‘dachi Gallery

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.

Mumei ‘dachi

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).


This page was created on Thursday 12th Dec 2002