Mumei ‘dachi attributed to Kanetsune
This ‘dachi is unsigned, but believed to have been made by Kanetsune during the Momoyama era (1582 - 1602).
It has a nagasa (cutting edge) of 120.9 cm and sori (curvature) of 3.3 cm.
Mei (name): Mumei - attributed to Kanetsune.
Location: Shiogama Jinja, Miyagi.
Period: Momoyama (1582 - 1602).
Sugata (shape): Shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune, high sori .
Hada (grain): Itame with chikei.
Hamon (temper pattern): Gunome with choji.
This ‘dachi is attributed to Kanetsune, a famous swordsmith in the Nara group. He was famous during the Sue Seki era and was even famous in China. This ‘dachi was used by the Date clan in the Chosen (North/South Korea) campaign (1592).