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Wakizashi (Sunnobi Tanto): Kanefusa


Wakizashi (Sunnobi Tanto) in Shirasaya with Koshirae.
Signature : Kanefusa
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jo ranking.

The blade is polished.
Habaki : Single silver Habaki
Blade length : 30.5 cm or 12.0 inches.
Sori : 0.3 cm or 0.11 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the Hamachi : 2.93 cm or 11.5 inches.
Kasane : 0.55 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Muromachi period Eiroku era
Shape : Wide and thick, shallow curve Hirauchi style blade with Bohi on both side. Homare-kizu on Shinogiji near by Habaki.
Jigane : Itame-hada well grained with Chike working. Texture can be seen well.
Hamon : Nie-deki round Gonome-midare Boshi turns round shape Togarigokoro style.
Special feature : Kanefusa, also pronounced Kempo was a swords smith clan in Zenjo school in Mino province. The First generation Kanefusa, whose real name was Seizaemon was a son of Saemon-Jiro-Kaneshige. The clan created characteristic temperline called Kempo-midare in Japanese and forged very sharp swords for many generations. The swords smith name Kanefusa and the tradition has been kept until today.

Koshirae :
Saya : Black lacquered Sendankizami style Saya.
Tsuba : Thunder engraved with gold color on iron Mokko shape Tsuba.
Menuki : Some persons are engraved on gold plate.
Kozuka : Shishi dog engraved on Shakudo plate with gold color. Kogatana is bamboo blade.

NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 360,000-.