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Wakizashi : Kanefusa saku/Eiroku 10 nen 3 gatsu Kichijitsu (March 1567)

Ordering number : 14809

Wakizashi in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)

Signature : Kanefusa saku.
Eiroku 10 nen 3 gatsu Kichijitsu (March 1567)

Sue-Koto: Chujyosaku Mino
 (We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo  saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 34.8 cm or  13.7inches. 
Sori :  0.5cm or  0.2inches. 
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi :2.85 cm or 1.12 inches. 
Kasane :  0.53cm or  0.21inches.
Era :Late Muromachi period Eisho 10th Year (1568)
Shape : It is rather wide and thick with Bohi engraved at both sides.
There is some Sori on the  end. It is Sunnobi Tanto. 
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with jinie attached.
The hada pattern is well attached. It is beautiful jigane.  
Hamon : Nie Deki gunome midare. 
Special feature : Kanefusa is a student of Kanetsune and father of Wakasa no Kami Ujifusa.
He worked actively during EIsho period(1558-1570) This work is the Signature of 3rd Generaiton Kanefusa.
Generally, Mino school works are roughly forged and there are some Kizu or flaw in some parts.
However, this sword does not show those style and it seems that the sword was stored in nice condition.
Kanefusa has succeeded until modern day from Edo period. 
There are no Kizu or flaw. It is wornderful work. It is also rare to see back signature Eiroku 10th year MArch. 
If you are looking for historical Tanto with Koshirae, this one is for you. 

Historical background: Battle of Todaiji Buddhist Temple.  
The big thee Busho during Sengoku Period and Matsunaga Hidehisa had a conflict for over half an year.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 750,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 735,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)