Naginata: Mumei(unsigned) attributed to Kanebo Masatsugu
Naginata in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature :Mumei(unsigned) attributed to Kanebo Masatsugu.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki :Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 47.8cm or 18.8 inches.
Sori :3.4 cm or 1.3 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the Hamachi : 2.7cm or 1.06 inches.
Kasane :0.88 cm or 0.34 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period (about A.D.1570)
Shape : The blade is wide and thick long naginata.
Jigane :Itame Hada well grtained with Jinie attac. Masa Nagare style, clear texture.
Hamon :Niedeki gunome midare up and down, also tobiyaki like Hitatsura Hamon.
In Hamon, there are many Ashi and Yo, Sunagashi work.
Boshi is Midarekomi Hakikake style and Yakisake long.
Special feature :Kanabo (or Kinbo) was a swordsmith school in Yamato province (Nara pref)
It is thought that the school developed from Tegai School or Senjuin School.
The workmanship of Kanabo School is slightly different from the Yamato style.
Sometimes the temperline is similar to Sukesada or Kiyomitsu in Osafune province, so it was called Nara-Bizen in Edo period.
The school was also good at forging excellent spears.
This Naginatahass nice active temper line hakikake style and midarekomi boshi.
NBTHK Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.