Katana - Kanehiro

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Item #
SK-2

Price
USD
$11,500.00

Description

Katana by Higo Kanehiro. It is done as a Sadamune Utsushimono (copy) and the mei reads as such" Higo no Kuni Ju Akamatsu Taro Kanehiro Saku" Ura mei "Hinoe - Ne Nen I chi Gatsu Kichi Hi" Sword is very wide with nice Soshu horimono. Horimono is very expensive when ordered on a new sword. One side has a Soshu "Rendai" with what is known as "Hatahoko" or flag pole that is also a spear. The other side has "Tsume" or what are known as firetongs with gomabashii hi. This is very traditional Koto period carving by the Soshu School and used before by Sadamune. The length of this blade is a long 29.5" (75cm) and is extremely wide (1.4"). The hamon is a very nice Choji midare with lots of ashi and yo. There is large kinsuji in places, (Kanehiro was very adept at kinsuji), accompanied with lots of smaller kinsuji running across the ashi throughout the hamon. The boshi is very spectacular with lots of gunome ashi, very well shaped and healthy. The blade is in a professional Japanese polish with a very special shirasaya with the small wood bands to add strength. The habaki is a nice Shonai styled solid silver style. For those that want a sword that has it all.

Time Period
Modern less than 50 years old.
Signature
Signed - Higo no Kuni Ju Akamatsu Taro Kanehiro Saku
Hinoe - Ne Nen I chi Gatsu Kichi Hi
Dimensions
Length of cutting edge - 29.5
Width at Habakimoto - 1.4

Katana - Kanehiro

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