|ENBUN KANEMITSU School
_______________ ENBUN KANEMITSU(2) EN-BUN 1356 |______________________ ________________________ ________________ ______|__ ___|____ ___|____ | KANEMITSU(3) O-EI 1394 SADAYUKI(1) KO-O 1389 YUKISADA EI-WA 1375 | ______|__ | ___|___ |
|Kanemitsu - Bunkazai
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.
Bizen Osafune Kanemitsu
Enbun Yonen Ni-Gatsu Hi
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.
Hashiba Okayama Choto-Gun Hideaki Shoji Kore
Namioyoki Midai Tsurugi Kanemitsu Ya
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