Mino Kanemitsu(fss-883)

This fine wakazashi has great workmanship and a beautiful gunome midare hamon.  It is in original polish and the shirasaya is signed. The sayagaki has an attribute to the smith “ Mino No Kuni Kanemitsu.  Unfortunately the pictures not do justice to this sword.  The hamon is very nicely done with a thick nioi-guchi.  It has many hataraki and ara-nie appear.  The hada is very well forged with a milky looking color of itame with masame.  This early wakazashi also has an elegant shape and is very well balanced.  The mounts are  in very good shape and add to the overall value of this sword.  The fittings are sounds and have a more simple and traditional look and display very well.  Overall this is a fine Japanese wakazashi.  

The mounts are of a very nice quality from tsuka to saya. The bug theme with floral motif beautifully finish the tsuka with an exceptional deep purple tsukaito wrap. The saya is an exquisite black lacquer . The floral motif was often used as a theme for Asian art. Mythological subjects and auspicious symbols were sometimes used as motifs for Japanese sword furniture. Floral motifs could stand alone as designs unto themselves, particularly if they had seasonal or symbolic associations, but they were also used as decorative patterns surrounding or backing more pictorial motifs such as bugs etc.

SAYAGAKI
MINO NO KUNI KANEMITSU
LENGTH 1 SHAKU 5 SUN 9 BU
DAIKIN 300 KAN

  • Mei: Mumei
  • Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s)
  • Nagasa: 19″ inches
  • Sori: 15.0 mm
  • Width at the ha-machi: 27.1 mm
  • Width at the yokote: 19.8 mm
  • Thickness at the mune-machi: 5.2 mm
  • Construction: Shinogi zukuri
  • Mune: Iori
  • Nakago: Ubu two mekugi-ana
  • Kitae: Itame/masame
  • Hamon: Gunome
  • Boshi: Maru
  • Condition: Good older polish

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This sword is on consignment.
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Asking price: $4,400.00

(shipping and insurance included)

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