Mino Kanemitsu (fss-883)

Mino Kanemitsu (fss-883)

Mino Kanemitsu(fss-883) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale 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. SAYAGAKIMINO NO KUNI KANEMITSULENGTH 1 SHAKU 5 SUN 9 BUDAIKIN 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...
KODAI KANEMOTO (fss-868)

KODAI KANEMOTO (fss-868)

  KODAI KANEMOTO (fss-868) New Item Available Sold On Hold Special Sale A beautiful Kanemoto wakizashi mumei of a later generation. The 1st generation started the unique hamon  pattern commonly called  sanbonsugi. It is said to resemble a row of three cryptomeria (cypress) treetops.= commonly referred to AS “THE 3 Cedars”. Cypress trees are indigenous to Japan and used in many Japanese gardens. This sword is from Mino province where it was forged approximately 350-400 years ago. The flamboyant hamon can be traced back to Magoroku Kanemoto in the early parts of the 16th century and many following generations continued this tradition for hundreds of years afterwards. This ubu wakazashi has an approximately 13.35″ cutting edge. A KO-Maru as well as sugu style hamon appears in the boshi .The hamon on this particular blade is Sanbonsuji, with a mix of irregular gunome midare. Activity can be found within. This sword has a very small blemish that is slightly visible in the blowup photos. The hada is itame with mokume that literally jumps off the blade. A very interesting and exciting sword to view. This outstanding sword is fully polished and a treat for the collector. The sword comes mounted in an interesting koshirae of Dragons. The saya is in red lacquer with a konoka like design made to resemble rice bran. The Fuchi /kashira are of dragons with small floral like mons in many small cartouche. The menuki are of dragons and a beautiful dragon tsuba of sengoku. The seppa and habaki are of a gilded finish. The ito is brown with brown sageo. A very nice package.  From Unique Japan about the founder: ” Magoroku Kanemoto have a distinct zig-zag pattern in the tip to resemble the revered god Jizo. Generations...