Katana: Bitchu Matsuyama Omi Muto Kanetune Kansei 5 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi Tan Kore(August 1793)(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering number:23857

Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature: Bitchu Matsuyama Omi Muto Kanetune
Kansei 5 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi Tan Kore(August 1793)
備中松山臣武藤兼常
寛政五年八月日鍛之

We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku, and Regular Saku. This piece is ranked as Jyojyo Saku for Bitchu Matsuyama Ju Mutsu Kamijyo Kanetune’s work.
Polished.
Habaki: Single silver.
Blade length: 60.0 cm (23.62 in).
Curvature: 1.5 cm (0.59 in).
Mekugi Hole: 1.
Width at Base (Motohaba): 3.33 cm (1.31 in).
Width at the End (Sakihaba): 2.52 cm (0.99 in).
Thickness of rim (Kasane): 0.75 cm (0.30 in).
Sword Weight: 650 grams. Era: Edo period, 1793.
Shape: The katana has a wide body, curvature, and an extended kissaki, indicating a well-proportioned figure.
Jigane: The steel has a fine itame hada, making for excellent jigane.
Hamon: The hamon is vibrant with a toran midare pattern resembling that of Shinshinto with large movements within the blade, ending in a small round boshi.

Features: A descendant of the Seki tradition, Kanetune was a smith for the Matsuyama domain lord Itakura in Edo, producing works along with other renowned smiths such as Tegarayama, Mizushinshi Masahide, and Ozaki Sukesada. It is considered a highly skilled submission.

NBTHK Hozon Token
AoiArt Estimation Paper
Whole Oshigata

Price:450,000JPY

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