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Kaneari Katana with Sai Dan Mei with NTHK NPO Certificate
Koto Katana Den Noshu Seki Kaneari with Saidan Mei with NTHK NPO Certificate

O suriage mumei katana with Kiritsuke-mei: Ni-no-do dotan-barai “cut through a body with the second body cut
(chest) and into the earthenmound below”) shinogi zukuri with iori mune , itame hada ,hamon is active
ko-gunome-midare with the nioiguchi being somewhat uneven in places,blade has some kitae kizu in the
monouchi area at the shinogi,no fatal flaws, boshi is narrow sugu cho with brief kaeri, Nakago has 3 mekugiana and yasurime are sujikai made circa Bunan 1444 -1449, mounted in shirasaya , Kaneari work is quite rare to find
so this katana is an interesting study piece from a good lineage of makers.

Nagasa 66.7cm


KANEARI , 1st gen., Eikyo 1429-1441), Mino Kaneari ,first name Saemonjiro he was son of Kanenobu and
grandson of Zenjo Kaneyoshi, he was the founder of the Muroya school , we know of blades from the Eikyo
to the Hotoku era ( 1449-1452), he made uchigatana which remind of tachi, dense ko-itame with ji-nie, chikei
and bu-utsuri, the hamon is a clear suguha or ko-notare in nioi-deki, partially we find small togari-like gunome
elements, the boshi is sugu with a ko-maru-kaeri, chu-ju-saku. info thanks to Markus Sesko. 

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