Katana: Mumei attributed as Kanenobu
Katana in Koshirae. (NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Mumei (unsigned) attributed as Kanenobu.
Mino : Koto : Josaku
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saku).
This sword belongs to Jo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki : Gold colored single Habaki.
Blade length : 67.8 cm or 26.7 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the Hamachi : 2.83 cm or 1.11 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.14 cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.70 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Nanbokucho period around Ouan era (1368~)
Shape : Shinogi Zukuri style blade became Mumei by Suriage Machiokuri (cut shorten). Wide and thick blade with naice curve. The shape is dynamic and nice.
Jigane : Itamehada well grained with Jinie attach. Chikei and Uturi appears on the surface.
Hamon : Nie-deki Notare Hamon with Ko-Gunome and double Hamon mixed. Kinsuji work on bright Hamon.
Special feature : Kaneuji moved Mino province at later Kamakuraperiod and learnd both Yamato-den and Mino-den. And after that, he moved to Sagami province and learned Soshu-den style from Masamune school.
At later Kamakuraperiod, the sons and students of Kaneuji, including Kanenobu, moved to Naoe village and started the school. This school became to be called ‘Noe-Sizu’.
Kanenobu the first generation is a second son of Kaneuji and younger brother of Kanetoshi.
Kanenobu the first generation was active around 1390~ and the second generation starts swordsmith around 1390~.
AT Nanbokucho period, disturbances of the war increased to anywhere in Japan. Swords were demanded at that ages and Kanenobu made many dynamic swords.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba : Chrysanthemum flower engraved openwork on round shape iron Tsuba.
Fuchikashira : Japanese flower called Rindo carved on Shakudo Nanakoji plate with gold color.
Menuki : Parts of armor carved on Shakudo plate with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
price : JPY ¥550,000-.