Sue Koto: Ryo saku: Mino province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Kanemura belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 38.02cm or 14.99inches.
Sori : 0.6cm or 0.24inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.75 cm or 1.08 inches.
Kasane : 0.62 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : a little Suriage, Machiokuri Wakizashi.
Regular size Sunnobi Tanto style Wakizashi.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. There are some Oohada.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare. Almost same pattern Hamon on both side.
There are Ashi and Togari Ha. Boshi is round shape.
Special feature : Kanemura is a sword smith of Mino province.
He belong to Ryoken school. According to one theory,
it is even said that he is the father of Muramasa.
The both side of Hamon is almost same style.
There is an element of truth in that theory.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.