Mei: Noshu ju nin Kanetsune kitau kore wa
Sugata: Shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune.
Overall length: 32.76 inches (832.00 mm).
Nagasa: 225.00 inches (635.00 mm).
Nakago: Ubu, 7.76 inches (197.00 mm). Takanoha yasurime, two mekugi-ana, ha-agari-kurijiri nakago-jiri.
Kissaki: O-kissaki, 2.00 inches (50.80 mm).
Moto-haba: 1.24 inches (31.60 mm). Saki-haba: 0.91 inches (23.20 mm). Moto-gasane: 0.38 inches (9.60 mm). Saki-gasane: 0.25 inches (6.30 mm).
Sori: 0.62 inches (15.70 mm).
Hada: None seen due to the non-traditional polish.
Blade condition: In excellent condition and in recent, though non-traditional, polish. Not fatal flaws or ware.
1934 pattern shin-gunto koshirae, silver washed habaki.
An excellent gendaito in good condition mounts.Richard Fuller advised the previous owner that Kanetsune was a fairly scarce smith and that he hadn't seen many oshigata by him. A Japanese source said that the smith's real name was Nishimura Hihumi. One of Kanetsune's swords scored 75pts at a New York shinsa.
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