NOSHU KANENOBU

OWARI PROVENCE

KOTO PERIOD

NTHK KANTEISHO

SUGATA: SHINOGI ZUKURI

MEI:
MUMEI

DATE: NONE

NAGASA: 68.89cm (27.125")

OVERALL: 84.45cm (34.875")

MIHABA: 3.175cm (1.25")

KASANE: 0.63cm (0.25")

SORI: 1.43cm (0.5625")

NAKAGO: UBU

MEKUGI ANA: ONE

YASURIME: TAKANOHA

MUNE: IORI

HADA: ITAME WITH MASAME IN THE SHINOGI-JI

HAMON: SUGUBA

BOSHI: O-MARU

HORIMONO OMOTE: NONE

HORIMONO URA: NONE

HABAKI: ONE PIECE GOLD FOIL

SHIRASAYA

Offered here on consignment is a beautiful Koto Period Katana.  This sword has been attributed to Noshu Kanenobu per the NTHK, however not to a specific generation. The period given for this smith is Tenmon 1532. Shodai Noshu Kanenobu was the son of Muroya Seki Kaneari  and was originally of the Nao Shizu Ha.

Shodai Noshu Kanenobu  founded the Shiga Seki Ha of Owari Provence around 1469 when he relocated from Seki.  This Ha was established in Shiga village near old Nagoya along the Tokaido trade route.  The work style overall is similar to Seki-Den but exhibits characteristic nie in the ji-hada and the hamon contain lines of sunagashi which look like older works.

This sword is in excellent condition and polish. The hada is quite prominent on this sword yet for some reason I had difficulty getting it to show in the photos.  It is a gorgeous Itame which displays the characteristic ji-nie as well as the sunagashi within the hamon this smith was known for.

Please note, when the sword first arrived it has a good deal of old choji oil on it.  I thought I had it all removed prior to photographing it (thought being the key word), yet in the photos you will notice a few small areas with what appear as smudges and that is what they are, remnants of the old oil.

The sword has a new Tschernega Habaki and shirasaya.

 

$4800 plus S/H

 

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