Katana - Kanemoto - Shirasaya Koshirae - Suriage Nakago - Koto Era
In Seki City, Gifu Prefecture, many swordsmiths have been active in making Japanese swords since the Kamakura period (1185-1333), and they were called "Seki Kaji" ( literally, " swordsmiths of Seki"). They have a distinctive name, and many of these craftsmen include the character kane in their name. Among them, Magoroku Kanemoto is still known as one of the two top brands along with Kanesada. The Magoroku Kanemoto swordsmith name has been passed down through more than 20 generations, from the Muromachi period through the Edo period to the present day. The Kanemoto name became nationally known as Magoroku of Seki, thanks to the second generation Kanemoto, who excelled in his craftsmanship.
The blade of this Kanemoto sword is considered to be the work of the first generation, and is not the Sambonsugi hamon made famous by the second generation, but a kogunome with a tight nie, and sunagashi can be seen in some places. The boshi is notarekomi. The hada is itame with some masame mixed in. The sword is in relatively good condition with no flaws. The sword itself weighs 770 grams and is a very impressive piece. It is powerful even if it is displayed as it is in shirasaya, but why not make it your favorite sword by ordering the option of a uchigatana koshirae?
- Blade length: 70.9cm
- Curvature: 2.12 cm
- Number of Mekugi hole: 3
- Sakihaba: 19.8 mm
- Sakikasane: 4.0 mm
- Motohaba: 31.4 mm
- Motokasane: 7.1 mm
- Signature: Kanemoto
- Era: Koto
- Structure: Shinogi-zukuri, Iori-mune
- Jitetsu: Itame with partly Mokume
- Hamon: Ko-gunome
- Boshi: Notarekomi
- Weight(without Saya): 770 g
- Nakago: Suriage
- Koshirae: Shirasaya
- Original Registration No.: Tokyo 41097
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