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Kanemasa Katana

GG049X

A mounted gendai katana signed, Seki stamp (unintelligible)  Kanemasa   Hawatare:  2 shaku 1 sun 6 bu 7 rin (65.5 cm /25.7").  Motohaba: 3.07 cm.  Sakihaba:  2.25 cm.  Kasane:  7.22 mm`.  Hako, gunome togare midare in konie.  Some crab claw patterns. There are slightly hard spots in the togare, classically seen in oil tempered blades.  There is a good deal of work in the hamon not associated with normal arsenal productions.   Masame hada.

Shingunto tsuka, and a modern black lacquer saya in excellent condition. 

Because of the non-arsenal pattern of the hamon, I suspect that Kanemasa was a swordsmith who was conscripted into making swords for the war effort.    $1,250

 

                     Gunome togare.                                        Ashi iri,                 Crab claw

                   Classic Mino Seki Yasuremei                         Sakura arsenal stamp

 

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