16th C. Koto Katana Sign : Kanemoto Dated 1532 Japanese Samurai Sword Tsuba
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16th C. Koto Katana Sign : Kanemoto Dated 1532 Japanese Samurai Sword Tsuba :
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A beautiful signed & dated Koto Katana
27-1/2" long, A stout & robust healthy blade
Blade jidai (era) : Muromachi period 16th century, ca. 1532's
Suriage, the 2 kanji of the signature & the beginning of the 2 kanji of the date still remain
Signed : Kanemoto
Dated : Tenmon = 1532
School : Mino-Den
Nagasa/cutting edge : 27-1/2"
Tang : 8-1/4"
Total blade length : 35-1/2"
Blade thickness at the habaki notch : 7.1 mm
Width at the habaki :1-3/16"
Width at the Yokote level : 13/16" Kissaki/point : 1-1/4" Sori/curve : 7/16"
Hamon/temper line :Hamon is a beautiful well controlled & very active pointed Gunome on both side
The true hamon is A pointed Gunome, A superb Kanemoto Mino-Den tempering
The white Notare-ba that you see in the photos its not the true Hamon,
Blade in hands in an angle & good lighting A superb pointed Gunome is showing on both side with clear activity's all over-it.
Hada/grain : A superb well forged Itame mix
Kissaki/point : sharp crispy point with big Boshi/turn-backon both side
Point / Kissaki almost 95% full temper
Blade exhibit some beautiful & very clear activity's all over-it
Blade condition: old Edo polish, healthy & generally clean
No Kizu, no hagire/crack, no blister, no bend, no chip, Just minor light surface scuffs/scratches/stain here & there,
one very minor very tiny faint ware on one side, otherwise there is nothing further & absolutely nothing major,
that's a superb & beautiful healthy Koto Katana by Kanemoto Tenmon era ca. 1532.
All the Fittings are Edo period 18th / 19th century
Signed shakudo Fuchi-kashira 18th / 19th C.
Shakudo & gold Menuki 18th / 19th C.
Signed Iron Tsuba Edo period 18th / 19th C.
Old silver foil Habaki
Handle is solid & sound, with a fairly new black silk ito/wrap
Good old big clean Same/skin
Good solid & sound old dark-red lacquer scabbard with shakudo fittings
Mounts are very nice & attractive, generally clean & in very fair condition, solid & sound,
showing some normal wear & tare from age with a nice patina !
Guaranty genuine & authentic
Any other question please ask, my description ishonest & very accurate,
perfectly as described & exactly as shown in the pictures below,enjoy in the sale.
Terms & condition of the deal
Thehigh buyer is required to confirm their winning offer(s) within ** 2 days/ 48 hrs** & make full payment within **3 days.
We do not purchase directly the insurance at the post office but only the shipping,
so the $ amount on the post office stamp on the package is only for the shippingthat we paid to the post office,
but the item is fully insured for the fullfinal price not by the post office but directly by my private business insurance.
The insurance+ handling are not reflected in the$ amount of the post office stamp on the package.Total shippingamountare for: shipping (post office) + fully insured (via my private business insurance)+ handling.Over sea buyer(s): custom declaration are declared at the full final price (no less).Import duties taxes are the buyer's responsibility.
USA buyer(s) viaexpressmail$90 fully insuredInternational buyer(s)via EMS/express mail $125 fully insured
Good & beautiful long sword !
On Mar-21-13 at 19:44:02 PDT, seller added the following information: