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YAMATO




SUE-TEGAI
                                TEGAI characteristics continue in 
                                the generations that follow O-EI.

                                 KANEMITSU O-EI 1394
___|____                         ___|____   
KANEKIYO(5) EI-KYO 1429          KANEKUNI(1) EI-KYO 1429
___|____                         ___|____    
KANEKIYO(6) MEI-O 1492           KANEKUNI(2) BUN-MEI 1469 
___|____                 
KANEKIYO(7) EI-SHO 1504  

SUE-TEGAI
KANEKIYO(5) EI-KYO: MITSU-MUNE TANTO commensurate with the name.
        Running SHIRA-KE MASAME has JI-NIE. KO-NIE CHU-SUGUHA 
        with SUNAGASHI and KINSUJI. BOSHI: KO-MARU HAKIKAKE  
        with long KAERI.
    MEI: KANEKIYO
         KANEKIYO SAKU

KANEKIYO(6) MEI-O: Thick-backed. KO-NIE GUNOME-MIDARE HA. BOSHI
        is YAKI-SAGARU.
    MEI: KANEKIYO
         KANEKIYO SAKU

KANEKIYO(7) EI-SHO: KO-NIE SUGUHA and HITATSURA patterns.
    MEI: KANEKIYO
         TEGAI JU KANEKIYO

KANEKIYO(8) TEN-MON: Moved to SANUKI. TAKAMATSU JU. MONJUSHIRO.
        8th and 9th share the same MEI: FUJIWARA JU KANEKIYO.
        KO-GUNOME MIDARE with SUNAGASHI.
    MEI: KANEKIYO
         TEGAI JU KANEKIYO
         FUJIWARA JU KANEKIYO
         SANSHU TAKAMATSU JU KANEKIYO MONJUSHIRO





Kanekiyo Katana

Deeply curved Shinogi-tsukuri with Yamato-style Shinogi-taka, raised Shinogi and thin Mune. Chu-Kissaki.
Ayasugi Hada stands strongly.
Sugu Ko-Midare Ba.
Ubu Kurijiri Nakago has three Mekugi-ana, one filled and signed in the upper Ji:

                  Kanekiyo




YAMATO SUE-TEGAI



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Sue-Tegai Katana
Nagasa: 61cm

Shinogi-tsukuri, Ihori-Mune, raised Shinogi-taka.
Running Masame Hada has JiNie.
Chu-sugu Ko-Midare Ba in deep Nioi and Ko-Nie has deep Ashi -iri and Yo.
Sunagashi in the Habuchi where Nie becomes Ara in places.
Midare-Komi Boshi has Nie Hakikake.
Suriage Kirijiri Nakago has three Mekugi-ana.




YAMATO SUE-TEGAI

KANEKUNI(1) EI-KYO (f: KANEMITSU): KO-MOKU MASAME. KO-NIE SUGUHA.             2nd: BUN-MEI, 3rd: EI-SHO, 4th: EI-ROKU. 5th: SHINTO.     MEI: KANEKUNI          KANEMITSU-no-SHI KANEKUNI KANEMASA(2) EI-KYO: MASA form: SEI "Administration." SUGUHA and             KO-NOTARE NIJU-HOTSURE BA.     MEI: KANEMASA          TENGAI KANEMASA          FUJIWARA KANEMASA KANENAO KYO-TOKU: SHIRO. Art name: SHOSUKE. SUGUHA and KO-MIDARE.     MEI: KANENAO          YAMATO-no-KUNI JUNIN KANENAO          NANTO JU FUJIWARA SHIROBEI KANENAO

KANEYOSHI(4) KYO-TOKU: SUGU and GUNOME-MIDARE HA. 5th: MEI-O 1492.     MEI: KANEYOSHI          FUJIWARA KANEYOSHI          WASHU JU KANEYOSHI KANEYOSHI(6)EI-SHO:JI-NIE veiled over fine KO-MASAME HADA. Some             MU-JI (no-grain) reported, but HOSHO-style evenly laid             MASAME should be looked for. SUGU HOTSURE BA. HIGAKI             YASURI-ME.     MEI: KANEYOSHI          WASHU JU KANEYOSHI KANEYOSHI(7) EI-ROKU: GUNOME-MIDARE KO-MIDARE HA with SUNAGASHI.     MEI: KANEYOSHI          NANTO JU KANEYOSHI KANEHARU BUN-GI: SUGU KO-MIDARE HA with ASHI-IRI.     MEI: WASHU JU KANEHARU KANEHISA EI-KYO: NIE-DEKI SUGUHA and GUNOME HA. HOTSURE and NIJU.     MEI: KANEHISA          FUJIWARA KANEHISA KANEHISA BUN-GI: KANEHISA, KANESUKE and KANEMORI are known as the         three TEGAI smiths who pursued YAMASHIRO style. KO-NIE          SUGUHA, KO-MIDARE BA and GUNOMEHA shows UCHINOKE and          NIJUBA.      MEI: KANEHISA          WASHU NANTO JU FUJIWARA KANEHISA          YAMATO-no-KUNI JU FUJIWARA KANEHISA SAKU KANESADA(5) BUN-GI (f: KANETOSHI): SADA character: TING. SUGUHA         and KO-MIDARE BA.     MEI: WASHU JU KANESADA KANESADA(6) EI-ROKU: SADA character: CHEN "Divination." Thick          blades in MASAME. KO-NIE and NIOI-DEKI GUNOME patterns         that show HOTSURE in the HABUCHI.     MEI: KANESADA          NANTO FUJIWARA JU KANESADA



_________                           ______________ KANEYOSHI KO-RYAKU 1379             TEGAI MASAZANE EI-SHO 1504 ___|____                              MURAMASA era traveler KANEZANE(2) O-EI 1394 ___|____ KANEZANE(3) KA-KICHI 1441                                             _____________|____                     _________                 MAGOSHIRO KANEZANE(4) BUN-MEI 1469     KANEMOCHI BUN-MEI 1469       __________|____                     ____|____                    JOJIRO KANEZANE(5) EI-SHO 1504      KANETOSHI(3) TEN-MON 1532           ___|____                      KANEZANE(6) TEN-SHO 1573 KANEZANE(3) KA-KICHI (t: KANEZANE 2): Work from SHO-CHO 1428. He transferred to IGA in BUN-MEI 1469.  SHIRA-KE MASAME.            HOSO-SUGUHA,GUNOME with HOTSURE and SUNAGASHI.             HAKIKAKE BOSHI.     MEI: KANEZANE          WASHU KANEZANE SAKU          YAMATO-no-KUNI FUJIWARA KANEZANE KANETOSHI(3) TEN-MON (f: KANEMOCHI): Worked in SETTSU. His MEI is         in thin strokes.     MEI: KANETOSHI MASAZANE EI-SHO:  Traveled to learn the hands of SOSHU TSUNAHIRO,         MIKAWA MONJU, ISE MURAMASA, HEIANJO NAGAYOSHI. AYASUGI          HADA. His NIOI-DEKI ASAKI-NOTARE BA may show large HAKO-         shaped KOSHIBA. His son was master at KANABO,                                  see KANABO School.     MEI: MASAZANE          FUJIWARA MASAZANE KANEMITSU EI-SHO:From MEI-O 1492 to EI-SHO 1504. Thick blades.          Running SHIRA-KE HADA. KO-NOTARE BA.     MEI: KANEMITSU          YAMATO-no-KUNI FUJIWARA KANEMITSU          YAMATO-no-KUNI NANTO JU FUJIWARA KANEMITSU KANENAGA(7) TAI-EI: Standing MASAME HADA. KANENAGA line famous          for NIE JI-BA. The old style is barely recognizable.          SUGUHA in NIE. Can be dense.     MEI: KANENAGA KANEFUSA TAI-EI: TEGAI. SUGU KO-NOTARE BA. HORIMONO.     MEI: KANEFUSA          NANTO FUJIWARA KANEFUSA SAKU KANEMORI GEN-KI: SUGU NIJUBA with UCHINOKE like HOTSURE.     MEI: KANEMORI 
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