Ryujin Swords

Gendaito by Morita Kaneshige


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Blade:

Period: Showa.

Mei: Morita Kaneshige saku. There is a tan stamp above the mei, signifying that it was traditionally made. On the reverse, Kiku Ichi Mon Ji

Sugata: Shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune.

Overall length: 34.76 inches (883.00 mm)

Nagasa: 26.57 inches (675.00 cm) long.

Nakago: Ubu, 8.19 inches (208.00 mm), one mekugi-ana. The yasurime are takanoha.

Kissaki: Chu-kissaki, 1.27 inches (32.23 mm). The boshi is gunome and ko-maru.

Moto-haba: 1.19 inches (30.32 mm). Moto-gasane: 0.29 inches (7.46 mm). Saki-haba: 0.82 inches (20.71 mm). Saki-gasane: 0.26 inches (6.72 mm).

Sori: 0.75 inches (19.12 mm)

Hamon: Suguha with lots of ashi, giving the appearance of gunome.

Hada: Masame.

Blade condition:

Very good polish. No flaws, ware, chips, hagirae or bends.

Mounts:

In shin-gunto koshirae. Silver-washed habaki.

Comments:

A good gendaito from a good smith, in original koshirae. Morita Kaneshige (KAN 2265) was born in Gifu province in November Meiji 33 (1900) as Morita Isamu. He studied swordsmithing under Mizuta Kunishige, and used an early mei of Kanemasa. He changed his art name to Kaneshige in Showa 11 (1936). During WW2 he was a Rikugun Jumei Tosho. Morita Kaneshige also signed "noshu junin morita kaneshige kin saku".

SOLD. Currency conversion.


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