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ENBUN KANEMITSU School 
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ENBUN KANEMITSU(2) EN-BUN 1356  
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KANEMITSU(3) O-EI 1394    SADAYUKI(1) KO-O 1389    YUKISADA EI-WA 1375 |
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KANEMITSU
CHO-ROKU 1457   |_____________ YUKIHISA OEI 1394 |
___|____      ___|_____     See KAGEMITSU   |               SADAYUKI(2)   SADAMITSU(1) KO-O 1389  |                           EI-KYO 1429   ___|_____                |                                         SADAMITSU(2) O-EI 1394  |                           ________________ ____________________________|                       ___|____     _______|____                       NOBUMORI     1st MOTOMASA TEI-JI 1362                       TEI-JI 1362      ___|____                                        NOBUMORI MEI-TOKU 1390                                 __________|____                                 KOZORI MORIMOTO EI-KYO 1429                                 See KOZORI School EN-BUN KANEMITSU EN-BUN: 2nd KANEMITSU.
See O-KANEMITSU preceding for treatment.


Enbun Kanemitsu
NAGASA: 68.2cm 
SORI: 2.0cm
 

SHINOGI-TSUKURI, IHORI-MUNE. Thin KASANE with little curve,it finds an elongated CHU-KISSAKI. 
FUTATSU Twin grooves on OMOTE, with AMIDA BONJI and HORIMONO in the lower of HACHIMAN DAI BOSATSU. URA has FUTATSU-HI, BONJI and SANKO TSUKI-no-KEN on the SHINOGI. 

KO-ITAME HADA has JI-NIE and CHIKEI under a standing MIDARE-UTSURI.

Evenly spaced NOTARE rises hold KO-NIE GUNOME-MIDARE BA with ASHI and YO in an exemplified KOSHI-HIRAKI style. 

MIDARE-KOMI KO-NIE BOSHI has TOGARI head on OMOTE and KO-MARU on URA. 

KIRI-JIRI NAKAGO has two MEKUGI-ANA and signed TACHI MEI:

TACHI-OMOTE:
       BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE KANEMITSU 

TACHI-URA: 
      ENBUN GEN-NEN JU-NI GATSU-HI
                                                            1356, 12th Month
 


Enbun Kanemitsu - Bunkazai





Kanemitsu - Bunkazai

Kanemitsu
Nagasa: 3 Shaku 7 Bu (93.02cm)
Sori: 1 Sun (3.03cm)
Moto-haba:
1 Sun 1 Bu (3.33cm)
Saki-haba:
8 Bu 6 Rin (2.61cm)
Kissaki-naga: 1 Sun 8 Bu (5.45cm)
Moto-kasane: 2 Bu 8 Rin (0.85cm)
Saki-kasane: 2 Bu 1 Rin (0.64)
Nakago: 8 Sun 5 Bu (26.36cm)


Shinogi-tsukuri, Ihori-mune, wide blade with deep Koshizori, Funbari Tachi. Long Bo-Hi to O-Kissaki.
Ko-Itame Hada has a thin veil of Ji-Nie and standing Midare-Utsuri.
This is the famous Kanemitsu evenly undulating hamon, Oei Morimitsu copied as Oei Koshihiraki.
Within is Ko-Midare of Ko-Gunome Ba with Ashi in deep Nioi and Ko-Nie. Habuchi is fairly tightly defined.
Midare-Komi Tsuki-age, Ko-Maru Boshi.
It is certainly Machi-Okuri. Two Mekugi-ana.
Signed:

        Bizen Osafune Kanemitsu
        Enbun Yonen Ni-Gatsu Hi























Meibutsu Namioyoki Kanemitsu


Kobayakawa Hideaki

Meibutsu Namioyoki "Floating Waves" Kanemitsu
         Sword of Kobayakawa Hideaki

An admired youth, he was given command in the Second Korea Expedition but became the brunt of false blame from Ishida.
In 1600, it was he that crossed lines and turned the tide giving Iyeyasu, Sekigahara and he, that assaulted and destroyed Ishida that next day.
Iyeyasu rewarded him Bizen and Mimasaka and the highest of riches. Fortune turned again however, as he died in two years.

Namboku Sugata Tachi with little curve and elongated O-Kissaki. It has the Enbun Kanemitsu mark of narrow Shinogi-Ji.
Koshi Nibi Gomabashi above Setaka Bonji on Ura, Koshi Suken and Kurikara Dragon on Omote.
Large-swirling Itame Hada with JiNie and Chikei, with Dan-dan Utsuri.
Named for its Hamon. A Soden style Gunome of mounds and swells, in Ko-Nie and Nioi, erupt on an evenly spaced Notare line creating his classic Habuchi.
Boshi is a robust Chu-width Gunome to a direct Saagari turn and faint Kaeri.
O-Suriage Nakago has one Mekugi-ana.

In gold

Hashiba Okayama Choto-Gun Hideaki Shoji Kore
Namioyoki Midai Tsurugi Kanemitsu Ya


Lundgren Collection
Kanemitsu Dambira
Nagasa: 32.7cm
Hira-Tsukuri, Ihori-Mune Dambira.
Kurikara Dragon and Vajra sword Horimono with Tsume Claws.
Running Itame Hada has Ji-Nie.
Saka Midare Ba widens at the Saki.
Ko-Maru Kaeri Boshi.
Ubu MachiOkuri Kurijiri Nakago has two Mekugi-ana of multiple mounts, the upper is Kaku.

   Bishu Osafune Kanemitsu
   Enbun Gannen x Gatsu Hi


ENBUN KANEMITSU School
YUKISADA EI-WA (t: ENBUN KANEMITSU): KOZORI. SAKIZORI TANTO. Made
        MOKUME HADA. NIOI-DEKI HOSO-SUGU KO-GUNOME HA and 
        KOSHI-HIRAKI GUNOME-CHOJI MIDARE BA. 
    MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE YUKISADA
         BIZEN-no-KUNI OSAFUNE JU YUKISADA

SADAYUKI(1) KO-O (t: KANEMITSU): Resembles his teacher. Small
        patterned KOSHI-HIRAKI GUNOME-CHOJI BA in NIOI and ]
        KO-NIE. 
    MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE SADAYUKI
         BISHU OSAFUNE JU SADAYUKI

SADAYUKI(2) EI-KYO: MOKUME HADA. GUNOME. SADAYUKI of KYO-TOKU
        1452 shows KOZORI style.
    MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE SADAYUKI

SADAMITSU KO-O (t: SADAYUKI 1): KANEMITSU style. Don't confuse
        with TEI-JI SADAMITSU of KOZORI School.
    MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE SADAMITSU

NOBUMORI TEI-JI (t: KANEMITSU 2): NOBU form: SHIN, MORI: SHU. 
           MOKUME HADA. GUNOME with ASHI-IRI.
    MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE NOBUMORI

MOTOMASA TEI-JI (t: KANEMITSU 2): MOTO form: KI "Earth," MASA
        form: SEI "Administration." From EN-BUN 1356 to O-AN 
        1368. SAKIZORI TANTO. NOKOBA, KANEMITSU style.
    MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE MOTOMASA

NOBUMORI MEI-TOKU (f: MOTOMASA): Pre-O-EI. KANEMITSU DEN. MOKUME.
        NOKO/GUNOME mix.
    MEI: BISHU OSAFUNE NOBUMORI 
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