Elegant deeply curved and well forged japanese Katana sword in old but sharp traditional polish.
Good strong hamon, visible hada.
The tang is has deep age patination and 4 mekugi hole, as so common with old blades.
It is signed: 兼光 Kanemitsu
There are many Kanemitsu working in Koto era, but only 1 smith signed with this 2 Kanji. He worked 1504-1521 in Mino province, also worked in Owari, Shinano.
The blade is housed in good Edo koshirae, saya has old urushi lacquer with only minor repair spots, nice open work iron tsuba, good tsuka, fittings have silver wash.
cutting edge: 63.7 cm
full sword length: 91.5 cm
width: 28 mm
thickness: 6 mm
curvature: 2 cm
To the best of our knowledge we have tried to verify the signature, the signature of the sword is not guaranteed as there are no NBTHK or NTHK origami (certification paper) to go with the sword.
To be reasonably certain as to the maker of a specific sword, it is necessary to submit the sword for shinsa (judging) by one of the major Japanese sword study associations (NBTHK or NTHK). These organizations will judge the sword and issue appropriate papers (origami) attesting to the swords authenticity and/or historical importance.
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- Katana, Sword
- Muromachi period (1333-1573)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Title of artwork
- Koto era Long Katana Samurai Sword - 69.3cm Nagasa
- Very good condition, see description
- 91.5×7×7 cm