Katana: Kanenori (the 48th NBTHK Juyo Token)

Ordering Number:23765

Katana in Shirasaya (the 48th NBTHK Juyo Token)

Signature: Kanenori 兼則

Sayagaki : Noshu Seki Kanenori, around the Tenbun era
blade length 2 shaku 4 sun 5 bu
a treasure handed down from the Mori family
written by Kunzan in Feb 1983.

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This blade belongs to Saijyo Saku ranking.

Habaki: Gold foil double habaki.
Blade length: 74.2 cm (29.23 in)
Curvature: 2.4 cm (0.95 in)
Mekugi holes: 2
Width at the base: 3.0 cm (1.18 in)
Width at the tip: 1.87 cm (0.74 in)
Thickness of rim (Kasane): 0.73 cm (0.29 in)

Sword weight: 770 grams.
Era: Around the Tenbun period of the late Muromachi era (1532-1555)

Shape: wide and thick blade with deep curve and extended kissaki.
Jigane: Itame with pale whitish utsuri
Hamon: The temper line is lively with a rounded appearance mixed with sharp gunome, reaching the shinogi. Boshi is midare and turns back.

Features: This katana is an exceptional piece with Sayagaki by Dr. Kunzan says “passed down as a treasured item of the Mori family”, and the quality of this blade is actually worthy of it.

Aoi Art’s comment:
There were several swordsmiths have name of Kanenori in Mino, from the Nanbokucho period to the Muromachi period, and this piece was judged to be from the late Muromachi period in terms of form and style. It is wonderful that this blade retains almost the same appearance as it did in the past.

48th NBTHK Juyo Token Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Price:4,000,000 JPY-.

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