Shinogi-zukuri and iori mune, the hamon is a finely pronounced gunome with a partial slight tendency towards sugi. The unsigned tang is ubu with one mekugi-ana, the tip is kurijiri, the yasurime is o-sujikai. The Japanese Toen-Sha expertise attributes this blade to a ‘successor’ of Kanemoto.
Oval-round tsuba with two hitsu and openwork, motifs showing lotus leaves. The fuchi in silver takazogan with some gilding shows a lively shishi, while the kashira shows a large blossom utilizing the same technique. Both menuki in black shakudo with some gold also show shishi. The saya with lustrous black lacquer has an ishime structure.
NAGASA 39.1 cm, total LENGTH 61 cm
Condition: The blade in very good condition with minor wear and imperfections. The saya shows extensive wear.
Provenance: From a Hungarian private collection; with certificate in Japanese from Toen-sha from 1976 issued by the president Murakami Kosuke.