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Katana in shirasaya
Magoroku Kanemoto

[ Signature ] :
(Omote): Kanemoto
(Ura): -
[ Size ]:
Blade length: 60.2cm (1 Shaku 9 sun 8 bu 6 rin) sori: 1.5cm (4 bu 9 rin), moto-haba: 2.84cm, moto-kasane: 0.55 cm, saki-haba : 1.89cm, saki-kasane : 0.47cm, mekugi-ana (holes): 2, the weight of the blade: 493.5 g, shirasaya length: 86cm
[ Period ]: Muromachi
[ Province ]: Mino

[ Features ]:

Form: Shinogi-zukuri. Iori-mune. Mihaba and kasane are both ordinal. Saki-zori attached. Chu-kissaki.
Nakago : Suri-age.
Yasurimes : (o-mote) (old) takanoha (new) -, (u-ra) kiri
Saki : kiri.
Two holes.
Jigane: Itame-hada, nagare-gokoro. Mokume mixed. It contains a little rough part. Ji-nie attached. Shi-rake-utsuri tatsu.
Hamon: Gunome-midare, Togari-ba and notare mixed. Ash-i, fine kinsuji and sunagashi appeared. Ko-nie attached in ni-oi based with shimari-gokoro.
Boushi: It has a little midare-komi.
(o-mote) : saki is komaru-gokoro. (u-ra) : it turns saki-togari-gokoro.

Magoroku Kanemoto is one of representing swordsmith, same as Izumi-no-kami Kanesada, of Mino in late Muromachi period. He lived in Akasaka, in Mino province. (Se-ki Magoroku is appellation of Kanemoto family. It was said that later generations moved to Seki afterward)

Second generation Kanemoto, who created the swords around Eisho(1504- 1520), was most skilled swordsmith in generations of Magoroku. He was called "Magoroku Kanemoto" or "Meijin(master) Magoroku", and appreciated.

[ Highlight ]:
Kanemoto is famous for its hamon, sequenced gunomes, called sanbon-sugi.
In the work of Magoroku Kanemoto, the originality can be observed such as rounded and changed gu-no-me, not in uniformed manner.

It makes flourish and elegant hamon composition that the sword's bright jigane, the changing size of gu-no-me, mixed notare around koshi-moto, wider yaki-haba under mono-uchi.

[ Conditions ]: Already polished recently.

[ Attachments ]: Silver foiled copper single habaki, shirasaya, bag of shirasaya and NBTHK Hozon paper.



[ Item number ]: A020715
[ Price ] JPY 1,800,000-(shipping and insurance fee are not included)


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