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Echizen Kanetane Katana with NTHK NPO Certificate

Nagasa ~ 75.4 cm
Well forged long solid Osuriage Katana attributed to Echizen Kanetane by the NPO.

Active bright ogunome midare hamon with some small tobiyaki.  Excellent Horimono of Kenmaki ryu and bonji.  On the ura Horimono is of a Hoko Bonji and a Hatahoko.  Also with futatsu hi.

Circa Keicho 1596-1614

kantei-sho (鑑定書) – Certificate  
katana (刀) Den Echizen, Kanetane (傳越前、兼植)  
sh˘shin (正真) – Authentic 
nagasa 2 shaku 4 sun 9 bu yo kore ari (長さ二尺四寸九分余有之) – Blade length ~ 75.4 cm  
Heisei 28 nen 2 gatsu 14 nichi (平成二十八年二月十四日) – February 14th 2016  
Non Profit Organization (特定非営利活動法人) Nihon T˘ken Hozon Kai (日本刀剣保存会) – NTHK 
Board Chairman (理事長): Miyano Teiji (宮野貞司)                       
No 7,194  
meibun (銘文) – Signature:  ˘-suriage mumei   
tsukurikomi (造り込み) – Shape:  shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune  
kitae (鍛) – Forging:    itame that tends to shirake  
hamon (刃紋) – Hardening:   ˘-gunome-midare that is mixed with some small tobiyaki  
b˘shi (鋩子) – Hardening in tip:  midare-komi with a pointed kaeri  
ch˘koku (彫刻) – Engravings:   on the omote side a s˘ no kenmaki-ryű, bonji, and a gem; on the      ura side a hoko, a bonji, a hatahoko, and futasuji-hi  
nakago (中心) – Tang: mekugi-ana (目釘穴) 3 (one plugged), yasurime (鑢): sujikai   
bik˘ (備考) – Remarks:   around Keich˘ (慶長, 1596-1614)  
shinsa’in natsu’in (審査員捺印) – Seals of Judges: 5 seals  

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