Ryujin Swords

Gendaito by Kanetsune in shingunto mounts



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Blade

Period: Showa

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).

Hamon: Suguha.

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.

Mounts:

1934 pattern shin-gunto koshirae, silver washed habaki.

Comments:

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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