Magoroku Kanemoto Katana

Sword Information:

Type: Katana

Sugata: Shinogi Zukuri

Mei: Magoroku Kanemoto

Date/Era: Dai-ei (1521-1527)

School/Den: Kanemoto Mon

Tradition: Mino Seki

Authentication/Papers: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon

Sword Details:

Nagasa: 65 cm

Mihaba: 2.8 cm

Kasane: 0.6 cm

Sori Measurement: 1.2 cm

Nakago Jiri: Suriage, Kuri jiri

Jihada: Mokume, with Masame, Chikei and Ji-nie

Hamon: Irregular Sanbonsugi

Boshi: Jizo boshi

Smith Information:

Rating:

- Toko-Taikan: 8 Million Yen

- Fujishiro: Sai-jo saku

- Hawley: 60 points

Smith Details:

Kanemoto (兼元), 2nd gen. Kanemoto, 1st gen. Magoroku, Daiei (大永, 1521-1528), Mino – „Kanemoto“ (兼元), „Magoroku Kanemoto“ (まこ六兼元) „Kanemoto saku“ (兼元作), „Nōshū Akasaka-jū Kanemoto saku“ (濃州赤坂住兼元作), first name „Magoroku“ (孫六), together with No-Sada he is regarded as the most outstanding Sue-Seki smiths, he worked from the end of the Eishō (永正, 1504-1521) to the beginning Tenbun era (天文, 1532-1555) in Mino ́s Akasaka, somewhat broad mihaba, rather thin kasane, scarce hira-niku, bright and clear jigane, itame mixed with masame, gunome mixed with irregular togari-gunome which can be considered as precursor of the later sanbonsugi, he signed powerful and in large characters, whereas the mei is executed rather angular and with straight strokes, his blades were famous for their supreme sharpness, saijō-ō-wazamono, saijō-saku

 

From Markus Sesko's, "Index of Japanese Swordsmiths"