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An Echigo Katana
An Echigo Katana

EDO PERIOD (17TH CENTURY), SIGNED ECHIGO (NO) KAMI KANESADA

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An Echigo Katana
Edo period (17th century), signed Echigo (no) Kami Kanesada
Sugata [configuration]: honzukuri, iori-mune, chu-kissaki, shallow koshizori
Kitae [forging pattern]: pronounced ko-itame with slight mokume of ji-nie
Hamon [tempering pattern]: notare, midare, gunome of nie, nioi, ashi and yo
Boshi [tip]: ko-maru, with hakikake
Nakago [tang]: one hole, ubu, katte-sagari file marks
Habaki [collar]: double, gilt copper with cat scratch marks
Koshirae [set of mounts]: comprising a later black-lacquer saya with fuchi-kashira carved with paulownia scrolls and flowers in shakudo and gilt; iron and gilt menuki of persimmons; square copper tsuba pierced with a bamboo fence and a monkey, monkey's jacket gilt
Nagasa [length from tip to beginning of tang]: 74cm.
Motohaba [width at start of tempered edge]: 3.1cm.
Sakihaba [width before tip]: 2cm.

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Sakakura Kanesada was a student of Kaneyasu. He took the name Echigo no Kami Kanesada II but later changed his name to Terukane.

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