith.
He makes Tanto too much, makes Katana and Wakizashi is very few.
I like Mino sword and sew very much swords, The Katana of Kanetsune very rare precious.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.